Separation of church, state an issue at

Village City
Council meeting

Separation of church, state an issue at Westlake Village City Council meeting By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The issue of separation of church and state surfaced during last week’s Westlake Village City Council meeting as one council member voiced suspicion that faith-based organizations—in need of funds—are being ignored by the city. The Community Service Fund Advisory Committee (CSFAC), which consists of […]

You can take a May Day hike to the beach

Conejo Recreation and Park District will host a "Sycamore to the Sea Hike" on Sat., May 1. It includes an eight-mile downhill hike from Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa/Point Mugu State Park in Newbury Park (park access off Lynn Road) through Sycamore Canyon. There will be a picnic lunch on the beach and a shuttle bus ride back to where participants have […]

Local woman helps in fashion benefit

Fashion stars of the future will shine on Sun., May 2 at Woodbury University’s "Gala 2004," featuring their 40th annual Fashion Show, presented by Woodbury’s Department of Fashion Design. It’s a showcase for the ideas and creations of the students. Proceeds from the gala, which includes dinner and a silent auction at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, […]

California Constitution

Article 16 Public Finance

SEC. 5. Neither the legislature, nor any county, city and county, township, school district or other municipal corporation, shall ever make an appropriation, or pay from any public fund whatever, or grant anything to or in aid of any religious sect, church, creed or sectarian purpose, or help to support or sustain any school, college, university, hospital or other institution […]

Student researchers to compete at CSUN

California State University Northridge will host the California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition on Fri., April 30 and Sat., May 1, with about 200 students from all 23 CSU institutions expected to participate. The event is designed to showcase the high caliber of research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in all academic programs offered by the CSU […]

Travel to the ‘Holy Land’ through rare exhibit at Skirball

"Traveling the Holy Land through the Stereoscope," an exhibition of 40 rarely exhibited stereographs of Palestine at the turn of the last century, will be on view at the Skirball Cultural Center through Aug. 15. These images constitute some of the earliest photographic records of Palestine, which then encompassed the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, extending […]

Chamber’s endorsement of private school called into question

Chamber’s endorsement of private school called into question There is probably less to the chamber of commerce’s recent splashy ad endorsing the Heschel School than one might think. I would hazard that even the Old Agoura Homeowners’ Association, on whose board I serve, supports the Heschel School, if not its choice of site. At best, the ad is ambiguous. Is […]

Annual Garden Tour coming Sunday

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Anuar A. Pinto Velasco, who recently returned home from a deployment while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg, homeported in Mayport, Fla. Pinto Velasco is the stepson of Greg and son of Maria George of Calabasas. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua B. Sweeny, who’s assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and was recently […]

Learn how to resolve conflicts at free workshop

Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication in La Crescenta, will present an interactive workshop, "How to Resolve Conflicts at Home and School with Mutual Compassion and Understanding" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., April 28 in the auditorium at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. The workshop is intended to help parents, teachers and […]