2007-11-21

Childcare evening coming to the Triunfo YMCA



The Triunfo YMCA will provide child care from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The children will be provided with a pizza dinner. Other activities include group games and a movie. YMCA child-care staff will supervise the children. The cost is $25 for the first child per family and $20 […]

Viewpoint alumnus wins journalism award



The National Scholastic Press Association awarded Viewpoint School’s alumnus Jacob Combs an honorable mention in its 2007 “Story of the Year” competition. Combs received the award for an editorial he wrote for Viewpoint’s Upper School newspaper, The Patriot. In the editorial published in March 2007, Combs pondered whether honor is a lost virtue, and recommended the creation and implementation of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Calabasas Thieves stole a purse containing keys, calculator and bank cards from a vehicle parked in the 22800 block of Mulholland Highway Nov. 14. Vandals caused $7,000 in damages to a mobile radar trailer parked in front of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in the 30400 block of Agoura Road Nov. 12. Someone stole a wallet containing a driver’s license, […]

A traffic tale



Fair citizens of Agoura and Oak Park, I pray thee, patience. Reading the last several weeks’ of letters in The Acorn, I still hear the rumblings of discontent over our newly renovated Kanan exchange. Each morning, I too experience the maddening cutting off of vehicles, nudging their way onto the southward entry. Granted, perhaps in hindsight, the decision to “improve” […]

This Home Features An Open Floor Plan, Plantation Shutters And Hardwood Floors



This 4-bedroom model now has 3 bedrooms plus a bonus room and 2.5 bathrooms. The home is approximately 2,126 square feet and was built in 1999. The home features an open floor plan, plantation shutters, hardwood floors and recently replaced upgraded plush neutral carpet, recessed lighting and recently painted interior. There is an elegant living room, a formal dining room […]

Decorated home tour to raise funds



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s 16th annual Holiday Homes Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun., Dec. 1 and 2. The self-guided tour of Conejo Valley homes is the organization’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds helping to fund The Wellness Community’s free programs for people fighting cancer and their families. Tour homes in Lake Sherwood, Westlake’s […]

Old ‘buddies’ help kids learn



WORKING TOGETHER- Brookside Elementary School second-grader Luke Tribe, center, is paired with fourth-graders Gianni Stillo and Cristian Chicas in the school’s Buddy Program. The ongoing activity at the Oak Park school links younger children with older students who serve as mentors in monthly activities such as community service projects, games, reading and art.

Rummage sale donations will help Malibu church to rebuild facility



The Malibu Presbyterian Church and Preschool will hold a fundraiser on Sat., Dec. 1 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The church and preschool were destroyed in the Oct. 21 Malibu fire. The school children are being housed at the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue through the end of the year, and the congregation worships wherever it can find space, […]

Saddened by Lupin Hill story



I was both sadden and disturbed to read the story in The Acorn (Nov. 15) about the incident in the rest room at Lupin Hill Elementary School, but I wasn’t angry. Sodomy by 8year-olds is so rare that there were obviously other factors at play. So while my biggest sympathies were with the victims, I was also concerned about the […]

Cooperative on the West Coast?



When purchasing real estate on the East Coast it is not at all unusual to buy into a cooperative building. As a matter of fact, it is more the rule than the exception. It is tough to find a co-op this side of the Mississippi, now there’s a cooperative building in Woodland Hills. First, what is a co-op? A coop […]


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