Volunteers needed to clean trails

The community is invited to help repair hiking trails from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., June 2 at Rancho Sierra Vista, Via Goleta and Potrero Road, Newbury Park. The work detail is part of National Trails Day, supported by the California Department of Parks & Recreation, Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, and the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force of […]

Pet of the Week

Family retreat features ‘Hall of Fame’

Rabbi Ira and Cantor Beth, founders of HomeShul, held the inaugural HomeShul Family Retreat at the Sheraton Hotel in Agoura Hills on May 11 and 12. Families from Oak Park, Agoura and Newbury Park, among others, gathered to celebrate Shabbat by relaxing, learning, creating and eating. “We want the families, who live in a lot of different neighborhoods, to have […]

Two Democrats challenge Gorell in 44th

Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Westlake Village) will face two challengers in the race for the new 44th District. The Navy reservist returned to California on March 26 after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan where he served as a military intelligence officer supporting U.S. Marines. He was called to serve in 2009 just days before being elected to a two-year Assembly term […]

Fijian Flash a three-event star for O.C.

. Following state finals, talented junior will prep for Olympic debut

Danni Alakija is an intimidating force on the track. The Oaks Christian junior is tall, graceful and fast. She’s also a self-described bookworm. This bookworm is the first track and field student-athlete in Oaks Christian history to qualify in three events at the CIF State Track and Field Championships. She’s also going to run in this summer’s London Olympics. Not […]

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.

Summer VBS goes ‘overboard’

Children 4 years old through those going into the sixth grade in the fall are invited to participate in a week of Vacation Bible School at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. “Operation Overboard” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 18 to 22. The week will conclude with a […]

Day laborers can solicit work in Agoura Hills

City’s ban is ‘unconstitutional’

The City of Agoura Hills repealed its ordinance prohibiting day laborers from soliciting work in the public right of way on the heals of a federal ruling that struck down a similar law in Redondo Beach last year. In September 2011, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Redondo Beach ordinance preventing day laborers from gathering on […]

Hollywood helping schools

THE Event to benefit local campuses in budget crisis

. THE Event to benefit local campuses in budget crisis A year in the making, the inaugural THE (Together Helping Education) food and wine tasting fundraiser is taking shape as a star-studded event. The community event from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., June 9 at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center will feature a silent and live auction. The master […]

Hoops squad nets hardwood hardware

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