Marlee Matlin to kick off speaker series

Academyaward winning actress Marlee Matlin will kick off a new Celebrity Speaker Series at Calabasas High on Tues., Sept. 22. The series will raise money for the school’s theater program, said Jill Froch, president of the school’s theater boosters. Matlin will deliver an inspirational talk to guests, one that will be relevant to “everyone,” Froch said. Froch said she has […]

Healer, teacher to speak on inner power

In Person . . . Presents, producer of inspirational events, features spiritual intuitive Karen Anderson from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 13 at The Body Sanctuary Spa and Wellness Center, 850 Hampshire Rd., Ste. P, lower level, Westlake Village. Refreshments will be served. Anderson will speak on “Awaken The Great Power Within You And Live An Abundant Joyful Life.” […]

Music, food kick off fall at Church of the Hill

Christian music artists Byron and Brenda Burns will be the featured performers at Christian Church of the Hill’s Fall Kickoff worship service at 10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 13 at the church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Pastor Dave Crouse will begin a “Survival” preaching series dealing with life’s financial challenges, tragedies and job stress. A triptip barbecue will immediately follow […]

Community gives generously in Alanna Moorman’s memory

An outpouring of charity from the Agoura Hills community has helped Dave and Kristy Moorman contend with the loss of their 12year-old daughter, Alanna, who was killed in a car crash on July 11 while traveling in Italy. In lieu of flowers at Alanna’s memorial, the Moormans had asked that donations be given to local schools, libraries, animal shelters or […]

Ask the Arborist

Q: Frank and June wrote to me about a large pine tree growing on a neighbor’s property that is leaning over their cabin in the local mountains. Their first choice is to remove the tree, but the neighbor said they can only top it. So the question is, is it okay to top the tree? A: As I have stated […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Burglars stole a $2,000 laptop computer and other items valued at about $1,000 from a car parked at a shopping center in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Aug. 8. Someone stole a $150 navigation system and caused $200 in damages to a car parked in the 28900 block of Hollowbrook Avenue Aug. 8. On Aug. 8, a […]

Burn center makes a move

Grossman Burn Center, one of the nation’s leading burn care facilities, will be relocating from Sherman Oaks Hospital to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in the first quarter of 2010. The Grossman Burn Center provides comprehensive and innovative treatment for patients with burns, from acute care and reconstruction to rehabilitation and psychological counseling. Since its inception in 1969, The […]

Vacationing with The Acorn

A longstanding tradition at the Acorn newspapers is coming to a climax again, and your participation is invited. The deadline for submissions to the “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” 2009 photo contest is Mon., Sept. 14. This year’s contest brings a new element into play: We’re inviting readers to vote for the winners online. The finalists will be posted at […]

Agoura Valley Women’s Club to host social

The Agoura Valley Woman’s Club will host a membership social at 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 14 at the Hampton Inn, 30255 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Prospective members will have an informational meeting and refreshments. Attendees will also play the game Bonkers and have the opportunity to win prizes in a white elephant giveaway. The club, founded in 1970, is a […]

Dumplings at the duck park

They call me Yaya. For people, they’re on the short side. For humans, they are the bright side. These little gnomes known as grandchildren are my dears and my delight and my delovely. Although the lumbar distress I feel after lifting the little chunks isn’t so lovely. No pain no gain, as they say. If my back is functional, I […]

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