Calabasas adventurer to compete in global competition in Land Rover G4 Challenge

Acorn Automotive Editor

"Go phone your wife." It was my third request of Calabasas resident Kirk Boylston who, at 45, was the second oldest contestant in the U.S. national selections for the Land Rover G4 Challenge global adventure race. Just an hour before, Boylston learned that he and 29-year old Marine Capt. Nancy Olson from Virginia were the two selected to represent their […]

Thank you, Acorn

Thank you, Acorn Thank you for including a story on Charity Checks in the Dec. 5 issue of The Acorn. We are glad our neighbors now know that "Giving Certificates" exist as a way to promote philanthropy and as a unique and meaningful gift. Our nonprofit runs on volunteer energy and we have no promotion or advertising budget, so this […]

Math Maze creator adds book to his resume

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A dream plus a goal minus self-doubt plus determination times perseverance equals the new Math Maze Puzzle book by Westlake Village resident Ralph Colao. Colao tried for about a year to get mass exposure from his entertaining math activity and a publisher recently put two and two together. Math Maze has been a popular […]

Game ratings can help you make decisions

Computer and video games make great gifts, but how can you be sure a particular game is right for your family? One easy way: check the rating. Almost every game sold today is rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, a self-regulatory organization that gives consumers independent information about video games. The ratings have two parts: rating symbols, which suggest […]

T.O. building senior apartments

Urban Pacific Builders, LLC announced recently that it’s partnering with the Area Housing Authority of Ventura County to develop a 57-unit apartment community for low-income seniors in the city of Thousand Oaks. Oak Creek Senior Villas will be located on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, just north of the Moorpark Road exit of the 101 Freeway. The project is expected to break […]

Atomic force is sermon topic

"Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Dec. 22 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Revelation 4:11. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are 7:30 […]

The little SUV that could

Freelander SE3Acorn Automotive Editor

Freelander SE3 Acorn Automotive Editor It might be the best handling off-road vehicle that will never spend much time off-road and it’s a shame. But after a few days driving Land Rover’s new SE3 Freelander both on- and off-road near the Hoover Dam, I got to experience just how good these British-made SUV’s really are. The Freelander has been Europe’s […]

On the Trail

A Long-Winded Saga
(Gusts with Gusto)

A Long-Winded Saga (Gusts with Gusto) What is wind exactly (the kind that blows through the sky, not your intestines)? This deep question was posed during a recent Big Hard Blow. Many So-Cal residents are used to mild Santa Ana winds delivering warm dry gusts that suggest the balminess of a Palm Springs evening. (To fire department officials during a […]

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