Action plan set on open space

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com An Open Space Preservation Forum conducted at the Calabasas Agoura Hills Community Center earlier this month met its first goal of formulating an open space action plan. Agoura Hills Mayor Dan Kuperberg spearheaded the event with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to discover ways to optimize regional preservation efforts. Kuperberg identified priorities for 11 areas of […]

City of Agoura Hills offers fitness solutions for summer

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will offer a new summer fitness class for adults. "Beginning Medicine Ball" will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The cost for each eight-week session (once a week) is $50. The class offers a way to […]

Local students to attend leadership conference

Beauty of Yellowstone presented in art exhibit

Consisting of more than 80 works of art, "Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park" will be on display at the Autry National Center’s Museum of the American West in Griffith Park from Sept. 4 through Jan. 25, 2005. Since the late 1860s, when a handful of artists accompanied early expeditions to the region, art has played an […]

Agoura Hills author writes book on Malibu


She’ll sign books on Monday at Barnes & Noble By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura Hills resident and writer Penelope Grenoble O’Malley has been on a sojourn, journeying back to the mid-1980s when she moved to Malibu and worked as a reporter for the Malibu Times. In her book "Malibu Diary, Notes from an Urban Refugee," O’Malley artfully leads readers back […]

Dr. Dolittle?

Dr. Dolittle?


Teachers aren’t paid in summer

I have been teaching for 28 years and appreciated the so-called "plug for teachers" in the opinion section of The Acorn on June 17. But I wanted to clarify a point made in the article. Teachers do not get the summer off with pay unless they teach summer school. Teachers only get paid for the days that they teach. Thank […]

Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity

By Vanessa Anik Special to The Acorn Not long ago, I passed a billboard for the movie "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story." Originally, I laughed at the idea that dodge ball could be a sport. Yet after a little research on the Internet, I learned that dodge ball actually is a sport with organized leagues, a rulebook and an official, […]

Help is available for children with depression

Recent research may help brighten a lot of young lives. Just like adults, children suffer from depression, but only in the last several years have parents and caregivers been aware that it’s a real problem—and easily treated. Untreated, it can result in school failure, alcohol or drug abuse, even suicide. Childhood depression is not just sadness. All children have days […]