Methodists to hear about peace on earth

"Let There Be Peace on Earth" is the title of Dr. Gary Alan Dickey’s message at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun., Jan. 18 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Special music will be provided at each service. Sunday School classes for all ages meet at 9 a.m. Care for infants and young children […]

The strikers aren’t the bad guys

It is unfortunate that one of the grocery workers you interviewed for the Jan. 1 edition of The Acorn found it necessary to pass along stories and/or rumors about "destructive behavior" by the strikers. She obviously had not witnessed these events but felt justified to pass along the alleged negative behavior as "fact." Of course, these stories will be magnified […]

Agoura Hills Emmy-winning musician writes tribute composition

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The Hebrew word beshert, which means "destiny" in English, is Harvey R. Cohen’s one-word characterization of his life. While fate may have touched Cohen on his path to realizing his professional and personal goals, his clear vision surely played a hand in his myriad accomplishments as a composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger and songwriter. Cohen, […]

Edward Jones financial ranked No. 1

Edward Jones financial ranked No. 1 For the 11th consecutive year, Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in Registered Representative magazine’s annual survey of the nation’s seven largest financial services firms. The magazine randomly selects brokers nationwide and asks them to rank their firm in various categories. "Jones brokers take top honors again this year, with fewer complaints and more praise […]

Christian education program offered at United Methodist

United Methodist Church of Westlake Village (UMCWV) has announced the formation of a new community-based Christian education program beginning Jan. 27. The program will be offered for youth ages 4 through 17. The program invites youth from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to participate in a variety of activities and experiences. "Its focus is on teaching children that they are a […]

Mayor takes post

Ojai Mayor Sue Horgan was elected chair of the Ventura County Library Services Commission at the commission’s recent meeting. Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long was elected vice-chair. The commission, which provides oversight for the county library system, is made up of elected representatives chosen from the board of supervisors and from the city councils of the seven cities served by […]

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 […]

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