2009-12-31 E-Edition

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Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

YMCA reviews grant for school program

The Conejo Valley YMCA has received a $5,000 grant from the JCPenney Afterschool Fund. The award will provide financial assistance to new and previously enrolled students who cannot afford to participate in the YMCA’s after-school programs. The Conejo Valley YMCA provides before- and after-school child care at Peach Hill and Mountain Meadows elementary schools in Moorpark and at Meadows Arts […]

Foundation’s future looks bright


THURS., DEC. 31 Thousand Oaks Teen Center New Year’s Eve 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. at teen center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. DJ SLiK plays music, videos. Light and laser show, free pizza, open soda bar, giveaways, party hats, noisemakers, confetti, balloon drop. Photos available. For seventh-, eighth-grade teens only. School ID required. Dress code enforced. $10 at […]

Sheriff’s deputies not bad after all

I’ve read about our sheriff’s officers in The Acorn for the past two weeks. I would like to share my experience about our sheriff’s officers in Agoura Hills: When I pulled my car into my garage I noticed a man standing on my driveway. I got out of the car and asked the man what he needs? He asked me […]

Drumline auditions slated

Dynamic Marching Percussion Ensemble will have auditions for its drumline at noon, Sun., Jan. 10 at the Simi Valley High School band room, 5400 Cochran St., Simi Valley. The ensemble has announced its debut as a newly established independent competition drumline based in the West San Fernando Valley/East Ventura County area. The group meets at Simi Valley High School and […]

County gets new fire marshal

The Ventura County Fire Department has announced the promotion of Massoud Araghi to the position of fire marshal. Araghi, a licensed fire protection engineer, has been a member of the department’s Fire Prevention Bureau since 1987. In his new position, he will lead the bureau. Araghi has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from USC and has been instrumental in […]

In global warming, follow the money

Mr. Jeff Bailey (“No harm will come by cleaning the environment today” letter from Dec. 24) is right. It does indeed benefit the greater good to clean up the environment rather than risk disaster.He’s right when he writes that the legislators who are making the laws pertaining to the climate will be long gone and it won’t matter to them […]

Kids stuff duffles for fellow man