2011-01-13 E-Edition

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Give us your best

A community’s most precious resources aren’t the amenities it boasts, but the people who make them possible. In March, The Acorn will reveal its list of the Top 25 Local People of 2011, a golden salute to the leaders and volunteers, business people and educators who’ve proven to be the key players in our community over the past year. A […]

Eyes open

The Sheriff’s Teenage Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) wants you to be the eyes and ears of the community. If you witness a case of reckless driving, call STTOP at (818) 880-5420. To learn more, visit www.sttop.net.

Fun for all at Chabad’s Sunshine Club

Seniors appreciate joy and friendship

Almost 300 senior citizens attended a Jan. 9 Sunshine Club luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. The event was sponsored by the Chabad of the Conejo. The luncheon featured entertainment by comedian Mark Schiff, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show” as well as HBO and Showtime specials. Rachel Johnson played the harp. The club […]

New program for cancer survivors at Wellness Center

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura is offering a new sixsession program to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to posttreatment care. Developed by the Cancer Support Community and Livestrong, the program was created to bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life following cancer. The six sessions of Cancer Transitions will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. […]

Yerba Buena kids use big map to explore Africa

Students at Yerba Buena Ele mentary School in Agoura Hills recently explored Africa in a big way—with the world’s largest map of the continent. The map, measuring 35- by-26-feet and weighing 102 pounds, is designed as large board game to introduce students to the power of maps and the diverse geography of Africa. The map was at Yerba Buena Elementary […]

“Made in Dagenham”

Directed by: Nigel Cole Starring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Daniel Mays, Miranda Richardson Rated: R (for adult language) Running time: 112 minutes Best suited for: Women and the people who love them Least suited for: Capitalists and the people who love them In 1968, a small contingency of female employees at Ford’s Dagenham, England, assembly plant walked out on strike, […]


Decision on Kilburn cell towers delayed as discussions continue

A plan to mount taller cellular towers on a water tank in Oak Park has been delayed as the Municipal Advisory Council discusses ways to lessen the impact of the antennas on neighboring residents. Verizon wants to increase the height of the towers on the tank at the end of Kilburn Court near Lindero Canyon Road. The Triunfo Sanitation District […]

Scout completes project, earns Eagle rank

In July 2010 Alex Selogie, 18, completed his Eagle Scout project by erecting three flagpoles at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks. After working on the Eagle Scout project of his friend Morgan Press the summer before at the Chumash museum, Alex befriended two of the board members, Alfred Mazza and Graywolf. When inquiring about an idea for his […]