What’s up with that?

What’s up with that? YES, SOMEONE LIVES THERE––Readers occasionally ask about the home that sits alone atop a hill south of the 101 Freeway near Lost Hills Road. It appears to be abandoned but someone, indeed, lives there and owns nearby property, according to an spokesman with Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. So now you know "What’s Up with That?" If […]

Coastal Cleanup invites volunteers

The 17th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day will be 9 a.m. to noon on Sat., Sept. 15. The event is a statewide beach cleanup representing a partnership between the California Coastal Commission, nonprofit groups and cities and counties. Goal of the event is to encourage Californians to clean their local beaches, shorelines and inland waterways while raising awareness about the […]

Wellness Community programs help cancer victims, their families, caregivers

Wellness Community programs help cancer victims, their families, caregivers The Wellness Community, Valley/Ventura offers ongoing programs and support groups for people with cancer and their families or caregivers. Offered at no cost, the programs aim to educate, inform, comfort and encourage cancer patients in their fight for recovery. For detailed information on any of these free programs that offer psychological, […]

‘Reggae Night’ rocks the local stage LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

‘Reggae Night’ rocks the local stage LISA ADAMS/The Acorn ‘HEY MON, LET’S PARTY’––Hyatt Westlake Plaza will present "Urban Dread" from 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday night through Aug. 24. Patrons can enjoy reggae music outside by the pool and waterfalls. The hotel is at 880 S. Westlake Blvd. in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks. For details about […]

Bring back DDT and get out of United Nations

By 1960, malaria was almost completely wiped out through the use of DDT. But the disease has made a devastating comeback that takes approximately 2.7 million lives each year. All that would be needed would be to reuse DDT, which tropical public health professor Dr. Donald Roberts calls "the best insecticide we have for controlling malaria." Spurred on by Environmental […]

Westlake man killed in car wreck

Acorn Staff Writer

Traffic investigators say they’re at a loss trying to figure out why Stuart Rubin made a mistake in traffic that cost him his life last Friday evening. According to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, Rubin was traveling northbound on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas when he swerved into the opposite lane just before the intersection with Lost Hills Road. Rubin, […]

Final Concert in the Park

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and The Acorn Newspapers presents the fifth and final concert in the Summer "Concerts in the Park" series at 6 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 19 when "Direct from Las Vegas, the Legendary Rat Pack" strolls onstage at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. This performance is a tribute to […]

Kidney Foundation sells cards

The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California is offering personalized holiday cards to businesses and families this fall. From each order, a portion of the proceeds will go towards their programs for kidney disease prevention, research and organ donation awareness. Cards can be personalized with a name and special message to acknowledge friends, family, customers and colleagues. A wide variety […]

Canyon Club presents ‘Fiddler’

The Canyon Supper Club and NavDancer Productions will present Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s "Fiddler on the Roof" through Sept. 16. KC Buckland will direct and choreograph, while Kate Ivanjack will be musical director. The show is about the colorful citizens of Anatevka, a small Russian village, about 1905, as they live through poverty and difficult times in Czarist Russia. […]

Quality of mass transit must improve and would somebody

please kill the diamond lanes? A study released earlier this week by the Census Bureau reveals that Southern Californians are carpooling slightly less these days and that use of mass transit is up only a little. To nobody’s surprise, we’re spending more time on freeways. Our love affair with the automobile (or more precisely, the SUV, minivan and car) isn’t […]

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