Local students flex their political muscle

Marches, walkouts spur teen voter awareness

A teenage political tsunami rose up in the wake of last month’s shooting at the high school in Parkland, Fla., where which 17 students and teachers were killed—and it’s showing no signs of letting up. Both angry and afraid over the surge in campus gun violence, students across the country are showing their political muscle by attending protests and rallies— […]

Drought, or not?

A DRY SEASON—Annmarie Ashker-Feiss and 6-year-old Roj Diem of Agoura Hills share an umbrella while on their way to Sumac Park during the March 22 rainstorm that hit Southern California. The local area received about 5.5 inches of rain in March, bringing the season’s total to just under 8.5 inches, still well below the expected average of 12 to 13 […]

Simi Chamber of Commerce recognizes Century 21 agent

Alex Gandel had a highly productive year in 2017. He is ranked No. 10 out of over 110,000 sales professionals nationwide for Century 21 and still managed to offer a remarkable level of service to his community. He was recognized recently for his outstanding contributions and was awarded Business Person of the Year 2017 by the Simi Valley Chamber of […]

Students learn importance of journalism

FRONT PAGE NEWS—The Acorn is always pleased to give advice to local journalism classes. Managing editor John Loesing recently visited Westlake Elementary School and gave the fourth- and fifth-grade students under teacher Cheryl Stephenson tips for their school newspaper, The Wizard. He recounted the history of the publishing industry and discussed the challenges facing this new generation of reporters.

Oaks Christian plans to build dorms

Office building will be turned into student housing

Oaks Christian School is offering students the option to live on campus if they desire. The school has begun demolition of a building at 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, an office building the school already owns. Pending approval from the Westlake Village City Council at its April 11 meeting, the school will begin converting the premises into dorm rooms. Kris Thabit, […]

Clean comedy gives local families something to smile about

When James Creviston started performing as a stand-up comic he wanted his wife and two young daughters to see his act, but they would often have to sit through other comedians whose material wasn’t family-friendly. The Oak Park resident decided to create a comedy show that was appropriate for all ages. Now families can attend Creviston’s Clean Comedy Hour every […]

Custom ranch-style home in Simi Valley with separate guest trailer

On over half-acre lot plus garage for up to 10 cars

This custom updated ranch-style home has an eight-to-10 car garage. The guest/ mother-in-law residence is an approximately 400-square-foot updated trailer with a private gated driveway, currently rented on a month-to-month agreement. The updated main house features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,805 square feet of living space. The house sits on a landscaped and developed lot of over a […]

Girls show off their glamour in fashion show

Westlake’s Ray Taylor to resign

After serving as the city manager for Westlake Village for 25 years, Ray Taylor announced last week that he intends to retire from his position. His last day will be Aug. 1. Taylor, 69, said he decided it’s time to step down and spend time with his family. “I’ve been involved in local government for four decades, and it’s time […]

Three Leisure Living women celebrate their 100th birthday

Three residents of Leisure Living, an assisted community in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, have either celebrated their 100th birthday or will soon mark the century milestone. •Elsie Smith turned 100 years old on Feb. 19. She grew up in Liverpool, England, and worked as a shorthand typist for an insurance company. Smith moved to California when her job was […]

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