2003-12-11

Food drive a success again



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer For many years now, a compassionate group of people led by Oak Park residents George and Charlotte Annino have brought hope to thousands of needy families during the holiday season. On Saturday in the Agoura Hills Do-it Center parking lot, the 24th annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive was another success. […]

Here are tips on safe use of chemicals



Household products are designed with safety in mind, but it’s a smart idea to learn more about the safest ways to use and dispose of them. According to the Chemical Educational Foundation, the following safety guidelines may help people protect their families and the environment. •Love your labels: Read and follow label directions on how to use, store and dispose […]

Students show green thumbs



A "King Kong" carrot was part of the fall harvest from the Lindero Canyon Middle School garden recently. Students working in the garden "were amazed" at the size of many of the carrots harvested, but one carrot—more than a foot long and six inches in diameter—was so large they dubbed it the "King Kong Carrot." The garden is on the […]

New pastor to serve at local church



Christian Church of the Hills in Agoura Hills has called Rex G. Wolins to serve as senior pastor. Wolins has more than 20 years of ministerial experience, most recently as administrator and worship leader of Mission Viejo Christian Church and earlier at the Diamond Canyon Christian Church in Diamond Bar. He was ordained as a full-time minister in 1987 at […]

Will vote for the parcel tax



Will vote for the parcel tax I am a teacher for LVUSD writing about the possible proposed parcel tax. Clearly I am not wealthy! I am one of the reading and ELD teachers whose position is threatened, so, yes, I have a sincere interest in passing a parcel tax. I am also a parent of two children in this highly […]

Holiday dinner planned



The 10th annual Conejo Community Holiday Dinner will be presented free of charge from noon to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day, Thurs., Dec. 25 at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Organized by a group of caring citizens in the Conejo Valley, the event provides a festive holiday meal with turkey and all the trimmings. No […]

Triunfo YMCA’s youth and government program hears proposed bills



Triunfo YMCA’s youth and government program hears proposed bills By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Some local high school students interested in political science met in Westlake Village last week as delegates in Triunfo YMCA’s youth and government program’s bill hearing night. The program, in its seventh year, educates students about government legislation. Students research issues and then write their […]

Agoura High School ‘Fiesta Fiesta’ fundraiser supports special programs



Agoura High School ‘Fiesta Fiesta’ fundraiser supports special programs

‘Bethlehem Experience’ returns to Westminster Presbyterian



Westminster Presbyterian Church will host its eighth annual "Bethlehem Experience" from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 12 and 13 and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 14 at 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. This drive-through re-creation of the night of Jesus’ birth is the church’s Christmas gift to the community. Visitors will view a marketplace filled […]

When Oak Park said ‘No’ to

Boys & Girls Club,
we meant it


When Oak Park said ‘No’ to Boys & Girls Club, we meant it Why do we continue to read that the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) intends to develop one of its six proposed new facilities in Oak Park, as noted most recently in the Nov. 27 issue of The Acorn. Insofar as Oak Park is concerned, this issue has […]