NAACP president visits Camp Gonzales

Choose a life goal and stay focused to achieve it. That’s the message Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, brought to youths incarcerated at Camp Gonzales during a visit to the youth probation facility outside Calabasas last Friday. One of the goals of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to reduce the national […]


FRI., DEC. 11 Fundraiser Ice Skating Event At Channel Islands Ice Center, 830 Wagon Wheel Road, Oxnard. Also 2, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by Channel Islands Figure Skating Club. Skaters of all ages, members of Channel Islands Dance Studio perform. Pictures with Santa. Raises money for Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County. $10 to $25 seating. On-ice […]

Robotics team qualifies for international competition

Viewpoint School recently qualified for the World VEX Robotics Competition scheduled for April 2010 in Dallas, Texas. This is the second year Viewpoint’s Engineering and Robotics Team has entered a robot-building competition, and the second year to qualify for international competition. More than 1,000 teams from 13 countries participated in qualifying tournaments that sent 200 teams to the robotics championship […]

Free foot baths at skin care shop

Spa services also available

Four years ago, Kristine Marcey opened KM Skin & Body Solutions in Westlake Village at The Landing on the lake. Marcey wanted to create a space where everyone who walked through her door would feel special and cared for. She personally greets her clients and treats them as though they are long-lost friends. All clients are offered signature spa water […]


•Dahlia Schnaid of Oak Park was incorrectly identified as her brother Cooper Schnaid in last week’s Acorn on Vacation page. Dahlia won a first place blue ribbon and a judge’s award for a short story and cartoon she submitted in the 2009 Ventura County Fair. •In the article about the “Don’t Drink the Water” play at Agoura High, the names […]

Kudos for academics, good citizenship

WELL DONE— Aidan Brooks, a student in Debra Fleishman’s second-grade class at Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas, displays his COLT award at a ceremony on Dec. 3 at the school. COLT awards recognize achievement in academics and citizenship, including respect, caring compassion and positive thinking.

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 11: Winter pep rally/ 10 a.m. Winter jazz band concert/ Sumac Elementary School/7 p.m. Fall play/G building/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12: Fall play/G building/2 and 7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 15: PSAT score night/ G building/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 16: Financial aid FAFSA presentation/7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 17: Math finals Fri., Dec. 18: Math finals Comedy Sportz/G […]

Free nurse consultations

Residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding communities can access free health information from registered nurses anytime day or night through Consult-ANurse, available through Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. The service offers one-on-one answers to healthcare questions, physician referral information and event registration by calling (877) 888-5746. The nurses do not diagnose symptoms but help callers find the correct […]

Early holiday deadlines at Acorn

Both Acorn offices in Agoura Hills and Camarillo will close at noon on Fri., Dec. 11 because of our holiday party. Deadlines for the Acorn editions of Dec. 24 and 25 will advance 24 hours. Both the Thursday and Friday editions will be delivered on Christmas Eve., Thurs., Dec. 24. Letters to the editor, press releases and real estate advertising […]

Packages left on doorstep may be stolen

A local police department has recently received crime reports from people who have had their delivered packages stolen from the front of their homes. The thieves may be following UPS, FedEx or U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles during their routes. Once the package has been delivered, the thief takes the items and the victim discovers that the package was taken […]

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