City of Calabasas awards grants

Almost two dozen community service groups left last week’s Calabasas City Council meeting with money. The council recognized organizations that help the city and awarded grants. The council will award additional groups funding in a second round at an unscheduled date before June. About $3,600 remains in the budget for such use, according to Calabasas Chief Financial Officer Gary Lysik. […]

Couple whose wedding announcement appeared in first Acorn still married

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com It truly has been "happily ever after" for Jolene Carey and Rubin Chacon. The couple got married in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 8, 1974, and their wedding announcement appeared on the cover of the first issue of this newspaper on Nov. 14, 1974. After a bit of research, it was found that the Chacons, still married, […]

Local businesses recognized for advertising excellence

Thousand Oaks-based marketing communications firm OnRamp Communications and Westlake Village-based manufacturer Trompeter have been recognized by High Frequency Electronics magazine in their annual Advertising Excellence Awards. The ad series titled "High Frequency Tech Bites" received top honors in three award categories: Copywriting, Design and Marketing to the Engineer. "OnRamp is highly respected in the technology arena for their track record […]

Billingsley won’t let Eagles overlook Valley Christian

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com During his 15 years with the Oak Park High School football program, very few teams have been a bigger thorn in the side of co-head coach Dick Billingsley than Valley Christian, who the Eagles will face tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Park. In three career matchups against the Crusaders, all in the postseason, Billingsley […]

Age of The Acorn disputed again

Age of The Acorn disputed again I was somewhat taken aback reading Sophia Fischer’s lead article in the Nov. 18 issue of The Acorn. I would like to set the record straight, as there were several inaccuracies. The Acorn was the brainchild of my ex-husband, Bill Poremba, prior to our moving to Agoura in 1964. At the time, we lived […]

Residents find new way to exercise

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com On a recent Saturday morning in Westlake Village, while others were carting their kids to soccer games, stopping at the local coffee shop for a wake-up beverage, or even lingering in bed, a group of fitness enthusiasts met to go ruking. Yes—ruking. Ruking (pronounced roo-king) is an interval, cross-training form of exercise that combines running, walking […]

Tips offered to make the most of holidays

’Tis the season for turkey and tinsel and stars and menorahs and family celebrations—sounds great, but there’s one problem. You have what’s euphemistically called a "blended family." That means ’tis also the season for clashing schedules, strained visits with ex-spouses, stressed-out kids and waaaay too many gifts to buy. You love your children—be they biological, step or some of each—and […]

Public relations firm forms specialized unit for Jewish groups

The Woodland Hills-based marketing communications firm of Cooper Beavers, Inc. has established a specialized unit to represent Jewish and Israeli nonprofit organizations and schools in Southern California, according to Martin Cooper, chairman, and Tracy Beavers, president. Jay Schuster, who worked in public relations and marketing for more than 26 years at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, will head […]

Pet of the Week

Man who removes rubbish from roads, greenbelts is praised

Hats off to Mr. Bob Hitner, a true citizen and friend to our community (The Acorn, Nov. 18). It says something about the measure of a man who sees a problem and takes it upon himself to do something about it. He has shown that the effort of one person does make a difference. Perhaps we could follow Mr. Hitner’s […]

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