Students send love in time of need

Tell us why Mom is special

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 […]

Advice for seniors on avoiding falls

Falls affect tens of thousands of Americans. Each year about one-third of individuals 65 years of age or older fall, and some will be disabled by the broken bones that can follow. Also, falls kill more than 16,000 Americans a year. These falls are not just the result of getting older. They are usually caused by a number of factors, […]

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Fundraiser benefits piano conservatory

The Southern California Piano Conservatory Foundation will host its inaugural fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sun., April 30 at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. The event will feature dinner, drinks and entertainment, special guest performances, live and silent auctions. Founded in 2005, the nonprofit corporation teaches the value of music in the overall educational development […]

Back in town again

I was saddened to see last week’s article about the possible revival of Lowe’s, but not surprised. It was too good to be true that Rotkin Real Estate Group would accept the fact that they are not needed or wanted in Westlake Village. They are going to ram this down our throat and keep saying this is what we need. […]

Donna Benevento

Donna Benevento, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, is once again sponsoring a community garage sale. The event will take place on Sun., May 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will include all of Wildflower, a division of Wildwood in Thousand Oaks. All residents are encouraged to participate. Donna coordinates the entire event, providing advertising, […]

Local teachers seek pay raise

Members of the Oak Park Teacher’s Association gathered at last week’s Oak Park Unified School District board meeting and asked board members and district administrators to consider an increase in their cost of living a d j u s t m e n t (COLA) and health benefits. The group is a California Teacher’s Association-National Educator’s Association affiliated union that […]

Woman patches family story into quilt

Quilts aren’t just bedcovers. Calabasas resident Jean Della Monica has created a quilt that will compete in a national contest this week in Paducah, Ky. Judges will be looking for excellent craftsmanship and artistry. Quilts are works of art, according to Meredith Schroeder, president of the American Quilter’s Society. “Quilting requires dedication, skill and ingenious talent,” Schroeder said. The quilts […]

Activists raise funds in fight against breast cancer