Lake Sherwood Fire Station to stay put, be renovated

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A relocation of Lake Sherwood Fire Station No. 33 located on Lake Sherwood Drive, just south of Potrero Road, has been under consideration for about two years because some officials have said the 50-year-old facility isn’t fit for contemporary firefighting. But Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, who represents the Lake Sherwood and Hidden Valley […]

Merchants warned about bad checks during holiday season

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Dishonest people will be bouncing checks during the holidays, according to officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Hundreds of thousands of bad checks are passed in L.A. County every year, officials said, and more of them are written during the holiday season than at any time. Most offenders, according to the […]

College Corner

By Audrey Kahane The Dreaded SAT: How to Reduce the Dread Until now, high school juniors have watched their older classmates suffer through the torture of college applications. But with PSAT scores arriving any day, the pressure on juniors will start to increase. While PSAT scores aren’t used for admission and will never even be seen by colleges, they can […]


Agoura Six padlocks were damaged ($60 loss) and a generator, a compressor, an air hammer, two jack hammers, other tools, extension cords and other items (totaling a loss of $5,460) were stolen from a home under construction in the 31700 block of Lobo Canyon Road. The burglary occurred between Nov. 22 and 24. Agoura Hills Doors had $200 damages and […]

Musical/theater program now starting for Jewish youth

The Stacey Cane Youth Theatre, a community-wide musical theatre workshop and performance group for Jewish students in grades six through 12 will begin its new season in January with formal acting, voice and movement workshops followed by a rehearsal process that will culminate "in an exciting performance schedule." Orientation, workshops and registration will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

Teen programs available

The Agoura Hills "Winter Teen Newsletter" is currently available at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., or the Agoura Hills Library or at city hall, 30001 Ladyface Court. A wide variety of winter recreation programs, ski trips and after- school enrichment classes are available for teenagers. Mail-in/fax-in registration will begin Mon, Jan. 5. Walk-in/phone-in registration will begin […]

Cultural, community events set for holidays

Dec. 12—"Nuncrackers," a holiday musical comedy, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. through Dec. 21, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call: (805) 583-7900. Dec. 12— Santa Susana Repertory presents "A Christmas Carol," matinee and evening performances through Dec. 21, Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call: (805) 449-2787. Dec. 12—"Winter […]

Top 10 college application mistakes listed

The holiday season means that college application time has arrived for high school seniors. America’s admissions officers will be sorting through thousands of applications during the coming weeks. ACT, the company that produces the college admissions exam, suggests that before you apply to a college, check out the following list of the top mistakes students make on their applications, according […]

Chabad plans plenty for Chanukah

Chabad of the Conejo has a variety of events planned to observe the Chanukah holiday, including "olive press" demonstrations which will visit local Jewish schools and senior homes. The miracle of Chanukah involved olive oil and it’s one of the central symbols of the holiday. Also planned are the following festivities. For more information on these and other holiday-related events, […]

Parcel tax makes sense

Parcel tax makes sense I was disappointed to read your Nov. 27 editorial titled "We want details before we endorse a parcel tax for schools." The editorial states, "Let’s see how much they want and where they intend to spend it." This statement puzzles me, since a front-page article in the very same issue answers those questions, as least in […]