New city hall opens in Westlake Village

Acorn Staff Writer

After nine years of leasing space on Park Terrace Drive in Westlake Village, city and library officials and employees have finally moved into the new, permanent civic center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Some boxes still aren’t unpacked and the finishing touches are still being completed, but it’s starting to feel like home, according to City Manager Ray Taylor. The […]

teen won’t quit on new invention

Acorn Staff Writer

There are almost 50 million smokers in the United States and counting, but the only nicotine habit that concerned young Ely Gold was his father’s. Sam Gold, a Lithuanian citizen who brought his family to America in 1990, had been a smoker for decades when his son began begging him to quit. Every year more than 400,000 Americans die from […]


Free classical music series offered downtown

The Music Center invites both student musicians and the public to attend the free Corwin Master Class "Mornings with International Masters." This classical music series will present the following artists on the dates below: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 16, pianist Andre Watts will present a piano master class in the Salvatori Room, fifth floor, Dorothy […]

Water company director disagrees with boardmember

Las Virgenes Municipal Water Board director Vernon M. Padgett has on many occasions written letters expressing his personal viewpoints on the district’s operation. It is time to voice a different viewpoint. A biosolids master plan was recently completed for the district. Two years of study and $300,000 later, the board now has, from one of the nation’s most qualified wastewater […]

Experts say Ventura County down, not out

Acorn Staff Writer

Southern California and Ventura County have weathered the recession better than the rest of the country, according to a forecast by economic experts last week, but a slowdown in jobs and spending may put a damper on retail activity and home sales in the area. "[Home sales] are still at what we consider very strong levels," said state Controller Kathleen […]

The sweet science of valentine’s day

Special to The Acorn

If money talks, chocolate sings. Combine the two and you have Valentine’s Day. Love may make the world go round but money makes the journey more enjoyable. This Valentine’s Day, you can expect to spend an average of $25 on your sweetheart. This is just for the goodies and triple that if you’re also planning to treat your sweet thing […]

Local to attend Dartmouth

Eric Testan of Oak Park, the son of Mary and Joseph Testan, has enrolled as a member of the class of 2005 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Entertainer will focus on J.S. Bach

Entertainer will focus on J.S. Bach Comedy in music act coming to T.O. on Tues., Feb. 19 Composer, musician, author and especially satirist Peter Schickele will present his "P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele" comedy-in-music act at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 19 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Schickele—perpetrator, discoverer and enabler of […]

Condition of some American flags disgraceful

Condition of some American flags disgraceful Since Sept.11, the American public has shown its respect and support for America. One way this has been brought to everyone’s attention is by displaying our American flag. Truly this is our symbol of all we stand for. This is also a privilege to all Americans and should be respected at all times. I’m […]

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