It’s a family affair for clinic volunteers


Some patients do a double take when they see Anne Saffell volunteering at the Conejo Free Clinic because she looks a lot like her sister, Tina. Both are nurses and volunteers at the nonprofit facility in Thousand Oaks. "People think we look the same and sometimes they ask us if we’re twins," Anne said. "We’re not, but we both have […]

Women succeed in business

When it comes to succeeding in business, women really mean business, found a recent study conducted by Babson College and The Commonwealth Institute. The study found that despite a poor economic climate, many women-owned businesses in the country grew over the last two years–increasing their productivity along with their business growth. "Women’s success in the business world has been remarkable," […]

Agoura beats T.O. to secure second place in water polo


Agoura beats T.O. to secure second place in water polo By Wayne Harrison Wharrison@theacorn.com The Agoura girls’ water polo team defeated Thousand Oaks last week, 9-4, and the Chargers secured second place in the Marmonte League with the win. The Lancers will finish third in league as both teams prepare for the playoffs. In last week’s game, Megan Corso led […]

School aide was an asset

School aide was an asset About three weeks ago, Agoura experienced the death of a dear woman named Mrs. Asher. This woman not only touched the lives of the local parents, but also touched the hearts of many students at Yerba Buena Elementary School. Her dedication as a yard aide on the school’s playground was truly amazing. She not only […]

Vietnam vet named ‘Teacher of the Year’


Arthur Borgquist, a teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, was recently honored as "Middle School Teacher of the Year" by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in California. Borgquist has been a teacher in Las Virgenes Unified School District since 1976 and a teacher at A.E. Wright since 1989. He currently teaches science classes at the school. Borgquist […]

Class to focus on wine

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class for adults to learn how to taste fine wine and appreciate what they are tasting. Participants will sample five to six wines in each session and learn to evaluate the wine’s component parts, its flavor, smells and palate impression. Additional topics will include help on buying, serving and starting a wine […]

Rotary helps those with cleft deformities

Additional funding will
allow for more surgeries

Additional funding will allow for more surgeries Merging the interests of two organizations devoted to assisting those with cleft deformities, the Rotary Club of Calabasas/Agoura Hills arranged $100,000 funding from the Cleft Parent Guild to Rotaplast International Inc. for the eradication of this birth defect. Since 1992, Rotaplast has performed more than 4,000 curative reconstructive surgeries on poor children with […]

School registration begins in March

The Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has announced the following guidelines for kindergarten/new student registration: Red Oak Elementary School: Mon. and Tues., March 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students entering school who currently have a sibling attending Red Oak. Brookside and Oak Hills elementary schools: Tues., March 23, 1-4 p.m. for students entering school […]

Raptors are area champs

Student wants to hear from you

Hi, I am Savanna Ackerson. I have dark reddish hair, and I guess blue eyes. I play volleyball on our school team and I just started a Spanish class this year. Also, I am very soon to be taking a trip out to California. Actually I probably will have been there and back by the time you get this letter. […]