Still time to enter contest

If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work in the annual Acorn contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com.You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4. Include your […]

SoCal Curling Club invites new members

The SoCal Curling Club will host an open house and learn to curl session for anyone interested in the sport from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Sat., Aug. 1 at the Easy Street Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. The session is open to beginning and experienced curlers 12 years and older. The fee for the session is $20 and […]

Oak Park boy receives Johns Hopkins award

From concerts to camps — there’s plenty to do this summer


City puts portable hoops on the sidelines

Leaving them on the street is a hazard

Agoura Hills residents who leave out their portable basketball hoops overnight on sidewalks or in the street will be subject to a fine. On July 8, the Agoura Hills City Council passed an ordinance that requires the basketball stanchions to be returned to private property after they’ve been used during the day. Ramiro Adeva, city engineer, said the ordinance was […]

How much do you really know about the beach?

Quick quiz is fun surfside activity

It’s summer and time to hit the beach. How much do you know about the beach and the sand you walk on? Take the 2009 Cool Summer Quiz, provided by American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, to find out. •How is sand formed? (a) From sea shells breaking. (b) From rocks in the mountains. (c) From animals. (d) In a […]

Ideas to help young children develop strong reading habits

Getting a child to read can be challenging, but a recent survey found that 96 percent of U.S. and Canadian parents recognize the importance of having strong reading skills. “As U.S. literacy rates worsen, parents need to make daily reading a priority for themselves and their children. Our society cannot afford a generation that doesn’t enjoy reading,” said Dr. Mary […]

MakeAWish to host auction fundraiser

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles will host the 16th annual Uncork A Wish Wine Tasting and Auction Fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 9 at the Bel Air Bay Club, 16801 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades. The French Riviera beach chic-themed event will offer wine tastings from fine wineries and gourmet food tastings from local restaurants. The […]

Move-In Ready Home

This open twobedroom, two-bathroom home has nearly 1,200 square feet and is move-in ready. The home is in a great neighborhood close to shopping, schools, parks and a community pool, spa and playground. The living room features a vaulted ceiling, brick fireplace and plantation shutters. Adjacent is the open dining room, which overlooks the living room and has one of […]

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