Armed forces recruiters get information about prospective enlistees through high schools

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Military recruiters for U.S. armed forces get information about local students through high schools, and it’s easy for parents and students to overlook their rights. It’s that time of year again when thick manila envelopes arrive in the mail, stuffed with forms to be filled out before your child registers for high school classes at the […]

Eagle Scouts honored for achievements

Boy Scout Troop No. 485, based out of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village, recently honored six young men for their outstanding achievement in earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Tom Orton, Kenji Yamamoto, Jeff Lea, Ryan Chin, Josh Meisel and Luke Monroe were recognized for their achievements and bestowed with the Eagle Scout rank, the highest award in Boy […]

Get Beauty, Value in Lead Crystal in T.O.

Get Beauty, Value in Lead Crystal in T.O. Located in Thousand Oaks but offering 100 percent handmade full lead crystal factory-direct from Ireland is the Irish Crystal Co., owned by Leonard and Patricia McDonald. Their product line features the finest full lead crystal—mouth-blown, hand-cut and hand-polished in Ireland. Their items make ideal gifts for weddings, showers, anniversaries and housewarmings. They […]

Businesses can promote their services, products at AYSO’s

Opening Day

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 9, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to youth soccer, is offering local businesses an opportunity to promote their products and services at no charge to customers during AYSO’s Opening Day event. As a way of thanking the business community for their continued support during the "Dream of Fields" campaign, AYSO Region 9 is inviting […]

Houses of worship serving Acorn readers

Objects to Lake

Lindero Homeowners

Lindero Homeowners Association Cynthia Doan and others have cried for reforms in Lake Lindero Homeowners Association. Hence the urgent need for meetings to find solutions to problems. Unfortunately, the leadership denied our requests for Friday evening and Saturday meetings, when bona fide members have time to attend since most employees and businessmen have off the following days. But because Lake […]

Captivated by magic

Murdock to build homes for battered women

By Jennifer Grossman There was no press release, no entourage, no announcement at all when businessman David Murdock, owner of Westlake Village-based Dole Food Co., walked into the Ventura County Housing Authority offices to offer to build affordable housing for victims of domestic abuse on county-owned land. Murdock’s help would provide as many as 200 one-, two- and three-bedroom units […]

Furniture Boutique Features Warm, Modern Styles

Tessa Luu, owner of Inside Avenue, a gem of a furniture boutique in Agoura Hills, strives to bring the best of L.A. and New York shopping to the area. Her shop is stocked with fresh, modern furniture and accessories. Luu said the trend is now modern, not the cold steel and glass look, but rather warm modernism, where the design […]

President’s Award recipients

The Hidden Hills City Council recently honored those Las Virgenes Unified School District students residing in the city of Hidden Hills who had earned the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence in 2004. In order to receive this award, students had to maintain an A grade point average and perform in the 85th percentile on standardized achievement tests, with […]

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