The New Minority

When you think of underrep-resented groups that colleges want to recruit, who comes to mind? I’m betting it’s not males. But on a recent tour of colleges, almost every admissions officer I sat down with told me that they’re taking steps to increase the number of male applicants.   According to the State of College Admission Report, published by the National […]

Melvin Eddy Blues Band to perform free concert

Melvin Eddy Blues Band to perform free concert The Melvin Eddy Blues Band will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Sun., May 9 at Peter Strauss Ranch, a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area at 30000 Mulholland Highway (at Troutdale Drive) in rural Agoura. This is the first of this year’s "Summer Concerts-in-the-Park Series" presented by […]

For the record

For the record The name of Jim Latson, a local Scoutmaster, was misspelled in a recent photo caption.

Mayor reads to kids

Wal-Mart store to host free asthma screenings on Sunday

A free asthma screening for children and adults will be provided by a San Fernando Valley allergy physician from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., May 2 in front of the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart store, 19821 Rinaldi St., Chatsworth. The purpose is to promote early detection and treatment and provide free information about asthma, other breathing-related problems and allergies during […]

Students plant trees for Earth Day

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com In celebration of "Earth Day" on last Thurs., April 22, local elementary school children from two schools planted trees behind Whizin’s Shopping Center in Agoura Hills. Sumac and Topanga Creek elementary school students participated in the North Santa Monica Bay Watersheds (NSMBW) program as part of a community service project that stressed environmental awareness. The schools […]

Scandinavian Festival

Residents speak their minds on ‘Open Mike Night’

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Three residents recently addressed the Agoura Hills City Council on various issues during an inaugural "Open Mike Night." Jodi Regan suggested that the city create a citizens’ advisory committee similar to one in Westlake Village. If there were more consistent input from residents, better communication would result, she said. Regan added that such a committee could […]

Letter carriers conduct food drive

On Sat., May 8, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct a 12th annual food drive to "Stamp Out Hunger." Considered the largest single-day food drive in the country, the "Stamp Out Hunger" effort involves the nation’s 240,000 letter carriers, who will collect nonperishable food items to benefit food banks and pantries across America. Last year, with donations from […]

Lupus group meets on Tues., May 4

Lupus group meets on Tues., May 4 Dr. Asherill Leonardi, DC, will discuss the art of identifying and exploring capacities when the Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tues., May 4 in Room A of the Westlake Village Urgent Care Center, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village. The Conejo Valley Lupus Support […]