Objects to earlier letters

Objects to earlier letters This is in response to the Dec. 18 Acorn letters from Brett Woodmansee and Raymond Moccia. Woodmansee said, "California needs a million more homes like China needs a million more people." California has a demand for much more housing and, like China, will get additional population whether they like it or not. People come here for […]

Local woman’s miracle strengthens family, inspires poem

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park resident Marilyn Gourdeau more than anticipates the New Year. She looks at every new day with intense gratitude like a child opening his or her presents under the Christmas tree. Five years ago, Gourdeau was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the smooth […]


The total loss was $89,100 when four generators, a trash pump and some other items were stolen from a contractor’s site between 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 6 a.m. Dec. 17 in the 29000 block of Mulholland Highway. A suspect stole a grinder, a survey tripod, levels and some other items that totaled over $700 from a storage container between […]

Supports farmers’ market, laments changes

Although I’m not particularly pleased to see the changes in the Calabasas Farmers’ Market, I feel very strongly that that market needs to survive. It really is the heart of activity in Old Town on Saturday morning. It is the one place where there is true community interaction. It also helps to support the Adobe and local businesses, bringing in […]

Where I’m From

I’m from going to Church every Sunday even if I didn’t want to. I’m from having family dinners whenever my dad was home. I’m from a Christian home and a mother who collects Noah’s Ark. I’m from chasing the ice cream truck for blocks just so I could get a fudge bar. I’m from playing with Barbies and dressing up […]

Celebrating Hanukkah at The Commons


Thank you for mentioning the Oaks Christian Lions and the Westlake Warriors for their respective football championships. I would also like to congratulate the Oak Park Eagles football team for their outstanding year. They did a terrific job representing their school and our wonderful community. Vicki McNamara Oak Park

Interface seeks new volunteers

Interface Children Family Services will host an orientation at 6 p.m. Tues., Jan. 6 at 1305 Del Norte Road, Camarillo, to introduce prospective volunteers to the many opportunities available at Interface. Volunteers are needed to assist in providing: Information and Referral; Outreach Crisis Counseling Intervention to runaway and troubled youth and their families and battered women and their children; youth […]

United Methodist takes on New Year

"New Beginnings and a New Year" is the title of Dr. Gary Alan Dickey’s message at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun., Jan. 4 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Special music will be provided at each service; Nick Newkirk and Jeff Dokken will sing a duet at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School […]

Bush was right

Now that the U.S. Army has captured Saddam Hussein and announced $18 billion in prime contracts to rebuild Iraq, everybody wants in. Germany, France and Canada’s new prime minister, Paul Martin, have expressed an interest in working with the U.S. Congratulations, George Bush, you were right to go after Saddam, and, as Alberta Premier Ralph Klein has said, Albertans are […]