2002-01-17

City of Westlake denies lawsuit

Acorn Staff Writer

Marie Walters of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Rick Elenes of Cardiff, Calif. made a claim against the city of Westlake Village for negligence and wrongful death. The city staff denied it last week. Walters and Elenes are heirs of Sam Walters, 88, who on June 25 died from injuries suffered in a collision with an automobile on Townsgate Road while crossing […]

Movie hotline appeals to discerning parents



For movie fans, it can sometimes be a challenge to find films that express their view of the world. The search is often more difficult for people who want to see movies that are entertaining, but not offensive. Fortunately, parents and others who want to make responsible film-going choices can now get help from a reliable source—a movie review service […]

Homebuying seminar is Saturday



The Area Housing Authority of the county of Ventura, a housing provider for low to moderate income families living in Ventura County, along with Irwin Mortgage Corp., an approved lender for the Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley Ownership Assistance Programs (OAP) will jointly sponsor the "School of Homebuying" course from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 19 at […]

Lions stay undefeated

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team, coached by Gary Abraham and playing a varsity schedule for the first time—in the school’s second year of existence—was undefeated at 14-0 after a 60-51 win over St. Bonaventure of Ventura in a game played in Westlake Village last Friday night. The Lions were led by Sean Adams, a 6-foot-3 sophomore forward, who scored […]

Discovery Artists to showcase young talent



Discovery Artists to showcase young talent Seven young soloists will make their New West Symphony debuts at the symphony’s Discovery Artists 2002 Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 19 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Music director Boris Brott will conduct the program, which will include movements from concertos […]

Disney to honor Teacher of the Year

Acorn Staff Writer

The Disney American Teacher Awards is moving into its 13th year and Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) is spreading the word to school staff, students, parents and community members to nominate educators beginning in February. Nominees’ applications must be submitted by May 25. The program was developed to honor outstanding teachers whose talent, commitment and creativity have a profound […]

Tickets aren’t all bad



Traffic law enforcement is a proven method of increasing pedestrian safety, and seat belt, child safety seat and helmet use; reducing the incidence of impaired and aggressive driving; and increasing the apprehension of dangerous criminals. In recent years, the public has been made aware of incidents that have occurred between citizens and law enforcement during traffic stops. Most of these […]

Crew members sought for USS Saint Paul’s reunion coming in August



Crew members sought for USS Saint Paul’s reunion coming in August The USS Saint Paul (CA-73) Association will host its 10th reunion on Aug. 27 in Portland, Ore. The organization is trying to contact former crew members. For further information, please write George M. Takis, Jr., secretary, 125 Spaulding Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328. He can be reached by phone […]

Westlake first-year AD already feels comfortable on the job

Acorn Sports Writer

Lisa Magorien fits in well at Westlake High School. In her first year as the school’s athletic director, Magorien and Westlake seem to be a perfect match. After 12 years at Chaminade High School, where she was dean of students for six years and where she coached girls’ volleyball and basketball, Magorien has adapted to Westlake, which has about twice […]

Healing is possible with art, music



Healing is possible with art, music Orna Porat, Israel’s leading lady of stage and screen, will join Eric Braeden, co-founder and president of the German-American Cultural Society, for a program of healing and reconciliation through dialogue, art and music at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 24 at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. Porat, the child of […]