2017-12-28

Seniors want card games and want them now



Agoura Hills is a quiet community, which is why a protest at the city’s Recreation and Event Center on Dec. 18 came as a surprise. Senior citizens gathered in the lobby demanding to use the facility’s larger room for the twice-weekly bridge games hosted on the premises. Mark Mendenhall, who’s been attending the games for years, said there’s a regular […]

At the Library

The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will present the following free programs in January. The public is invited. Yoga and You at noon Thurs., Jan. 4 and 18 with instructor Deanne Wenger. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. New readers in grades K-3 can read to a therapy dog for 15 minutes between […]

Running and hiking clubs keep Conejo Valley residents moving



The Conejo Valley has over 150 miles of hiking trails, and local access points to trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lead all the way to the Pacific Ocean. But as abundant as trails are in and around Thousand Oaks, Westlake and Agoura, it can sometimes be hard to find a companion who’s willing to go the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A bike was stolen from outside the Subway restaurant on Kanan Road Dec. 17. The bike’s owner said she rode it to work and parked it out back, and when she returned it was gone. The bike was worth $200. On the night of Dec. 12 someone broke into a locked car parked in the 30800 block of […]

Christmas on the couch



At St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park, lay minister Jack Doman knows that Christmas, traditionally a celebratory time for Christians marking their savior’s birth, can be extremely difficult for some. For those who have lost a loved one, a job or a home over the past year, the holiday can be a major source of emotional distress, he […]

Seniors can use experiences to make changes

Other Side of 50

If you’re an older adult and recent news reports about the firing of media icons Bill O’Reilly, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Garrison Keillor have rattled you, you’re not alone. I’d like you to read these statements: “Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times.” “Lance Armstrong was banned from sanctioned Olympic sports for life as […]

Family offers reward for missing daughter

20-year-old last seen in Calabasas


The family of Elaine Park, the 20-year-old La Crescenta woman who went missing last January, is offering a reward of up to $50,000 to anyone who has photographs that can help determine where she might have gone. Park was last seen at 6:05 a.m. Jan. 28, 2017, leaving the home of her ex-boyfriend in Calabasas. Her charcoal gray Honda Civic […]

Chabad presentation will explore near death experiences

Chabad of Simi Valley will host a presentation on near death experiences featuring Nomi Freeman at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 27 at 4464 Alamo St. A writer and teacher, Freeman has studied NDEs and interviewed many people on the subject. She has lectured on this topic, and on Jewish spirituality, for groups across the country and in Canada and Buenos […]

OPUSD sees change in trustee leadership

Ross is new school board president


Derek Ross is the new board of trustees president for the Oak Park Unified School District. He became the school board’s new leader during the district’s Dec. 5 reorganization meeting. Ross and other school officials spoke to The Acorn about the school district’s “moral imperatives” and goals for the year. “As you know, the school board and administrators work very […]

The day the music died

Jan. 1 is supposed to be when recreational marijuana can legally be sold and consumed in California, but the 2017 voter-approved law that permitted the growing and purchasing of pot for personal use—starting next month—has landed with a thud. In addition to a state license, retailers need approval from their local jurisdictions to begin operations. So far, no cities in […]


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