Agoura Hills announces upcoming programs

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. •A women’s self-defense workshop will be taught 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26. Laura Cox, a second-degree black belt, will teach simple defensive techniques. The class costs $40. •Sy Rifkin […]

See a doctor before starting diet

Why is it important to see a physician before starting a diet? A diet that may be good for one person would often not be good for another. This is because all people are different from a medical perspective. It is important to have testing done to see if there are any medical reasons that may be making it hard […]

OPHS girls’ hoops squad upended by Fillmore

Coffee squatters should leave

I’d like to gripe about the laptop users who have taken over the local coffee hangouts. It is no longer possible to go into Peet’s or Starbucks and find a table to sit at. Most of the tables are for the long-term use of those with laptops. I might add, that for one cup of coffee or latte, they stay […]

Kathi Neal

The award for Top Producer from Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office for November 2007 was won by Kathi Neal, spearhead of The Neal/Hoefflin Group, along with her son Rob Neal and his wife, Jennifer Hoefflin. Together, they are achieving remarkable success in the Conejo Valley and surrounding area. With more than thirty years combined experience, The Neal/Hoefflin Group […]

Calabasas man is new Masonic leader

Eduardo Estrada of Calabasas will be installed as Worshipful Master of Home Masonic Lodge No. 721 at 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 at the lodge, 14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Estrada, accompanied by his wife Natasha, will be elevated to the highest position in the lodge. He has been a mason for nearly 10 years. Estrada is the area manager […]

Plush toys donated to Los Robles

Miss Ventura County’s Outstanding Teen Chaya Turrow has partnered with Our Community House of Hope to donate 50 plush puppies to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for distribution to patients in need of comforting. Turrow, 15, a sophomore at Moorpark High School, received her title in October 2007. She embraced a community service platform to further the vision of Our […]

Four for the Month

We’re rolling out a new Acorn feature this month where our sportswriters recommend four books for anyone who’s in dire need of a good read. It’s a feature we will run at the beginning- or in this case the very end- of each month. Hopefully you can enjoy a few of these books as much as we did. “Bringing Down […]

Conflict of interest is the new Heschel talking point

The Jan. 17 letter by Jess Thomas regarding the Heschel School project highlighted Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s duplicitous hypocrisy and the apparent unethical collusion between Zev’s deputy, Ben Saltzman, and Heschel attorney Ben Reznic. I would like to add a postscript. Yaroslavsky was among the dignitaries who just last year honored Thomas as “Citizen of the Year” for his tireless participation […]

Located On A Cul-De-Sac In A Gated Community

This home on a culdesac in a Westlake Village gated community has five bedrooms plus an office and gym. Included on the grounds are waterfalls, pool, spa, outdoor barbecue and chef’s kitchen. For more information on this home, listed at $1,799,000, call Teri Pacitto at Rodeo Realty, (805) 494-4663.