Chamber mixer welcomes guests

Have you considered joining a Chamber of Commerce? The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce is hosting existing members and welcoming prospective members to a gala holiday mixer at the law offices of Masry and Vitatoe. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 9 at 5707 Corsa Ave. in Westlake Village It’s free and includes special holiday door […]

Luncheon to benefit visually impaired kids

Claire Storm of Westlake Village and Pat Spears of Calabasas are participating in the annual holiday "Expectations" luncheon of the Braille Institute Auxiliary at 11 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 9 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Storm is the Auxiliary’s director and Spears is immediate past president. Proceeds from the event will benefit Braille Institute’s publication of "Expectations," […]

SAT., DEC. 4

SAT., DEC. 4 Food Drive Annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive culminates 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Do-it Center, 28750 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Volunteers separate, bag grocery items. Santa arrives, other activities included. (818) 991-1732

Mandatory meeting tonight for new club lacrosse team at AHS

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Thanks to the spirited effort of a growing number of local lacrosse fans, you can now add Agoura to the list of area high schools that will field a club lacrosse team this coming spring. Having just recently received approval from the school’s administration, the startup club is holding a mandatory meeting tonight at 7 p.m. […]

Modern-day rock opera coming to Malibu

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This Christmas story is for all people The Malibu Vineyard will present "Urban Messiah," described as an original modern-day rock opera, at 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. and Sun., Dec. 10, 11 and 12, with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday as well. The production features "a gritty mix of rock music, hip-hop, rap, ballads, dance, spoken word and drama" and […]

Former Acorn reporter passes away

Arlene Goldberg, 63, who reported news and wrote features for The Acorn Newspapers between May 1998 and October 1999, passed away suddenly on Nov. 6 while visiting relatives and friends in New York. Goldberg’s burial and services took place on Nov. 10 in New York. The former Acorn writer was born in New York City to Joseph and Esther Kaitz […]

Kids learn financial responsibility

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Teaching children financial responsibility is tough in an age where children are exposed to thousands of television commercials and other big-budget advertising schemes bent on selling them the hottest new toy or video game. Agoura Hills resident Lori Mackey had high hopes that her children, Devin and Briana, would become wise consumers. Troubled by statistics that […]

Shoppers expect to spend slightly less this holiday season

According to the annual Holiday Shopping Survey conducted by Myvesta, a nonprofit consumer education organization, Americans plan to spend 14.3 percent less this year on holiday purchases. The average American plans to spend $716 this year, down from $835 in 2003. Forty-eight percent of Americans plan to spend $500 or less. "While we have heard news of an improving economy […]

Kathie Duncan reminds us what it means to be a coach

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com To simply refer to Kathie Duncan as a swimming "coach" in the traditional sense of the word and leave it at that would be inadequate. That’s because in the 22 years she’s given instruction to swimmers in this area, Duncan has proven she is so much more to her students than simply a coach—she’s a mentor, […]

Acorn is 39 years old

Acorn is 39 years old I read with interest about The Acorn’s 30th anniversary article in the Nov. 18 issue, and I have to tell you that I think The Acorn is actually 39. My stepfather is Bill Poremba. We moved with my family to Agoura in August of 1964. He had already started work on the predecessor to The […]