Chaparral students collect toys for homeless children in Los Angeles

Chaparral students collect toys for homeless children in Los Angeles

New housing ruins quality of life for existing residents

Carlsbad resident Michael Pattinson, a past president of the California Building Industry Association, advocates development as a means to reduce our state’s deficit. His math makes about as much sense as Michael Jordan severing his digits and selling them on eBay. Still, he has the right to express his opinion and it’s one we all need to listen to. The […]

College-prep English course coming to local high schools

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The curriculum council has won approval by Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Board of Education to implement a college-prep English Language Development (ELD) program at Agoura and Calabasas high schools. Cathy Meininger and Kathy Kreyeik presented information to the board during a recent meeting. According to the report, "The course will prepare ELD students […]

MTA to offer free rides on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

MTA to offer free rides on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve MTA will offer free rides on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve on Metro Buses and Metro Rail to boost safety and reduce traffic congestion during the holidays. On Christmas Eve, patrons can ride for free from 9 p.m. until closing time—generally around 2 a.m.—on the Metro Rail system, […]

Grief can weigh heavily upon elderly

Grief is a natural part of bereavement. However, for as many as 4.8 million Americans each year, it can result in an increased risk of physical ailments such as heart disease and hypertension. Especially among the elderly, traumatic grief—mourning which is abnormal and unhealthy—can also lead to sleep and nutritional disorders, major depression and substance abuse. An estimated 16 million […]

Oak Park overcame adversity to reach championship game

Acorn Sports writer

It was the greatest season ever for an Oak Park football team. It was also a season that saw profound and tragic loss, and the bonding together and camaraderie of a group of young athletes. Brandon Koller, a senior wide receiver/cornerback, said he’s grateful to his teammates. "They’ve been here for me every step of the way," said Koller, whose […]

Children invited to name Santa’s new female reindeer

Five winning names will be randomly picked on Tues., Jan. 6

Five winning names will be randomly picked on Tues., Jan. 6 Local youngsters are invited to name the female reindeer that has joined Santa’s sled team this holiday season at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. Children can drop off their suggestions for her name at a box near Santa’s Place in center court at the mall. Five winning names […]

Wants more details on the parcel tax

I am afraid that neither of the pro-parcel tax letters in last week’s Acorn bolstered much sympathy for the cause. The disdainful tone of the first letter and the patronizing "you’re rich, you can afford it" tone of the second letter were extremely off-putting. Mr. Zimmerman lambasted The Acorn editor for daring to ask for more information about where precisely […]

Acorn subscribers help the needy

Thanks to readers who participated in a voluntary subscription drive, The Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Acorn recently gave money to two worthy causes, the Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive and to Hospice of the Conejo. A check for $2,680 was given to George Annino, who heads the local food drive, and a check for $1,154.20 was […]

City of Westlake Village to award grants for community service

The city of Westlake Village is accepting applications for its 2004 Community Services Grant Program. The city recognizes the value of local organizations who provide specialized social services and cultural programs that benefit the citizens of Westlake Village. A total of $60,000 is earmarked to support the Community Services Grant Program. Grants will be awarded in amounts of not less […]

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