It’s back to class for local students

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer From Calabasas to Thousand Oaks, students in Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes came back to school this week a year older and a year wiser—smarter about construction, too, as they returned to find one new school having been built and several others remodeled. The back to school march began yesterday as classes went into session for […]

Calabasas radiation worries likely exaggerated

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Rocketdyne has allegedly dumped hazardous radioactive material into the Calabasas Landfill and the Calabasas City Council held a special meeting last week to obtain more information. To update the council and residents, representatives from the state of California Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley’s office and U.S. […]

Compromise reached in candidate’s job description

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Los Angeles County election officials have settled a dispute involving the official occupation title of Marcus Frishman, a challenger in the upcoming race for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Frishman, who’s the deputy to state Board of Equalization member Claude Parrish, listed his occupation on the Nov. 5 ballot as "deputy board member." Frishman […]

Acorn has early deadlines due to Labor Day

Acorn has early deadlines due to Labor Day It’s necessary to revise our deadlines because of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 2. Next week’s Sept. 5 Acorn is affected. To reserve space for real estate, you must call by noon today, Thurs., Aug. 29. The reservation deadline for display advertising is noon tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 30. All other deadlines also […]

School districts may lose revenue with ban on soft drinks

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer It seems that 1893’s "ideal brain tonic" isn’t so ideal for today’s developing brains. Senate Bill 19 (SB-19), a state law that will take effect in January 2004 banning the sale of soft drinks and candy during certain hours at middle schools in California, is already in practical effect at schools in Oak Park […]

Intersection closure creates hardship for Westlake businesses

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer A battle is brewing in Westlake Village and Lindero Canyon Road will be the battleground. Earlier this year, the city made a temporary modification to the median near Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Memorial Park, which eliminated left turns, both northbound and southbound, at the entrance to Village Green Office Park, just north of Via […]

World War II combat photographers focused on a different time

Two local vets witnessed the heat of battle

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer From Mathew Brady’s haunting portraits of the Civil War to the same-day coverage of the men fighting in far off Afghanistan, the image of war stirs our emotions and opens our eyes. Some of the most powerful scenes in the history of 20th Century warfare were photographed by two World War II combat photographers […]

Westlake Village author’s book a topic of group discussion

Westlake Village author’s book a topic of group discussion Claude Peter LeCesne of Westlake Village recently had his first book, "Summer of the Nixen," published. The novel is described as being "about six suburban teens and the rather unexpected end to their otherwise mediocre summer. The story blends humor, magic and teen angst with technical detail, pop culture references and […]

If words could talk

Dog Days of Summer

Until 1901, our beloved hot dog used many aliases: frankfurter, frank, wiener, wienie, sausage, dachshund, little dog, weenie, red hot, wienerwurst and dachshund sausage. Granted, in years gone by, the makeup of hot dogs was fat laden and of questionable origin. But rest easy because the Department of Agriculture now requires that the contents consist of high quality cuts. Adding […]

T.O. Acorn goes on line

The Thousand Oaks Acorn introduces an online edition this week. The site www.toacorn.com will feature the entire text and pictures of each weekly edition. After home and business deliveries of 29,200 copies throughout Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, the electronic version will be online later on Thursdays. The Website will feature full archives of past editions, so readers can get […]