Calabasas street repairs begin

The annual Calabasas street overlay program has begun on various streets throughout the city. The resurfacing will take place from now until August. Streets will be paved one travel lane at a time and traffic control will be provided. City officials say there will be limited access to private driveways on the days that actual paving occurs, although only for […]

The ABCs of breast cancer

The Westlake Village ABC (After Breast Cancer) Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thurs., July 10 at the Wellness Community, Corner of Hampshire Road and Townsgate in Westlake Village. The guest speaker is Dr. Leilie Javan, Westlake Village plastic surgeon. Javan will talk about reconstructive surgery after mastectomy. For more information, call Sandy Cohen at (818) […]

Students win scholarships from Realtors

COLLEGE BOUND- The Conejo Valley Association of Realtors awards $1,000 tuition scholarships to local students last month during a celebration at the Plug Nickel Restaurant. Clockwise from left: Melinda Zeledon, chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors; T.J. Hennessy, Westlake High School; Rachel Harvey, Conejo Valley High School; Chelsea DeNova, Newbury Park High School; Bryan […]

Local group prepares for Sudan trip

A team of six Calvary Community Church members is preparing a journey to carry out a humanitarian mission known as “Road to Sudan.” The group will continue the work begun last year by three Calvary ambassadors to Sudan. “When I saw what was going on in the Darfur region of Sudan, I wanted to do something to help people there,” […]

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter- which […]

Man completes fire academy

Erik Acevedo completed the training academy for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He is currently stationed in the MidWilshire area. Acevedo is a graduate of Agoura High School. He earned a degree in exercise biology and communications from UC Davis, where he was a member of the university’s student firefighter program for three years. He played water polo for […]

Local student researches immunity

Benjamin Steele, a 2006 graduate of Oak Park High School who is a sophomore studying biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, has been awarded a research grant under the institute’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program. Steele’s research topic for the summer fellowship is the susceptibility of mammalian fetuses to infections due to a lack of certain immunities. […]

Speed juggling world record holders share similar struggles

Trainer, protege each have stories of survival

When soccer trainer TashaNicole Terani started working with Bryce Arenson two yearsago,shecou ldtell there was something different about the young player. Whether it was in his eyes or in the way he acted, Terani knew Bryce had overcome difficult challenges in his life. “It wasn’t until almost a year into our training that I asked his mom, ‘What’s the deal […]

Camp lets kids explore local nature

The Mountains Restorations Trust Discovery Nature Camp this month and next month will introduce children ages 8 to 12 to the wonders of nature. The one-week sessions give kids a firsthand glimpse into the workings of geology, ecology, biology and American Indian cultural tradition. The day camp focuses on different themes in nature and includes day hikes, adventure hunts, guest […]

At The Library

The Agoura Hills Library announces events for July. All events take place at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. •Children are invited to “Catch the Reading Bug.” Children earn “coins” for reading books, and redeem the coins for prizes. Presentations are at 3:30 on Tuesdays. The schedule includes Buster Balloon on July 15, […]