2013-10-03

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School traffic woes continue



The front-page story on school traffic in the Sept. 26 Acorn was spot-on. Still, there needs to be a follow-up article on related and troubling driving habits of parents speeding and reckless driving on our residential streets around our schools. On any school day, between 8 and 9 a.m., and again at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., residents of many of […]

A day of fun and games at annual Westlake Village City Celebration




Conejo Valley residents are invited to a family-friendly day of activities, games, food and entertainment at the 11th annual Westlake Village City Celebration on Oct. 19. The 2013 festivities mark 11 years of collaboration between the city, nonprofit organizations and local businesses. “The Westlake Village City Celebration truly offers something for residents of all ages and interests,” said Brianna Anderson, […]

Girl Scouts earn Silver Award



Westlake Village Girl Scout Troop 60578 recently earned the Silver Award. The Cadettes from Westlake High School, Los Cerritos Middle School and Colina Middle School created “Protect Our Paws” to help animals in need in the community. The Scouts spent two years observing and volunteering at local animal welfare organizations to determine how to best help the community. They created […]

Calendar



THURS., OCT. 3 Extreme Quilters Art Quilt Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 21 at Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, next to library. Contemporary and art quilts from 18 textile artists. Gift boutique. Free admission. Contact: Lynn Jurss. Phone: 805.497. 1294. Senior Luncheon Noon at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. $5 […]

Board of education honors Hernandez



Chargers zap Highlanders on gridiron



Ticket, can’t lick it



It never ceases to amaze me to read a letter from a resident complaining about receiving a ticket for doing something illegal. In a recent Acorn letter, Shannon Devane thought it was “unfathomable” to receive a ticket for parking her car alongside a white painted curb. Every licensed driver should know that the white painted curb indicates stopping for loading […]

Couple opens hearts and home as they adopt Haitian twins




In June 2012, Jim Lee, director of spiritual life at Oaks Christian School, and a group of 20 students were visiting an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti when Lee noticed a tiny girl who reminded him of his daughter. As he knelt down to speak with the child, she gave him a smile and, unexpectedly, introduced him to her twin sister. […]

Youth Congress Leadership Program taking applications



The Youth Congress Leadership Program, now in its fifth year and sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, is accepting applications from students in grades nine through 12. The program is an opportunity for teens to develop leadership skills through an inside look at the workings of organizations and services in the community. The co-chairs for the program are Peggy […]


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