Yom Kippur services offered to special needs children

In anticipation of the upcoming Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement service on Sept. 25, Chabad will open its doors to the Friendship Circle and provide Yom Kippur services for children with special needs. The services will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village. The Friendship Circle was established more than a […]

Stiffer penalties for attacks on guide dogs

A bill to increase penalties for attacks on guide and service dogs was recently signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. AB-1801, authored by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) and sponsored by the California Council for the Blind, will go into effect on Jan. 1. "My family has raised guide dog puppies," said Pavley. "Several of them have come […]

Algae smothering Malibu Lagoon

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Malibu Lagoon is choking. Participants of the Malibu Creek Watershed Tour saw firsthand how algae is smothering the bay. Malibu Lagoon spans 13 acres at the end of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The lagoon empties into the ocean at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach, which has been named among the most polluted beaches in the region. Craig […]

Attorney to explain many propositions on Nov. 2 ballot

Attorney to explain many propositions on Nov. 2 ballot Attorney Kelly Hayes-Raitt will go over the numerous propositions that will be on the Tues., Nov. 2 ballot to give voters a clearer understanding of the measures at the 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 29 meeting of the Democratic Club of Conejo Valley. The meeting will be in Overton Hall on the […]

AKC offers tips on choosing dogs

So many breeds to choose from, so many characteristics to consider. Altogether, the American Kennel Club recognizes 153 breeds and each has specific characteristics that may appeal to or discourage a prospective dog owner. Making a checklist of what you’re looking for may help you find the most appropriate breed for you: Temperament: A dog may be with you for […]

Simply Music program a breakthrough in learning piano

Simply Music program a breakthrough in learning piano In a quiet street in Agoura Hills Sheri Reingold is teaching a remarkable, Australian-developed piano method called Simply Music. The program claims to be a breakthrough in music learning and has students playing advanced-sounding blues, classical and contemporary pieces––immediately––from their very first lessons. "I have been studying piano since I was a […]

Chabad invites all Jews to attend Yom Kippur services

Chabad invites all Jews to attend Yom Kippur services The rabbis of Chabad of the Conejo are inviting and urging all Jews to attend Yom Kippur services, which begin with the Kol Nidre service at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 24. Services will continue on Sat., Sept. 25 starting at 9:30 a.m. The Yizkor memorial services will be at noon and […]

Not in favor of auto detailing facility

Not in favor of auto detailing facility As a resident of Oak View Ranch, which borders the proposed commercial development of a two-story automobile detailing facility at the intersection of Reyes Adobe and Canwood, I believe the Acorn’s endorsement of the project, which requires variances to current building restrictions, fails to adequately consider the rights of the six families whose […]

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