Calabasas boy overcomes serious disabilities to become a bar mitzva

A 13-year-old boyhaving a bar mitzvah is not uncommon, but one Calabasas boy has surprised many with his announcement. Brandon Kaplan, a member of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, is a severely disabled child who cannot speak or write. But that certainly hasn’t stopped him from preparing for the day he’s been looking forward to for many years, according to […]

‘Parenting our parents’ program

The monthly Meet and Greet of the Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association will be from noon to 1 p.m. Fri., June 1 at the office of Teen Scene Outpatient Program, 30343 Canwood St., Ste. 208A, Agoura Hills. There is no charge to attend. The guest speaker will be Jane Wolf Waterman, LCSW JD, who will discuss “Parenting Our Parents.” […]

Moorpark College grads

Moorpark College hosted commencement exercises on May 15 on the Campus Center Quad. The 2006-07 graduating class has 1,170 students- 627 females and 543 males. Current semester graduates number 706, with 276 having already graduated in the fall. At the end of the 2006 summer session, 188 students graduated. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher number 248. […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Golden egg retirement plan

California’s residents and taxpayers must now face what many consider to be staggering higher costs for water, energy, sanitation, storm drainage controls and all the other essential infrastructure needed as our state moves forward toward a population of 50 million. The Westlake City Council, in the meantime, is granting its employees significantly greater retirement benefits; in fact, the city has […]

4-Bedroom Home On A Cul-de-sac Is Zoned For Horses

This 4-bedroom, 3-bath cul-de-sac home is on 0.5 acre and is zoned for horses. The property has a three-car attached garage, large RV access plus a motor home garage. The approximately 3,100squarefoot, singlestory home has a living room with a wooden vaulted ceiling and fireplace, great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, and a formal dining and breakfast room. […]

Gaming trip, tai chi class open for Agoura seniors

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services presents the following activities for seniors who are registered members of the Agoura Hills Senior Center. Membership is $12 for the calendar year and entitles participants to enroll in any classes and special events offered by the Senior Recreation Center. +Beginning and intermediate tai chi classes for seniors 50 and up […]

Wrapping up the relay

TOP PLEDGE RAISER- Agoura Hills Mayor Dan Kuperberg addresses the audience at the recent American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser. The city of Agoura Hills team raised $18,732, the highest total of any single team. Sally Schneider, a city planner, brought in the most pledges as an individual with $3,125 in donations. Total donations for the event were more […]

Youth orchestra holds auditions

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sun., June 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The orchestra is comprised of three groups: Conejo Valley Youth Strings, a beginning level group of strings players including violin, viola, cello, bass or harp; Conejo Valley Preparatory Orchestra, for intermediate […]

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Calabasas Burglars broke into three cars parked on Park Granada May 1. They caused $800 worth of damages to the vehicles and stole a $2,500 laptop computer, a $600 navigation system, a $30 gym bag and a Prada purse worth $200. Thieves stole a $1,200 navigation system and a $300 iPod from a vehicle parked on Thousand Oaks Boulevard April […]