2014-12-25 E-Edition

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Mission to the mission was a big success

This year, community donations allowed us to purchase over 156 brand new sleeping bags for the homeless at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles. The management and staff of Costco Westlake Village generously provided turkeys the Fred Jordan Mission will use to feed the homeless. We also acknowledge the kindness of the parishioners of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church for […]

Students excel at chess tourney

Each player finishes in top half of grade division

Evan Valens from Westlake Village and Rachel Burak of Calabasas recently competed in the U.S. Chess Federation National Scholastic K-12 grades Chess Tournament held in December in Orlando. Fla. Evan, a fourth-grader, represented Westlake Elementary. Rachel is a sixth-grader at AC Stelle Middle School. “When we arrived for her first game, Rachel was in awe of the cavernous meeting room […]

Pet of the week

Picking friends not the same thing as bullying

I investigated The Acorn’s recommended website, stopbullying.gov, and therein I found the usual attack upon personal freedom that is so typical of the political left. Example, combining from the website: Bullying is defined as “having the potential to repeatedly exclude someone from a group on purpose.” That pantywaist definition makes it bullying to pick your friends. Picking friends is always […]

Sale on holiday items

The Assistance League Conejo Valley Thrift Shop will mark down all holiday items and yellow tag clothing and shoes at 50 percent off beginning Fri., Dec. 26 at the store, 783 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Proceeds from sales will benefit the community. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sat. The store will be closed Wed. and […]

Children’s choir joins the pros

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $2,500 in damage by shattering windows at a home on Hempstead Drive Dec. 13. A burglar stole a $300 safe containing two gold-plated flutes valued at $8,000; collectable coins worth $250; $400 in cash; and $300 worth of euros from a home on Carell Avenue Dec. 12. The culprit caused $300 in damage to a […]

Classic story is a family affair

“Miracle on 34th Street,” a perennial favorite on TV this time of year, is one of those unique films that succeeds whether you like teary-eyed, Frank Capra-esque feel-good stories, or you believe, like Scrooge in Stan Freberg’s “Green Christmas,” that “Christmas has two s’s, and they’re both dollar signs.” Writer Valentine Davies’ original story became the basis for the 1947 […]

Students design app to help users plan healthier lifestyles

Program creates meal and exercise plans

Three local students have combined their entrepreneurial and technological skills to develop a software application that they believe will change the way people look at personal health care. The app, called EluPlus, will connect a doctor, coach or personal trainer to their clients via smartphones and computers. The program will allow users to plan and monitor their diets and exercise […]

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