Hugs, kisses mark school year’s end

FAREWELL- Brookside teachers, from left, Jane Weaver, Lillie Babrowski and Kathy Rogers share a moment together at Oak Park Elementary School last Friday during a party in honor of their retirement. Many school graduations are this week. See page 32A for more.

Agoura temple reaches out to community

Having hard times financially

Marty Goldberg is aware of the rumors circulating in the community about the imminent demise of his temple, Beth Haverim. But as vice president of the Agoura Hills synagogue, Goldberg wants people to know that Beth Haverim has a vibrant and fully supportive congregation that is trying hard to retain its location near Ladyface Agoura Road and Ladyface Mountain. Goldberg […]

Creek cleanup good in theory, but who will pay?

New mandates prove costly

New trash pollution limits adopted by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on May 1 will reduce the amount of trash in Malibu Creek, but cities responsible for halting the pollution aren’t sure how they will pay for the required cleanup. An eight-year time frame has been established for cities and other responsible agencies to install trash capturing […]

Head and shoulders above

FUN AT THE PARK- Brooke Stephens, 17, carries the look of a pirate, birds and all, during a recent entertainment event for children at Brandon’s Village in Calabasas. The universally accessible playground at Gates Canyon Park offers a variety of play equipment for children with and without disabilities.

Conditions improve at dog park, but some patrons not happy

Dog owners in Calabasas are continuing their call for improvements to the city’s Bark Park, and see the dog park in Thousand Oaks and a possible new facility in Oak Park as more attractive alternatives for canine owners. Despite the more than $50,000 improvements to the Calabasas park over the past year, Nancy Lewis is one of several dog owners […]

Veteran recalls ties to Old Glory

Flag Day is June 14

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These words inspire veteran Don Meyer, 80, whether he hears them recited or- facing a flag with his hand over his heart- speaks them himself. “I am very, very […]

Cellphone laws change July 1

Hands off those cellphones. Two new California laws governing the use of cellular phones in motor vehicles go into effect July 1. Senate Bill 1613 requires adults to employ a handsfree device when using a cellphone in a car. Senate Bill 33 prohibits teens under 18 from using any wireless device, even with a hands-free add-on. That especially means no […]

Volunteers on Patrol make community a safer place to live

More than just neighborhood watch

Bernie la Fianza has lived in Agoura Hills for 28 years. At 69, the retired naval officer remains active in the community by offering his services as a crime prevention volunteer. “Agoura Hills was quite a different city when we moved in,” la Fianza said. “It’s still a nice place to live, but things have changed. There are cars being […]

Use our Datebook

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales which benefit a worthy cause, […]

Local artist documents her father’s 50-year career in advertising

Suzanne Mandel Canter of Agoura Hills always knew that her father, Saul Mandel, was a talented artist, animator and graphic designer in the advertising field. Seeing the scope of his career in pictures, she’s been inspired to tell his story. In paying tribute to her dad’s life in advertising, Mandel Canter strayed from her usual work as a children’s book […]