Pet of the Week CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Pet of the Week CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP–It won’t take but a few minutes to fall in love with this 3-year-old Australian/shepherd mix. He is black with black-smoke highlights. He loves to play and you’ll think he’s still a puppy. Come by the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills and say, "hello." Ask to see […]

This column is dedicated to all volunteers who over the years have brought the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden to life.

This column is dedicated to all volunteers who over the years have brought the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden to life. Sixteen years ago Lillian Davies moved from Buena Park to Thousand Oaks. Once settled, the new resident stopped at a welcome center in the area looking for places of interest to take friends who’d be visiting her. After all, she […]

Pets, not people, could be victims if antivenin runs out

Acorn Staff Writer

Although there’s a reported shortage in the area of antivenin—the drug used to treat rattlesnake bites—it seems the shortage will be more critical for pets than for people. There are two types of antivenin. The one made by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories is made from horse serum and has been used for 50 years, although it can cause serious allergic reactions in […]

Village Voices perform at Civic Arts Plaza

Village Voices Chorale will present "KVVC Village Voices Radio" at 8 p.m. on Fri., June 1 and Sat., June 2 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The group, directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz, will present a musical journey of classical, Broadway, jazz and pop radio. The varied program will include […]

Fundraiser for burn victims to take place in Camarillo

Burn Support of Ventura County, Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association and the Ventura County Deputy Sheriff’s Association are sponsoring a "Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mon., June 4 in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter Hangar at Camarillo Airport. The event is a fundraiser to help burn survivors. It will feature a Santa Maria-style […]

High school students can take computer training this summer

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, noted for providing computer training to their corporate clients worldwide, will be offering junior and senior high school students a summer program "that focuses on entry level skills in administration and information technology," according to Ken Horton, director of business development for the New Horizons location in Westlake Village. The experimental summer program will accommodate […]


PUPPY LOVE–EmilyBernie (left) founder of the animal rescue group, "L.I.F.E.", (Life Is For Everyone) is presented a check for $500 by the Oak Park Levin family in appreciation for their dog "Annie." Wayne and Rhea Levin, daughter Emma and son Austin adopted Annie from L.I.F.E. two years ago and could not be more pleased to have her as a member […]

On the Trail

By Gloria Glasser Need a Land God? There was a crisis in my household last winter. Make that crises. A water line serving our community ruptured, so we had no water. My gas bill more than doubled, so I reverted to hand wash/air dry to save home laundry costs. To further save expenses, I also turned off the heating system, […]

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