These crooks got caught

I want to thank Deputies Robert Kazmirski, John Manwell, Scott Rule and Richard Baldi for their outstanding work apprehending the thieves that stole the baseball equipment from Agoura High School. They really impressed me how fast they caught the guys and some of the students even had their equipment returned to them. There has been a lot of burglaries in […]

Alpaca ranch hosts holiday boutique

An alpaca ranch open house, holiday boutique and alpaca sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 at Alpacas and Beyond Ranch, 5837 Los Angeles Ave. in Somis. The event is sponsored by Alpacas & Beyond, As You Like It Alpacas, Buenaventura Alpacas, 7th Heaven Alpacas and others. Families are welcome. Children will be able to […]

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to e-mail updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 5: ASB winter retreat Mon., Dec. 8: Music booster meeting/J-3/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 10: Late start day Grad Nite meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11: Pep rally/gym An Evening […]

The power of gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for […]

Rotary treats kids to shopping spree

Santa came early this year for 25 children from the Conejo Valley when the Rotary Club of Westlake Village provided shopping buddies and $100 per child for disadvantaged boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Rotarians, their families, and friends met at 8 a.m. recently at J.C. Penney in The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks and were paired with their […]

School is not all that it seems

The letter to The Acorn written by Louis Masry regarding the Heschel school project was not truthful. How can Heschel school bring more business to Agoura? The students who attend the school come from three different counties. These parents will flood the freeway, rushing to deposit and retrieve their children, causing increased traffic to the 101 Freeway and congestion to […]

Local actress makes PSA

PUBLIC SERVANT—Viewpoint School student Veronica Dunne, 13, received an award from the city of Los Angeles for her participation in the anti-drug public service announcement, “They Said They Lied.”

Oak Park students commended

Principal Andi Mallen of Oak Park High School has announced that 10 seniors have been picked as Commended Students in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. Letters of Commendation from Oak Park High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented Jesse Chen, Laveen Cho, Arielle Gillman, Mark Glicksteen, Sumeela Hariharan, Eugene Kim, Lillian […]

Nativity on display at St. Max

The public is invited to view hundreds of nativities and manger scenes from around the world from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 6 and 7 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 N. Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Admission is a donation of $5 for adults and $1 for children. Proceeds will benefit the homeless of Ventura […]

All about apples at the farm

Fall brings a variety of apples and other fruits available now through December to the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Markets. Among the selections is a new crop of apples good for snacking or fall recipes. Nancy Rydell of Fair Hills Farms, who participates in the Ventura market, has a variety of gala, Fuji, pink lady and Granny Smith apples for […]