Carl Gibbs Award recognizes environmental conservation in community

Three residents have been honored by the Calabasas Environmental Commission for their dedication to water conservation, environmental health and education, and recycling. On Jan. 5, the commission presented the 2009 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award to Charles Caspary, president of the board of directors of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District; Robina Suwol, the founder and executive director of California […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Vandals caused $500 worth of damage to a car parked on Quail Run Drive Dec. 30. A thief stole $4,400 in cash from home on Canwood Street Dec. 30. The resident was on vacation when the incident occurred. Someone caused $1,000 in damage to a car parked on Medea Lane Jan. 5. A burglar took a $1,000 laptop […]

‘A Universe of Dreams’ melds stories, poetry, music

Performers play ancient instruments

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “A Universe of Dreams” at 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 15 at the Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show is part of the “Live From the Plaza” series and melds music, poetry, stories and projected images from the Hubble space telescope. Neal […]

Parents chip in for school renovation

One Oak Park school got a recent received a makeover, not from the taxpayer but courtesy of the school’s parent-teacher association. As the oldest Oak Park campus, Brookside Elementary School on Kanan Road needed a face-lift. Improvements were made to the aging multipurpose room, the central quad area and a prominent wall in the outdoor lunch area. Materials were either […]

Oak Park resident gets real estate promotion

Oak Park resident Brian Hennessey was named vice president of leasing for Younan Properties, a privately-held real estate investment and asset management companies based in Woodland Hills. Hennessey will lend his 25 years of commercial real estate experience in leasing to support Younan’s national portfolio of 12 million square feet of class A office space. Since 2006, Hennessey has served […]

Pet of the Week

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 […]

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