2009-12-24 E-Edition

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Let us hear your ‘tails’

Send your pet story to: The Acorn , 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

A 6-year-old’s plans for Christmas

Last Friday, my family sat at the dinner table—quiet. Maybe we were tired from a long, busy week. Then the 6-year-old boy cleared his throat to speak. My wife and I woke from our overworked trance, and we turned from our plates of meatloaf, peas and potatoes to hear what he had to say. “So what are your plans for […]

Guild to offer art programs in January

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present programs in January at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For more information, call Nancy Bragg, workshop coordinator, at (805) 449-1974, e-mail nmb2255@yahoo.com or go to www.wvartguild.org. •Award-winning artist Carolyn Counnas will give an oil painting demonstration on “The Seven Principles to Create Depth in Your Paintings” from 3 […]

Honesty pays

I wish to thank the good Samaritan who found my daughter’s pay in an envelope inside Trader Joe’s. It took her a week to figure out where it might be and when we called Trader Joe’s seven days after she lost it, they said it was found on the floor. Thank you, Trader Joe’s, and thank you again to the […]

Family provides boxes full of joy

Ring in the New Year at Fiamme Restauran

Fiamme Restaurant and Bar will host a New Year’s Eve dinner starting at 5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 31. The evening will feature a four-course dinner, live dance music by the Ralph Mathis Band and a midnight champagne toast. The dinner will offer a choice of stuffed mushrooms, fried calamari or French onion soup; insalata della casa, pear salad or Caprese […]

Letter against cops was way off base

In response to the letter from Mr. Weisman criticizing ”cops,” he moved from the Midwest and saw an immediate difference in police attitudes. He states the police agenda is ”to punish the community.” He ridicules “cops” for cruising parking lots “looking expired tags and issuing tickets to vulnerable kids.” He goes on to say the police are ”targeting soccer moms, unsuspecting kids and the […]

Court advocates to speak to women’s club

Westlake Women’s Club will meet for a luncheon at 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 12 at the Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. After lunch, representatives of the Court Appointed Special Advocate system will discuss how it relates with United Women’s Leadership Council and the California Youth Connection, which helps female foster children prepare for emancipation at age 18. Claudia Salfen, a […]

Teen bands can try out

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center are accepting applications for Agourapalooza: Teen Battle of the Bands! sponsored by Agoura Music.   Teen bands are needed to perform at the community center from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12. Each band will get 45 minutes, which will include set-up, breakdown and playtime. Stage […]