Agoura Hills looks at $450,000 in cutbacks

Agoura Hills looks at $450,000 in cutbacks By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura Hills City Council met on Saturday to prioritize the city’s yearly goals and brace for reduced state funding that may stretch into 2006. Agoura Hills Mayor Dan Kuperberg said the city will get $450,000 less this fiscal year than anticipated. "We will do what we […]

Santa’s chair missing

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer For the last 20 years, when Santa Claus landed in Agoura Hills for the Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive, a special antique chair from the home of Mike and Sherry Dixon was waiting for him and the children who were about to share their holiday wishes. Now Santa has a special […]


Chamber seeks sponsors for

Calabasas Chamber of Commerce businesses are invited to participate in "Operation Job Shadow" on Fri., Feb. 13. During the event, junior and senior students from Calabasas High School will have the opportunity to learn about careers through direct observation. Businesses interested in hosting or mentoring a student may volunteer to participate in the program. They will then offer the students […]

Youth are called to the Torah

Agoura Hills

Madeline Danielle Schwarz, daughter of Beverly and Leo Schwarz, was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah of the Center for Early Jewish Education (CEJE) on Dec. 13. She’s an eighth-grader at Viewpoint School and has attended CEJE in Thousand Oaks for five years. Calabasas Michael DeSantis, son of Charles and Karen DeSantis, will be called to the Torah […]

A Song for the Santa Monicas

Is it just a romantic notion that a scene of immense natural beauty should be accompanied by a splendid orchestral arrangement? Or have I just seen one too many movies or nature programs and have thus been unduly influenced? Oh-oh, here comes the scene of that staggeringly hypnotic 200-ft. waterfall. Cue the most majestic-sounding music you can find, boys. Wait, […]

Spring-like weather returns to Southland

Stevie Nicks tribute band to play The Canyon

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks fans who missed the experience of Bella Donna, a Stevie Nicks tribute band that played at The Canyon last March, will have another opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind performance when the group returns to the Agoura Hills club at 9 p.m., Fri., Jan. 23. Fleetwood Mac emerged as one […]

WellPoint enjoys good health

WellPoint Health Networks, Inc., soon to become the nation’s largest HMO following its merger with health plan Anthem, raised its earnings guidance for the coming year as a result of lower overall medical costs. The Thousand Oaks-based WellPoint, which like Anthem is a Blue Cross provider, said it expects to earn between $6 and $6.15 per share for calendar year […]

Learn about Jewish life, living through free course

The Conejo Jewish Academy will present an eight-part course on basic Judaism titled "The Essentials—A Guide to Jewish Life and Living" at 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 22 at the Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. According to instructor Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky, the course will blend the spiritual and the practical "and will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of Judaism […]

One word is cause for an apology

One word is cause for an apology The Acorn editor apologizes to the administration and staff of Las Virgenes Unified School District for our headline on page 1 last week. It said, "White House takes a look at LVUSD drug problem." The headline that the editor wrote (and later corrected after it was input erroneously) said, "White House takes a […]

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