One family’s story about life at the bottom

Teens vs. drugs

Sandy began to experiment with drugs at the age of 12. Soon she was initiated into the Conejo Valley drug culture, trying everything from marijuana and crystal methamphetamines to alcohol and prescription drugs. Sandy, 19, is now a recovering heroin addict. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, Sandy and her mother, Carol, agreed to speak with The Acorn […]

Local student receives congressional award

Jeff Lyon, 17, Agoura High School senior and Eagle Scout, was recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., by Rep. Elton Gallegly of the 24th District and John Falk, congressional awards chairman. Jeff spent two-and-a-half years completing this award, which includes volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/ exploration. He contributed more than 350 hours of […]

Gymnastics center opens

All Olympia Gymnastics Center has opened a new location at 5034 N. Parkway Calabasas in Calabasas. AOGC provides gymnastic learning opportunities for all ages, from teens to tots. The gym employs coaches with national, international and Olympic experience. Classes, camps and private training sessions are available.

New bride studying to be rabbi

Ronda and Steven Kalan of West Hills announce the marriage of their daughter, Dalia Wendy, to Jason Paul Samansky, son of Paula and Allan Samansky of Columbus, Ohio. The couple was married on Jan. 14 at Temple Shomrei Torah in West Hills. The bride is a graduate of Van Nuys High School Medical Magnet. She is currently a rabbinical student […]

Stage Door is ‘caught up’ in its newest comedy

The Stage Door Theatre in Agoura Hills presents the comedy “Caught in the Net” by Ray Cooney. It’s the sequel to Cooney’s play, “Run for Your Wife,” which the theater performed last year, which told the story of a London taxi driver with two wives. “Caught in the Net” will continue on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through […]

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Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Newbury Park, recently congratulated associates for top achievement in June. Joann Miraglia was recognized for top listings, Donna Cheney was recognized for top sales and Steve Maturo was honored for top gross closed commission. “All of our associates are working very hard to provide the best service to […]

Fun for all ages at Leonis Adobe

HOME ON THE RANGE- Above, Leonis Adobe Museum volunteer Jim Stehlik shows off Texas longhorn and Adobe farm resident, Fred, to visitors on Tuesday in Calabasas. At right, Calabasas resident Hannah Bowman, 2, sits perfectly still as she is painted by Camarillo High School student Anisa Ramadon, 15, during “How the West was Sung,” part of the Leonis Adobe Museum’s […]

Old time rock ‘n’ roll

BUSTING LOOSE-Gina Gleason, 14, of Philadelphia, Penn., joins the School of Rock east coast All-Stars on stage at The Canyon club to celebrate the Agoura school’s grand opening last Saturday night.

Teachers sound off in homework study

Homework-in all its permutations-was once again under the microscope in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, but this time teachers had a chance to explain their homework strategies. The last section of the threepart homework survey in the school district was recently completed. This week’s article focuses on the high school survey results. The first two surveys examined homework from […]

Westlake Lutheran Church announces services

Worship services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Childcare will be provided all morning. For more information, call (805) 497-4888 or visit www.westlakelutheran.com.