Local teenager dies in car crash LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Local teenager dies in car crash LISA ADAMS/The Acorn MEMORIAL TO A FRIEND––Remy Jacobs and Jacklyn Markowitz, both 18, visit a memorial that friends created at the scene of Ryan Brockett’s fatal accident. Authorities suspect that Brockett, 19, was driving too fast and lost control of his vehicle. He was a Conejo Valley resident who attended Westlake High and graduated […]

Agoura equestrian wins title

Annette Peterfy of Agoura recently captured a Reserve World Championship title at the World Championship Paint Horse Show in Fort Worth, Tex. The event is the premier competition of the American Paint Horse Association. An amateur competitor, Peterfy captured the title in amateur jumping showing Clearly Canadian, a 7-year-old gelding. In the class, horses are judged on their ability to […]

North Ranch golf, tea and fashion show to raise funds for ALS victims

North Ranch golf, tea and fashion show to raise funds for ALS victims The ALS Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter is sponsoring two events on Mon., July 23 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village to benefit patient services for people with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The "Authentic Swing Golf Classic" will start at 9 a.m. […]

Temple to host open house on Sunday

Temple Adat Elohim, the Reform Congregation of the Conejo Valley, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Sun., July 22 in the temple’s social hall, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Prospective members will have an opportunity to meet Rabbis Greenbaum and Dubowe, Cantor Peter Halpern, preschool and religious school directors, youth group director, members of the […]

Acorn gets an ‘F’ from her

Although I am grateful that you informed your readers about the play "The Body of Bourne" and that fact that the Mark Taper Forum is now an accessible venue, I am frankly dismayed at the number of distortions of information you printed about the production in your recent article "Local resident directs play at Taper." First of all, I did […]

Elections start with paperwork

CAMPAIGN ’01––Agoura Hills City Councilman Jeff Reinhardt, left, and Mayor Ed Corridori start the process of reelection. Candidates began taking out campaign documents on Monday and have until Aug. 10 to file them in the cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. The two incumbents above were first to take out their papers on Monday. A third, Agoura Hills City […]

New film goes to bat for spelunking

The adventure of cave exploration meets the myth and folklore of bats in a summer program running through Sept. 3 at the California Science Center, 700 State Drive, Exposition Park. Los Angeles. "Science in the Dark: Caves, Waves and Other Curiorities" features kids’ activities that make a connection between two offerings at the Science Center: "Journey Into Amazing Caves," an […]

ALS discussed

In observance of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has launched a Website devoted to the disorder (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease.) It’s at www.als.mdausa.org. Gehrig, a New York Yankee first baseman, was known as the Iron Horse for his stamina and hitting power He died at 38 in 1941 as a result of ALS. ALS, […]

The saga of the unaborted missionary

Acorn Staff Writer

This is the story of a young mother’s determination to bring into the world her illegitimate son, an infant who eventually became God’s dedicated servant as a Christian minister. Although names have been changed, it is a true account about the life of an "unaborted missionary." During the 1930s, when unwed mothers were censured and condemned (especially in Central Europe […]

On the Trail

The Long and the Fog of It

It takes a lot to get me to go to the beach during the summer madness season. When I first moved West I lived a quarter-mile up the road from Zuma Beach. My Malibu neighbors used to say, "Oh, we never go out in summer if we can help it," and I didn’t get what they meant until it took […]