Award goes to T.O. resident

Award goes to T.O. resident Thousand Oaks resident Fred Roth, founder of the Milestone Car Society that presents the annual Father’s Day Car Classic at California Lutheran University, was presented with a Special Recognition Award at this year’s event by David Power, CEO of J.D. Power and Associates. Roth was honored for his outstanding leadership in creating and designing one […]

Local residents donate blood

Advice given to help bring your invention to market

Most people have had an idea for a new product or toy at one time or another. Maybe it was an idea for a fun game or simple household item, but most people never get to the point of manufacturing or selling the idea. That’s where Gary Ahlert of Creative Group Marketing comes in. As a toy and invention-licensing agent, […]

Making noise

THUNDER IS MAKING LOUD NOISE–The Westlake-Agoura 8-and-under softball team, the all-star Thunder, took first place in the Gold CoastOfficial/Newbury Park Girls’ Softball Tournament. In the tournament they won all seven games. In photo, back row, left to right, coaches Gary Futterman, Don Stark and Tim Hazelwood (not picured: Mark Zeolla) Middle row: Natalie Fersht, Jamie DePippo, Samantha Stark, Alex Rice […]

Acorn’s cartoon missed the mark

It’s sad that the ability to draw well entitles Mike Keefe to spread his ignorance of Middle East history and his misunderstanding of the context of the conflict there. In his cartoon of June 27, Keefe portrays Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as saying, "We will seize land to stop the terror that results when we seize land!" The cartoonist […]

Jewish Veterans award scholarships

Jewish Veterans award scholarships Bernard Becker Post 123 of Jewish War Veterans has awarded $500 scholarships to the following: Danielle Solare of Westlake High School, Annie Rui Zhang of Thousand Oaks High School, and Jonathon Trent of Adolfo Camarillo High School. (Mrs.) Fran Becker donated the $1,500 in the name of the Bernard Becker Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Post 123. […]

Training program offered for potential marathoners

L.A. Leggers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting physical and mental health through running. They offer a training program for those interested in competing in the Los Angeles Marathon that is based on the run/walk principles taught by Jeff Galloway, Olympic athlete and author of the book "Marathon." The program consists of a group run (or walk) on Saturday […]

The Ventura County Workforce…

The Ventura County Workforce… The Ventura County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) recently awarded the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Economic Forecast Project a $73,000 grant to produce its State of the Workforce report for Ventura County. The report will be a comprehensive analysis of the condition of the Ventura County workforce, compiled from existing secondary data from government sources, […]

Pet of the Week LISA ADAMS/The Acorn


Pet of the Week LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A GOOD BOY—This 3-year-old neutered brown and black shepherd mix can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. This loving, gentle, adorable dog doesn’t have a name yet, but ask about No. A1009477. Pets occasionally are already adopted so call first or check the shelter’s Website; http://animalcontrol.co.la.us. For details, […]

Cartoon was hateful

Thank you for returning my telephone call and allowing me to personally voice my grave concerns about the cartoon you published on June 27. You informed me that the intent behind publishing this cartoon was to express the "hopelessness"of the Middle East situation and that you did not intend to be insensitive. I am saddened by your apparent naivete about […]