Dedication ceremony opens Oak Park Community Center

Dedication ceremony opens Oak Park Community Center By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Hundreds of Oak Park residents attended last weekend’s long-awaited Oak Park Community Center and Gardens Dedication and Open House. The event was sponsored by Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (RSRPD). Visitors toured the community center and gardens throughout the day while kids had their faces painted and visited […]

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Coyotes remind us they live here, too

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Javier Ruesga knew that coyotes roamed his eastern Simi Valley neighborhood. The father of four has never seen a coyote or had a problem with them in the 13 years he lived there. But that was before last fall’s devastating fires and before the family’s beloved cats disappeared last month. Ruesga contacted his neighbors. They, too, […]

Special Events, Including Mother’s Day Teas Scheduled for Newbury Park Gift Shop

April marks the first anniversary of the Angel’s Touch Tea Room and Gift Shoppe at 11 Reino Road in Newbury Park. Angel’s Touch specializes "in beautiful English teas served in an unhurried atmosphere of days gone by." Soft music plays while guests choose from a variety of 24 teas from the menu and partake of finger sandwiches, quiche, soup, fresh […]

A winning team at AHS

The Agoura High School Spirit Team finished its competitive season by winning a fifth national title during competition at the Anaheim Convention Center in March.  Fifty team members consisting of cheerleaders, songleaders and mascot, joined together to claim the "crowd-leading" category for a fifth consecutive year. Crowd-leading mimics the crowd-and-cheerleader dynamics during a football game and consists of a choreographed chant […]

Spring semester begins at Conejo Jewish Academy

Conejo Jewish Academy’s spring semester of adult education classes, open to the community at large on a wide variety of Judaic subjects, began earlier this week. The academy, at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, offers courses, study groups, lectures, workshops and a variety of study opportunities geared specifically for teenagers. Course titles include "Leaders of Jewish History," "Angels Don’t Leave […]

Ridiculous policy

Ridiculous policy: Public school students can claim to be either gender Hey, all you way-beyond-lucky high school guys. Right now, thanks to the official policy of the state of California and your local school board, you can go where no teen guy has gone before—the girls’ locker room and beyond. No one can stop you. This is really great and […]

Several months of roadwork scheduled for Woodland Hills

Metro Orange Line overnight construction will be taking place in Woodland Hills for the next three to five months. The work on Victory Boulevard at Variel Avenue will take place between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Occasional night work may take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Local […]

Habitat for Humanity plans fundraiser

Ventura County’s Habitat for Humanity will host its second annual Family Fun-day and Carnival on Sat., May 22 at Rancho Simi Community Park in Simi Valley. Organizers say the goal of the event is to unite local families, volunteers, community groups, organizations, churches, local businesses and donors throughout the community under the theme of "Unity in the Community." Activities will […]

Tips for parents to keep kids safe

There are ways parents can better protect their children from those who seek to do them harm. That news is significant, considering that researchers estimate one in five girls and one in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before reaching adulthood, and less than 35 percent of these assaults will be reported. To help curb such alarming statistics, the National […]