2008-02-21

Heschel school unable to find alternative site



Over the last few months, there have been several letters to the editor claiming that Heschel West “would not even consider” an alternative site offered by Old Agoura. This is unfortunate because they ignore some very positive collaborative work between Heschel West and Old Agoura, something we should all hope to see more of in the future. I know that […]

Located In The Legacy Collection



This 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home is located on a cul-de-sac in the Legacy Collection. The formal living and dining room has high volume ceilings, hardwood floors and a fireplace. The kitchen has granite counters, professional appliances, hardwood floors and a center island. There is a bonus room with a builtin media center, and an office with a built-in […]

Child help



My Stuff Bags Foundation is sponsoring the inaugural National Mend a Broken Heart Month in February. The foundation is asking groups and individuals to serve foster children and other American children in crisis by raising awareness, donating toys and other items, and volunteering through local organizations. My Stuff Bags is a nonprofit organization which provides individual duffel bags filled with […]

Smoking in movies criticized



Concerned parents and public health leaders are looking to stub out images of smoking in film- at least in movies aimed at a youthful audience. That’s because multiple studies show that tobacco images in media, especially in movies, can influence young people’s decision to start smoking. The American Legacy Foundation, a national public health foundation dedicated to building a world […]

High School Highlights



All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 22: AP registration/AAC Spring play/G building/7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 25: Dance concert rehearsal/G building/3 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26: Late start Charger Club meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Dance concert […]

Jewish academy to begin lecture series



The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a threepart lecture series on “Beacons, From the Rabbi’s Study,” a series of talks from Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski. The lectures will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The first lecture is Feb. 27, “Do you believe in angels?” The talk will cover Biblical stories and […]

Animal shelter looks better



We, the resident animals in Agoura Hills, have voted our shelter number one. We want to thank the wonderful people companions that take such outstanding care of us 365 days a year and now we’re even more thankful that our temporary home is a safer place for our friends to visit. We especially want to thank some terrific people for […]

Westlake Village opposes new home for seniors



By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com OPINION–Mayor Philippa Klessig supports the Sunrise senior homes, despite 72 percent of Westlake residents who are said to be opposed. The Westlake Village City Council said it will vote against a senior assisted living facility on the former Westlake Hospital site, despite efforts by the developer to reduce the project’s size. During a Feb. 13 public […]

Volunteer Opportunities



Residents are invited to participate in any of the following volunteer opportunities in the area. For more information or to sign up, call the phone number listed for the event. •The Conejo Free Clinic is a nonprofit organization providing health and legal services to those who may have no other access to such care. The clinic is at 80 E. […]

Workshop on overeating will cover 12-step program



Leona Ostrian-Jones and Compulsive Eaters Anonymous will present a workshop on overeating from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., March 8 at the Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. The program will cover the traditional 12-step program and the seven tools. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 226-0017.