2002-05-02

Essayist recognized



Sheriff’s blotter



Agoura Hills The window of a gasoline station/convenience store had $800 damage and $210 worth of men’s magazines were stolen in the 5100 block of Chesebro Road between 12:05 and 5 a.m. April 21. The loss was $900 after a business door and window were damaged at 6:40 p.m. April 21 in the 29800 block of Agoura Road when a […]

Keillor to wrap up speakers’ series at Kavli Theater



Garrison Keillor, the Minnesota writer, story-teller and radio host of "A Prairie Home Compan-ion," will bring his own brand of humor to the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Tues., May 14. His appearance closes the inaugural season of the Thousand Oaks Distinguished Speaker Series. The author of eleven books, including "Lake Wobegon […]

Local fireman gets generous assistance from his friends

Acorn Staff Writer

When firefighters came to the rescue in Westlake Village last week, it was to help one of their own. More than a dozen members of local Battalion 5 donated their time and money building wheelchair access ramps at the home of firefighter Ron Hughes, the victim of a serious motorcycle accident. Hughes was practicing motor cross April 15 in Gorman, […]

Agoura Rotary Club forming



Agoura Rotary Club forming A new chapter of the nation’s largest and oldest service club is forming in Agoura Hills. The club will meet at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Renaissance Hotel. This club is in the process of looking for charter members. Interested parties can call interim president Michael Zapf at (818) 707-3668 or Sam Greene of the local […]

North Ranch to host fundraiser



St. Paschal Baylon School will present "Spring Sensation 2002," its annual fashion show and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sat., May 11 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. Kicking off the event will be a silent auction featuring more than 300 items. A live auction will then present 20 special items, […]

WHS student to attend forum



Westlake High School student Jenni J. Holmstrom of Thousand Oaks will participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine from June 23 to July 2 in Los Angeles. The forum is a career development program for high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medicine. Holmstrom will join about 350 other high school students […]

Arab journalist reveals Middle East myths

Acorn Staff Writer

Arab American journalist Joseph Farah presented a lecture, "Myths of the Middle East: An Arab American Journalist Speaks Out in Support of Israel" last week at Conejo Jewish Academy. It was also given later that day at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel. Farah said that people’s notions of the Middle East conflict are often based on a series of myths propagated […]

Weekly chamber music concerts coming to Reagan Library in Simi Valley



The Moorpark Chamber Ensemble, comprised of musicians from the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, will perform every second Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning May 11 in the main courtyard of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The outdoor concerts are free; regular museum admission fees ($3 to $5) apply for museum visits. It’s open […]

mahony hospitalized



Cardinal Roger Mahony was admitted to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank last Sunday night for treatment of a blood clot in his lung. Mahony was in good condition and resting comfortably in the hospital earlier this week, according to Dr. Lee Parsons, the cardinal’s personal physician. In July 1998, Mahony was treated for a blood clot he developed […]