Cop says precautions can reduce vulnerability to identity theft

Cop says precautions can reduce vulnerability to identity theft By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Sometimes a little paranoia can be good, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Senior Dep. Larry Logan. He was addressing the topic of identity theft, a growing problem in this high tech world. Logan spoke during a recent meeting of the Conejo Valley Guild of […]

Band contest demos needed

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the city of Westlake Village are currently accepting applications for the sixth annual "Agourapalooza: Teen Battle of the Bands." The cities are searching for teen bands to perform on Sun., May 18 in Casa Rea Restaurant in Agoura Hills. Demos are required and bands must apply in person. The deadline […]

Agoura Hills resident is top legal eagle

Jaclyn Dyan Grossman of Agoura Hills, currently in her second year at USC Law School, recently took runner-up honors in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. She had advanced from the original qualifying competition of 200 first year law students to being selected as one of 40 students to participate in this honors program, then was chosen as among four […]

‘A Different Drummer’ to be Sunday’s message

"A Different Drummer" will be the message delivered by the Rev. Irma Oestmann at 10 a.m. Sun., April 13 at Unity Center Church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. Special music will be performed by Zach Spencer and John Clement. Children’s church is at 10:10 a.m. and childcare is provided. A Spiritual Communion service will be presented […]

Both sides minded their manners on Heschel West

Professionally covered by The Acorn, Heschel West recently had its first public hearing on an application to build a permanent campus on its land off of Chesebro Road. The hearing was well attended by both proponents and opponents and, by all accounts, was a great success for the community. It is a blessing to live in a place where all […]

U.S. must remain steadfast regarding N. Korea, says former S. Korean defense minister

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Western opposition to North Korea’s nuclear buildup will remain strong, but only if the United States and South Korea can keep their own fences mended, a former high-ranking South Korean military official told members of the Ventura County World Affairs Council last week. Kim Dong-Shin, a four-star general and former defense minister to the […]

Healthy eating makes for a good read

Local book
tells how
to keep the pounds off

Local book tells how to keep the pounds off By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Dolly Cowen, a 16-year resident of Agoura Hills, and Lynn Goldklang of Los Angeles, recently co-authored and published a book that’s meant to cater to the emotional eater’s body and soul, and take the reader on a journey that promises to create a compassionate and […]

Viewpoint senior wins essay contest

Ryan Marrinan of Calabasas, a senior at Viewpoint School in that city, recently won first place in the 2003 Shakespeare National Competition Essay Competition sponsored by the L.A. Branch of the English Speaking Union at the L.A. Public Library. His winning essay, "Trials and Justice in King Lear" was praised for its "…evocative diction and full and compelling analysis of […]

Catered Seder

The community is welcome to attend a Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Thurs., April 17 at Temple Adat Elohim, the Reform Congregation of the Conejo Valley, at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Leading the seder will be Rabbi Alan Greenbaum and Cantor Peter Halpern. A traditional seder dinner prepared by "Parties at Your Door" will be served. For reservations […]

Their kindness is appreciated

Their kindness is appreciated Human acts of kindness often go unnoticed. I, personally, can’t let this one go. Last Sunday was a beautiful day for a walk around the Calabasas Lake. Being a handicapped person, I went for a ride around the lake on my scooter. For whatever reason, which I still can’t figure out, my scooter tipped over, and […]