Menorah lighting signals days of Hanukkah

Art show calls for entries

The Westlake Village Art Guild’s 2008 Membership Show will run through January at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Entries will be accepted from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., Jan 5. Artists who are not guild members may join at registration to facilite participation. For information about the show or the guild, call Craig Morton, show […]

They’ve got game

Local schools make Honor Roll

Student achievement, reduced academic gap noted

A statewide business and education coalition named several local schools to its 2007 Honor Roll earlier this month. The California Business for Education Excellence Foundation and Just for the KidsCalifornia recognized 569 public schools across the state for high student achievement and reducing the academic gap for all students. The Honor Roll, based on data from the California Standards Tests […]

Squirrel of the Month

Young local filmmakers debut new movie

Agoura High School student Bryan Felber and Agoura High graduate Sarah Nagy are set to premiere their new film “Corpus Callosum” at the Westlake Twin on Thurs., Dec. 13. The feature-length film starts at 7 p.m. The film is a comedy-drama centering around a self-made millionaire teenage investor named Cross Carlton (Sarah Nagy) and an unconventionally artistic journalist (Evan Lewis) […]

Closed early

All Acorn offices- Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo- will be closed at 1 p.m. Fri., Dec. 14 for a holiday celebration. They will reopen at the regular time, 9 a.m. Mon., Dec. 17. Advertising and editorial deadllines remain at 11 a.m. Fri., Dec. 14.

Growing up Jewish in a Christian world

Neighborhood Focus

Rabbi Jennifer Flam of Temple Aliyah referred to it as a “December dilemma.” How do you make Hanukkah special for your kids in a country that mostly celebrates Christmas? “I grew up living in a place where there were very few Jews, so Hanukkah was overshadowed by Christmas,” said Wendy Ross to a group of parents who met at the […]

Toy campaign underway

Donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign can be dropped off through Tues., Dec. 18 at the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 200, Westlake Village. The public is invited to donate new, unwrapped toys with a minimum value of $10. The toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to children […]

Amgen Tour needs volunteers

Organizers for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California have announced that volunteer opportunities for the professional cycling road race are posted online at the official tour website, www .amgentourofcalifornia.com. Volunteers looking for an opportunity to participate in the third annual race can apply online for positions. The tour is scheduled for Feb. 17 to 24. International cycling teams will race […]