2011-01-20

‘No Room at The Inn’ raises $27,000



The 18th annual “No Room at the Inn” event last December, hosted by St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks, raised $27,000 for 16 programs serving Ventura County’s homeless. More than 600 nativities were showcased, all loaned by local families. The three-day fundraiser attracted more than 1,100 members of the community and was supported by 41 volunteers from area […]

Heroin creeps into the community

Enforcement, education needed


After a brush with death nearly three years ago, Reginald Potts became committed to a balanced and positive lifestyle. But recovering from heroin addiction is never easy. Potts, 25, grew up in West Los Angeles and moved to Simi Valley during his junior year in high school. He started experimenting with marijuana and alcohol in middle school, and by the […]

Water district eyes expansion eastward




Board directors for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) considered a plan last week to extend pipelines for recycled water into the San Fernando Valley. The district could construct a pipeline to transport recycled water treated at the Tapia treatment plant to Woodland Hills Country Club, a 72-acre golf course on Dumetz Road in Los Angeles. The pipeline route […]

Tell us your love story



Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. And if Cupid’s arrow finds its mark, then you know you’re in love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us about the exact moment when you and your significant other fell in love. Send us a note at valentines@theacorn.com […]

‘Son of Hamas’ author speaks



Mosab Hassan Yousef, the author of “Son of Hamas” who has put his life in danger by exposing the ways of Hamas, will share his story at 8 p.m. Mon., Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Guests should arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to allow time to pass through security. Born in […]


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