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 […]

Oak Park woman fights for her life, place to live

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Although she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer over two years ago, Robin Josephson went scuba diving off Catalina Island recently. Her will to survive and thrive has led her to stay positive in spite of remarkably trying conditions. Josephson, a teaching nurse who was working in Saudi Arabia, was initially told she had […]

Haven Hills seeking volunteers

Haven Hills is a nonprofit agency in Canoga Park working to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing services directly to victims and survivors of abuse as well as educating the community on domestic violence. It mans a 24-hour crisis hotline that in a recent 30-day period received 1,960 calls from people seeking domestic-violence-related assistance. In addition to the […]

Rescued greyhounds make great pets

Cliff Samuels, founder and president of Greyhound Productions, has announced the official launch of Adopt-A-Star Greyhound Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving, caring homes in Malibu and the greater Los Angeles area. The organization is rescuing young racing greyhounds from tracks in Arizona, Mexico and Colorado. Once off the track, the greyhounds live in […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Rio Mesa Spartans (2-0) at
Agoura Chargers (2-0)

Rio Mesa Spartans (2-0) at Agoura Chargers (2-0) Tonight, 7 p.m. By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com The Agoura Chargers entered the 2004 season with the attitude that this year they were the team to beat in Marmonte—and through two games they’ve played that role better than Al Pacino did Michael Corleone in "The Godfather." After dismantling Buena, 38-16, in week one, […]

Sukkot activities planned

Chabad of the Conejo will present "The One Stop Sukkah Shop" from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 27 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. All the holiday needs for Sukkot (Festival of Booths) will be available, including decorations, palm branches and esrog and lulav sets. Frames by Lee will be selling supplies so that individuals may easily construct their […]

Says duck feeding not the cause of dirty water

Says duck feeding not the cause of dirty water This weekend, a flyer was distributed around Lake Lindero asking residents not to feed the ducks. Although it was never stated explicitly, the anonymous writer’s chief concern appears to be the pea-soup appearance of the water and the dirty sidewalks. As a 24-year lakeside resident, I can attest that the poor […]

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