‘Bravo’ to Lindero art students

Presidential inauguration is exhibit theme

Ceramic donkeys and elephants created to celebrate the presidential inauguration by seventh- and eighth-grade art students at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills are now on display at the Bank of America branch on Kanan Road, art teacher Marilyn Fine said at the Jan. 27 school board meeting. The presidential theme was the focus of Fine’s latest project for […]

Humane Society pet adoptions increase in 2008

Through the efforts of the Humane Society of Ventura County, more animals found their way into new homes in 2008 than during the previous year. The private nonprofit Ojai animal shelter reported overseeing 699 pet adoptions last year, up from 591 adoptions in 2007. While the bulk of the pet adoptions were for dogs and cats, homes were also found […]

Tickets are a necessary fact of life

Regarding “Are the cops ticket-happy?” (Jan. 22), I’m not sure I can properly articulate my complete disagreement with Julie Freeman’s letter regarding speed and traffic traps. So I will begin by addressing her opening sentence. To quote, “We are all shocked by the huge increase in traffic traps as well as speed traps in our neighborhoods.” I am curious to […]

Send us your love letters

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. Do you recall the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

Oak Park woman makes own second chances

The tragedy in her life has prompted one Oak Park woman to pursue a new start for herself and for others. She calls her cause “Second Chances.” Zoya Bokhoor lost her husband to cancer in 2002. He was 57. Two years later her only child died from a combination of prescription medication and alcohol. He was 24 years old and […]

Bookside kids storm the court

LITTLE EAGLES—Brookside Elementary School first-graders show off their Oak Park High School basketball T-shirts which the children wore to a recent T-Shirt Night game. At the event, the kids were given the opportunity to go on the court, high-five the OPHS basketball players and coach, and cheer on the team with the cheerleaders. Back row, from left: Bella Bongiovi, Alex […]

Pet of the Week

FUNNY GIRL—Vixen 2, a female Doberman pinscher, is a stray. Vixen can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Vixen home, ask for ID No. A3916749. A contract is required for adoption. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 9910071 first or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/

Speeding not the only concern

After reading letters in the Jan. 29 edition of The Acorn and all of the commotion stirred up by Julie Freeman, I just had to go back and read her Jan. 22 letter. If all our local friends and neighbors, including Ms. Freeman and her friends, obeyed our traffic laws there would be no need for “traffic traps,” as Ms. […]

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Calabasas Chamber honors members

YEARS OF SERVICE—The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce leadership honors Arlene Bernholtz, above center, with its Bill Van Gieson Community Service Award on Jan. 30. Bernholtz spent 13 years as the Chamber’s membership and marketing director before retiring. Above from left, the Chamber’s Stephanie Warren, Larry Negron, Bernholtz, Jeff Blum and Toni Yamin. Left, Chamber Chairman Doug Ridley gives the Chairman’s […]

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