2003-06-26

Unity Church bids farewell to minister on Sunday



Rev. Irma Oestmann will deliver her last message as minister of Unity Center Church at 10 a.m. Sun., June 29 at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. She’s retiring to her home in the desert community of Rancho Mirage. A farewell reception will be held in her honor immediately following the service. Oestmann founded the church five […]

There are lessons to be learned from the donation drive in LVUSD



There are lessons to be learned from the donation drive in LVUSD I just find it a striking irony that during these challenging times of massive school budget reductions we can’t rally our very affluent community to give something—anything—to the recent school district fundraising efforts. We are all very proud to be able to send our children to schools in […]

Donations sought



Donations are sought for the Westlake Women’s Club garage sale to be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., July 12 at 3230 Wind River circle, Westlake Hills. The club would welcome donations of items including clothes, tools, baby items, sporting goods, toys, exercise equipment, furniture, etc. Proceeds from their sale will be used to support the National Disaster […]

Chamber awards local students scholarships



The Education Committee of the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce recently presented six local high school graduates with $500 scholarships. Among the criteria the winning students met was being employed in addition to attending school. A portion of the scholarship application was an essay written by the student in response to the question, "What lessons have you learned […]

Looking for family activities? Come to the Autry Museum



Looking for family activities? Come to the Autry Museum From July through September, families are invited to visit the Autry Museum of Western Heritage at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park (across from the L.A. Zoo) to participate in a series of workshops, classes and special programs including the following. From noon to 3 p.m. on Fri., […]

STAR question was loaded with meaning



STAR question was loaded with meaning After taking this year’s STAR exam, we were disturbed by a question that pertained to the origin of the universe. We feel that it is inappropriate to place a question on the test that is based on theory instead of fact, which may infringe upon personal beliefs. We also feel that the best solution […]

Fashion mall will be considered for Agoura Hills

Former rivals join forces to give the city a high-end retail center

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A 24-acre site in Agoura Hills, once the battleground for a proposed Home Depot store, could be the location for a new upscale fashion mall with Neiman Marcus as a possible anchor, according to the project’s developer. Last year, voters passed a ballot measure that limited "big box" retail stores in Agoura Hills to […]

Leonis a link to rough, tough Old West



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas is considered by many as a premier place to live; a great location to raise a family with its lovely open space, parks and recreational programs, fine schools, and cultural activities. But Calabasas once had a reputation, according to historians, as one of the toughest and wildest spots in California. Before 1886 when […]

Speaker to discuss time management



Life coach Adrienne Jacob will discuss the "Art of Juggling it All!" in her talk on time management from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tues., July 8 when the Westlake chapter of Leads to Business through Marketing meets at the Plug Nickel restaurant in Westlake Village. The $15 cost includes a full breakfast. To RSVP, please call Chuck Smith at (805) […]

Leonis Adobe offers program for kids



Children ages 2 through 8 are invited to join Rancher Richard from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 8 through Aug. 26, for a summer program of old-fashioned games, music and stories at the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. Children will have the opportunity to help feed the museum’s ranch animals including sheep, goats, poultry, […]


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