Living the faith at home — and work

Church on Sunday, back to business on Monday. Integrating faith into the workplace may seem unrealistic in the cutthroat world of corporate America, but for Bill Heatley, author of “The Gift of Work,” it is essential. Heatley didn’t always feel that way. An Oak Park family man and information technology professional, he said the pursuit of success, power and money […]

Commitment makes marriage real

Kudos to Randy King who beautifully articulated the separation of church and state in last week’s Acorn. In our culture, the legality of marriage has been very closely, and unnecessarily, intertwined with religious ceremonies. This is likely because most members of the clergy have been given permission by the state to officiate at legally binding wedding ceremonies, some of which […]

Grading to begin on W.V. community park project

The Westlake Village City Council has hired Spirit Construction Inc. for the grading and drainage phase of its 50acre community park project. Clearing and grading will begin in early July on the site at the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Lindero Canyon Road and La Baya Drive. Nearly 1.75 million cubic yards of earth will be removed from […]

Library hosts summer reading program

The Calabasas Summer Reading Program will run from June 30 through Aug. 16. The following free events will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. •July 8: Mad Science will have a show with interactive demonstrations. •July 15: The Chamber Music Express with Paul Stein will present stories and music with violin and viola. •July 22: Nature of Wildworks will […]

Men shouldn’t neglect healthcare

Families want their husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles and grandfathers to live long, healthy lives. But men often neglect healthcare and physician appointments. “Unfortunately, men’s tendencies to skip routine doctor visits and just tough things out set them up for unforeseen complications and particular health risks,” said Dr. Carl Hastings, Reliv International’s chief scientific officer. “But by being proactive and following […]

Local grads excel

Alumni honored in their graduate studies

Agoura High School graduate Caitlin Gomez, curently a student at the UCLA School of Medicine, has been awarded a mentoring scholarship from Kaiser Permanente for her commitment to providing quality care to Southern California’s diverse patient population. Gomez will receive a $5,000 scholarship for her education. Cadet First Class Anthony James Myers of Oak Park graduated from the U.S. Coast […]

Chabad celebrates 30-year anniversary

Chabad of the Conejo marked its 30th anniversary on June 10 with a gala banquet at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel. “Celebration 30: Gateway to the Future” was highlighted by tributes, comedy and music. The Keser Shem Tov (Crown of a Good Name) award was presented to Mark and Renee Horwitz and the Chesed award to Hal and Judy Standel. […]

Discrimination is unacceptable

I don’t blame The Acorn for publishing letters expressing opinions contrary to mine. America was founded on principles that support differences in thoughts, practices, religions, etc. However, trouble emerges when people seek to segregate others. Expression against homosexuality isn’t just another principled opinion when used to justify discrimination. You may be uncomfortable with same-sex behavior, but you should question this […]

Oak tree falls, crushing 5 cars in Old Agoura

A large limb fell from an oak tree June 18, destroying five cars on Colodny Street in Old Agoura. The oak tree is on a private, vacant lot at 5323 Colodny St., owned by Gerard Marenghi of Los Angeles. Connie Cunningham said she parked her car in the vacant lot because parking spaces are difficult to find near the apartment […]

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