Denis Weber mentors local kids

Agency meets in Calabasas for first time

The California Contract Cities Association held its last meeting of the year in a city where they’ve never convened before: Calabasas. The CCCA is made up of 67 member cities that contract for municipal services such as police, fire, rubbish and animal control. The agency hosts municipal seminars and has two monthly meetings in Los Angeles County to exchange ideas […]

Business employment matters discussed

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 8 at the Los Roble Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Karen Gabler Esq. with the law firm of Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton LLP will bring employers up to date on the most recent […]

Hearing dog program offered

The San Simon hearing dog program will present a demonstration of the Assistance Dogs Program, which rescues dogs from animal shelters and humane societies to become hearing dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The event is at 2 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 14 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. The program is sponsored by […]

It’s a whale of a good time

Channel Islands Harbor celebrates the migration of the Pacific gray whale with its 14th annual Celebration of the Whales. Daily whale watching excursions will run through Sat., April 10. Each winter the whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel on their way to the lagoons of Mexico, where the females will give birth. Sightseeing excursions are offered at the harbor […]

School district deals with massive budget cuts

Year in review

Although the Las Virgenes Unified School District budget has been slashed by $13 million over the past three years due to the state’s budget fiasco, school officials in 2009 kept reserve levels lean in order to protect as many programs as possible. But when reserves dipped below the required 3 percent level earlier in the year, Los Angeles County education […]


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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

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