Acorn Bits

The city of Calabasas is joining more than a dozen Los Angeles County cities in making Thurs., Dec. 18 “A Day Without a Bag.” The environmental campaign was established last year by the Heal the Bay group to encourage businesses and individuals to do without single-use, plastic shopping bags for at least one day. Reusable bags will be distributed in […]


THURS., DEC. 11 Somis Thursday Club Meets noon at clubhouse, 5380 Bell St., Somis. Lunch served, Christmas boutique fundraiser. Extra Extra women’s quartet sings Christmas songs. $15. Phone: 805.987.2728 Time: 12:00 p.m. Date: 12/11/2008 San Fernando Valley Male Chorus Presents annual “Season of Love” holiday concert at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. $18. Phone: 805.529.7580 […]

St. Paul Lutheran to light up Agoura

The dark winter sky will burn 30,000 lights brighter in Agoura Hills this holiday season. Music will fill the air, and then all is hushed as the narrator unfolds the story of Christmas. Lighted scenes will turn on and off as he speaks, stars twinkle and three gleaming wise men make their way to Bethlehem. This year, St. Paul Lutheran […]

Stephen Douglas Taylor

Passed away on December 3, 2008, at the age of 64. He was born in Nogales, Arizona, raised in El Paso, Texas, and relocated to California in 1966. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sharon Taylor; daughters Amy Freeland and Michele Gibson; granddaughters Madeline and Emma Gibson; and grandson Alexander Stephen Gibson. Stephen worked 36 years with […]

Forest Cove recreation center will receive public comment

Guest opinion

Almost two years ago, during the Agoura Hills Budget Workshop, the City Council gave direction to staff to commence a feasibility study on a new site for the Agoura Hills Recreation/Senior Center. Realizing that the ground lease on the existing, significantly undersized facility would expire in 2014 with no option to extend, the City Council felt it needed to begin […]

Santa Comes to Agoura in a giving mood

FOOD AND FUN—Above, volunteers Diane Darling of Oak Park, left, and Amy Lockmann of Agoura Hills cheerfully bag turkeys for distribution at the Santa Comes to Agoura food drive on Dec. 6 at the Do-it Center in Agoura Hills. Donated food was sorted and delivered to local families in need. The event also included facepainting, balloons, performances and a visit […]

Rentals have an edge

For business owners who are looking for low cost alternatives for office space, “virtual offices” are becoming the new trend. Flexible packages include use of a conference room, fulltime receptionist, digital photocopier, scanner and kitchen. One new company offering the part-time or shared offices is Edge Business Suites in Westlake Village. Tenants can use a virtual office in one of […]

Digging into the Hanukkah story

HISTORY THE FUN WAY—Mishpacha Family Program coordinators Rebekah Stern and Laura Siegel of Congregation Or Ami lead synagogue participants in an “archeaological dig” through Jewish history. Families used boxes of artifacts to become teams of archaeologists and rediscover the history of Hanukkah.

No Waiting Dating holds Jewish Eve Extravaganza

No Waiting Dating presents the fourth annual Jewish Eve Extravaganza for ages 40 and up from 7 to 11 p.m. Wed., Dec. 24 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza ballroom, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake village. The event will have music by DJ Randy J, dancing, mix/ mingle, lock and key, prizes and complimentary appetizers served until 8 p.m. The price […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

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