2015-12-03

Junior set for science conference



Alexandria Angell, a 16-year-old junior at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, was named a delegate of the 2016 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass. The congress is an honors only program for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to inspire students who aspire to […]

City manager addresses new hotels in Calabasas



Two hotels proposed for the Malibu Canyon corridor in western Calabasas have come under heavy fire. Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles spoke with The Acorn and answered questions about the projects. Acorn: There has been a lot of concern about the hotels recently. Can you give us some background? Coroalles: Among other things, the purpose of the city’s 2008 General […]

Low-income adults can learn how to manage finances

Free economic check-ups for seniors

In partnership with the National Council on Aging, Senior Concerns is offering one-stop shops for free economic checkups to help low-income adults manage budgets, save money, find work and set financial goals. The first one-stop shop will be Thurs., Dec. 17 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Call the number below for the time of the event. Later […]

So is panhandling against the law or not?

Citizens Be Advised

One of the most common complaints I hear from residents concerns individuals panhandling in and around local shopping centers. You know the ones. These often shadowy figures come in two forms: those asking for money for themselves— generally viewed as homeless (though they’re often not)—and those requesting donations in the name of charity. There is a typical misconception about how […]

Auditions this weekend for ‘Guys and Dolls’



The Agoura Community Theater and Curtain Call Youth Theatre, sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills, will hold auditions for the musical “Guys and Dolls,” directed by Jeff Wallach. This program is for teens ages 13 to 19. All roles are open. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 and from 4 to 7 […]

Private school earns accreditation



AvancED Accreditation Agency has fully accredited Oak Crest Academy, a private school in Oak Park. AdvancED said the academy received some of the highest scores the agency has seen. AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. According to Leonard Paul, AdvancED vice president of the Pacific USA Region, the agency was impressed by the level of […]

Film students cause 101 Freeway shutdown

Movie scene involving military goes too far, stirs fear

A pair of film students shooting a military movie scene caused a 101 Freeway shutdown Nov. 29 in Agoura Hills. Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department arrested 20-year-old Chase McIntyre of Thousand Oaks and 19-year-old Taylor Hubenthal of Simi Valley as they stood on the Cheseboro Road pedestrian overpass, one dressed in military-style fatigues and carrying a replica assault […]

Buy a bed for charity



The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host a Holiday Mattress Drive with Beds4Kids from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. For every bed sold, Beds4Kids will donate some combination of a new mattress set, sheets, bed bug mattress protector, pillow, blanket and teddy bear to an underprivileged child or youth shelter on […]

Saluting our Scouts



HIGH SCHOOL HELPERS—Lukas Villarin, second from left, a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Agoura High School, celebrates the completion of his Eagle Scout project. Under Lukas’ supervision, and with the support of Boy Scout Troop 127 and friends, a three-tiered cascading planter was constructed under the marquee next to the ticket booth at the Agoura High football field. […]

St. Max concert allows singers to raise voice in praise




Musicians and vocalists at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village invite the community to join them for a melodic journey of the spirit that will begin Dec. 18 and continue through next year. The inaugural four-concert series will serve as a gift of music and faith from the church to the surrounding community, said Paul Fagundes, director of […]


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