Workshop on yoga, relaxation, meditation

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free workshop, “Introducing iRest Yoga Nidra,” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The six-session special workshop, which has already started, will continue Wed., Feb. 22 and March 1, 15, 22 and 29. iRest Yoga Nidra meditation is a research-based practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, […]


Figuring out the best time to retire

The choices you make can affect spouse and children

Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits. You could start them a little earlier or wait until your full retirement age. There are benefits to […]

Hospital shows heart for women and their health

West Hills Hospital and Medical Center will host a Women and Heart community health event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 at the West Hills Hospital Cafe, 7300 Medical Center Drive. Women will have the opportunity to learn tips about heart disease prevention. The event will include a cooking demonstration on the value of nutrition and its impact […]

Border patrol

One of the goals of any newspaper is to strive for accuracy. I trust The Acorn subscribes to that goal. For many years now your paper has confused the borders of Agoura Hills with “Agoura.” Please, please get our boundaries straight. Agoura Hills is an incorporated city of 8.5 square miles. “ Agoura” to the south lies outside our borders […]

Chamber of Commerce to host annual recognition gala

Awards will be given in seven categories

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Black and White” Recognition Gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. The event will honor outgoing chairman Matthew Midura of Pepperdine University as well as the winners in seven award categories, as follows: Business of the Year: Sports Academy. Sports Academy in […]

An opportunity for caregivers and those with memory loss

Senior Concerns will host a Memory Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. A Memory Café is a social gathering where people with memory loss, along with their caregivers, friends and family can come together in a safe and supportive environment. The café gives participants a break from the disease and […]

Says Stonehaus an annoyance

For 18 months, we and other neighbors of First Neighborhood campaigned the City Council to bring an expanding commercial operation, Westlake Village Inn Property, under control, and as a result the Stonehaus Conditional Use Permit was reviewed and partially modified on Dec. 14, 2016. The effort has, in large part, corrected the issues to a level of livability, and we […]

Lecture to detail Nazi persecution of gays

Samuel Torvend, a theologian from Pacific Lutheran University, will discuss “The Passion of Robert Oelbermann: The Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany” at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 in Overton Hall, Memorial Parkway near Regent Avenue, on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. Oelbermann was a gay German Lutheran. In 1919, Oelbermann and his brother founded the Nerother […]

‘There will never be another Schwartzie’

COMMENTARY /// Judaism

The world lost one of the brightest lights of our generation to heaven Feb. 8 with the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, better known as “Schwartzie.” Schwartzie wasn’t just a rabbi; he was one of the greatest teachers, mystics and human beings that have been blessed to walk this world in the last century. Recognized around the globe by tens […]