Residents continue their fight against mountain development

Acorn Staff Writer

Permission to remove one final oak tree is all that stands in the way of a 19-luxury home development on Mulholland Highway in rural Agoura, according to a group of residents who oppose the project. The tree removal is required to construct a 250-foot bridge across Triunfo Creek to accommodate access to the development. Officials with Irvine-based homebuilder Vintage Communities […]

International musicians to perform at CSUN

The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at California State University Northridge (CSUN) will present the following three concerts in February. At 8 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 4, "International Guitar Night (IGN)" will be staged featuring Andrew York of the L.A. Guitar Quartet; master Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati; and the renowned French finger style guitarist Pierre Bensusan. The IGN […]

Informative workshop is set for tonight

Informative workshop is set for tonight Jay Udani, M.D., medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Northridge Hospital, will discuss the role of science-based complimentary medicine and acupuncture in the treatment of cancer from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Jan. 24 at the Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The workshop is open to people with cancer, […]

Westlake’s Wiley approach beats Agoura

Acorn Staff Writer

Despite their 9-9 record, the Westlake Warriors are hardly an average basketball team. Struggling to overcome the loss of starting center Kenny Glass, who died in a Dec. 28 automobile crash, the inspired Warriors held on to beat visiting Agoura last Friday, 68-66. After scoring only one basket in the first half, forward Jonathan Wiley finished with 21 points as […]

Youthful talent needed to sing, dance, act in ‘Big River’

Youthful talent needed to sing, dance, act in ‘Big River’ The Young Artists Ensemble will present auditions for the musical "Big River" on Feb. 2 and 3 at the Arts Council Center, 482 Greenmeadow Ave., Thousand Oaks. Audition slots are 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Saturday and at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. […]

Traffic fatality makes him

wonder: Are trees too important? As a fellow Oak Park resident, it both saddens and angers me that the death of young Anton Nikolic might have been avoided if trees, in this case an oak tree, did not reign preeminent over humans on earth. We’ve driven up to 18-wheelers on Potrero Road in Hidden Valley on a near daily basis […]

For the record

A photo caption was attacked by gremlins last week. Jeannie Ace, not Aco, was helping a client with exercises at Curves for Women, 30831 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Westlake Village. Curves for Women’s hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Due to the editor’s error, a photo […]

Conejo Valley pageant coming

The 2002 Miss Conejo Valley Days Pageant, featuring Junior Miss, Teen, Miss, Mrs. and Ms. divisions, will be on Sat., March 2 at the Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre in Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Valley Days Pageant salutes scholastic achievement and promotes community service in its awards and ongoing programs. "Young girls and women are invited to participate and […]

Tips given to help quit smoking habit

It’s tough to be a quitter, especially if you’re trying to quit smoking, according to the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Nearly 25 percent of Americans smoke cigarettes and, while millions of them try to quit smoking each year, "successful quitting" averages two to four attempts. "Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things people try […]

Eagles beat La Reina, take over first place

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park girls’ soccer team defeated La Reina, 4-1, last Friday at Wildflower Park in Thousand Oaks to improve to 4-0 in Tri-Valley League play and take over sole possession of first place from La Reina, which fell to 3-1. The Eagles led 2-1 at halftime and increased that advantage by scoring twice more in the second half. Oak […]