Brush fire ignites in Oak Park

Children’s festival to benefit Topanga preschool

The Topanga Children’s Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 10 at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. The festival will include music, dance and theater performances on three stages, crafts, storytelling, food and drinks, face painting, local vendors and performers. Tickets are $5 for children over age 2, $8 for […]

Lou Gehrig’s disease support group to meet

The ALS Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter will hold a support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., April 26 in the community room at the Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. There is no charge to attend.

Kids can learn robotics

A robotics class for children ages 10 to 14 is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., May 10 at Sophie’s Education Corner, 2699 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The fourth annual Robotics Camp/Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., Aug. 11 to 15 daily for children ages 10 to 14 at Sophie’s Education Corner. These […]

Good therapy

Art in motion at harbor

Ventura Harbor Village will hold Art in Motion in celebration of Ventura’s ArtWalk Weekend from 10 a.m. to dusk Sat., April 26 at Ventura Harbor Village. The event will feature opportunities to view artwork in progress and talk to artists about their works. Highlights of the day’s activities include a chalk street painting, Brooks Institute Ventura Harbor Photo Contest, children’s […]

Mail fraud raises a red flag

It’s easy to keep our heads in the sand and pretend that this nice community we live in is somehow immune to crime. Each week, however, The Acorn sheriff’s blotter is filled with cases of petty theft–although the theft of your favorite mountain bike or the loss of your expensive laptop could hardly be considered "petty." Recently, criminals have been […]

Ambitious Oak Park tree planting helps beautify Kanan community

Residents driving up Kanan Road into Oak Park may have noticed some new additions to the community’s entryway. Thirty-four trees were planted April 11 on the east and west medians along Kanan Road between Tamarind Street and Smoketree Avenue. The trees were added to beautify the stretch of road and to serve as a buffer for homes that sit nearby. […]

Daughters celebrate their special moms

Restaurants will donate to suicide prevention group

The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention is hosting an Appetite for Life fundraiser on May 7 in Los Angeles County. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from those nights to the foundation. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Local participating restaurants include California Pita Grill in Woodland Hills and Numero Uno in […]