Acorn offices closed until Monday morning

To observe the holiday weekend, the offices of The Acorn Newspapers will be closed on Thanksgiving weekend through Sun., Nov. 28. Our offices will reopen on Mon., Nov. 29. Have a nice holiday weekend and please drive carefully.

Comedian finds his passion

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com While he was a student at Oak Park High School, Andrew Hunt thought he’d never amount to much. His father was also concerned about Hunt’s future. Hunt got poor grades in school and was considered by many to be "the class clown." So "class clown" it would be. Hunt, now 26, is a comedian who works […]

SAT., NOV. 27

SAT., NOV. 27 Feast for Beasts at Zoo America’s Teaching Zoo on the campus of Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, hosts the annual "Feast for the Beasts" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow. Special activities include making Thanksgiving treats for the animals, face painting, photo sessions with the critters, animal shows at noon, 1, 2 and […]

Enjoy your turkey leftovers

By Sharon Simpson Sayrelyn’s Culinary Classics Okay, your last dinner guests have just left and you’ve closed the door behind them. The dishes are all washed and put away. Now, just what are you going to do with all those leftovers? Sure, you could fall back on the usual turkey soup, hot turkey sandwiches, reheated turkey, gravy and potatoes. And […]

Have quality time while teaching your kids to bake

Baking with kids not only promotes togetherness and family traditions, but it can be a significant learning experience, improving and enhancing math and reading skills, teaching teamwork and discipline. Since the kitchen can be a challenge for children, the first step for parents is to establish some rules: •Children should always ask for assistance if using the oven, cooktop, microwave […]

Breakfast to highlight safety

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to attend the December Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Dec. 3 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center. The breakfast, sponsored by 805 Living magazine, will feature a buffet. Attendees will have the opportunity to network while learning how to secure their home […]

Ornament designer offers tips

Getting your family in the yuletide spirit doesn’t have to be stressful. To do so, you could make homemade candies, knit stockings and hang mistletoe, but only if you enjoy those activities. According to Christopher Radko, ornament maker and holiday home designer, "You can bring in the sparkle and cheer without all the fuss." Here are Radko’s stress-free and fun […]

Regulatory posters at workplaces cause confusion for many

State and federal agencies require a variety of different posters to keep employees informed about workplace regulations and their rights under the law. Unfortunately, there seem to be a number of myths surrounding the proper display of these posters, which can lead to confusion on the part of both workers and employers. Here are a few of them, along with […]

A boutique for kids coming to library

The Platt Branch Library will host a Children’s Holiday Boutique from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 in the multipurpose room of the library at 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Children are invited to shop for handmade gifts for Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters, friends and teachers. The Friends of the Platt Library will be on hand to […]

Celebrate family history in West Hills

The New JCC at Milken will present a Community Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12 on the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Admission is free. Through art, drama, music, food and other interactive family programs, festival participants will explore and celebrate the bonds of community and richness of family history. The […]

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