Discovery Center adds new directors

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology in Thousand Oaks has added two new members to its board of directors, Holly Cole and Stan Mantooth. Members serve three-year terms. Cole is the director of government and external affairs for Verizon, which has purchased a STARLAB portable planetarium for the center. STARLAB is taken to schools and community events for astronomy […]

Oak Park’s new theater debuts tonight

Gone are the folding chairs, tight rows and difficult viewing that marred the theater experience at Oak Park High School. A custom stadium seating system was recently installed in the Pavilion, the school’s multipurpose roomtheater. About 365 seats in 16 rows that graduate in height from floor level to about 15 feet now provide views of the stage from any […]

JNET group brings together Jewish professionals for networking

JNET, a nonprofit networking group, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19 at Temple Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Members include Jewish business people, professionals and corporate executives from private, public, nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley. There is no charge to attend one meeting. Yearly dues […]

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 […]

Women’s club supports Many Mansions

Many Mansions received a gift of a $1,000 from Westlake Women’s Club in support of the organization’s Stoll House transitional living program.  Designed to assist and empower families to become stable and self-sufficient, the program offers residents a case manager and a job and life skills coordinator to help with employment and job skills and preparation to transition into permanent […]

Mom kicks off weight with martial arts

Karate has become a lifeline for Martita Deming, a 47-year-old mom who is studying mixed martial arts at a studio in Calabasas. Deming, a Woodland Hills resident, had avoided physical activity for many years because of a bad knee and had gained so much weight that she became “disgusted and depressed.” “I was always afraid to try anything physical because […]


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City’s Chamber move was right

Regarding the city of Agoura Hills aligning with the T.O.Westlake Chamber story, every Chamber of Commerce is supposed to promote a healthy business environment so as to help create and maintain proper funding for the communities it represents. President of the Agoura Chamber, Louis Masry, should look at his leadership or lack of it before questioning why Agoura Hills is […]

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New chair appointed to Relay for Life

Alyssa Burns was named the new chair for the Agoura Hills Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, scheduled for April 24 to 25 at Willow Elementary School. Burns, 20, who will replace Jenni Campbell, started her work with the American Cancer Society and the annual 24-hour walkaround-the-clock event when she was a freshman at Agoura High School. The event raises money […]