2013-06-27

Species learn to coexist




After a long day of tidying up, I discovered I’d missed a weird mess that resembled a discarded moth-eaten wig atop my porch light. Long withering brown tendrils of oak leaf litter glued together by cobwebs cascaded from the globeshaped lighting fixture. Too beat to attack it that evening, I resolved to whisk it away the next morning. An odd […]

Minister is ordained



The Order of Ordination will be conferred onto Linda Fisher in a New Thought celebration from at 4 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 30, 2013 at The Center for Spiritual Living Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. The public is invited to attend. The Rev. Dr. Moira Foxe will officiate. The keynote speakers will be the Rev. […]

API test is aced again

Final year for STAR


School rankings based on standardized test scores show Oak Park and Las Virgenes unified school districts continue to be among the highest performing districts in the state. The limelight may or may not last. Next year the districts will be judged by a new set of national standards called Common Core. The Academic Performance Index (API) information released in May […]

Performers needed for Renaissance Faire



Auditions will be held for the Renaissance faire coming to Simi Valley on Nov. 16 and 17. The Nottingham Festival is seeking outgoing stage acts, acoustic music and dance groups to perform on one of four stages. Strolling or stationary musicians and entertainers that will interact with the audience are also needed. Open auditions will take place at 11 a.m. […]

Who’s walking whom?



Agoura man called to serve in Africa

By Stephanie Bertholdo sbertholdo@theacorn.com

Kevin Hamilton, an Agoura Hills father of six and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve his church overseas. Hamilton, the Southern California public relations director for LDS, will move with his family to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he will help supervise the local congregation starting in August. Hamilton said he […]

Acorn expanding coverage on Twitter, Facebook



As the number one source of news and feature stories in the community, the Acorn Newspapers want to make sure you’re being served in the best way possible both in print and online. Whether you’re on a cellphone, tablet, laptop or desktop, now you can receive breaking news and up to the minute event information on Twitter by following @theacornonline […]

Docents needed at library



Adults who like history, enjoy sharing their knowledge with visitors from around the world, and who can volunteer for four hours a week are encouraged to apply as a docent for the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Applications are being accepted for consideration for the September docent training class. The library will soon begin scheduling interviews for volunteer docents to […]

Pet of the Week



White Oak students receive hands-on government lesson by the City Council




Students from White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village learned firsthand about government when they took park in the city’s 10th annual city-toschools program. On June 12, six students, who had been selected by classmates and faculty earlier this spring, joined city officials in a real council meeting. Students browsed through agenda packets and made motions while seated next to […]


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