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 […]


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. […]

Guest speaker for GOP women

The Ventura County Federation of Republican Women will host a meeting featuring the theme “Celebrate the Spirit of Liberty and Freedom” on Thurs., Nov. 20 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Road, Camarillo. The meeting will begin with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 12:15 p.m. and keynote speaker at 1 p.m. The […]

A celebration of Chinese culture

Gingerbread crafts, creations

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present a Family Gingerbread Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at The Oaks mall’s JCPenney courtyard, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can view for free decorated gingerbread creations from chefs at the North Ranch Country Club, Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, Williams Sonoma, Sugar Mamas, Carrara Pastries, and […]

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 […]

Program on local watersheds

The Santa Monica Mountains Watersheds group will have a council meeting from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 20 at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The following speakers are on the agenda: Lily Verdone, from the Nature Conservancy, will present “The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience Ventura Project” and Diane G., West’s topic will be “Basin Municipal Water […]

Drive up, drop off food donations

Boy, Girl Scouts at the helm

The third annual Food Drive-Thru charity event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 15 and 16 at 23741 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. More than 500 Boy and Girl Scouts volunteers will collect the drive-through food items throughout the weekend. The event is organized and run by local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts ages 6 […]

Lacrosse team takes the gold in Vegas

Oaks Christian School honors veterans

Vietnam War pilot speaks at special assembly Nov. 11

Oaks Christian School hosted an all-school assembly honoring U.S. veterans on Nov. 11 at its Westlake Village campus. Vietnam War veteran Jim Bouterse of Miami, Fla., was the keynote speaker. Bouterse met OCS eighth- graders at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., last May when the students approached him to thank him for his service. The veteran was […]