City’s Disaster Response Team makes plans for upcoming year

The city of Agoura Hills will host a kick-off meeting for the city’s Disaster Response Team at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19 in the Community Room of the Agoura Hills Civic Center, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. All former and current Disaster Response Team members are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested in joining the team is also invited to attend. […]

For the record

The following are the correct times for upcoming children’s story hours at the Calabasas Public Library: Fridays from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. for ages 2½ and under; from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 3; and from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for ages 3½ to 5. The programs will continue through March 18. Contact the library’s Karilyn Steward […]

Folk singer to perform

Performances to Grow On will present folk singer/instrumentalist John McCutcheon in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22 at the Church of Religious Science, 101 S. Laurel, Ventura. He has more than 27 albums to his credit and three Grammy Award nominations. A story teller as well as a folk singer, McCutcheon’s songs explore community, continuity and hope. His work […]

Shortened school days help students in the long run

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com If you’re a parent of school age children in Oak Park, you are probably affected by the shortened school day in the middle of the week and might even question the philosophy behind this growing trend among local school districts. The district established the shortened school day at Brookside, Oak Hills and Red Oak Elementary schools […]

Genesis focus of course

Rabbi Moshe Bryski, dean of the Conejo Jewish Academy, will lead a seven-week course titled "Biblical Reflections: Finding Yourself in the Stories of Genesis" at 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 19, at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The course will demonstrate how Bible stories and characters of the Book of Genesis—including Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Esau and Joseph—contain "timeless lessons […]

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Escape attempt foiled at Kilpatrick camp

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Three juvenile males assaulted a female employee Jan. 8 during a botched attempt to escape Camp Vernon Kilpatrick, a Malibu probation camp for youth offenders. Sgt. Timothy Youngern of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said the teenagers attacked the employee with a blunt object, causing injury to her head, face and ankle. She was treated at […]

Time for clickin’, learnin’

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Learning to read is a milestone in every child’s education. Most children begin to read at six or seven years of age, but for some children who have trouble grasping the alphabet, phonetics, and the letter and word decoding required for reading success, a new Internet program can help. ClickN’ KIDS, an Agoura Hills-based firm that […]

Learn basic features of the Internet

The Thousand Oaks Library will present a free demonstration on the basic features of the Internet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thurs., Jan. 27 at the Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. This introductory class will describe various features of the Internet with emphasis on the power of the Worldwide Web as an information resource and a […]

VSA arts poster contest promotes art appreciation for students of all ages

VSA arts poster contest promotes art appreciation for students of all ages VSA arts, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the participation of people with disabilities in the arts and society, has announced its Call for Children’s Art. Children of all abilities in grades K-12 are invited to submit artwork exploring these questions: What does art mean to you? Why […]