Agoura Hills to use eminent domain to get properties needed for Kanan interchange

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills recently adopted resolutions that would start the rare process of eminent domain to acquire property needed to complete the new Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange. Lawsuits against the city are expected as a result of the procedure. The power of eminent domain allows cities to acquire privately owned land for the public […]

FRI., DEC. 31

FRI., DEC. 31 A Buddy Holly Bash Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park: The Buddy Holly "Rave On" Review stars John Mueller, the lead in Broadway’s "Buddy Holly Story." Featuring the tunes of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. An evening for the whole family, with late-night dessert, champagne and goodies. $45. (818) 347-9938 ‘Night in Vienna’ Conejo Pops Orchestra […]

Clean up your personal slate for the New Year in a ‘Burning Bowl’ ceremony

Clean up your personal slate for the New Year in a ‘Burning Bowl’ ceremony Unity Center Church, Gold Coast Plaza, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., will conduct a special "Burning Bowl" ceremony at 10 a.m. Sun., Jan. 2, which involves the symbolic shedding of bad habits in order to make plans and goals for the new year. The Burning Bowl […]

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Too many senior citizens are victims of abuse

By Bill Lockyer California Attorney General With the holiday season upon us, thousands of Californians may visit their elderly loved ones. While you are visiting and catching up with your senior relatives or friends, whether in a facility or in the senior’s personal residence, do your loved one a favor by checking for anything that doesn’t seem right. California’s senior […]

Calabasas funds counselor for CHS

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The search is on for a fourth high school counselor at Calabasas High School (CHS). Luckily, the financially strapped Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) won’t have to foot the bill—at least not for two years. At a recent board of education meeting, CHS Principal J. Guidetti, a counselor and a parent representative presented a proposal […]

FRI., DEC. 31

FRI., DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Dance Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks hosts a New Year’s Eve Dance for adults ages 50 and up from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring live music by the Windsors, hors d’oeuvres, New Year’s Eve toast, midnight balloon drop, complimentary photos. Singles, couples welcome in dressy evening attire. $25. […]

Polish Jews can find their roots

Writer and genealogy expert Warren Blatt will discuss "Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research" during the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23 in Klein Hall at University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Poland’s excellent system of civil registration of vital records began in 1808. Most of these records have survived, and they […]

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Learning center proposed for Indian Hills High School

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A learning center has been proposed for Indian Hills High School (IHHS), an alternative school in Calabasas for at-risk students and students who need more flexibility in their schedules due to work or family commitments. Stan Lyons, IHHS principal, recently explained to the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board of education that the learning center […]

Chamber to host networking breakfast

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is featuring networking groups within the Chamber at its January Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 7 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The breakfast will feature speakers from each of the Chamber’s six active networking groups. Several of the […]