Soldiers remembered during holidays

Children to present holiday concert

The 100 voices of the Los Robles Children’s Choir’s three different choirs will unite to present a holiday concert of nostalgic and traditional Christmas music at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Special guests will include members of the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras. […]

Reunions set for local high schools

The Reunion Committee Inc., a Santa Clarita-based organization, has announced that they’re planning the following high school reunions for next summer: For details, call (800) 827-8427. June 25: Agoura High School Class of ’75 at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. July 30: Calabasas High School Class of ’85 at the Calabasas Country Club. Aug. 27: Newbury Park High School […]

Annual food drive helps hundreds

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The rising cost of groceries can take a big bite out of anyone’s budget, and families who are enduring hard times experience an even greater crunch. They may have to choose between buying a meal and paying a utility bill. But in this area, 100 families won’t have to make that choice because a local man […]

Writer believes in Santa Claus

By Kristine Thirkill Freelance Writer Our family lost its Christmas spirit a few years ago, until a very special man reached out to our special-needs son, Cole. His name is Santa Claus. It was just about noon on Christmas Eve when my husband Dean and I took Cole, then-8 years old, to visit Santa at the Westlake Promenade. It was […]

AHS to host its own ‘Idol’ talent show

Agoura High School (AHS) is hosting an event, Agoura Idol, tonight, Dec. 9 and Fri., Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the G-building. The talent show will mimic the hit TV show "American Idol," where contestants sing for a panel of judges—but with a twist. The school event will lampoon the television show with a "William Hung" award for the […]

Chabad hosts a variety of Chanukah events

Chabad of the Conejo is celebrating the holiday of Chanukah with festivals for youth, teens and families. To "light up" the community during this holiday season, Chabad has placed menorah displays in dozens of local shopping centers throughout Conejo/Las Virgenes. Menorahs have also been placed in city halls and government facilities including the Agoura Hills City Hall, the Civics Arts […]

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L. A. County seal offends someone

Let’s take a longer look at the Los Angeles County seal. What’s that thing on the left—a microscope? Science has created many problems for mankind. I hear the drug Vioxx caused 80 to 100,000 heart attacks. I don’t appreciate the county promoting an institution that causes health problems. The Spanish galleon on the left brought disease and extermination to the […]

LVUSD citizens’ committee reports to school board

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Citizens’ Construction Oversight Committee, which was formed to advise the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education on facilities issues, reported to trustees recently on their first meeting. The six members of the community who make up the committee are Jerry Orland, chair; Eric Smith, assistant chair; Jeff Allen; Sharon Pfeifer; Howard Littman; […]

Hanukkah recipe offered to readers

By Sharon Simpson Sayrelyn’s Culinary Classics Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish celebration of miracles and dedication. This festive holiday brings friends and families together to celebrate. After the menorah has been lit, the children play a game of spinning the dreidel while dinner is being prepared. This year, why not have the children make their own […]

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