July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Park agency buys Cameron property

The Mountains Recre- ation and Conservation Authority on July 25 completed one of the largest public parkland acquisitions in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains in recent years. More...

Health & Wellness

Cure for MS is long, hard road

Westlake woman on the front lines

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis isn’t the end of the world. Susan O’Connor, an Oak Park resident, who learned she had the neuromuscular illness about 15 years ago, continues to lead an active lifestyle with hopes for a bright tomorrow. More...

Mental illness organization wins Humanitarian Prize

Agoura Hills-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awards the largest prize in the humanitarian world each year. The 2014 Conrad N. More...

Business

New business gives a hand to the homebound

Nancy Sisson, a law school graduate and former employee at Chase Bank in Los Angeles, has encountered her share of obstacles in life, including illness and layoffs. More...

District saves money via bond refinancing

The refinancing of Las Virgenes Unified School District bonds will save more than $2 million in interest payments, officials announced last week. Trustees approved new financing for the 2006 bonds at their July 22 meeting. More...

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Pets

Pet of the Week

A GREAT LADY—Lady is a female gray and white terrier mix about 4 years old. She is a mellow dog that is good on a leash and gets along with other dogs and cats. More...

Sneaky raccoon keeps eyes on the prize

There is a shelf outside my kitchen widow in Westlake Village, a passthrough to the patio. My cat has her bed up there and we put her food up there to keep it away from bugs. A clip holds the bowl in place. More...

Come out and play!

CURIOUS FRIENDS—Silvie loves to chase all things that move. This little squirrel held its ground, so Silvie was at a loss. More...

Family

Scout’s Eagle project enhances state park

Working July 24 through 27, Garrett Burns, along with Boy Scout Troop 127, installed an interpretive deck at Malibu Creek State Park for his Eagle Scout project. Garrett supervised approximately 25 boys and 10 adults in completing the task. More...

Technically minded

EYE N THE FUTURE— Alex Edwards, 11, watches Brysen Bashkiroff, 12, maneuver his Lego robot on a table at Carden Conejo School in Westlake Village on July 23. More...

Games, rides, food and music at the county fair

The 139th Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” runs through Aug. 10 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JULY 31 Give Kids The World Fundraiser Boutique 4 to 8 p.m. at Sheraton Agoura Hills, 30100 Agoura Road. Vendors, massages, refreshments, raffle prizes and ice cream. Meet F. Scott Fitzgerald More...

Letters

Looks forward to lively election

In reading Sylvie Belmond’s article on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board election in November, I find it troubling when Glen Peterson, up for reelection, states that fellow board member Barry Steinhardt has been “confrontati More...

Pig quandary in Westlake

Many years ago when I was a young police officer, I knew my town laws inside out. One of them forbade “beasts of burden” from entering the public park. More...

My friend Jenny

I moved to Newbury Park in 1987 and soon after I met Jenny, the homeless lady, sitting on a bench on Wendy Drive. In 1995, my family moved to Westlake Village and I saw her again. More...

Acorn reporter and daughter witness tense showdown with gunman

Man accused in abduction chased through Calabasas into Malibu

A man driving a car and carrying a weapon used in a reported abduction attempt was chased by sheriff’s deputies through Calabasas and into Malibu Wednesday evening, leading to a tense standoff that was witnessed by Acorn reporter Sylvie Belmond and h More...

Pallant bows out of school board race

Drew Hazelton will run again

Mary Pallant, a member of the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education, announced she will not run for reelection in November. More...

Conservation measures may not be enough to stem drought

State issues ‘final warning’ to consumers

Voluntary conservation measures alone will not be enough to save California’s declining water supply, state water offi cials say. More...

Community

Frogs freed

Biologists from the National Park Service released hundreds of California red-legged frog tadpoles into area streams last week, part of a new effort to expand the range of the threatened species in Southern California. More...

Brown is the new green

The recent heat wave is a stark reminder of how serious the drought has become. We all know the situation is serious, yet Gov. More...

New technology helps sheriff fight crime

Major crimes, such as homicides, are rare in the local area. Petty thefts and burglaries are more common occurrences, but they still require ingenuity in order to solve. More...

Schools

White Oak elementary welcomes principal

Eric Anhalt has replaced Sarah Medler as principal of White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village. More...

Camp celebrates 60 years in the Agoura community

TRICKY SHOT—Jared McLaughlin, 11, of Thousand Oaks concentrates hard during an archery contest at the 60-year celebration of Camp Kinneret in Agoura Hills on July 27. More...

Sports

Coyotes’ future starts now

Four young standouts, first-year beach team give Calabasas boys’ volleyball program hope for upcoming season and beyond

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. The Calabasas High boys’ volleyball team strives to become a powerhouse. The Coyotes, who qualified for their first postseason in school history in 2013, are not venturing far for inspiration. More...

Sun sets on Conejo Oaks baseball team’s season

Cody Lenahan hesitated on a pop-up in foul territory. The third baseman for the Conejo Oaks college wood-bat baseball team appeared to give up on the play, but he dove for the ball at the last moment. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole $8,000 worth of jewelry from a home on Walford Court July 22. The culprit caused $600 in damage breaking into the home. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

The ripple effect of you Do you see your life and what you do with it as “purposeful”? More...

Film screening at church

Padre Serra Catholic Church will show the movie “God’s Not Dead” at 6:45 p.m. Tues., Aug. 12 in the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. More...

On the Town

Calabasas students stage musical classic

Harold Hill is back in town. More...

Four Seasons presents wine tasting room

The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village will open The Tasting Room, a new contemporary wine tasting space, inside the hotel on 2 Dole Drive on Fri., Aug. 2. More...

Noted musicians tune up for Bogies

Carl Verheyen on guitar, Dave Marotta on bass and Bernie Dressel on drums will present a Guitar Night today at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., July 31 at Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Muggy and mugged To escape the monsoon, we checked our sticky bods into the movies and proved how easy it is to glue ourselves to the seats without the help of Jujubes or Milk Duds. More...

Ask the Arborist

A dead tree is a dangerous tree I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” That’s pretty funny. More...