Acorn starts up new Simi Valley edition

The first Simi Valley Acorn will be delivered on Friday to 25,000 homes and businesses in Simi Valley. It becomes the fourth publication in The Acorn family of free newspapers. In addition to the one you’re reading, The Acorn also publishes the Thousand Oaks Acorn and the Moorpark Acorn. The Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Acorn are distributed each week […]

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Expert on psychological oncology to speak at Wellness

Carl Simonton, M.D., an oncologist, author and speaker best known for his pioneering insights and research in the field of psychosocial oncology, will conduct a workshop titled "Getting Well Again" from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., March 6 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks. Simonton is the author of "Getting […]

Conflict resolution may help defuse youth violence

With roots in international diplomacy, conflict resolution techniques have been recognized as effective in preventing violence in schools and workplaces as well as averting warfare between hostile nations. The goal is to find solutions that all parties to a conflict can accept. Children can begin learning and using conflict resolution skills at an early age, at home, at school and […]

Temple Beth Haverim to host Purim events

At 7 p.m. Sat., March 6, Temple Beth Haverim will host Purim services and a reading of the Megillah at the temple, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Hamantaschen and other treats will be served. The event is free and open to the community. On Sun., March 7 the temple will host its eighth annual Purim Carnival in conjunction with its […]

Special Olympics seeks volunteers

I am the sort of person who’s always looking for volunteer work. I recently discovered an organization that has been around for over 30 years. The Special Olympics organization (started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968) is the most amazing and heartwarming group. The year-round sports program offered to children and adults is spectacular. The Tri-Valley office (which covers Agoura, […]

Mystery woman plants trees illegally in Oak Park

Mystery woman plants trees illegally in Oak Park

Arbor Day to be celebrated in Calabasas

The city of Calabasas Tree Board and the Santa Monica Mountains Restoration Trust will host a family-oriented Arbor Day celebration from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., March 7 at Wild Walnut Park, at the corner of Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas. Among the festivities planned: a scavenger hunt for surprise items, a chance to win prize […]

Stroke support group to meet

The Conejo Valley Stroke Support Group will present an educational seminar, "You Don’t Need Another Stroke," from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wed., March 17 at Los Robles Outpatient Center, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The goal of the presentation is to educate the public on how to protect against a future stroke. Toni Kamm of Coast Caregiver Resource […]

Agoura ousted by Santa Barbara


The Agoura girls’ water polo team was defeated, 12-9, by Santa Barbara in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division II semifinals last week in a match played at Agoura High School during light rain. The Chargers kept pace with Santa Barbara until the Dons erased a one-goal deficit (7-6) with four straight goals to end the third quarter. […]