2011-12-01 E-Edition

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Heads up: distracted drivers on the road

Until the California Legislature decides to impose greater penalties on drivers who use cellphones, those of us who pay attention to the law must continue to be on the lookout for those who don’t. It can be aggravating waiting at a green light while the person in front of you finishes their texting. But aggravation is only the half of […]

Reagan Library collecting Toys for Tots

The Reagan Library will collect new, unwrapped toys for its Toys for Tots program until Thurs., Dec. 22 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Toys brought to the library will be distrusted to needy children in the community by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys of all monetary value will be appreciated. For each toy worth $10 or more, guests […]

Revisiting struggle for women’s suffrage

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum will present its “Rally for the Vote” program at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 2 in the Songbird Office Park, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The program, created and performed by members of the Thousand Oaks chapter of the American Association of University Women, will revisit when California women won the right […]

Pet of the Week

School district expands pre-kindergarten program

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is expanding its “Journeys” kindergarten preparatory program to include every elementary school site within the district. The program is for children who are of kindergarten age ( turning 5 between July and Nov. 1) but need extra support to achieve kindergarten readiness. Students who turn 5 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 2 are entitled […]


Hospice volunteers helping terminal patients, families cope

No one should die alone. For the past 30 years, Bob Fitch has developed close bonds with more than 100 dying individuals and their families, listening to the concerns of terminally ill patients and offering practical help to grieving family members so they can carry on during and after their loss. The 76-year-old Thousand Oaks retiree is one of about […]

Girl Scouts to make bears for local needy children

Toys will be stuffed at The Oaks Dec. 11

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 619 will present the second annual “Build a Bear, Warm a Heart” event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 11 at The Oaks mall, 550 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Families can choose a prepaid bear that the Scouts will stuff and donate to a child at Casa Pacifica. All participants will receive a Build-a-Bear […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

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