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 […]

Musical to explore Holocaust survivor story

"Haven," a new musical based on Ruth Gruber’s book, will be presented from Oct. 25 through Nov. 20 in the Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. Tickets range from $25 (students)-$55 (general). To charge tickets by phone, please call (310) 476-9777, ext. 201. The musical tells the true story of 1,000 Holocaust survivors who […]

2nd, 3rd Place Winners and Honorable Mentions in Our Annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

2nd, 3rd Place Winners and Honorable Mentions in Our Annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

Phone service interrupted

Phone service interrupted Verizon Communications experienced a cut in a major fiber-optic cable at a construction site in Topanga Canyon causing a breakdown of phone service from Malibu to the northern part of Oxnard, including Thousand Oaks and the T.O. portions of Westlake Village from 1:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Thousands of homes and businesses lost service, sources […]

‘Pathways to Business Success’ is topic

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, presents "Pathways to Business Success," a series of seminars for small businesses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Seminars are $25 each with the exception of the event on Nov. 17, which is presented free on a space available basis. For information or reservations, […]

Helping search and rescue dogs

Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park will host a community block party fundraiser featuring a bake sale and craft sale from 3 to 6 p.m. this Sat., Oct. 6 in their community clubhouse at 30473 Mulholland Highway in Agoura to benefit the search and rescue dogs working in New York. All proceeds will be donated to California Rescue Dog Association, Inc. […]

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Story of the Week

Roger Staubach is my all-time favorite quarterback. I’m not saying that he’s the best quarterback ever, and I’m not stating that he isn’t, but he’s my favorite. Quarterbacks aren’t simply supposed to be part of winning teams; they’re supposed to create wins for their respective teams as well. Roger did this repeatedly for the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years. He […]

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