City completes bus safety video

To remind residents about the importance of bus safety, the city of Westlake Village shot a film called “Ride the Bus” this past weekend on city streets. When completed in the next two weeks, the 10- to 15-minute video will be shown on local Channel 10. The film addresses safety issues on the bus and how to get on and […]

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The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking volunteers for its 15th anniversary Holiday Homes Tour, a self-guided tour that is the organization’s largest fundraiser. Chris Knorr, volunteer committee chairperson, needs residents to serve as docents and traffic assistants. The open houses on the tour are in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Lake Sherwood. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

Make a date with The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meet ing notices, garage/bake sales that benefit a worthy […]

Brookside raises funds for UNICEF

Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park reported its best ever Halloween fundraiser on behalf of UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Student trick-or-treaters filled orange boxes with donations and raised more than $1,400, the most since Brookside started the fundraiser. Mary Jane Weaver, a teacher and advisor, along with teacher Paula Stromquist and the Brookside’s Student Council, helped oversee the […]

St. Paul presents holiday boutique

St. Paul Lutheran Church will host an inaugural holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2 at 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. There will be vendors and refreshments. For more information, call (818) 889-1620.

OPUSD needs new plan

What do we do now? Thanks to the levelheaded voters of Oak Park who exercised intelligent independent thought, the inflow of corporate dollars was unable to mask the odor of a rotting fish in local politics. The voters of Oak Park soundly rejected bond Measure H6. The fact remains that the school district does need funding to make repairs and […]

Do-It-Yourself: Guide to Interior Decorating

How do you feel about your home décor? If you’re tired of it, and know it needs some updating, but are afraid to act, you’re not alone. Fear of change is the number one reason people live in spaces they don’t really like. With the holiday season and New Year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to […]

Santa arrives early

SURPRISE VISIT–Santa made an early appearance at the tree-lighting festivities at The Commons in Calabasas recently. Youngsters, from left, Roxana Solhjou, 5, of Calabasas; Danielle Haber, 8, of Tarzana; Soma Smith, 5, and her friend Morgan Freeman, 3, both of Calabasas, scramble for their chance to speak with Santa.

Senior needs survey deadline extended

The deadline to complete the L.A. County “Seniors Count” Needs Assessment has been extended to Jan. 31. Seniors can inform city and county area agencies about their unmet needs for services such as inhome care and home-delivered meals by completing the anonymous survey. The survey is available at local senior centers, public libraries, community centers and online at www.ladcss.org. For […]

Holiday lights bring season’s sparkle

WATER COLORS-Holiday lights are reflected in the still waters of the lake in Westlake Village. People took advantage of the long weekend to hang their lights, officially marking the beginning of the holiday season.