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 […]

Mentalist to tap teens’ minds

Mentalist David Winston will “ read” teens minds and reveal how they can too from 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 25 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. The program is free and for teens age 12 to 18. The Friends of the Westlake Village Library is sponsoring the event, which is part of Westlake Village Reads […]

The Art of Being

“Life is a blackboard upon which we consciously or unconsciously write those messages which govern us. We hold the chalk and the eraser in our hand but are ignorant of this fact. What we now experience we need not continue to experience but the hand which holds the eraser must do its neutralizing work.” — Dr. Ernest Holmes Seven steps […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersSat., Jan. 11: Practice SAT/9a.m.Tues., Jan. 14: Charger Clubmeeting/A1/7 p.m.Wed., Jan. 15: PFC meeting/Agoura Hills Library/9 a.m.Thurs., Jan. 16: Jazz, chamberconcert/performing arts education center-black box/7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesMon., Jan. 13: PFC meeting/lecture hall/9:30 a.m.Tues., Jan. 14: FAFSA-collegefinancial aid part 2/6:30 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Jan. 10: PFC meeting/library/8:30 a.m.Talent show/pavilion/7 p.m.Tues., Jan. 14: OPPAA meeting/library/7 p.m.Thurs., Jan. 16: Shakespeareproduction/pavilion/7 […]

Munificence appreciated

On behalf of the 2013 Project Holiday Stocking, I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Acorn and the citizens of Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the support you provided to this year’s project. Because of your efforts, we shipped 894 stockings to our men and women serving in Afghanistan. This year, for the first time, we […]