May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Tell us why your mom is special

Mother's Day is May 13 and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. More...

Health & Wellness

Music helps improve your thinking

Music can have a powerful emotional impact on the psyche, but music can also help a person think. More...

Group brainstorms on nursing shortage

Summit held at CSUCI

Ventura County needs nurses. So says a group of experts who met at the Nursing Summit held at California State University at Channel Islands on April 20. More...

A nap a day might keep heart attacks away

It should come as no surprise to learn that midday naps might be good for one's health- just ask anyone who has ever taken a siesta when he or she should have been working. More...

Schools

Will prom be a night you can't remember?

Seniors in high school still plan and enthusiastically honor the tradition of prom with handsome couple pictures and specially designed boutonnieres. More...

Team off to a great start

CHAMPS- The fourth-grade 10U Westlake Warriors went undefeated in their first tournament as a team, bringing home first place in the Ventura Seaside Basketball Tournament last week. Back row from left, Coach Jeffrey Feldman. More...

Oak Park students serve tea

HONOR THY PARENT- Oak Park High School sophomore Ilana Kaye and her mom, Susan, at the school's annual Parent Day Tea last Thursday. More...

Pets

Three cats lost after RV crashes on freeway in Westlake Village

Three cats were lost during a vehicle accident on the 101 Freeway near Thousand Oaks about 10 p.m., Sat., April 28. More...

LOVEY- Bucky, 9, a male Shih Tzu, was surrendered by his owner. Bucky can be adopted from the Agoura Bucky home, ask for ID No. #A3532916. More...

Getting close to nature

MARSUPIAL MOM- Veterinary technician Lauren Coffield of Malibu holds a baby Virginia opossum as board member Mike Laskavy watches from a distance at the California Wildlife Center's open house in Calabasas lasts Sunday. More...

Faith

Americans honored for WWII heroism at Holocaust ceremony

In Jerusalem, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority has honored thousands of non-Jews as "Righteous Among the Nations" for their rescue work helping Jews and others escape Nazi persecution before and during WWII. More...

Chabad to host festival

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Lag B'omer Family Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun., May 6 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The event will include a barbecue, a concert by Joey Aaron, a children's show and short films. More...

St. Max haan angel

A local resident gave $725,000 to St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village to pay off a large portion of the congregation's construction debt, announced the Rev. Patrick O'Dwyer after Easter masses earlier this month. More...

Obituaries

Lynn Jossel , age 81, passed away Friday, April 20, 2007, at her home in Westlake Village. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial gathering at the Westlake Hyatt Hotel in the Mediterranean Room at 11:00 on Sunday, May 6. More...

On the Town

Teens invited to library advisory group

The Agoura Hills Library invites teens to join the library's teen advisory group. An informative meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., May 5 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court. Cinco de Mayo refreshments will be served. More...

Festival features folk music

The 47th annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and OldTime, Folk and Bluegrass Music Festival will be held from 9 a.mto 6 p.m. Sun., May 20 at Paramount Ranch on Cornell Road in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. More...

Mother's Day breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 127 of Agoura Hills will host its 44th annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun., May 13 at Malibou Lake Lodge, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. More...

Columns

A nose for news Recently, while walking through a meadow of tall rushes, I saw something fluffy and white moving close to the ground. Upon closer inspection I realized it was the tail of a striped skunk: Mephitis mephitis . More...

Editorials

Relay the message

If you were out and about in Agoura Hills last weekend you probably saw the excitement at Willow Elementary School on Kanan Road, where the American Cancer Society Relay For Life campout drew large crowds and round-the-clock excitement. More...

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Calabasas

City enforcing plastic foam ban

Calabasas business owners must show they intend to comply with the city's newly adopted ban on polystyrene food packaging. The city sent 65 letters to businesses and schools. More...

80-foot cell tower proposed

An 80-foot structure including T-Mobile cellular antennas is being proposed for Fire Station 36 on Deerhill Road in Oak Park. More...

Presenting a united front

WALK ON--The opening lap of last weekend's Relay for Life 24-hour fundraiser in Agoura Hills featured cancer survivors and their loved ones. See complete story in Community section. More...

Community

Stream to Sea Day raises enviromental awareness

NATURE'S FRIENDS- Mollie Hogan of the Nature of Wildworks animal rescue displays Tara, a red-tailed hawk, at the April 28 Stream to Sea conservation event in Calabasas. More...

Senior Expo provides options for elderly

Vicky Leary, 77, has a decision to make. More...

Community embraces Relay For Life

When she was just 3 years old, Lauryn Wood was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor on the side of her face. More...

Business

Construction begins on new local office condo

Construction is underway on the $17-million The ondominiums in Thousand Oaks, according to Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services. More...

Music plays an important role

MOTIVATION- Freddie Ravel of Woodland Hills brings his Tune Up To Success program to the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce annual Golden Lasso Employee Appreciation Day at the Calabasas Country Club on Thursday. More...

Promotions at Lee & Associates

Humphrey, Rubin move up

Doug Humphrey and Jay Rubin of Lee & Associates' Calabasas office have been promoted from associates to principals, according to the firm's regional president, Mike Tingus. More...

Sports

Local track and field athletes soar to new heights

Primm, Johnson and Harper shine at county championships

Stars shined and records were shattered during last week's Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High. Oak Park High got the action started on the track with a victory in the girls' 4x800 relay. More...

Is the Stanley Cup next?

TITLE TEAM- The West Valley Wolves Squirt 'A' ice hockey team captured the California Amateur Hockey Association State Championship in San Jose. More...

Acrobats in the air

Divers fly high at Marmonte League Finals

The third time was definitely a charm for Royal High junior diver Melani Meister. More...

Police

Agoura Someone stole a tire and metal lug nuts worth approximately $150 from a vehicle parked by a restaurant on Agoura Road April 13. More...

Family

Bountiful harvest

GARDEN BEAUTIES- Above, Roseanne Parino, an Agoura Hills resident, leads a tour of the Oak Park Community Garden with Brookside Elementary School first-grade students from left, Jason Convey, 7; Aadarsh Jha, 6; and Jake Iazzetta, 7, on Friday. More...

Learning about planet Earth

JUST ENOUGH- Holly Schwake, 8, a Sumac Elementary School second-grader, waters a miniature lawn inside an aquarium to demonstrate amounts of water required by lawns. More...

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 4: Essentially Ellington music trip/through Sunday Sat., May 5: SAT and subject tests Mon., May 7: AP exams/through May 16 Tues., May 8: California High School Exit Exam makeup/through Wednesday Wed., May 9: More...

Calendar

THURS., MAY 3 CVD Carnival Rides, entertainment, food and more at Conejo Valley Days. Event continues through Sun., May 6 at Conejo Creek Park South, east on Janss Road at 23 Freeway. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. More...

Letters

Triangle Ranch, city's pet project

Whenever I read a letter like the one submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Lebowitz I can't help but think they're in some way connected to the developer. Why would anyone that lives in Agoura of the Conejo Valley support further development? More...

Project planners need local input

I read the article on the Triangle Ranch hearing that appeared in the April 5 Acorn with interest and a bit of surprise, given the history of the project and its rocky path through the planning process. More...

There's more to the Triangle story

Recently The Acorn published an article regarding Triangle Ranch, a proposed development at the base of Ladyface Mountain in the Cornell area near Agoura. More...