New emergency director is named

New emergency director is named Matt Rosenberg has been named Emergency Services Director for American Red Cross of Ventura County. He has more than 10 years of service with the Red Cross as both a volunteer and a member of the paid staff, primarily in the Northern California area. He has coordinated various relief efforts and has also been an […]

Workshop to Help Duffers

"Master Your Mental Golf Game" is a workshop designed to teach golfers to tap into their natural abilities and learn to think like the pros. It will be presented from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 5 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The game of golf is 90 percent mental. Tiger Woods has […]

Local schools excel at Mock Trial Competition

Westlake High School took second place honors while Thousand Oaks High School earned third place behind winner Adolfo Camarillo High School in the recent Mock Trial Competition conducted at the Ventura County Hall of Justice. Eighteen teams participated including Agoura, La Reina, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools. Among individual standouts were: Esther Choi of Thousand Oaks High […]

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

American jurors are impotent

In a Guest Opinion March 6, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) made some recommendations intended to improve citizen response to jury service. CALA appears to have missed the point. Jury service is a much unloved obligation. And rightly so. It is demeaning and deceptive. The onus might be lessened, although not removed, if the jurors had the authority to determine […]

Middle school students learn about organ donors, transplants

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Ron Taubman, a 58-year-old man from Chatsworth, is alive today because he carries the organs of a 20-year-old. Organ donation and other transplant surgeries are performed on 25,000 Americans a year, but many people die before they receive this special gift of life. Two years ago, a young man suffered mortal wounds in an […]

Hemingway to Discuss Her Life as Yogini

Actress Mariel Hemingway, who’s been practicing yoga for more than 20 years, will present a workshop, "The Practice of Being Present," from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sat., April 12 at True Yoga, 2873 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. She’s the author of "Finding My Balance," described as a "yoga memoir." In the workshop, Hemingway will explore how one may […]

Event emphasizes fun, not competition


Agoura Agoura An SUV window was smashed and a purse and its contents were stolen from Mulholland Highway and Troutdale Road between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 8. Total loss: $600. Agoura Hills Between March 7 and 10, computer equipment totaling a loss of $5,850 was stolen from a business in the 28700 block of Roadside Drive. There was […]

Praise for the demonstrators

Every so often something happens that inspires a feeling of hope for the future. It can be sudden and unexpected. Last Wednesday morning, for example, driving to work, making the routine, plodding drive down Kanan Road toward the freeway, I saw a few dozen Agoura High School students at Thousand Oaks Boulevard protesting against the impending war in Iraq. They […]

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