Trash your electronics properly

The city of Calabasas offers free electronic waste collection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the future Calabasas Civic Center site at Park Sorrento, behind the Commons Shopping Center. Acceptable items include answering machines, camcorders, CD players, copiers, fax machines, laptops, computers, microwave ovens, stereos, tape players, telephones, VCRs and other items. […]

Help your child make new friends

Whether your child is a social butterfly or a bit more of a wallflower, there are ways to help him feel less anxious about making new friends and about making friends with children who are different from him. Try these tips: •Teach tolerance. Be certain your children know that it is okay and, in fact, a good thing to be […]

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2005 Year in Review

The top stories of the past year affecting The Acorn community

Agoura Hills Kanan Road interchange gets green light Bitter election brings changes to city council New Yerba Buena Elementary School finally on track Stories by Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com It’s been 10 years in the planning, but the Kanan Road-101 Freeway interchange improvement in Agoura Hills finally showed signs of getting underway. The bulk of the work on the massive, $25-million […]

Free low vision testing offered

Free low vision consultations will be available through the Braille Institute from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Jan. 20 at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. During one-hour private sessions, a low vision rehabilitation specialist will assess visual skills, offer techniques to make the most of existing vision, determine what low vision devices are needed […]

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Calabasas A wallet containing a social security card, a driver’s license and several bank cards was stolen from a cart while the victim was shopping at the Albertson’s supermarket on Agoura Road. The incident occurred on Dec. 8. Golf clubs, clothes and other items were stolen from a locked vehicle parked in a driveway on Pulido Court on Dec. 8. […]

Westlake Village

Lowe’s hangs in the balance Stories by Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com Without question, Westlake Village residents witnessed a sizable uptick in construction throughout their city in 2005. The project that created the biggest buzz was the proposed Lowe’s development on a 22-acre lot off Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village. Developers also submitted plans to develop 62,000 square feet of restaurant […]

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SAT., DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Gala Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley: New Year’s Eve gala begins with dinner by May’s Kitchen at 6:30 p.m., followed by the musical “Cabaret,” then desserts and a New Year’s Eve party with a champagne toast at midnight. Various packages range in price from $30 to $75. […]

Support group combats risky teen behavior

A local father and two church leaders are educating and supporting parents so they can help their teens deal with risky behavior. Teenagers are exposed to drugs, online pornography and deadly games at an early age but, according to recent scientific studies, they may not understand the consequences due to a developing brain that may not be ready to effectively […]

Record rains fall in Las Virgenes Valley