30 Years Ago in The Acorn

The first issue of The Agoura Shopper News, as The Acorn was briefly called, had a folksy feel to it, featuring an eclectic mix of local happenings, ads and appeals directed at shoppers who traded at Whizin’s Market. Readers learned about a new homeowners association to promote and protect the interests of Old Agoura and that the Agoura High School […]

Parent support groups forming

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Several support groups have been formed as part of Agoura High School’s (AHS) Bridging the Gap program. The purpose of the program is to forge better communication between parents and students. Three groups will meet for the first time at 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 22 in different AHS locations. Dealing with Peer Pressure/Substance Abuse will focus […]

Rabbi to discuss book

Rabbi Mark Borovitz will discuss the book he co-authored with Alan Eisenstock, "The Holy Thief: A Con Man’s Journey from Darkness to Light," at 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 22 at the New JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Books will be available for signing and purchase. Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made at […]

Special tree will be missed

Special tree will be missed At the intersection of Rustling Oaks and Hollow Oak in Agoura Hills, a giant, majestic, magnificent and very old oak tree was dismantled, dismembered, taken down to the ground. Mighty and strong with gently curving trunk and branches, it had gotten sick, we were told, and could not be saved. Our daughter, Jacqui, from her […]

Fundraising continues for disabled kids’ playground

The Las Virgenes Special Education Parent Teacher Association (LVSEPTA) will begin raising funds to build a playground for children with disabilities at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas. Officials hope to build a playground that mirrors the Shane’s Inspiration concept in L.A.’s Griffith Park, where children of all abilities—even those in wheelchairs and with leg braces—can play together. At a Calabasas […]

‘Polar Express’ author gives answers

Family sponsors race to benefit charities

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com More than 1,100 runners took to the streets of Calabasas last Saturday as part of a new racing event organized by a local family to make something good come out of a personal tragedy. The Calabasas Classic, featuring a 5K, 10K and several shorter family races, was created by the Talbert Family Foundation, a private charity […]

Traffic safety improvements coming to schools

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks has announced that new traffic safety improvements will be installed at three elementary schools and one middle school in unincorporated areas of her district. Grant funding will pay for new "in-pavement" flashing lights at marked crosswalks leading to Brookside and Red Oak elementary schools in Oak Park and at Walnut Elementary School in Newbury Park. […]

Tips for a perfect holiday turkey

By Sharon Simpson Sayrelyn’s Culinary Classics November kicks off the festive holiday season. Whether you’re planning an informal gathering for your family or a formal dinner party for friends, there are several items to consider when planning your dinner. What type and size of turkey should you buy—fresh, frozen, free range, organic? Hen, tom or breast only? Stuffed, unstuffed? Let’s […]

Adolescents were stereotyped

Adolescents were stereotyped In Don Gautereaux’s letter to the editor in The Acorn, "Are your children nighttime vandals?" I understand his dismay over the graffiti at Willow Elementary School’s sports fields. However, I am disappointed with the assumptions he made about the perpetrators. "I’m sure skateboards were used. . . ." How is he sure? Did he see them? Or […]