CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn Chamber meetings bring people, ideas together

CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn Chamber meetings bring people, ideas together HOLDING TALKS – Realtor and broker Joan Young, left, joins Janet Levett, the president of the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce and Bob Haaland, a Thousand Oaks business owner, during a recent chamber mixer at Young’s Westlake Village offices. Chamber mixers present an ideal networking opportunity for business people.

Players punished for drinking incident

Acorn Staff Writer

Regarding an incident earlier this month in which 18 of 24 Oak Park High School football team players were caught or admitted drinking alcohol on a team trip, school officials have announced the consequences. The six-step plan affects all players, seven identified by law enforcement the night of the infraction on July 7 and 11 who came forward and admitted […]

Classes next month to address mysticism

Westlake Church of Religious Science will present two four-week special classes in August. The church is at 2649 Townsgate Road, Ste. 500, Westlake Village. For further details on the following classes, please call (805) 495-0105. "High Mysticism by Emma Curtis Hopkins" is offered 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Led by practitioner Eric Hodges, this […]

Gas saving tips for summer road trips

Gas saving tips for summer road trips Summer is the prime time for road trips for many families and with ith gas prices looking like staying near $2.00 per gallon and family budgets in a pinch, fuel conservation is a key concern. We hope that thesefuel efficient tips should help you on the road to economy: An Ounce of Prevention: […]

With a Custom Kitchen, This Is a Culinary Expert’s Dream Come True

This is the home you have been waiting for. Situated in North Ranch, this custom home has all the amenities you’ve dreamed of. The fantastic kitchen has all white cabinets and appliances, granite countertops, center island and a skylight. The spacious living room and dining room are set apart from the informal kitchen, breakfast room and family room with fireplace. […]

Helping the many at Many Mansions

ONE BIG CHECK – Lisa Safaeinili, left, of Many Mansions, a nonprofit group that provides low-cost housing, accepts a check for $10,000 from the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. With Safaeinili are Darlene Mitschke, Kathy Mehringer, association president, and Cindy Sieber. The Realtors association has supported another nonprofit, Manna, which collects food for the needy, for many years, and has […]

Chamber’s TGIF mixer set for next Friday at Hyatt

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a TGIF Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 4 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Registration gets underway 6:45 a.m. Guest speaker Barry Segal will discuss "Art and Architecture of Powerful Presentations." The cost is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for nonmembers, if paid by Aug. 3. After Aug. […]

Changes coming to OPHS

Changes will affect students at Oak Park High School (OPHS) this year. Two reflect changes in the state’s graduation requirements. OPHS will drop California history and add health, a new requirement for the class of 2004 (this year’s freshmen class). The state now requires a semester-long health class—in the past, the subject was taught in physical education and biology classes. […]


OUTDOOR SERVICES – Friday night marked the beginning of six weeks of Friday evening services conducted under the stars at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks.Services begin a little earlier than normal-at 7:30 p.m.-in the temple’s coutyard.The congretation will eat together at "Bring Your Own Picnic" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Temple Adat Elohim is located at 2420 East Hillcrest […]

OnStar takes car phone users to the next plateau: Operators!

Acorn Automotive Editor

Since my column about driving distractions, a few weeks ago, it seems that the media has been full of stories about how dangerous it is to use a cell phone while driving. For most of us the old analog phone has been replaced by a small digital that fits into the pocket or purse but, in my experience, takes both […]