Agoura firefighter copes with hazards of the job

Steve Wallace serves asfire chief in San Gabriel

The Thomas Fire is now the single largest wildfire in California history. Following its start on Dec. 4, it burned 281,900 acres, destroyed 1,063 structures and claimed the life of one firefighter. Crews from surrounding communities poured into the area to help fight the blaze. Among them was Agoura Hills resident Steve Wallace, who serves as the division chief of […]

Retailer generous to Boys & Girls Clubs

BIG MONEY—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley receive a giant $2,500 check from American Eagle Outfitters. In addition to the donation, team members at the AEO clothing and accessories retailer will be working with club members to help prepare youth for their future careers, including job readiness and leadership skills.

A Dickens of a play

CONGRATS—Cast members from the Young Actors Academy of Performing Arts receive applause following last month’s performance of “Bah Humbug,”an adaptation of Dickens’“A Christmas Carol,”at A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas. The Agoura Hills academy trains kids ages 4 to 16 in all facets of acting, singing and acting.

Scholarships available

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has opened the 19th year of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program. A total of $50,000 in college scholarships will be given to students for tuition, books, and room and board. The award is presented to seniors graduating from Ventura County high schools who have demonstrated leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement and commitment […]

Force-fed personal positions whether we like it or not

The Acorn published a story last week that received equal parts praise and criticism from readers. The subject matter is timely, controversial and certainly worth revisiting. At the Dec. 5 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, outspoken critic and local resident Larry Brown made a public speech calling for the resignation of then-mayor Denis Weber due to what he characterized as […]

Free forum on immigration

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host Buen Vecino (Good Neighbor), a pro-immigrant advocacy group based in eastern Ventura County, at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 13 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Rafael Torres III, an immigration attorney based in Simi Valley, will discuss current developments in the world of immigration and topics such as green cards, citizenship, asylum […]

Comic shows the upside of depression

Depression is no laughing matter . . . or is it? Stand-up comic Dana Eagle knows a thing or two about crippling anxiety. She’s bipolar and a cancer survivor, but she’s leapt past those emotional hurdles with the help of comedy. “When my head starts going in a bad direction, which it’s naturally predisposed to do, I am able to […]

Bzzzy little bumble bees

WHAT’S ALL THE BUZZ?—Above, Oaks Christian Middle School students are delighted after delivering gifts and spending time with families as part of their holiday efforts in support of the BumbleBee Foundation. The Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit supports families dealing with childhood cancer. At right, a student shares a present with a child. This is the fifth year OCS students have visited […]


Local youth sports teams make a clean sweep

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