Agoura Hills tough for in-home daycare centers

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura Hills received an "F" grade from a Los Angeles-based child care law firm, Public Counsel, for the city’s noncompliance with state regulations regarding the number of children allowed in family daycare centers operating in the city. The grade, however, will be upgraded to an "A" once the new ordinance is approved by the city council. […]

Tell cops if you find pot

Law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting recently seized 1,997 marijuana plants in the area of Wheeler Gorge, eight miles north of Ojai off of Highway 33, in Los Padres National Forest. Upon entering the marijuana plantation, officers found a tent and clothing, but the growers weren’t present, and […]

Pack the perfect lunch to keep kids healthy

Each school year the ritual of packing lunches continues. Even "supermoms" can find packing a fun and nutritious lunch a daunting challenge. It’s not uncommon for parents to spend a great deal of time and thought into packing lunch for their children only to find out later that some or all of it ended up in the trash. Adding a […]

Local foundation reaches across globe to AIDS orphans in South Africa

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Sharon Clack, the wife of Pastor Dave Clack from Conejo Valley Congregational Church in Thousand Oaks, is inviting members of the community to reach out to Lily of the Valley, a small village orphanage with an enormous heart in Kwazulu, South Africa. Home to 70 young children who are HIV positive, Lily of the Valley (LOV) […]

Don’t blame

Clinton for 9/11

I have to take a minute to respond to the partisan tirade from Bob Keegan in his letter in the Aug. 12 edition of The Acorn. He states that President Clinton "sat on his hands for eight years," which caused the deaths of 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11. The fact is that President Clinton established the U.S. Commission on National […]

Early deadlines coming for Acorn

Mon., Sept. 6 is Labor Day, which will require early deadlines for the Sept. 9 and 10 editions of the Acorn Newspapers. Editorial items (including Letters to the Editor) must be received by noon Thurs., Sept. 2 for the Sept. 9 and 10 editions. The real estate advertising deadline is also noon Sept. 2 for the following week’s editions. Display […]

Agoura High School almost completely beautified

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura High School (AHS) is looking better than ever. After five years of beautification, Keith Thomas, AHS plant manager, and parent volunteers and chief fundraisers Sandy Thomas (no relation to Keith) and Nancy Baldino are proud of the improved appearance. When students return to school next week, they’ll enter a campus transformed. Although the metamorphosis has […]

CLU to host orientation for incoming freshmen

The Student Activities Office at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will host its new student orientation program from Sat., Aug. 28 through Tues., Aug. 31. CLU is expecting the largest freshman class ever, about 440 students. Also arriving will be more than 170 transfer students and 25 new international students. Undergraduate fall semester classes begin Wed., Sept. 1. New […]

Having learned to walk, they’ll now dance

Bush, Cheney are hypocrites

Bush, Cheney are hypocrites Democrat John Kerry is being attacked by a group of Vietnam veterans who see him as a turncoat because, when he returned to the states from his combat duty, he spoke out against the war. These men, who never served with him and who are partisan Republicans, say his medals were not properly earned and his […]