March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Elderly woman victim in home invasion robbery

Four armed intruders forced their way into a Westlake Village home last Friday, tied the hands of a 73-year-old female resident and stole more than $50,000 in valuables, the sheriff’s department said. More...

Health & Wellness

Racing for a Cure

FOR A CANCER-FREE WORLD—At right, Miss Teen California and cancer survivor Katelyn Lee shows her support during the annual California Lutheran University Relay for Life event March 20 at the Gi More...

Briefs

Clinic offers free medical care The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks offers appointments free of charge in general/ family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, counseling and legal assistance. More...

Expo highlights abundant resources

Although she feels healthy, 59-year-old Susan Newhauser found value in undergoing free testing for lean muscle mass and body fat at the fifth annual Community Health Expo at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on March 21. More...

Schools

Adult schools seek funding for career-oriented services

Adult Education Week, March 23 to 27, is taking on a whole new meaning this year as adult schools struggle to demonstrate their importance, which translates into much needed funding. More...

College Corner

Making the right curriculum choices

As high school students choose their courses for the next school year, I’m hearing a lot of questions about the importance of AP and honors courses. More...

Westlake High to host spring dance clinic

Program open to all elementary and middle school kids

The award-winning Westlake High School Dance Team will host its annual Spring Dance Clinic on from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 29 at Westlake High School, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. More...

Pets

Bad, weird, but beautiful bugs

The explosive vegetation produced by winter rains appears to be a magnet for all things buggy. More...

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. More...

Pet of the week

NOT FIFTY, BUT MANY SHADES OF GRAY—Frank is a male gray tabby domestic shorthair about 3 years old. He is mellow and lovable. If you would like to adopt Frank, ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar caused $ 500 in damage to wooden front door on Ridgeway Drive March 10 and stole seven Starbucks gift cards valued at $300. More...

Family

Family Men

Man of the sea

I come from a long line of stubborn Picarella men. If we craft an argument (and it’s most definitely a form of craftsmanship), then we can’t back down whether we’re right or . . . . More...

Contest invites essays about mom

With Conejo Valley Days falling on Mother’s Day, May 10, the festival will hold a Mother’s Day essay contest. More...

Send in the berry best strawberry recipes

The California Strawberry Festival presents the annual Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MARCH 26 Bingo And Murder Mystery Dinner 6:30 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lemon Drive, Simi Valley. Nonprofit One of the Girls sponsors. Proceeds go to Host Town Simi Valley for 2015 Special Olympics World Games. $30. More...

Letters

Disagrees with Lassens’ position

I wish I could be excited about the expansion of Lassens Market in Thousand Oaks. More...

Chesebro plan is misleading

The “developer” who has a contract with the City of Agoura Hills to buy Chesebro Meadow— only if they also approve a number of housing lots on the property—published a letter in last week’s Acorn. More...

Old Agoura granny flats?

Mr. Efraim, the spokesman representing the developers of equine estates near Old Agoura, is either very naive or intentionally trying to mislead the public. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2015 10:24 AM

Oak Park residents fear crime not being reported

Concerned about a March 20 home invasion in which four armed men tied up a 73-year-old woman and robbed her home in Westlake Village, a group of residents in Oak Park told the sheriff  they are worried about crime in their community as well. More...

Concours d’Elegance rolls into Westlake

COOLEST CARS EVER—At right, a guest at the March 22 Concours d’Elegance car show in Westlake Village admires a tiny Messerschmitt Roadster. More...

Not so Fresh & Easy in Oak Park

Shoppers flocked to the Fresh & Easy grocery in Oak Park Monday to take advantage of the store’s closing sale. Everything on the shelves was 50 percent off. More...

Community

To the rescue

SAFE RETURN—Members of the Los Angeles County Malibu Search and Rescue Team carry a woman to safety. More...

Westlake bids farewell to Philippa Klessig

City council member moving to New Mexico

The best thing an elected representative can do is listen and lead, said Westlake Village City Councilmember Philippa Klessig, who practiced what she preached. Klessig is retiring from city service after 12 years on the job. More...

Shopping center makeover almost complete

The sounds of loud machinery and construction were replaced by the strums of a guitarist and conversations among city leaders, reporters and others set to tour the newly renovated Westlake Plaza on March 12. More...

Business

Business of the Month

Presented regularly by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce congratulates RMS Printing on being chosen as Business of the Month. RMS Printing established its U.S. operation in 1996, providing direct mail solutions to small businesses, large corporations and individuals. More...

Local private eye establishes her own investigative firm

A private eye with nearly 10 years of experience, Amy Doerner launched her own company, Doerner Investigations, to provide a full range of investigative services for local residents and businesses. More...

Free tax prep for low-income workers

Low- to moderate-income workers who had a household income of $53,000 or less in 2014 can receive free tax preparation and income tax filing through Sat., April 11 at one of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Ventura County. More...

Sports

The Wolfpack: ‘It’s not the lingerie league’

First local women’s tackle football team will kick off season on April 11 in Arizona

The Ventura County Wolfpack is vicious. Players run hard, hit harder and never call it quits. More...

These underdogs are favorites

The Lions insist they are underdogs. Oaks Christian High’s softball team entered this week with an 11-3 record after snaring second place at a Fresno tournament last weekend. The squad is ranked No. More...

Warriors trying to stay afloat

Westlake High’s baseball team is on the cusp of greatness. The Warriors’ starting pitchers shut down opposing batters; their defense makes spectacular diving catches, and their hitters consistently make contact. More...

Faith

Remembering life as a Jewish spy

She is now 95, but Marthe Cohn still recalls her life as a Jewish spy during World War II. Cohn spoke about her experience with espionage during a March 9 event at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. More...

Passover Seder in Malibu

Community is invited to attend

The Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue will host an interactive second night Passover Seder with song and dance at 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the center, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy. More...

New priest named to lead Armenian parish

The Rev. Serovpe Alanjian has been named the parish priest for the Armenian Apostalic Church of Ventura County, which meets at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

The Acorn Epicurean

Brews, chews and a muse

“It’s all about the beer,” said Ladyface Ale Companie’s Cyrena Nouzille, who started this unique European-style brewpub and restaurant in Agoura Hills with her husband, Jean-Luc, and brewmaster David Griffiths. More...

School director has scoop ‘Chorus Line’

Tonight through Saturday, Oak Park High School’s Drama Department will present “A Chorus Line,” its last musical of the season. More...

Twisted Oak Tavern to host fundraiser for shelter

Twisted Oak Tavern— in the location that use to house the Lab Brewing Co.—will host a benefit from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sat., March 28 to raise funds for the medical needs of animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. More...

Columns

On the Trail

Rock art

The natural landscape typically wows on a grand scale, with plunging waterfalls and erupting volcanoes, bubbling geysers and towering summits, gigantic waves and spectacular canyons. More...

Editorials

The (mostly) good news economy

A report released just today by the Cal Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting predicts 2015 will be a watershed year for the state and national economies. (The water is a figure of speech. More...

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