Interest shown in building new hospital here

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Though far from a done deal, residents of Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes lobbying for a new hospital in the region may have encouraging news. An ad hoc committee formed at the beginning of the year to study the possibility of building a new facility to replace the closed Westlake Hospital has begun preliminary negotiations with […]

Serving In Uniform

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. J.B. Sweeney, son of Wendi M. Pattillo of Westlake Village, recently received a Meritorious Mast for outstanding service by being officially recognized by his commanding officer for superior performance. Sweeney received the recognition while assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sweeney is a 2001 graduate of Conejo Valley High […]

Office holiday events are important

Are you planning on attending your office holiday party? If not, you may be missing a career opportunity. Tracey Turner, executive director of The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service, advises employees to take advantage of seasonal festivities. "Missing one company activity probably won’t impede an employee’s career prospects, but being a perpetual no-show can cause a firm to question […]

Sports Junkie

Sports Junkie By Irv Lippel By Irv Lippel "If you want to be a good goaltender, it helps if you’re a little nuts," claimed Lorne Worsley. "Gump" Worsley was all of that and then some. And his round face and short, pudgy physique added to his humorous persona. A boyhood friend in Montreal had named him after the comic-strip character, […]

Artists may exhibit their work in government building

Ventura County residents can apply
to show artwork in Hall of Administration

Artists may exhibit their work in government building Ventura County residents can apply to show artwork in Hall of Administration The Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC) is coordinating rotating group exhibits in the Atrium Lobby of the Hall of Administration at the County Government Center in Ventura. Currently the exhibits will be largely limited to wall-hung pieces, as there is […]

They want to give peace a chance

They want to give peace a chance Every Saturday between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., as you pass the northeast corner of Hillcrest Drive and Lynn Road (just across from the Oaks Mall), you are likely to see about 30 men and women dressed in black. A few hold signs that inform passersby as to the why of our presence. This […]

Calabasas to sue again over Ahmanson

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas and other litigants went to court yesterday to sue Ventura County after all five county planning commissioners had visited Washington Mutual’s Ahmanson Ranch site with developer representatives and without a public invitation. Shortly after the visit, commissioners approved, 3-2, the environmental impact report on the 3,050-home project. Calabasas Mayor Lesley […]

During holidays, shop for the best bargain

Save time, money

With consumers soon to be blanketed by pre-holiday sales, holiday sales and post-holiday sales, the trick is to make sure the deal you’re getting is really the best deal. To help you get the most for your money, the Federal Trade Commission offers these tips: • Shop around. A "sale" price isn’t always the "best" price. Some merchants may offer […]

Graphic designer joins T.O. firm

Graphic designer joins T.O. firm Todd Wood has joined Thousand Oaks-based OnRamp Communications as a graphic designer. The company is a full service marketing communications firm specializing in high technology and business-to-business accounts. In this position Wood’s responsibilities will involve creative oversight of the design and production of advertising, print and new media programs for the company’s clientele. Previously Wood […]

Oak Park boys win cross country state title

Acorn Sports Writer

After winning their third straight California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship the week before, the Oak Park boys’ cross country team won its first-ever state title at Woodward Park in Fresno last Saturday. The win was all the more historic because the Oak Park girls won their second consecutive state championship later that day, making it only the fourth time ever […]