2014-11-13 E-Edition

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Read all about it—Acorn Newspaper turns 40

Voice of the community officially founded in 1974, but some believe the publication is closer to 50

Big things come in small packages, and on Fri., Nov. 14, the weekly tabloid-size Acorn newspaper—which sprouted in one community and branched out into eight—will celebrate its 40th year in business. And like the oak tree seed it’s named for, The Acorn is still growing—delivered now to homes, schools, business and government centers in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Oak […]

Overpopulation vs. environment

With great dismay I read your recent issue packed with news articles and letters to the editor. Each and every one of them blathered about accommodating overpopulation while at the same time trying to preserve the environment. How so many otherwise clever people cannot face those two, utterly contradictory ideas, I will never know. The clever people are very aware […]


November 9, 1966 October 24, 2014

Eric Bernardy passed away several days after a tragic motorcycle accident. He is survived by his mother, Julie Bernardy, his father and stepmother, Jerry and Jan Bernardy, his sister, Jill Haney, his nephew, Colin, his sweetheart, Leticia, and his beloved Savannah cat, Jaxx. He leaves behind a host of friends, many of whom have known him 20 years or more. […]


Senior Concerns to offer memory screenings

Senior Concerns will present free memory screening as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This year’s event will also have two speakers, Sherry Lynn Harris and Viki Kind. Harris, author of the book “Adapting to Alzheimer’s,” will discuss “What’s Next […]

Readers recall Acorn fondly

The Acorn is a treasured community resource, and each member of the community who has followed the newspaper over the years sees it through a different lens. Robert Dyer said he’s been reading The Acorn since 1976. “There were short synopses of many AYSO soccer games, and I was always excited when my name was in the paper.” Michael Paule […]

Political Cartoon

Program is a GIFT for women in flux

A new monthly program called GIFT (Gaining Insight for Transition) offers help to women as they navigate through life’s transitions. Created by Sepideh Yeoh, a member of the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education, the program offers support to women whose lives are in flux, whether it’s coping with a new baby, an empty nest, marriage, divorce, caring […]

Techniques to uncover and deal with child depression

In today’s society, we have seen some horrifying results of teen depression, including suicides and school shootings. No one can take their child’s happiness for granted. It is our job as parents to ensure our children are happy, feel worthwhile and are working toward positive goals. How do you know if your child is depressed? Here are a few signs […]

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