CLU celebrates holiday season

California Lutheran University (CLU) will usher in the holiday season with a variety of festive events, all of which are open to the community free of charge. For details, please call the school at (805) 493-3151. All events are on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. At 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 beginning in the Student Union […]

New councilman shares thoughts

This past Monday I was sworn in as the newest Agoura Hills City Councilmember. This culminated a campaign that began Labor Day weekend. To the many residents and community members of Agoura Hills, I thank you for the opportunity during the past several months to meet and discuss the issues that are so important to us. Walking the neighborhoods daily […]

Calabasas appoints new city manager

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas has appointed a new city manager. Tony Coroalles, 51, is currently the assistant general manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks for the city of Los Angeles. He previously served in the U.S. Army for 27 years and will soon join the city of Calabasas. "I’m delighted that we […]

Santa Monica Mountains rich in history

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Second of two parts The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is rich with history. At the recent 25th anniversary gala at SMMNRA’s Thousand Oaks headquarters, 25 "Fascinating Facts" plaques—representing each year of history of the national park area—were displayed (and still are) for visitors to enjoy. Following is a summary of some of […]

Hanukkah Festival coming on Sunday

Hanukkah Festival coming on Sunday The seventh annual Conejo Valley Hanukkah Festival is coming this Sun., Dec. 7 to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s sponsored by four area synagogues and will feature a menorah lighting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on stage, […]

Westlake prepares for rematch against league-rival Moorpark

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake Warriors advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV football playoff semifinals when they beat Redondo, 27-3, in a game at Westlake High School last Friday night. The win improved the Warriors to 12-0 and sets up a rematch against Moorpark (9-3), a third-place finisher in the Marmonte League, in a 7:30 p.m. game that […]

Teach kids the value of money this season

Before children turn 5 years old, they’ve been hit by at least 30,000 advertisements. These ads quickly turn vulnerable, impressionable, curious children into insatiable consumers. During the holiday season, pressure from advertisers is at its greatest as manufacturers and retailers target kids with the season’s "newest, must-have" items. This season, if your children fall into the "gimme" mentality, use it […]

Halting new home construction hurts economy, revenue

The opponents of Arnold are right about at least one thing: If nothing changes, the state budget cannot be balanced without a massive and debilitating tax increase. They, of course, think tax increases are invigorating. Thus the recall. But even if Arnold’s financial wizards find a way to paper over the $20 billion+ state budget deficit, that can only be […]

Agoura High Student Council to host an auction

The Agoura High School Student Council has announced that its biggest fundraiser, the Silent Auction, has been scheduled for 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 6 in the AHS gym. "Fiesta, Fiesta" is the theme for this year’s auction. Hundreds of items will be auctioned, including hotel stays and a complete living trust. A live auction is planned for […]

Future Foundation hosts CLvFFies

Educators, others recognized for service this year

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) presented its second annual CLvFFie Awards program last month at the Sherwood Country Club, where individuals and organizations are honored for service to their communities. Educators were in the limelight this year, capturing two of the six awards. Ron Kaiser, principal at Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS) in […]