2001-06-28

Open space dedication planned



L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Arthur E. Eck, superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park system, will dedicate the Morrison Ranch Open Space to the National Park Service at 10 a.m. this Sat., June 30 at the Mont Calabasas entrance. Shea Homes and Los Angeles County worked together to make dedication […]

Simi Valley



It’s old-fashioned family Fourth of July fun at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wed., July 4. The day’s celebration includes music, family entertainment, games, presidential look-alikes, face painting, storytelling, all-American food, and a patriotic concert at 3 p.m. by the Los Angeles Police Department Concert Band. The 4th of July entertainment and activities […]

Library to host kid’s stuff



A whole host of interesting programs are available to parents and young children this summer at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. To register, the parent and/or child must present a valid Thousand Oaks Library System card. Registration is at the Children’s Desk in person or by telephone. For more information, please call Children Services at […]

Benkert says players past and present shared in Westlake title

Acorn Sports Writer

It’s not hard to find examples. Just go back to the most recent professional sports championship series. The Los Angeles Lakers were trying to repeat as champs while the Philadelphia 76ers were making their first trip to the NBA finals with their current personnel. It often seems to take teams one year of losing in the finals, regardless of the […]

Clearing the air: Local auto dealers join with AQMD



By Michael Binstock Acorn Automotive Editor In its first major consumer empowerment initiative since 1-800-CUT-SMOG, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) unveiled its Clean Air Choice program at a news conference yesterday held at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd., hosted by actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. This innovative new car-labeling program is designed to […]

City Hall says turn down the power



In a move to address the energy crisis, the city of Westlake Village recently adopted an overall energy conservation strategy with the goal of not only reducing energy usage at city hall this summer, but also to call attention to the need for both local residents and businesses to conserve – particularly beginning with stage three alerts. Beginning Mon., July […]

Elegant Republican women gala honors humanitarianism

Acorn Staff Writer

Republican women and their honored guests paid tribute to humanitarianism, interior design, fashion and music during "The Wind Beneath My Wings" gala event Sunday at Sherwood Country Club. In addition to presenting their Beacon of Light Humanitarianism Award, the Thousand Oaks Republican Women-Federated-sponsored event included an exquisitely assembled table-setting showcase, dinner and fashion show for the Fifth Annual Showcase 2001 […]

Kiwanis car show accelerates charitable giving LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Kiwanis car show accelerates charitable giving LISA ADAMS/The Acorn COOL CORVETTE ON A HOT SUMMER DAY––Car owner Donald Lefton, left, event chairman Tony Antonelli, Geoffrey the giraffe from "Toys-R-Us" and Kiwanis public relations director Irish John Gore pose in front of a 1961 Chevy Corvette during the recent 6th Annual Kiwanis car show at the Westlake Hyatt Hotel. Antiques, corvettes, […]

Rosenthal and Agoura girls water polo team wants return trip to finals



Winning a CIF championship leaves an indelible mark, a memory that will forever link athletes and coaches at the pinnacle of their high school careers. Getting a first CIF title may also get a proverbial monkey off one’s back, in the case where your team is getting closer to achieving the goal every year. But after that first one, coaches […]

So, what are the cleanest vehicles?



So, what are the cleanest vehicles? By Michael Binstock Acorn Automotive Editor Ford, Nissan and Toyota are the only major manufacturers offering pure electric vehicles, at this time, and they are almost impossible to purchase or lease, being offered to fleet users and special customers, like the energy companies. With the continuing rise of gas prices we can see an […]


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