Firefighters invited to the adobe

Silverado kicks off program that unites elders, children

Organizers at Calabasas’ Silverado Senior Living have taken steps to ensure that its elderly residents receive outside stimulation, whether it be from pet therapy, family visits or a new intergenerational program in which young children make regular visits to the facility. On April 30, Silverado opened its doors for the first time to a group of Lupin Hill Elementary School […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

Amanda Kearns of Agoura Hills, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in food service management, and Jessica Penn of Oak Park, who is majoring in equine business management, were named to the dean’s list at Johnson & Wales University at the school’s Charlotte, N.C., and Providence, R.I., campuses.

Make a date for guide dog fundraiser

Meet pups that help

Guide Dogs for the Blind presents a “Date With Dogs” benefit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., May 31 at the Moorpark Country Club clubhouse, 11800 Championship Drive. The event will feature guide dog trainer demonstration, simulated guide dog walks under blindfold, “puppy booth” photo opportunities, buffet luncheon and a raffle. Proceeds from the event will support the health […]

“Iron Man”

"Iron Man" Directed by: Jon Favreau   Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow Rated: PG13 (mostly bloodless action violence) Running time: 125 minutes Best suited for: superhero fanatics Least suited for: the superhero aloof (but, hey, give it a chance!) Just when I wondered if there could be any thrills left in regurgitating yesteryear’s Marvel […]


Prudential California Realty (PCR) has adopted the slogan “Let’s Make It Happen!” Large banners are hung in the center of their six offices as a constant reminder of this philosophy. For several years, PCR has being using a book called, “Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results.” With the subtitles, “Catch the Energy and Release the Potential,” […]

Intolerance is not the way, students taught

A former neo-Nazi skinhead leader and a gay man discussed their unlikely friendship during a student assembly at Oak Park High School last Wednesday. The men spoke about hate, healing, forgiveness and hope. Tim Zaal, a former white supremacist from the San Gabriel Valley, served time in jail after assaulting an Iranian couple he thought were Jewish. Matthew Boger, thrown […]

Help where you knead it

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers RELIEVING TENSION- Agoura Hills resident Dana Fujimoto gets her shoulders rubbed by Massage Center student and Simi Valley resident Beth Stoll on Saturday at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills.

Oak Park coaches lead summer sports camp

Service dog at the Relay

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