2003-02-06

Man guilty in embezzlement case had links to Agoura Hills



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Jeffrey Ovadia, a 43-year-old Van Nuys resident, will serve three years in the state penitentiary for his involvement in a major larceny ring that reportedly had ties to an Agoura Hills high tech company. Ovadia pleaded guilty Jan. 15 in San Fernando Superior Court for his involvement in a extortion scheme that netted $260,000 […]

Westlake Council reluctant to call for a hike in the VLF



. The Westlake Village City Council met last week and considered the position it would take on a recent request by the League of California Cities to endorse an increase in vehicle license fees (VLF). After a lengthy debate that could have been titled "What’s good for Sacramento isn’t necessarily good for Westlake Village," the council voted to send a […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take Super Bowl XXXVII is history. I’ve always maintained that offense in football is pretty, but defense wins. That’s obviously a generalization, but a valid one. The No. 1 defensive team in the NFL, Tampa Bay, hammered the No. 1 offensive team in the league, Oakland, on defense and offense. The bottom line to this is that I should’ve […]

Music Society to present a variety of works



Music Society to present a variety of works The Westlake Village Music Society, a community program sponsored by Music Ministry at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, will present a "3 x 4 x 5" concert at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 9 in the church sanctuary, 1079 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Featured performers will be Lawrence Sonderling and […]

Farmers’ market dies on the vine



Lack of interest has forced the Agoura Hills Farmers’ Market to close after just nine months in operation. The weekly market, which opened in April 2002, was a joint venture between Agoura High School and the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association. Karen Schott, operations manager, said the farmers’ market began with enthusiasm, but had trouble attracting customers after autumn […]

Media to be speaker’s subject



The Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will host guest speaker Michael S. Emerson, an award-winning writer/director and media-marketing consultant during the club’s Feb. 13 meeting at Westlake Inn, 32001 Westlake Blvd. The schedule calls for an 11:30 networking session and a noon luncheon. Emerson will speak beginning at 12:45 p.m. His topic will be "Media: Friend or Foe?" The cost […]

Elks honor public safety officers



Medders is reinstated to play



The Oak Park girls’ basketball team has played with heart and soul without standout Lyndsey Medders, who was recently reinstated by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) after earlier being declared ineligible by that sanctioning body. The Eagles were 6-0 during Medders absence and the team appeared to be on its way to another Tri-Valley League championship and maybe even another […]

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming

Acorn Automotive Editor

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming Mention the word diesel and you get a multitude of reactions. One colleague remembers his VW Rabbit of many years ago; a diesel engined noisy box on wheels that he was only too happy to get rid of. Others regaled me with stories of getting stuck behind a big truck on a […]

Gratitude shown



Thank you for the support and good review of our December play "Scrooge, The Musical." The players and the audience had a wonderful time, and it was the perfect harbinger for the holiday season. We are in the process of making plans for our next production. We are appreciative as well to all of the dedicated volunteer helpers. This teamwork […]


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