Engel-Heinemann nuptials set for this October

Former Westlake Village resident Mrs. Roger K. Engel, presently of Cincinnati, Ohio, has announced the engagement of her daughter Suzanne Winifred Marie to J. Robert Heinemann of Manhattan Beach. The bride-to-be graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was a member of the women’s lacrosse team and Delta Delta Delta sorority. She’s employed by Analysis […]

Burn permits suspended in Ventura County

Due to the menace of wildfires this season, Gov. Gray Davis has issued Executive Order D-58-02, stating that all burn permits on State Responsibility Areas (SRA) are suspended. This action rescinds all previously approved burn permits in these areas. In addition, all burn permits issued for Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) immediately threatening SRA are suspended. This order refers to most […]

Young achiever

Oak Park resident J.R. Kennedy, a member of Boy Scout Troop 765, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony at Rockwell Science Center that was attended by family and friends. During 11 years in Scouting, Kennedy earned 51 merit badges. For his Eagle project, Kennedy led his troop in gathering data of all nonprofit recreational activities, sports […]

OPHS student attends Young Leaders Conference

OPHS student attends Young Leaders Conference Alyssa Wasserman, a junior at Oak park High School who’s active in ASB, has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in Washington, D.C. this summer. The NYLC is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Wasserman was nominated by her Honors […]

Proceeds from benefit concert to help T.O.

toddler who has cancer

Proceeds from benefit concert to help T.O. toddler who has cancer Four-year-old Brianica Kirsch of Thousand Oaks, who’s battling a very aggressive form of cancer, will be the guest of honor at the Second Chance Cancer Benefit Concert on Sun., July 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Headliners include surf-song legends Jan & Dean, Papa Doo Run Run […]

AHS graduate impresses George Lucas and ILM

Acorn Staff Writer

From Agoura High School student to Jedi, Amy Allen, 25, has used the Force to become a part of one of the biggest movie franchises ever and a highly regarded production assistant at George Lucas’ super special effects company, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Allen was born into an entertainment industry family. Her paternal grandfather was a gag writer for […]

Arsonist charged for small Calabasas fire

An arsonist was arrested last Friday afternoon for allegedly setting fire to chaparral along the 101 Freeway at Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The fire burned about 50 feet in diameter before a motorist, sources said, called the fire department that immediately arrived around 2:15 p.m. to put it out. Other citizens reportedly rushed to the scene before the fire […]

Your home and yard can be more Earth friendly

Your home and yard can be more Earth friendly Building an environmentally-friendly home and landscaping a "green" yard may be easier than you think—with a few tips from the experts at the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service, both agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Several of the techniques you can use to practice conservation where […]

‘Mommy ‘n’ Me’ need a teacher

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is seeking a qualified individual to teach their "Mommy ’n’ Me Animals, Animals, Animals" class offered to children ages 1 and 2 and 2 and 3 along with their parents from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Fridays at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This class focuses on exploring […]

New West names new board of directors

New West names new board of directors The New West Symphony Board of Directors has announced its slate of new officers. Rick Newberger will serve as president; Miriam Wille, secretary; and Sabra Stevens, treasurer. Newberger is a managing director of Westlake Village-based Vanguard Media Corporation. Wille, a past president of the board and one of the original founders of the […]

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