2015-10-01

2015-10-01 E-Edition

Vacation Photo 2015 Contest Winner



AMERICAN HISTORY—Hilary and Jonathan Matthew from Agoura Hills visit Eldon, Iowa and pose with their Acorn in front of the home used in Grant Wood’s famous 1930 painting, “American Gothic.” While traveling in his native state, Wood became inspired by the little wood farmhouse made in the architectural style called Carpenter Gothic. His painting shows a hard-working, salt-of-the-earth American man […]

For Las Virgenes school board



We strongly support Linda Menges for the Las Virgenes Board of Education. It was our privilege to work alongside Linda on various parent faculty committees at both the middle and high school levels. We know she is committed to serving our students and preserving and improving our standing as a high-ranking school district. With her strong financial background, her detailed […]

Aging advisory council needs members



Qualified citizens are needed to serve on the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. The council advocates for senior citizens age 60 and over. Members of are appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, local cities and service providers. The council involves the community in creating and sustaining programs that assist senior living. The council forms task […]

Dining experience benefits seniors



DELICIOUS DISH—Above, chef Claudio Borin of the Sage Room Ristorante in Agoura Hills serves his special chicken sausage casserole during the Senior Concerns’ Ultimate Dining Experience Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Westlake. Top right, Westlake resident Kym Sargent hopes to win the bidding for an acoustic guitar signed by Alice Cooper and Robby Krieger of The Doors. The 30th annual […]

Run, jump, repeat



DETERMINATION—Above, 8-yearold Mike Zeman of Agoura Hills gathers steam for his attempt at the long jump at the Boy & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley annual track meet on Sept. 20 at Agoura High School. Left, Mike Zeman, 8, of Agoura Hillsfinishesfirst in the 25- yard dash with Brooke Pekofsky, 6, of Westlake Village close behind.

Agoura’s great race

Large field unusual for City Council contest


Six candidates will compete for two seats in the Nov. 3 election: three men and three women. This week, a look at the male candidates. Next week, the females. Anstead If elected to the Agoura Hills City Council, candidate Chris Anstead promises to make headway toward solving the problems residents are concerned about. Two seats on the panel are up […]

Likes Honig in Westlake Village



I am writing this letter to urge fellow residents of Westlake Village to vote for Kelly Honig for Westlake Village City Council. Kelly has been a neighbor and good friend of mine over the last 15 years. Kelly is an intelligent choice for our City Council. She is a professional and will use her considerable skill set to advocate for […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation 2015 Contest Winners



Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 vacation photo contest. First place won $100. The second- and third-place winners received $50 and $25 respectively. Thank you to all our participants. The remaining photos will be run in The Acorn throughout this year and 2016.

Youth acting classes offered in master class setting

Program culminates in showcase of scenes

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory will begin its fall session for students in grades three to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon in a 10- week session from Sat., Oct. 10 through Dec. 19 at the Four Friends Gallery, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The program will culminate with students performing “Holiday Faire,” a showcase of scenes and monologues, at […]


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