Hospice seeks participants for holiday contest

Local groups, businesses welcome

Hospice of the Conejo is looking for local businesses, nonprofits and community groups to join in a tree-decorating contest fundraiser. In return for a $500 donation to the organization, which provides free nonmedical hospice and grief support to individuals and families, participants will be provided a 4-foot tree to decorate Tues., Nov. 15 using materials and ornaments of their choosing. […]

Hooper keeps focus on core business

It used to be that Hooper Camera had nearly a dozen locations catering to shutterbugs across the Southland; now the company has just two. Opened in 1952 by Jack Williams, the family-owned business has faced increasing competition from online retailers like Amazon and has been further pinched by the proliferation of camera-equipped smartphones. With dwindling sales and rising real estate […]

Chabad welcomes the new year with High Holiday services at the Hyatt

Worship open to all Jews

Chabad of the Conejo will hold its High Holiday services at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Rosh Hashanah will begin the evening of Sun., Oct. 2. Yom Kippur will start the evening of Tues., Oct. 11. The services are expected to draw 1,500 adults and children. The 8,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom will turn into a sanctuary […]


Spring break 2017

Flying Squirrel

If you have school-age children, this article is for you. If you don’t, this article could be for you even more. How so? With school back in session, summer vacations are over—at least the ones involving children. But if you’re an adult who wants a kid-free holiday, the next few months are yours. Cruise ships, hotels and resorts are now […]


Documentary explores anti-Semitism

Filmmaker to field questions after screening

Temple Etz Chaim will premiere “Never Again Is Now,” a documentary on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, during Selichot services Sat., Sept. 24 in the sanctuary, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The evening is open to the community at no charge. The event will begin with havdalah (a service marking the end of Sabbath) on the plaza at […]

Acorn Fiction contest, write-on

The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling competition works. Write a 100-word fiction tale using sci-fi, drama, adventure, romance or any other genre and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry per person […]

A toast to history

Pet of the week

WATER PLAY—Lulu is a female brown and white pit bull/Basenji mix about 2 years old. She is really sweet and playful. She likes to sit in a kiddie pool. If you would like to adopt Lulu, ask for ID No. A4962726 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before […]

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