New semester, new routine for children

There’s no better time than the present for families to establish routines and get organized. But before hitting the stores for supplies, take time to plan ahead with shopping lists that meet the needs of everone in the family. Here are ways to help families stay organized this school year: Save. Save on items like glue sticks, notebooks and writing […]


The Acorn’s guide to what’s gonig on

FRI., JAN. 11 Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club 9:30 a.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Yoga instructor Mina Izadsepas presents “The health benefits of yoga to body, mind and soul.” $20 for lunch. RSVP requested. Contact: Lynn Underwood. Phone: 805.552.4909. Eamil: lunderwood46@yahoo.com. Web: www.mpfortnightly.com. Westlake Village Encore Club 9:30 a.m. to noon at Westlake Village Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero […]

Celebrity chefs to compete at Underwood Farms

Camarillo foodies will recognize Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark as the location of this week’s episode of the reality cooking show “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,” scheduled to air this Sunday on the Food Network. The show, now in its second season, pits two teams of four celebrities—one team led by Rachael Ray, the other by Guy Fieri— against each […]

Play live battleship on historic boats

Tour tall boats, learn to raise sail at maritime events

The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain and the brig Lady Washington return to Channel Islands Harbor Jan. 17 to offer family-oriented tall ship sailing excursions and cannon battles at the marina, 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard. The ships are based in Aberdeen, Wash. On Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the ships will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to […]

High school turns waste into cash

Student’s art honored

Sixth-grader Nerri Edejer of Las Colinas Middle School was recently honored for artistic creativity by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Her artwork was selected from among four finalists in Camrosa Water District’s Student Art Contest and was submitted to MWD for the regional “Water Is Life” poster contest. The winning entries were from children in grades K-12 representing […]

Big win, shiny trophy

Leo McHale

Rodeo Realty Congratulates Leo McHale for his outstanding production in November 2012. An agent who works out of the company’s Westlake Village office, he had nearly $3.3 million in sales during the month. He is one of the office’s top producers and in the top 1 percent companywide. He was presented with the No. 1 Top Producing Agent Award for […]

Zombies, end of the world, new year

First there was the threat of Y2K, where the world as we knew it was going to end because all computers, which controlled the planet, weren’t going to roll over from ’99 to ’00. Then there was Dec. 21, 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar and thus, doomsday. And finally, there was the Zombie Apocalypse on Dec. 22, […]