Acorn to have early deadlines, offices to be closed next Thursday, Friday

The Acorn Newspapers will have early deadlines because of Thanksgiving on next Thurs., Nov. 27. That issue and the issue of Dec. 4 will be affected. Our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving and on Fri., Nov. 28. For the Nov. 27 Thanksgiving issue, real estate advertising must be reserved by noon today. Editorial items must also be received by […]

State helps direct donations to victims of brushfires

Officials from the state of California and the many relief agencies and organizations have expressed their gratitude for the immense outpouring of support for the victims of the California wildfires. Offers to help have continued to pour in, according to officials. "Monetary contributions to the charity of one’s choice are the best method of donating," said Dallas Jones, director of […]

Oak Park Bookmobile posts new hours

Hours of service for the Oak Park Library Bookmobile are now from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It’s closed on Sundays. The bookmobile is serving as the temporary Oak Park Library at Mae Boyar Park, 130 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Books are available for checkout at the bookmobile. […]

Local Women Team Up to Establish Innovative Jewelry Business

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer We’ve all heard the expression "Three’s a charm," but two local women recently proved that it’s true. Randi Court of Agoura Hills and Debbie Yeager of Oak Park have found success after their third attempt at a business partnership. The two recently established their Agoura Hills business, Charmed Creations, which specializes in the design […]

Preschool to host concert

Buttercup Preschool will present children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond in concert from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Tues., Dec. 2 in the auditorium at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Road, Agoura Hills. The cost to attend this special private performance is $10 per person. For ticket information, please call Buttercup Preschool at (818) 597-2153.

Nativity scenes provide help for homeless

More than 500 Nativity scenes will be on display during the weekend of Dec. 5 through 7 at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. The group putting on the event, titled "No Room at the Inn," will mark their 11th year of raising funds to help the homeless shelter programs of Ventura County. The opening gala is from […]

The $850 Sandwich

Growing up, my brother and I endlessly heard this line from one or other of the Parent Units if we failed to clean our plates: "There are people starving in India." We were fairly young, firmly planted on the East Coast and not too geographically inclined otherwise, so I’m not sure it even registered what or where this India business […]

Study says LVUSD is saving money on energy

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer An energy saving plan for a local school district is apparently working. To preserve resources for classrooms during California’s budget crunch, Las Virgenes Unified School District hired Energy Education, Inc. (EEI). It’s a consulting firm that monitors and offers plans to reduce gas, water and electricity consumption––and save money. Mike Adams, the EEI energy […]

Student helps kids connect heritage through Israeli Scouts

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Amid an active life of enviable academic achievement, cheer-leading, tutoring and editing the school’s yearbook, Agoura High School junior Ronnie Josef keeps Israeli traditions alive for herself and younger children as a counselor with the Israeli Scouts. The Israeli Scouts ("Tzophim" in Hebrew) meets every Sunday evening at the Jewish Community Center in Van […]

Book Cellar aids Santa