•The Oak Park school tax renewal to be placed on the June ballot is $197 per parcel, not per $100,000 of assessed valuation. •Sumac Park is in Agoura Hills, not Oak Park.

Ladies meet in Agoura after 20 years as neighbors in New York

Lila Horowitz and Frieda Tauber became friends after meeting at the Agoura Hills Senior Retreat in spite of essentially living on top of each other for over 20 years on the east coast. Both women had recently moved to the assisted living complex when Horowitz struck up a conversation with Tauber during dinner. “I recognized an accent similar to my […]


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‘Pawfect’ Valentine’s Day gifts for pets

Even fish can receive a love gift

Nothing says love quite like a rawhide-flavored greeting card- for a dog, that is. This year, pet parents are finding a wider selection of innovative gifts to warm the hearts of their furry valentines. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association’s National Pet Owners Survey, 6 percent of dog owners say they purchase a gift for their dog on […]

ArtWalk open for entries

Applications for the 21st annual ArtWalk are available at Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills libraries and Thousand Oaks City Hall. ArtWalk is a fine arts and designer crafts outdoor exhibition presented by the Conejo Valley Art Museum with the assistance of the Conejo Recreation and Park District. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., […]

Oak Park speeding is detested

I was stunned at the juxtaposition of the two speeding-related articles published on the front page of the Jan. 31 Acorn: one including a photograph of the demolished Oak Park sign and the carnage from an out-of-control speeding Ferrari blamed, in part, on a rain-slick street, and another concerning the excessive and apparently accepted speeding situation of the “country road/racetrack” […]

Cancer walk galvanizes the community

Neighborhood Focus

Whether it’s a family member who has died, or a friend who is fighting the disease, everyone seems to have been affected by cancer at some point in their lives. Last week, organizers hosted a kick-off event for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, which is scheduled for May 3 and 4 at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. […]

Couple wages 11-year battle to build local Globe Theater

After a “one-year project” turned into an 11year undertaking, Elisabeth Howard and Geoffrey Forward, a husbandand-wife performing arts team, have finally realized their dream. The couple opened the Globe Theater in Topanga last September with successful productions of “Twelfth Night” and “The Fantasticks,” but despite the relief of finally getting the Tudorstyle theater off the ground, Howard and Forward are […]

Serving in Uniform

John H. Carroll has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The ROTC cadet has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. His wife, Andrea, is the daughter of Penny Winchester of Calabasas and James Dean of Massillon, Ohio.

Poizner visits United Chambers

Steve Poizner, California insurance commissioner, discussed the issues surrounding insurance fraud during his keynote address at the United Chambers of Commerce 32nd annual “Celebrating Business” recognition dinner on Jan. 18. More than 200 area business leaders attended the event at the Woodland Hills Hilton, including Assemblymember Cameron Smyth, who served as the master of ceremonies. Elected officials who attended included […]