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Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Two Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) incumbents won reelection in a landslide on Tuesday. MAC members Todd Haines and Deena Parry captured about twice as many votes as the challengers. An unprecedented seven candidates initially ran for two seats on the MAC, an elected body that represents Oak Park at the Ventura County level. Haines, […]

Resident spearheads volunteer project

Group needs donations to help Women

Agoura Hills resident Leslie Jordan is the guiding force behind Nest Feathers, a community service group of interior design professionals and design students from area colleges, collaborating with the Prototype Women’s Center in Ventura. The goal of Jordan’s organization is "to benefit families in transition by creating a stable and nurturing home environment." The center is a nonprofit treatment and […]

WHS picks queen, king

Australian barbecue to benefit leukemia research

The Outback Steakhouse restaurant will provide a barbecue dinner at the inaugural "Great Aussie BBQ" from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13 at the Cameron Center, 288 Greenmeadow Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Adding to the culinary treats will be gourmet meat pies from the Australian Meat Pie Company, Tooheys […]

Americans rank illiteracy as greatest threat to youth

Americans place a high value on the importance of literacy. That’s the news from a recent survey that found illiteracy is viewed as the greatest threat to American children’s future. The findings reveal that a full one-third of all Americans identified illiteracy (33 percent) over other pressing social issues such as poverty (24 percent), healthcare (23 percent) and the environment […]

Genealogy help available for Jewish families

Current members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) interested in researching their family history are invited to attend an assisted research opportunity from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 7 at the LDS Family History Center, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Nonmembers are welcome to join at the door; annual membership is $25 individuals, $30 families. […]

Dance workshops scheduled

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will offer adult dance workshops in Swing and Salsa dancing on Sun., Nov. 7 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Participants can learn the classic, original East Coast Swing and the "hot, spicy" Salsa. No partner or previous experience is necessary. The Swing class will be from […]

Firefighters accept equipment donation

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com A potentially life-saving thermal imaging device was presented to Los Angeles County Fire Station No.144 in Westlake Village last week. Jeanne Harrison, a Westlake Village resident who wanted to make a difference, spearheaded the two-year fundraising effort. The thermal imaging device is a tool that firefighters can use to locate a person or a fire in […]

Seniors to take road trip to Palm Springs

The Agoura Hills Senior Center is planning a Thurs., Nov. 11 trip to Palm Springs, which will include attendance at the Palm Springs Follies, browsing at the Farmers’ Market and an overnight stay at the Quality Inn. The following day will feature breakfast at Carrow’s restaurant and a trip to the Agua Caliente Casino. The overnight trip begins at 8 […]

Firefighters, Salvation Army host holiday food drive

All Ventura County fire stations will
serve as collection points for canned goods through Dec. 18

All Ventura County fire stations will serve as collection points for canned goods through Dec. 18 To help stamp out hunger, the Ventura County Fire Department has joined forces with the Salvation Army of Ventura County in conducting an annual Holiday Food Drive. The goal is to collect enough food to feed about 400 disadvantaged families at a Thanksgiving and […]

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