Parents of troubled teens to meet

If you’re having problems with an out-of-control teenager, an orientation meeting for parents is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 19 in Room 1A at Agoura High School. The meeting is free and reservations are not required.

Recycling old cell phones can benefit domestic violence victims

Cleaning out a closet takes a lot of work and is often the last way you’d want to spend an afternoon. However, there are many worthwhile reasons to clean out that closet, storage area or junk drawer that’s been plaguing you. Consider this: each unneeded item in that closet could potentially help the needy, protect the environment and even save […]

Symposium on Saturday to address special needs children

The second annual Stillpoint Resources Symposium for Special Needs Children is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16 at the Brown Aquatic Center on the campus of Cal State University Northridge. It will share ideas to help youngsters with special needs. The keynote speaker, Donnalyn Jaqaue-Anton, is associate superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District’s division of […]

Slap Shot

Youth hockey team featuring Conejo Valley talent
heats things up on the ice

Youth hockey team featuring Conejo Valley talent heats things up on the ice By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Their memories of actual snow range from cloudy to non-existent, but the 15 members of the West Valley Wolves Mite Division team certainly know what it’s like to play on the ice—especially the kind that’s groomed by a famous Zamboni machine. Playing out […]

Trio of Los Angeles musicians to appear in House Concert

The next House Concert in Oak Park will feature a trio of Los Angeles-based musicians in a "songwriters-in-the-round" format at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16. John M., Wade Biery and Garret Swayne will take turns showcasing their very best material. John M.’s music ranges from hard-driving rock to gentle acoustic ballads. Biery’s music is described as a blend of guitar-based […]

Opposes vehicle detailing center

This is in rebuttal to Frank Langhlin’s letter (in the Sept. 20 Acorn) regarding the detail center. In response to your letter praising the idea of a detail center on the corner of Reyes Adobe, does Mr. Langhlin realize that Mr. Delrahim is already doing auto detail services at the automotive facility across the street and detailing is done at […]

Challenger wants to bring fresh perspective to OPUSD

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Kenneth Kossoff is the only challenger in the three-candidate race for two seats on the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) Board of Education, but he’s confident he can help the district move forward. "I don’t claim to have all the answers. But I stand ready to listen to parents, teachers and administrators who have ideas," Kossoff […]

Obscure facts about Rover revealed

It has been said that "to his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs" (Aldous Huxley). Dogs, often referred to as "man’s best friend," are generally considered to be the first domesticated animal. Many of us enjoy having them as companions, but dogs have also been incorporated into our society in other ways. From their use […]

Psychotherapy, medicine may help alcoholics

New medicines in development may offer hope to 18 million Americans who believe they’re dependent on or abuse alcohol. For years, treatment options for alcoholism have been limited, but new medicines that curb cravings may help people reduce or stop drinking and regain control of their lives. "Many people don’t realize that alcoholism is a chronic disease much like diabetes […]

Acorn Athlete Profile: Katie McGrath, 16, senior

Top tennis star is All-California girl

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Westlake senior Katie McGrath isn’t sheepish about admitting that she’s a product of Southern California. And that’s a good thing because it would be impossible to keep it a secret. Although born in Santa Barbara, McGrath has spent her entire life in the Conejo Valley, which allowed the 16-year-old to fall in love with some of […]