Santa Comes to Agoura and families are rewarded

DREAM FULFILLED-Leukemia patient Ethan Childs, 9, of Oak Park receives an early holiday gift when he gets to ride in the fire truck with Santa during a recent visit to the Agoura Hills Do-it Center. Santa’s visit was part of the 27th annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond event which supports local battered women and children and other families […]

Five generations

LEGACY-Five generations of one family enjoy a moment together at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center where Hunter Smith was born Tues., Nov. 28. Held by his mother, Amie Smith of Simi Valley, Hunter is surrounded by, from left, Great-Grandmother Billie Maxwell, Grandmother Pamela Mitrano and Great-Great-Grandmother Jossie Shropshire, all from Stigler, Okla.

CLU offers new doctorate program

The School of Education at California Lutheran University recently announced a new degree program, the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership. This program is designed to serve educational professionals who have a desire to become more effective in leading institutions of higher education and who wish to position themselves for heightened leadership roles. The format of the program is […]

Sushi with rabbis

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host an open-forum discussion with four rabbis at “Sushi with the Rabbis” Mon., Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The event will provide sushi, wine and a question and answer session on any topic of Judaic interest. The panel will include Rabbis Moshe Bryski, Shlomo Bistritzky, […]


After working seven hours at school on one of my main “holidays” last Wednesday, I read Ken Grow’s comments in The Acorn sharing his opinions about teachers and the ease of my profession. I’m all for freedom of the press and feel that everyone is most definitely entitled to their own opinion, but I’m not convinced that Mr. Grow has […]

New Offices Purcahsed

RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc., with offices in Northridge, Granada Hills, Simi Valley, Westlake Village and North Ranch, has purchased five additional offices from RE/ MAX Gold Coast Realtors. Two of those offices are in Simi Valley, and the others are in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Moorpark. RE/MAX Gold Coast, headquartered in the city of Ventura, will continue to […]

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•The Agoura Hills Library proctors examinations for distance learning students. The cost per session is $25. This service enables residents to take proctored examinations for school, licensure and other requirements. For details and to schedule a proctor, call the library at (818) 889-2278. •The Book Cellar is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 16 and will […]

How to get more fruit, vegetables into family diet

The trick to getting a family to eat more fruits and vegetables is making good food an easytoprepare part of daily meals. Here are some tips on how to do that: •Include a tray of fresh and marinated vegetables with low-fat dips as an appetizer. •Start the meal with a hearty broth-based vegetable soup. •Prepare a bowl of fresh fruit […]

Middle school mock trial team goes the distance

Several area middle school students learned the fine art of arguing a legal case in a real courtroom during the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s annual mock trial competition. The Sierra Canyon Middle School mock trial team went all the way to the semifinals, competing against 31 other middle school teams from public and private schools from all over Los Angeles County. […]

Pastor wants his church to invest in people, not buildings

Congregation wants to serve community

As a congregation whose meeting place is at a motel in Agoura Hills, the Bethel Christian Fellowship is hardly traditional. “We don’t want to invest in projects or buildings,” said Craig Johnson, an evangelical Protestant clergyman and pastor of the independent, nondenominational church he founded in 1982. “We want to invest in people. If we have extra offerings, we want […]

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