Girl Scout snack sale begins

The annual Girl Scout fall product sale will begin Sat., Sept. 27. Products include nuts, toffee, trial mix and peanut brittle. All cans are $5 each, and proceeds support programs for girls and training for volunteers. For information, call Stephany Blevins at (818) 8861801, ext. 20, or e-mail SLBlevins@sfvgsc.org.

Association presents funds to hire Oak Park science teacher

Friends of Oak Park Schools presented a check for $103,000 to the Oak Park Unified School District at the Sept. 16 board meeting. Funds have been earmarked to hire part-time science specialist Debby West as a full-time science specialist/naturalist. Friends also provides ongoing financial support for music programs in the elementary and secondary schools. “On behalf of the Friends board, […]

Youth group recognized

At their dances, retreats and weekly lounge nights, the members of Temple Aliyah’s youth group appear to be happy teens simply having a good time. But there’s a lot more going on among the young people who make up the United Synagogue Youth chapter at the Woodland Hills congregation. The group was recently recognized by its umbrella organization for the […]

What’s new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. Iron ManUltimate TwoDisc Edition (Paramount)—In this smart update of the old Marvel Comics hero, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is forced to build an armored suit after a lifethreatening incident and ultimately decides […]

Sherry Zolfaghari

Sherry Zolfaghari won the award for Top Listing Agent from Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office in May 2008. Zolfaghari has been a resident of Camarillo since 1987. Before becoming a licensed agent in 1990, Zolfaghari graduated from California Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She also holds a degree in computer programming from Moorpark College. These skills are […]

Local foundation awards grants

The Harriet H. Samulesson Foundation recently awarded more than $624,000 in grants to organizations supporting children and adolescents residing in Ventura County. Grant recipients are: American Cancer Society “Camp Reach for the Stars”— $10,000 Assistance League of Conejo Valley—$10,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters— $75,000 Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark—$30,000 Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley—$100,000 Boys & […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Channel Islands Raiders (0-3) at Calabasas Coyotes (1-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

It wasn’t a shock that moments after the Calabasas High football team beat Hueneme last week, 23-13, the CHS students rushed Keith Ritchie Field. Who could blame them? The last time the Coyotes had won a home game was against Nordhoff on Sept. 27, 2002. The 27-game losing streak lasted so long, it’s almost as if the home fans forgot […]

Women’s book study program slated

Church in the Canyon will sponsor a study for women on the book “The Organic God” by Margaret Feinberg from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 3 at the church, 4235 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The community is invited. In the book and DVD study, Feinberg said, “In our everchanging world, simplicity is a craving. What if we […]

Stage Coach Inn to present historical play

The Conejo Valley Historical Society will present “Our Towns on the Conejo” at 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Sept. 26 and 27, and Oct. 3 and 4 at the Stagecoach Inn, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The play, written by historical society president Elaine Williams, tells the story of the fictional Lindsey family as they travel back in […]

Embracing Change

Several hundred Dilbeck sales partners gathered at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City recently for a motivational and informative event. The program started off with a stepbystep technology demonstration by Stephen Kaseno, a sales partner in Dilbeck’s Westlake Village office. “Some of you are scared of technology,” said Kaseno, “but you need to embrace it. It is so important to […]