Students learn about the Holocaust firsthand

Painful memories

Students learn about the Holocaust firsthand By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com It’s been 60 years since Manny Fischman, of Newbury Park, was a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps, but his memories of the cold, hunger and suffering are still fresh. Fischman, 75, was one of several Holocaust survivors who spoke last week to students in Nomie Azoff’s Judaica Studies program […]


Chamber Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Cisco’s Restaurant, 1712 Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks featuring food and door prizes. (818) 889-3150 Learn Bonsai Lore Dennis Roche will give a demonstration at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Conejo Valley Bonsai Society at Commercial Capital Bank, 973 S. Westlake Blvd., […]

Stronger at the Broken Places

During the last few weeks many people I’ve talked with seem to have incredible problems. A question I get often is "where is God in all this?" In developing a strategy to deal with this pain, we need to first of all establish one clear fact: everyone suffers! The world we are told about in fairy tales, where people marry […]

Tell the truth about Heschel

Tell the truth about Heschel Just once I’d like to see the Old Agoura Homeowners Association (OAHA) tell the truth about Heschel West. Instead, we and the Old Agoura residents themselves continue to hear distortions and hyperbole about a project that is widely supported by the broader community that makes up the Conejo Valley. Why do they keep insisting that […]

U.S. Cavalry exhibit rides into town

At Reagan Library

A new exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will examine military leadership in the cavalry, including five U.S. presidents who served in the mounted service (Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan) and other U.S. military officers who were cavalrymen, including Robert E. Lee, George Custer and George Patton, Jr. An interactive discovery […]

SUN., MAY 22

Carnival Helps Kids The sixth annual Kids Walking for Kids Carnival, created by Agoura High freshman Jenny Tannenbaum raises funds for Variety-The Children’s Charity, which helps children in need. It will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills and features carnival games, inflatables, prizes, silent auction, raffles, music by Hart […]

Luau dinner set for St. Jude

will help
church activities

Luau dinner set for St. Jude Fundraiser will help church activities St. Jude Catholic Church will host a benefit fundraiser Dinner Dance Luau II from 6 p.m. to midnight Sat., May 21 at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. There will be an abundance of appetizers, ethnic and continental foods, as well as breads and desserts. The […]

Does Old Agoura

drag city down? I am a 20 year resident of Agoura Hills. It’s time to tell the truth about development in Agoura: we lag far behind our Calabasas and Westlake Village neighbors because our city council is beholden to Old Agoura and its myopic view of life in the Conejo Valley. With the notable exception of John Edelston, The Agoura […]

CHP officer wants to go the extra mile

By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com Behind the wheel of his black and white Crown Victoria, Officer Ken Ericsson patrols the Conejo Valley with the straightforward confidence of a 27-year veteran. An officer with the California Highway Patrol, Ericsson works out of the Moorpark station, a temporary storefront facility the department uses to serve the entire East County. Down the street from […]

Oak View principal set to retire

By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com Longtime high school educator Millie Andress plans to retire at the end of this year—sort of. Andress, the Oak Park Unified School District’s director of alternative education, is the principal of both Oak View and Oak Park Independent high schools. Andress will end her 37-year career this June and take her love for education to North […]

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