Don’t get burned: Shriners promote awareness to keep kids from injury

This is Burn Awareness Week and the Shriners—members of the fraternal organization that operates 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout North America—want people to take the necessary steps to prevent flammable liquid and gasoline-related burns. "The greatest tragedy is that most burn injuries are preventable," said M. Burton Oien, president and CEO of the Shriners of North America. "Every year […]

Eagle girls tie again with La Reina

Acorn Sports Writer

Oak Park and La Reina tied, 1-1, in girls’ soccer last Friday afternoon in a game played at La Reina’s home field at Cal Lutheran University. It was the second time the Tri-Valley League foes fought to a 1-1 deadlock and it kept the Eagles slightly ahead of the Regents in the race for a league championship. La Reina went […]

Arboretum offers programs for kids

Arboretum offers programs for kids The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden has two February programs geared for "crafty" kids with green thumbs. From 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 7, children ages 5-8 are invited to participate in the Saturday Kids’ Gardening Club. Education specialist Lisa Beach will teach children how to plant flowers and tend a garden, […]

Police officers,

AHS get kudos

I just want to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and the administration and teachers of Agoura High School. During a recent hate crime attack, the sheriff’s department and Agoura High were vary expedient, understanding and supportive. It just reaffirms my beliefs that Agoura Hills is a great "village" to raise a family. Rhonda Averbach […]

Get free tax assistance

While the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has announced that field offices will be closed due to budget reductions, it’s encouraging taxpayers who need help with their tax returns to call the toll-free phone number or use FTB’s Website. "Californians can find a range of e-services on our Website," said state Controller and FTB Chairman Steve Westly. "Tax help is just […]

Book sale coming Sunday

The West Valley Jewish Community Center will host a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 8 at 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. The huge selection of books will feature fiction, Judaica, children’s and young adult books, classics, memoirs, history, health, politics, art, travel, cookbooks and more. All books are reported to be in very good […]

Support offered for Parkinson’s

A new support group formed by the American Parkinson Disease Association meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at the Astoria Senior Residence, 4520 Willens Ave., Woodland Hills. Recognizing the devastating effects of this illness on the victim, his caregivers and family, the support group tries to motivate patients and their caregivers in maximizing strengths, […]

Agoura rebuilds in girls’ basketball

Special to The Acorn

Two girls’ basketball teams with first-year coaches, Agoura and Thousand Oaks, enter the final weeks of their respective Marmonte League schedules without hope of winning a championship, but they both seek improvement. The Chargers were 8-11 overall, 2-5 in league, and the Lancers were 10-11, 2-5 as the week began, but while Agoura head coach Dina Palmisano and Mary Hauser, […]

Positive parenting class offered

Interface Children Family Services offers a low-cost 10-week series of "Active Parenting" classes emphasizing effective discipline techniques, understanding children’s behavior, and strategies to encourage responsibility and problem-solving skills. Classes are offered at various locations throughout the community. For more information or to sign up for a class, please call Interface at (805) 485-6114, ext. 685.

Conejo Valley praised for opening the new Boys & Girls Club

Conejo Valley praised for opening the new Boys & Girls Club On Jan. 21, on the campus of Los Cerritos Intermediate School, the dream of one man in our community came to fruition. Recognizing a need for those students who were unsupervised before and after school and knowing programs offered by the Boys & Girls Club of America were tailored […]