Strong belief system important to mom

Memories can be a funny thing. They start off as a single moment, not knowing if they will sustain the passage of time. When I was 6 or 7 years old I lived in Maryland with my family in a townhouse. The second floor had a small family room in it and it was in that room I sat on […]

Marine Jesse Wilkes comes home for the holidays

This will be the best holiday and most memorable for the Wilkes family. Marine Lance Corporal Jesse Allen Wilkes of Westlake Village returned home on Friday, and was shocked to see the number of people waiting when he walked off the bus at Camp Pendleton. Wilkes had spent time in Afghanistan after a lengthy tour of duty, where his primary […]

Bogie’s debuts weekday happy hour

Bogie’s, a nightclub on the grounds of Westlake Village Inn, has debuted a new weekday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. with select $7 premium drink specials including martinis, $5 draft beer, $4 house wine and half off all menu items excluding entrees.   Daily specials are Sunday football shown on flat-screen televisions, Monday Night Football, Tuesday Ballroom Dance […]

The power of light

This holiday season, candles are being lit to celebrate life’s abundance and spiritual power: Kwanzaa.  Candles are being lit to commemorate the miraculous power that can override material scarcity: Hanukkah.  Candles are being lit to celebrate the birth of a king, a Messiah, who rejected the paradigm of rule by “might makes right” in favor of “right makes might:” Christmas.  […]

League presents debutantes

The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. presented 15 debutantes at its 29th annual National Charity League Ball in November at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The ball is a celebration of the young women’s six years of philanthropic service. During the past six years, the young women contributed more than 5,700 collective hours of volunteer […]

Suns are red hot in soccer

WINNERS— The AYSO girls’ U-12 Region 4 division champs celebrate their success. Front row from left: Madeline Baumann, Harmony Beeman, Julia Spear, Alexandria Risley, Raquel Morrow and Grace Stavich. Middle row: Taylor Roughan, Payton Fey, Angela Steele and Alexis Elkins. Back row: coaches George Roughan and Robert Risley. Not pictured: Amanda Boots, Brigette Poutier and Coach Ed Boots.


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Take your Acorn on vacation

Don’t forget to share your vacation with other readers of The Acorn . Whether you’re going to Dubuque, Disneyland or Dubai, we want to hear from you. Be sure to include information about who’s in the picture and where the shot was taken. Also include a name and phone number so we can tell you when we’re printing it. Digital […]

Elementary school in pitiful shape

Let’s see, two measures totaling $33 million for OPUSD, and one of our schools makes the prison barracks at Alcatraz look like a summer cottage. Do any of the parents who send their child to Red Oak feel proud about the physical condition of the campus? There is extensive wood rot with gaping holes in the AMPM building, and all […]

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