2014-01-09 E-Edition

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A step in the right direction

In a community that’s seen its share of teen suicides and drug overdoses, any effort that seeks to deal with the problem is a good one. The Agoura Hills Community Services Coalition was created two years ago to look at the issues that lead to teen drug use and other dangerous behaviors. In its goal to help the city’s at-risk […]

A place where all kids can play

Gym caters to children with special needs

A new children’s gym, We Rock the Spectrum, held its grand opening last month in the Reyes Adobe Plaza on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills. The “spectrum” in the name of the gym refers to autism spectrum. The symptoms of this developmental disorder include challenges with social interaction and communication skills, fine and gross motor skills, and sometimes intellectual development. […]

Chamber hires new director

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has hired Adam Haverstock, former aide to Assemblymember Jeff Gorell, as the director of government and economic affairs. Haverstock will oversee relations with local, state and federal government officials and assist in managing the Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District. Haverstock is a graduate of Cal State Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in psychology […]

Cal Lutheran Board of Regents welcomesfive new members

Five new members have joined the California Lutheran University Board of Regents. The new regents are: Pleasant Hill resident Linda Baumhefner, a board member of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and CEO of a management consulting firm; Oxnard resident Sue Chadwick, the former senior vice president of Santa Barbara Bank and Trust; the Rev. Mark Holmerud, a Sacramento resident and bishop […]

Readers favor Westlake center

I must comment on Ms. Erickson’s letter slamming the City Council for approving a fast-food restaurant in our new Target shopping center. Was she one of the residents who attempted to recall the council that approved Costco? Is she now a faithful Costco shopper? Our city councils have been very consistent in making the correct choices for the good of […]

Viewpoint students bring cheer to needy families over holidays

Dec. 21 was a happy day for nearly 20 families in need during the third annual Adopt-a- Family for the Holidays party in the gymnasium at the Jackie Tatum Harvard Recreation Center in South Central Los Angeles. Sports teams from Viewpoint and Chaminade schools, along with a number of area families, “adopted” a less fortunate family to create Christmas with […]


Helping school children succeed in their early years

Free health screening available online

The first five years of learning shape kids’ futures, child care experts say. That’s why health screenings are so crucial for future success, and why many parents are pleased to learn about an easy and effective way to make sure their little ones are ready for school. Free access to an online health screening for kids 5 and under is […]

The dog days of Christmas

The front page photo of The Acorn dated Jan. 2 shows an out-of-town dog owner disobeying the rules and laws of Reyes Adobe Park. Cute photo though. Unless there was some type of dog exhibit occurring the day after Christmas that I was not aware of, I apologize for this article. If there was no exhibit occurring, the photographer should […]