Californians encouraged to report unsafe elderly drivers

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer In light of the recent tragedy that occurred at the Farmers’ Market in Santa Monica, where 86-year-old Russell Weller plowed his car into 50 pedestrians, killing 10, many people are questioning whether existing driver safety laws are adequate in monitoring the driving abilities of senior citizens. People like Martin Del Gado from Pudwill’s Raspberries, […]

New hip replacement surgery technique reduces recovery time

Patients across the nation are benefiting from a new technique for hip replacements. The procedure may reduce recovery time by reducing the size of the surgical incision. This reduces the disruption of soft-tissue structures in the leg, the company said. The surgeon makes one or two small openings on the front and/or rear of the thigh, instead of the traditional […]

Certification a plus for infotech pros

Increasingly, professionals in the information technology (IT) field are pursuing professional certification for very personal reasons. That’s one of the key findings of a study of IT professionals which found that the top reason individuals pursued IT certification in 2002 was to enhance professional credibility. Survey respondents pointed to the increase in confidence and perception of competence that comes with […]

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Thank you, families

During this past July, Oak Park (as well as the neighboring communities of Agoura, Calabasas, Camarillo, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi and Ventura) was host to over 180 foreign students from eight different European and South American countries through EF Educational Homestay Programs. Not only did local families open their hearts and homes to these wonderful teens, some of our […]

Martians will be close

It’s the next best thing to Halley’s Comet seen in 1986, some astronomy enthusiasts say. Be on the lookout at about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 26 or 27 when planet Mars will come the closest to Earth than it’s ever been before in recorded history, according to experts. The planet Mars will come within 34.6 million miles of the Earth and […]

Pregnant women can enjoy summer safely

In addition to trips to the beach, backyard barbecues and family outings, warm weather also brings lots of questions for pregnant women. To answer them, a major healthcare nonprofit has created a Pregnancy & Newborn Health Education Center where trained health professionals are available for calls. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers for mothers to be: How much […]

Training Alliance creates jobs

The inaugural Call Center Training graduation of the Training Alliance was held recently at Los Angeles Valley College. Eighteen San Fernando Valley residents graduated from the program with guaranteed employment. A 19th person was absent from the ceremony as she’d been hired a week before and was completing training. For the past eight months ACI Billing Services, Time Warner Cable […]


Agoura The Hindu Temple was the site of a burglary. An offering box and cash were stolen ($250 loss) the night of July 25. Agoura Hills At 11:05 p.m. July 19, four male Hispanics, one with a handgun, robbed a male of $80 cash in a parking lot in the 28900 block of Roadside Drive. The suspects ranged in age […]

City will need at least one big store

Agoura Hills is postponing a ballot measure that had been tentatively scheduled for November. It would have asked voters to waive the 60,000 square-foot limit for retailers to accommodate one high-end department store that would have anchored a fashion mall for Agoura Road, west of Kanan. The delay of the ballot measure came primarily because the city lacks adequate information […]

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