Event to help grass-roots educational programs

Several local artisans will sell their wares at a home-based holiday boutique on Thurs., Dec. 2 to benefit the Mona Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports grass-roots educational initiatives in the United States and abroad. The foundation also strives to raise the status of women and girls throughout the world. Agoura Hills resident and actor Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) has […]

Fillmore train back on track

97-year-old steam engine to roll again

The No. 14, a Baldwin Steam Engine 2-8-0 locomotive built in 1913, will be chugging back on the railroad tracks of the Fillmore & Western Railway after sitting idle for almost half a century. After intermittent rebuild projects during the last five or six years, a decision was made in March to get the job done. In April an intense […]

Parents, kids warned of Internet danger

The Internet, smart phones and other high-tech devices are powerful tools for exploration, education, innovation and friendship. But when misused, the same technology can be a tool to humiliate, coerce and even lure children into inappropriate or dangerous situations. Parents filled Medea Creek Middle School’s gym in Oak Park on Nov. 5 to learn how they can safeguard their children […]

Pet of the Week

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

E-mail your photos to vacation@theacorn.com

How to submit: E-mail your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment only to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. All entries will be published after the 2011 winners are announced on either the first or second week of October 2011. Thank you!

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