2003-01-02

Final suspect arrested in home invasion incident



    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a third suspect in connection with a Westlake Village home-invasion robbery. Following a daylong stakeout at a Van Nuys resident, deputies nabbed Walter Wadell Boyd, 20, on suspicion of armed robbery. The arrest came Dec. 18. "We’ve been looking for him since the date of the robbery and through the numerous […]

Fiddling is featured at Skirball Center



Skirball Cultural Center has planned a lineup of concerts from January through May, including the series "The World on a String: Fiddles Across Cultures" that explores the ubiquitous fiddle—the humble yet elegant instrument that has been proven to be among the most popular, transcending time and different cultures. The series kicks off with the group Fiddlers 4 at 8 p.m. […]

Westlake High Booster Club to sponsor golf tourney

Fifth annual event set for Jan. 22

Fifth annual event set for Jan. 22 Westlake High School’s Booster Club will sponsor its fifth annual fundraising golf tournament to benefit the baseball program at the school. The event will be at 10:30 a.m. Wed., Jan. 22 at Lost Hills Golf Club, Simi Valley. It features a putting contest, long drive contest, silent auction as well as a chance […]

Surprised by the hostility to a school



Surprised by the hostility to a school I have been living in Agoura Hills since 1989, and I must say that I have always felt so blessed to live in such a great place. I do not understand why a small number of our residents are so committed to oppose the Heschel West project, unless it is their gut reaction […]

Is this where they stop flying south?



Is this where they stop flying south?

Pictorial history of Conejo to be presented soon



Pictorial history of Conejo to be presented soon Ed Lawrence will present a photographic retrospective of Conejo Valley at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 12 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Well-known locally for his "masterful artistry" in recording the history and development of the Conejo Valley with his camera, Lawrence will present "From Ranchos […]

WHS grapples with lack of wrestlers, wins

Special to The Acorn

It’s been a long and hard challenge. The Westlake High School wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Erik Thureson, didn’t win a dual meet during last season and hasn’t yet this season. However, Thureson is encouraged after the Warriors lost to Newbury Park High, but only by a 52-36 score. "We’re improving our program quite a bit over […]

Ventura County supervisors were arrogant



Ventura County supervisors were arrogant With the sole exception of Supervisor Steve Bennett, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors’ 4-1 vote to approve Ahmanson Ranch translates something like this: "We, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, who were elected to represent the people, approve of total gridlock on the 101 Freeway with 45,000 more cars a day. We see nothing […]

Trees can be used as mulch and in other useful ways



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer It’s time to recycle those Christmas trees again and most waste collectors offer curbside pick-up. Drop-off sites will be available for those who don’t have services to collect their trees or who don’t want to cut the trees into smaller pieces (which is required by some garbage contractors). Christmas trees aren’t just good for […]

Auditions for musical set



Cabrillo Music Theatre will host auditions from Jan. 18-20 for their production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel," which will play March 28 to April 6 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. "Carousel" is the story of a ne’er-do-well who wins a sweet girl’s love and always fumbles the chance to bring happiness to […]


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