2011-12-15

Chabad opens food bank



In response to the lingering recession, Chabad of the Conejo will be opening a food bank to help struggling individuals and families put food on the table. According to Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, Chabad typically receives more people asking for help during this time of year, and never turns anyone away. The increased volume […]

Mysterious sound



I feel a little bit like Nancy Drew trying to solve a mystery here. My husband and I live on the south shore of the lake in Westlake Village, across the lake from The Landing. For weeks, we were hearing a very loud “boom” daily at exactly 9:46 a.m. This sound is loud enough to shake the house. We thought […]

Discovery Center opens Tinkering Zone



The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will host events for children and adults on weekends from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m. Fri., Dec. 17 through Mon., Feb. 20 at 43 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Classes and workshops will feature themes such as “Bubble Mania,” “Engineering Extravaganza,” “Inventures in Toyland” and “Math Matters.” Activities in the Tinkering Zone […]

These seniors know how to celebrate



Nominations open for activism awards



The sixth annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, for Jewish teenagers in California who take part in community service and social action projects, are open for nominations. The awards are given annually to up to five young volunteers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to making the world a better place. Recipients each receive an award of $36,000 for any use. […]

Got a beef?



Email or fax your letter to the editor to the addresses on page 4. The Acorn strives to print all letters.

Time for tea at the library



Organ recipient is grateful



Gordon Bowie, 57, was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 2005. Four years later, he was told by the doctors at UCLA that he needed a liver transplant. A rare complication of liver failure started to affect his lungs, making his situation more dire. With Betty, his wife of 33 years, Gordon traveled to the midwest, thinking he might […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 16: Math finals ComedySportz/6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 19: Winter break-no school through Mon., Jan. 2 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 16: National Honor Society/11:30 a.m. Cheer holiday party/12:25 p.m. ComedySportz alumni game/7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18: Alumni baseball game/10 a.m. Mon., Dec. 19: Winter break-no school through Mon., Jan. 2 Oak Park Eagles Mon., Dec. 19: Winter […]