Trail construction continues in Calabasas

Trail construction continues in Calabasas Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is continuing work on construction of an 8-mile loop trail in Calabasas that will connect eastern and western Calabasas. The trail will also connect to the Los Angeles County Regional Trail System including the 17-mile Calabasas/Cold Creek Trail that will link the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi Hills. It is […]

Countrywide CEO chosen for award

The Hogan Family Foundation has announced that Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide Financial Corporation chairman and CEO, has been chosen as the first recipient of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Award. In keeping with the foundation’s commitment to entrepreneurialism, Ed and Lynn Hogan have announced that they would like to annually honor an individual who best embodies the attributes of a successful entrepreneur. The […]

Reflux disease may affect babies, teens

According to the Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not only an adult problem, but one that can affect the health of your teen, your child and even your baby. Reflux occurs when food and acid come back from the stomach into the esophagus. Reflux can burn the lining of the esophagus, get into […]

Heschel West Day School teacher receives Milken Foundation Award

Heschel West Day School has announced that Pam Kleinman, a longstanding fifth-grade teacher, has received the Milken Foundation Award for Excellence in Education. The Milken Foundation Award, a teaching award, is given annually to only five teachers in the greater Los Angeles area. It offers national recognition and a $10,000 honorarium. Kleinman has been teaching at the Agoura Hills facility […]

Program teaches kids about night owls

Program teaches kids about night owls Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to learn all about owls, the fascinating birds of the night, in a program titled "Owls in the Afternoon: Education & Crafts for Kids" from noon to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 21 at Wild Birds Unlimited, 22110 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Environmental educator Susan Haugland of the […]

Local opinions vary on impact of Arafat’s death

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com With the recent death of Yasser Arafat, the president and leader of the Palestinians for 40 years, many Americans are watching and waiting to see what will unfold in Israel. Many believe that Arafat, a paradoxical figure who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 but was also labeled a terrorist, has left his people […]

Zoo to host ‘Feast for Beasts’

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the annual "Feast for the Beasts" event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 27 and 28. The zoo is on the college campus at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Admission is $4 to $5. Special Thanksgiving activities will include making Thanksgiving treats for the animals, face painting and guests […]

Weight control classes slated

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has scheduled a new session of weight control, which will be conducted from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on three Wednesdays (Dec. 1 to Dec. 15) at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Agoura Hills. John Hodak, a certified hypnotherapist, will use techniques such as self-hypnosis, stress management […]

Charger water polo season ends with narrow defeat

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn While the Agoura High boys’ water polo team didn’t win the Marmonte League title and bowed out of playoffs in the second round, head coach Dustin Litvak said the season was a big success. The Chargers (22-6, 10-2 in league) did it with three seniors—and only one returnee from the 2003 team—playing after […]

Meeting on adoption slated for T.O. Library

Meeting on adoption slated for T.O. Library The Children’s Bureau, a licensed foster family and adoption agency, is observing November as National Adoption Month with a parent orientation for single or married adults at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 23 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. Qualifying families will receive extensive training, certification, benefits and […]