Slain journalist’s father speaks at local temples

Judea Pearl stood at the lectern, powerful and vulnerable at the same instant. After the tragedy of his son Daniel’s murder, Pearl has tried, as a father and a human being, to make the world a better place. As the Jewish New Year and the sixth anniversary of the 9/ 11 attacks approached, Pearl lectured Saturday night about being Jewish […]

Volunteers needed for annual creek clean up

The Mountains Restoration Trust is seeking volunteers to assist with the following cleanup activities. Participants may gain community service credit for these events. •Dry Canyon Creek habitat restoration, 8 to 11 a.m., Sun., Sept. 15. Help restore a headwater ecosystem of the Los Angeles at Headwaters Corner in Calabasas. Reservations are required by calling (818) 591-1701, ext. 205. •Oak tree […]

Star expert to speak

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 21 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. The speaker will be Stan Metchev, post-doctoral fellow at UCLA. Metchev’s presentation will concern nearby stars younger than the sun that appear to be undergoing planet formation. The public is […]

Talking to teens about acne

Skin blemishes are a fact of life for many teenagers, as more than 85 percent deal with acne. Even though it’s common among adolescents, many teens feel isolated and embarrassed when they experience breakouts. For parents with teens suffering from acne, it can be tough to broach the topic of skin care and acne. Parents may be reluctant to draw […]

Soccer champs play the field

GO GO GIRLS- The fall soccer season is officially underway. Here the AYSO U7 Go-Go’s (in pink) battle the Hannah Montana’s at Russell Ranch park in Westlake Village. The Go-Go’s won the game.

Westminster Presbyterian to host financial seminar

Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a Crown Ministries oneday “Road to True Financial Freedom” seminar at 8:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 15 in the Community Center at 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. The seminar will cover biblical principles of budgeting, saving, debt and family priorities. Attendees will receive a workbook guiding them through scripture and exercises to lead to better stewardship […]

Linda Parks responds

I make responding to constituents a priority. Unfortunately the phone messages from Dina Adler were lost while I was on vacation. I take full responsibility for that. After seeing her letter in The Acorn, I called Ms. Adler and apologized. Linda Parks Ventura County Board of Supervisors, District 2 Editor’s Note: Linda Parks’ letter is in response to a Letter […]

Los Robles forced to keep new wing’s doors closed

A 200,000squarefoot, $180million new wing at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center sits empty of patients due to a delay by the State Department of Health to come and give its required stamp of approval. ” W e don’t know when they are coming to survey us,” said Kris Carraway Bowman, Los Robles Hospital spokesperson. Until they do, even the […]

Agoura Hills City Calendar

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services presents the following programs. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information on programs or to sign up, stop by the center or call (818) 597-7361. •The new fall 2007 brochure lists classes for parent ‘n child, tots, youth, teens […]

Walking in the name of freedom

STARS AND STRIPES- Westlake Village resident Connie Bosso, right, gives a flag to Newbury Park resident Lisa Dick at the second annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Tuesday. The annual walk is held in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 and also honors America’s troops and veterans.