Probation sweep keeps local teens in check

Homes searched, paraphernalia found

Probation sweep keeps local teens in check By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The dawning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day brought a rude awakening Monday to some local teenagers and their families. It was a holiday, but they weren’t celebrating. More than 100 officers from a joint police task force tapped on doors in a predawn sweep to find out if […]


Group needs book donations

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura is collecting gently used books (hard and soft cover) to give to lower income seniors. According to the agency, many local seniors are unable to get to the library and need reading material. Through Mon., Feb. 14, donations will be collected at the following locations: Newbury Park Area Housing Authority, 1400 […]

Three generations find success in family business

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com It’s all in the family for three generations of owners at two Woodland Hills clothing stores. Though sometimes challenging, the Cohen family has successfully navigated the business waters at a la popcorn and L.A. Babes for nearly 30 years. At the helm is Betty Cohen, her daughter Alissa Cohen, and Alissa’s daughter Sheri Bergman. The Cohens […]

Mass honors tsunami victims

Mass honors tsunami victims Cardinal Roger Mahony celebrated a special mass for victims and survivors of the South Asia tsunami at 12:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Indonesian dancers performed in the Cathedral prior to the start of the Mass. The Counsels General of the affected […]

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District renews water tax ‘Standby’ charge now in its 10th year

District renews water tax ‘Standby’ charge now in its 10th year By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District voted last week to continue charging customers an annual parcel tax for their water services. The $10-per-acre fee charged to landowners pays for the repair and replacement of water system facilities. According to a district report, the tax generates […]

Toastmasters are the talk of the town

Toastmasters are the talk of the town Conejo Valley Toastmasters is hosting its inaugural Thousand Oaks/Simi Valley "Speech-A-Thon" at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22 at Borders Bookstore, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Anyone who would like to hear Toastmaster members showcase their oratorical skills is welcome to attend. The mission of the club is to provide a mutually supportive and […]

Still time to enroll in clogging classes

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Marry the Irish jig to tap dance and you’ll get clogging as their offspring. That dance form, which can trace its history to the fifth century, is thriving in the Conejo Valley. Last week about 20 people—men and women in a wide range of ages and body shapes—showed up for a new round of beginners classes […]

eBay selling service comes to Agoura

iSold It, a new eBay selling service, recently opened a franchise store at 5893 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, in the Agoura Hills City Mall. Customers are welcome to drop off merchandise they wish to sell on the Internet at the store. Before the iSold It staff posts an item on eBay, the item is photographed and a detailed description is […]