Tell Mom she’s special

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 11, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or fewer, please write and tell us about your favorite Mom Moment. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a funny incident or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, we’d still […]

Local group talks up a storm

Voice Ambassadors learn effective speech techniques

It’s been said that people fear public speaking more than death. But, unlike death, there’s a cure for those who are painfully shy or have a phobia about speaking in public. Members of the local Toastmasters International club, dubbed the Voice Ambassadors, know all about trembling voices, red faces and sweaty palms. Then there’s the hemming and hawing, and the […]

Former NASCAR racer drives new business

Tim Huddleston hopes locals will make a pit stop at his repair shop

If you’ve been working on cars since you were a kid, opening an auto repair shop might seem a natural progression. But a new Thousand Oaks business owner’s love affair with cars runs deeper than that. Tim Huddleston is a former champion NASCAR driver with an entire racing team at his service. The Agoura Hills resident celebrated the grand opening […]

Club receives donation from Macy’s

Law firm opens new West lake offce

Ventura-based Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP has opened an office in Westlake Village to accommodate its expanded roster of attorneys and to serve clients in the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. Four attorneys and two legal secretaries will staff the new office. Founding partner Michael Case, a business and real estate trial lawyer, will […]

High winds ruffle the region

High winds caused a large tree branch to snap and fall on Wednesday, striking and injuring a young woman as she walked down Colodny Drive by the Oakcrest Townhomes in Old Agoura. Los Angeles County Fire Department, Station 89, responded to the emergency and attended to the woman, who reportedly became pinned by the fallen branches. She was taken to […]

Cities should make love, not war

The Agoura Hills City Council is navigating choppy political waters. Following a spat with Old Agoura regarding the city’s proposed annexation of property in Chesebro Meadow where two dozen luxury homes are planned to be built, the City Council last week fired opening shots against Calabasas over a separate annexation issue. Calabasas intends to annex an unincorporated Los Angeles County […]

Hike-athon to benefit NatureBridge

NatureBridge will present its third annual Hike-athon in the Santa Monica Mountains event from 8 to 11 a.m. Sat., May 3. Participants will hike the 2.25- mile Inspiration Point Loop at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. The event will raise funds and draw attention to the need for environmental education in the Santa Monica Mountains and Channel […]

Host families being sought

Choice Plus, a nonprofit organization, is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries, including Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy and China. Choice Plus students want to practice English, experience American culture and share their own culture with their host families. In return, host families welcome these students not […]

Animals galore at wildlife center

WILD KINGDOM—Left, Glendale resident Lindsay Isom and her 3-year-old son, Stone, get a close look at Ryker, an 11-year-old great horned owl during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on April 27. Above, a baby crow in the center’s hospital tells visitors that he’s hungry. CWC cares for injured and abandoned wildlife.