California’s victims get help

Ventura County District Attorney Michael D. Bradbury has announced that Gov. Gray Davis has signed Senate Bill 551 that will provide benefits for eligible victims and their families who suffered losses as a result of the Sept. 11 national disaster. The District Attorney’s Crime Victims’ Assistance Program has been authorized to assist victims and their families. Benefits available to victims […]

Assistance League installs new board members

Assistance League of Conejo Valley (ALCV) recently installed its 2001-2002 board of directors. Jojean Bartos will serve as president. Other officers include Karyl Shaw, vice president-membership; Betty Burke, vice president-philanthropy; Amber Buckman, vice president-fundraising; recording secretary, Sharon Casestecker; corresponding secretary, Judy Doane; treasurer, LaVerne Hutchison; education, Judy Robertson; and Mary Ures, public relations. Their philanthropic projects evolve around the school […]

Volunteers needed at Conejo Free Clinic

Volunteers needed at Conejo Free Clinic Conejo Free Clinic is looking for a volunteer nurse to assist from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Responsibilities would include patient intake, injections and assisting the doctor. A volunteer nurse is also needed for clinics held from about 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. A flexible schedule for other […]

Calabasas Coyote girls’ tennis vying for second CIF title in three year span

Acorn Sports Writer

Calabasas Coyote girls’ tennis vying for second CIF title in three year span The Calabasas girls’ varsity tennis team made it to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) finals last year before being defeated by Corona Del Mar in the championships of the Southern Section-Division IV playoffs. The year before, Calabasas won a CIF title. Both Calabasas and Corona Del Mar […]

Brockovich to kick off inaugural speaker series

Environmental crusader and local resident Erin Brockovich will present "The Power of One" in the inaugural event of the Distinguished Speaker Series at 8 p.m., Tues., Oct. 9 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Her life was dramatized by actress Julia Roberts in the Academy Award-winning film bearing her name. The film told the […]

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Woman killed while crossing T.O. Boulevard

Woman killed while crossing T.O. Boulevard A 48-year-old nanny died of massive internal injuries last Saturday morning after being struck by a pickup truck on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Agoura Hills. Indalecia Gonzalez, known to her friends at "Hilda," worked for families in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Paramedics rushed her to Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks where she […]

Retailers offer ‘Falloween’ decorating ideas

Halloween is more than just a one-day event, according to retailers and manufacturers. More shoppers than ever are decorating with colorful fall foliage, scarecrows and pumpkins. According to Consumer Trends Report, the marriage of fall and Halloween has been coined "Falloween" in the retail industry and the Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks is joining in the fun. Whether it’s […]

Shriners host free health fair

Shriners Hospitals for Children, Los Angeles is sponsoring its third annual Child and Family Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,on Fri. and Sat., Oct. 5 and 6 in the hospital atrium, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles. The event will offer free immunizations, dental screenings, blood pressure checks, lead poisoning prevention, burn prevention, breast and cervical cancer information, pedestrian […]

Local softballers play big-time travel ball

Acorn Sports Writer

Two emerging local softball stars got some big-time travel ball tournament experience this summer. They’re Jessie DePippo and Michelle Smith, both student-athletes at Agoura High School. DePippo, a junior at Agoura this fall, played for the nationally-renowned Orange County, Santa Ana-based Gordon’s Panthers, while Smith, a sophomore at Agoura, was competing with the Casebatbusters, also of Santa Ana, and contributed […]