2015-08-27 E-Edition

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Old Agoura’s Chesebro hex

Regarding the Chesebro Meadow Wildlife Corridor planning commission vote: “ adequate” was the word used over and over again by three of the Agoura Hills planning commissioners: Michael Justice, John O’Meara and Curtis Zacuto. They voted yes on annexation and a subdivision on the Chesebro Meadow Wildlife Corridor. The meadow is a key link to the future wildlife overcrossing. A […]

The vanishing vacation

I used to enjoy vacations. In my adult years, I traveled to many places, including Ireland, Aruba, Hawaii, Mexico, London and India. I enjoyed trying new foods, learning about different cultures, seeing historical sights and meeting new people. Now, however, most of the vacations my husband and I take are centered on visiting our families back East. “They aren’t going […]

Malibu exhibit to feature Saul Mandel’s artwork

Artist known for his Jolly Green Giant

An exhibit of Saul Mandel’s art will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at Malibu Family Wines’ tasting room, 31740 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. Mandel was the commercial artist and designer best known for creating the Jolly Green Giant and the Puppy Dog Love stamp for the U.S. Post Office. He also created art for Bank of […]

New principal makes a splash at YB

WELCOME BACK—Dr. Erin Roderick, second from left, greets parents and students as classes resume last week at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Roderick is the school’s new principal, replacing Christina Desiderio. The Las Virgenes Unified School District began the new school year on Wed., Aug. 19. The district comprises 10 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high […]

CASA support

Thank you, Sylvie Belmond, for the wonderful article on CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in the Aug. 20 issue of The Acorn. I have been an advocate with CASA of Ventura County since 2011 and it is one of the most meaningful volunteer experiences in my life. CASA of Ventura County is one of 1,000 CASA programs across the nation. […]

Park seeks new docents

The Topanga Canyon Docents will host two free events on Sun., Aug. 30 at the Visitor Center at Topanga State Park on Entrada Road, Topanga Canyon. At 4 p.m., Doug Allan, Topanga resident and retired biology professor will present a program titled “An Introduction to the Birds of Topanga Canyon: Their Habits, Habitats and Calls.” The talk will have projected […]

Mediterranean grill opens

The Rokabab Mediterranean Grill will have a grand-opening event on Thurs., Aug. 27 at 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Conejo Chamber of Commerce from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., wine tasting from the organic Coquelicot Estate Vineyard and acoustic music will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Twenty percent of […]

Support education success with back-to-school checklist

Special needs children may require extra assistance to do well in class

As the school year begins, many parents are anxiously wondering how to support the success of their children. This is especially the case when a child has a learning disability like ADHD. Making sure that they have the support and guidance they need, and yet helping them toward independence is essential to their success. Here are some guidelines to get […]

Honig for council

If you are looking for someone to vote for in the upcoming Westlake Village City Council election who will work hard and be committed to preserving and enhancing your community, then look no further. Kelly Honig is your candidate. We whole-heartedly support and endorse Kelly, who has been a friend and neighbor for over 10 years. Kelly has been committed […]