March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Newest Agoura cell tower even has firemen upset

Erected without notice, critics say

New 70-foot cell towers are popping up near fire stations and at other locations throughout Los Angeles County, causing angst among some residents and the union that represents 3,200 firefighters who live and work at county-owned fire stations. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer doctor discusses medical marijuana

Dr. Jean Talleyrand, a physician who evaluates patients throughout California for medical cannabis use, will present a free informal talk on Tues., March 10 at the Cancer Support Community in Westlake Village. More...

Cancer Support Community says: ‘Let’s Bake a Difference’

COLORFUL CREATIONS—Treats are on display for guests to enjoy at the fourth annual Let’s Bake a Difference Ultimate Dessert Fundraiser at the Westlake Inn on March 1. More...

Business

Drought Device Helps Reduce Water Use

As California struggles with the most severe drought in a century, political leaders are scrambling to enact water conservation measures. More...

Personalized Kitchen is Hub of the Home

The kitchen is an important center in the home. Family and friends gather there for nourishment, some people practice the art of cooking there and others use it as a stage to entertain. More...

Fire and Ice

Chamber gala honors exceptional people

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce held its Fire and Ice Recognition Gala on Feb. 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The Chamber members are Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. More...

Sports

Where Lions roam

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team is back in the CIFSouthern Section finals. More...

Coyotes want to crash the party

Calabasas High’s baseball team started this season with a stirring comeback win. The Coyotes defeated West Ranch 5-4 in the Easton tournament last weekend. More...

Patriot games: Viewpoint reaches CIF finals

And then there was one. Viewpoint High is the last local boys’ basketball team standing in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. The Patriots (22-7 overall) will play Windward (20-10) for the Division 5AA championship at 5 p.m. More...

Faith

Buddhist center invites the inner self

The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center will celebrate its wfourth anniversary at its present location with a free open house from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., March 7 in the Water Court, 910 Hampshire Road, Ste. I, Westlake Village. More...

The Art of Being

Groundhog Day

Every day, each of us makes a multitude of choices that will impact our lives . . . the quality of our choices will dictate whether we will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life—the life of our dreams. — Debbie Ford More...

On the Town

Judy Collins’ music spans the ages

Judy Collins, the singer-songwriter who rose to fame with melancholy folk hits such as “Send in the Clowns,” “Both Sides Now” and “Someday Soon,” will perform on Saturday at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. More...

Civic Arts Plaza will host Rosanne Cash

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will perform at 8 p.m. Fri., March 20 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Jewish humor

The off-Broadway musical comedy “Old Jews Telling Jokes” makes its Southland debut March 5 to 15 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. More...

Columns

On the Trail

The re-greening of Oak Park’s open spaces

When I first began exploring the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s many meandering trails in Oak Park, we were smack in the middle of our harshest drought period. Rainfall was minimal to nonexistent. More...

Editorials

It takes a village to protect against bad guys

You don’t need to be a caped superhero to fight crime. Not in this community, anyway. More...

Political Cartoon

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Triunfo YMCA begins final fundraising push

Westlake project still $12 million short

Triunfo YMCA said it is in the final stages of a fundraising campaign that is giving rise to a new 60,000-square-foot building in Westlake Village. More...

Agoura High goes to bat for its MVPs

HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE—The always popular Agoura High School MVP baseball game is back. On Feb. More...

Time to make a change

Sun., March 8 marks the beginning of daylight saving time. Remember the old adage “spring forward, fall back.” You must turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Most people make the change before they go to bed on Saturday night. More...

Community

Las Virgenes school officials worried about loss of ROP funding

LVUSD officials sense what might be a money grab

A rift is growing between the Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education regarding funding for regional occupational programs. More...

Volunteer spirit alive in Westlake Village

The Westlake Village City Council honored approximately 70 people at a Feb. 25 meeting for their volunteer work and commitment to the improvement of the community. More...

Oaks Christian names new headmaster

The Oaks Christian board of directors announced it has selected Graham Walker as new headmaster for the Westlake Village school. More...

Schools

Chaparral now seeking clicks for online auction

Bidders nationwide will join in

Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas will kick off its eighth annual online charity auction with myriad bidding opportunities, including two tickets to the 2015 Emmy Awards. More...

Oaks scholar

Braelyn Joy Riggs of Westlake Village, a senior at Oaks Christian School, received the 2015 World Changer scholarship at Colorado Christian University. More...

Librarians teach research skills

Librarians from the Westlake Village and Agoura Hills libraries have teamed up with the Las Virgenes Unified School District to educate middle and high school students on research skills. More...

Pets

Ewe will love the new lambs at the abode

HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Two new lambs were born on Feb. 1 and 3 at the Leonis Adobe in Calabasas. The historic California rancho and museum now has nine lambs on the grounds for a total of 30 sheep. More...

Pet of the week

SHE’S A LOVER—Nala is an female black tabby domestic shorthair mix about 2 years old. She is a sweet cat that gives lots of love. If you would like to adopt Nala, ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills An armed robber stole $300 from the 7-Eleven store in the 5600 block of Lake Lindero Drive Feb. 21. The culprit, who wore surgical gloves, threatened the cashier with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun. More...

Family

Welcome, debutantes

March 7 ball planned in Ventura

Seventeen young women were introduced as debutantes at the 58th annual Las Patronas Presentation Tea held last November at a private home in Santa Paula. More...

Bunny festival is egg-cellent entertainment

The annual Cottontail Day Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 28 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. The event is for families with children ages 1 to 7. More...

Let it Snow

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Calendar

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THURS., MARCH 5 Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch More...

Letters

Vaccination alienation

I was extremely disappointed in The Acorn’s decision to publish Stephanie Bertholdo’s divisive article “Mariposa Families Refuse Vaccinations.” More...

Oak tree blues

Like Alexandra Riggle, who last week wrote about the loss of yet another oak tree, my heart aches as well. The loss of any tree, most especially the oaks, is painful. More...

Plastic bags get a bad rap Michael R. Morgan Newbury Park

The Acorn is correct (editorial, Feb. 26). I’ve had my fill of ridiculous editorials on banning plastic bags. Many years ago no one used plastic bags for groceries or sundries; the stores gave you paper bags. More...