2011-11-24 E-Edition

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Looking for answers in response to tragedy

For many, tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day will not be a happy holiday. The community is mourning the loss of a young Agoura Hills man who appears to have died from heroin, one of the worst plagues ever visited upon modern society. If there is a devil on this earth, its name is Junk. We’re not talking about the inner city, not […]

Winter Ball gives second chance to area poor and homeless

The “Second Chance” Winter Ball at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel on Dec. 3 promises to be a gala evening for guests. Proceeds from the event will benefit people throughout Ventura County who are homeless or living in poverty. Community Action of Ventura County (CAVC), an Oxnard nonprofit organization established in 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson as a part of […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Online classes oered in LVUSD

Online classes are being offered to students in the Las Virgenes Unifi ed School District, and they’re not just for students enrolled in independent study. The Las Virgenes Education Association, the teachers union, is working with the school district to develop the online “Apex” classes. So far, 40 students are enrolled in six online math classes, including advanced geometry, algebra […]

Five-star award

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a Five-Star accreditation, the highest level of accreditation offered by the Accrediting Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce. This honor puts the organization among the top 1 percent of Chambers nationwide. U.S. Chamber Accreditation recognizes excellence in Chamber planning, performance and community involvement. To achieve accreditation, a Chamber […]


‘Fun-raiser’ to benet cancer patients

UCAAN (United Cancer Advocacy Action Network) will hosts its third annual Gift Wrap for a Cause Fun-raiser from Fri., Nov. 25 through Sat., Dec. 24 at a storefront in the Janss Marketplace between Radio Shack and Karma Indian Cuisine, in Thousand Oaks. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri., Nov. 25; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 26 through […]

Holiday Home Tour to provide funds for cancer patients, families

While visiting four Conejo Valley homes adorned with beautiful seasonal decorations, guests of the 20th annual Holiday Homes Tour will also be able to enjoy holiday entertainment provided by more than 20 local artists. The self-guided tour, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3 and Sun., Dec. 4, will benefit The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura. Founded in […]

Student board members wanted

Reps needed from Calabasas, Agoura Hills

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority is accepting applications for two student board member positions, one from Agoura Hills and one from Calabasas, on its board of directors. The board of directors acts as the governing and policymaking body of the authority in the operations, control, improvements and planning of the center, personnel and fiscal operations. Student board […]