Senior citizens worry about new HMO preiums in Ventura County

Acorn Staff Writer

Senior citizens whose supplemental Medicare rates have more than doubled this year say at least one insurance provider has discriminated against them because they’re residents of Ventura County. Starting Jan. 1., elderly patients who use Kaiser Permanente’s Senior Advantage Plan must pay $75 a month in premiums, up from $35 in 2001. But some Oak Park seniors live only a […]

Wellness Community lists January programs

Wellness Community lists January programs The Wellness Community, Valley/Ventura offers ongoing programs and support groups for people with cancer and their families and/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 and a complete schedule of these programs that offer psychological, social and emotional […]

Keep fighting against Ahmanson

Keep fighting against Ahmanson I would like to thank and commend everyone involved in the fight against Ahmanson Ranch. Opposition to this development is critical to save the San Fernando Valley spineflower—previously believed extinct—and the endangered California red-legged frog. The Santa Monica Mountains are home to over 450 unique species of plants and animals, and we need to protect the […]

Girl Scouts help keep needy people warm

DOING A GOOD DEED––Willow Elementary School’s Troop No. 1028 show the blankets they collected to help keep the homeless warm this winter. Their timing is excellent; it’s been chilly.

Local women’s group

Local women’s group to host Alzheimer’s forum American Association of University Women, Thousand Oaks Branch, will present the sixth annual women’s health forum, "Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Should Know—What You Can Do," from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 26 at State Farm Insurance Company, 31303 W. Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Scheduled guest speakers include UCLA’s Dan Osterweil, […]

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Accident kills two teens in Westlake

A sport utility vehicle (SUV) crash claimed the lives of two 16-year-old Westlake High School friends when the driver lost control on Westlake Boulevard and struck a cinderblock wall. Driver Kenneth Glass and front seat passenger Jordan Bass were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash early last Friday, authorities said. Passengers in the rear seat, Joshua Kuai and […]

Westlake cheerleaders to appear on television show

Westlake cheerleaders to appear on television show Seven Westlake High School (WHS) cheerleaders were recently chosen to appear on an upcoming episode of the Warner Bros. television show "The Gilmore Girls." The seven cheer squad members are Mindy Carson, Jordan Gershman, Nicole Perry, Alison Berglis, Kim Lessel, Jessica Preston and Heathor Connor. Also participating was London O’Donnell from Lindero Canyon […]

Increasing speed limits because drivers ignore them a bad idea

Increasing speed limits because drivers ignore them a bad idea Increasing the speed on Lindero Canyon and Lakeview Canyon roads because the majority of the motorists are speeding anyway––I have never heard anything more absurd in my life. This is what was stated in the Dec. 20 issue of The Acorn. If 85 percent or more motorists are speeding, then […]

Whirlpool recalls microwave ovens that might pose a fire hazard

The Ventura County Fire Department is making residents aware of a potential fire hazard. Whirlpool, manufacturer of many household appliances, has announced the recall of "Over the Range Microwave-Hood Combination" microwave ovens. This product is also sold under the brand names Kitchen Aid and Kenmore. This product has serial numbers that begin with XC and was sold nationwide from January […]