Mom worth at least 100 words

Mother’s Day is May 14 and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory that you have, a small story you’d like to tell, or just some kind words for the mom that you love, your thoughts […]

Hoopsters triumph at tourney

Ambassadors scheduled for Slam ‘n’ Jam

Friends of Oak Park Schools, a nonprofit community organization devoted to helping the Oak Park Unified School District with its financial challenges, will host a group of special dignitaries on April 23 at Oak Park High School. In an effort to raise funds for Oak Park schools, the Harlem Ambassadors will visit the high school’s gymnasium to coach local residents […]

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Good Friday? Jesus was arrested and led away sometime after midnight. His hands were bound, the same hands that had healed the sick. Luke 22:63 tells us Jesus was blindfolded and beaten, scourged and condemned to death by crucifixion. Luke 23:33 gives a very brief statement about the Crucifixion: “When they came to the place called the Skull, there they […]

Stand up against Triangle Ranch development

Regarding your story last week about the Triangle Ranch luxury homes in rural Agoura, thank goodness someone is standing up to the big buck development madness. Now that they’ve all but paved over the entrance to Malibu Canyon on Las Virgenes, Kanan Road road going towards the beach is the last wild area off the 101 where someone looking for […]

Pat Helton

Pat Helton, who has been a real estate professional since 1985, recently was awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) professional designation by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council in Murphys, Calif. Seniors who need advice about their homes and rental properties can turn to Pat Helton, a broker associate with the Coldwell Banker Westlake Promenade Office. Seniors Real Estate […]


A story on the Las Virgenes Unified School District budget in the March 30 Acorn incorrectly stated that teachers’ salaries are mandated by the governor. The cost of living raises are adjustments tied to the overall increased cost of goods and services.

Air quality experts give tips on remaining healthy

Janine Montoya, with her husband, Ted, owns Tri County Air Conditioning and Fireplaces, Ventura County’s oldest indoor air quality experts. Montoya recently commented on air quality, both indoors and outside. She said many area residents return home after a trip to find themselves shocked at the heavy smog surrounding LAX. But air pollution has long been a concern, and since […]

Sign up now for Discovery Nature Camp

Reservations are being accepted for Discovery Nature Camp offered by Mountains Restoration Trust in two sessions this summer. Designed for children ages 8 to 12, the camp provides a strong science and environmental focus through use of hands-on activities, scientific tools, guided hikes, nature crafts, games and hearing from guest speakers. “Our goal is to provide a fun setting where […]

Burning of chametz marks beginning of Passover

CLEANSING FIRE-Oak Park resident Mendy Bistritzky throws bread into flames as Chabad of the Conejo Rabbi Chaim Bryski recites a prayer during a public burning of chametz, or leavened bread. The event, held at Fire Station No. 31 on Duesenberg Drive in Thousand Oaks, is a pre-Passover tradition meant to remind participants of the hasty exile out of Egypt.

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