Deadline approaches for voter registration

To vote in the Tues., Nov. 7 presidential election, you must be registered. The deadline for registering to vote is Tues., Oct. 10. Voter registration forms are available at most post offices, fire stations, city halls, libraries, chambers of commerce or at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must re-register to vote if you’ve moved or if you want […]

Stepping stones to better health LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Stepping stones to better health LISA ADAMS/The Acorn TAKING A HEALTHY STEP – Thousand Oaks resident Julie Gassert, left, takes a moment to chat with Medical-Wellness Center staff Sandi Spooner, center, and nutritionist Emma Ware at the American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) opening day last Saturday in T.O.’s Conejo Creek Park. The Medical-Wellness Center provides healthcare through traditional medical treatment, […]


Acorn Sportswriter

Westlake (1-0) vs. Clovis West (1-0) at Buchanan High School, 7 p.m. Saturday Last season Clovis West came to town on the heels of a 24-17 upset victory over perennial Division I power Mater Dei, the fourth ranked team in the nation according to USA Today. The result was a hard fought 15-0 loss, the Warriors’ only defeat in their […]

Calvary to host concert

Calvary Community Church will host a concert at 7 p.m. this Sun., Sept. 17, featuring the alternative music bands, All Together Separate and BigFaceGrace. Tickets at $5 are available at the door. The church is at 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. For more information, please call (818) 991-4040 or visit www.calvarycc.org.

Are we tired of tires yet? An Opinion

Acorn Automotive Editor
So have we reached overload yet?

Are we tired of tires yet? An Opinion Acorn Automotive Editor So have we reached overload yet? There is no doubt that the whole Firestone/Ford debacle shows that despite all the safeguards we feel are in effect mistakes happen and problems slip by. I am in the auto industry, it pays my salary. I write about it and I care […]

Located On Sweeping Corner Lot

Located On Sweeping Corner Lot On a sweeping corner lot of about 14,400 sq.ft. which backs to open space, this lovely Peacock Ridge home in Agoura Hills offers a great floorplan of about 4,000 sq.ft. There are 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and the master suite has a sitting area, fireplace, spacious bath and deck. Each of the two upstairs […]

Join in California Coastal Cleanup Day

School and community groups, corporations, families, divers, boaters and individuals are invited to make a difference by cleaning up the environment on California Coastal Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to noon this Sat., Sept. 16. The 16th annual event is a combined effort by Heal the Bay, the California Coastal Commission and the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors. […]

Needle disposal offered in Ventura County

Many individuals perform home injections as part of the treatment for diabetes, cancer, AIDS, osteoporosis, fertility and allergies. Pets also can have medical conditions that require their owners to give them injections. But improper disposal of used needles can injure children, home healthcare providers, pets and sanitation workers. Anyone who has been "stuck" must remain under medical surveillance and undergo […]


Local volunteers minister to inmates’ spiritual needs

Acorn Staff Writer

Every Sunday for the past six years Bob Misko has left his home in Thousand Oaks and checked in at the Main Jail in Ventura County. Misko isn’t serving time for anything he did wrong. He’s serving the Lord. He’s reaching out to those who are incarcerated to let them know that whether it’s a big sin or little sin, […]