Care about the environment? If so,

you should be recycling your batteries
Acorn Staff Writer

Care about the environment? If so, you should be recycling your batteries By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Household batteries might seem harmless because it’s not illegal to throw them into the trash, but environmentalists say household batteries are dangerous when they get to landfills. People should avoid throwing batteries away, said Calabasas environmental services assistant Robin Hull. Household batteries […]

Basketball league offered to physically challenged youth

The city of Calabasas will present "All Starz Basketball League," a program for children and adults ages 7 to 25 who have a cognitive and/or physical challenge. League play will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through April 14, at Pepperdine University’s Fire-stone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Participants will be taught basketball handling skills, basic game rules and […]

Homestore extends partnership with MSN

Westlake Village-based Homestore Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMS), an Internet real estate company, extended its relationship with Microsoft Corp. last week. The company’s Real-tor.com, the official Website of the National Association of Realtors, will now exclusively provide all integrated home listings and other realtor directory content to the House & Home channel on the MSN network. More than 4 million people visit […]


No incident reports have been processed at Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station since Jan. 5. The Acorn has registered a complaint. Oak Park Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16 on Churchwood Drive (just north of Kanan Road), someone broke into a locked vehicle causing $250 in damages and stole a purse and its contents. The loot was valued at […]

LVUSD praised for fighting drugs

Thank you, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), for recognizing the need to confront the drug and alcohol problem among our teens in this community. As a parent of children in this district, I can say, "It’s better late than never." I am proud of LVUSD for stepping forward and taking positive steps to form this program. Maybe now, when […]

Settlement reached in AHS student’s lawsuit against LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer After two years of legal wrangling with Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), Alison Goller has settled a sexual harassment case for $25,000. Goller claimed that school administrators didn’t intervene when she complained about the incidents. Under the settlement, the district has launched a program that will investigate allegations of bullying and harassment. It’s […]

Jewish free loan program offered

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Many people can remember when a family member, friend or even a stranger helped during a financial crisis. When there’s no one to turn to, budget stresses can cause depression and other problems––making things even worse. To help, the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA), a nonprofit, nonsectarian agency of the Jewish Federation, and United […]

Tips for time management

Juggling the responsibilities that come with owning your own business can be quite a feat––especially if you’re a home-based entrepreneur. To succeed, it takes dedication, organization and above all, time management. The Alliance for Affordable Services offers these tips to help home-based entrepreneurs manage their time more effectively: Establish ground rules with your family, particularly with your children; Determine your […]

Learn about Jewish genealogy, rituals

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a three-part course on "Genealogy—Finding Your Roots," at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12 at the Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Led by Lori Miller, the course will teach participants to learn more about their family trees—who they were, where they lived and the struggles they faced. Participants will […]

Nature lovers, gun control fans a factor in cougar attack

"Magnificent beast." The hungry cougar lies hidden beside the trail, waiting for prey. Two mountain bikers ride by. A rustle of bushes and the cowardly predator is on the back of the second biker, huge maw closed on her head. "Din-din." The first biker, also a woman, dismounts and races to grab a leg of her friend, trying desperately to […]

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