Candidate returns to his hometown, wants to serve on Westlake Council

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer A candidate for Westlake Village City Council says he’s ready to serve the city. On Election Day, Tues., Nov. 4, voters will decide two seats on the city council. Three are running. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Bruno moved with his family to Westlake Village in 1966. Bruno and his two […]

Students honored at scholarship event

Nine Agoura High School students were honored last week at a special school program recognizing their achievement on the Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). The students were selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Vamsidhar Chavakula, Hannah Glass, Michael Greenbaum, Clarmyra Hayes, David Jacobs, Peter Lai, Mala Mandyam, Kaley McMahon and Danielle Ogez were recognized by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, Las Virgenes […]

B.B. King: The thrill ain’t gone

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Each year, The Canyon in Agoura Hills keeps getting bigger and bigger acts. Club owner Lance Sterling offered as proof last week’s appearance by one of greatest musical artists of them all: B.B. King. The king of blues concert sold out and many of those in the audience weren’t just blues fans, according to […]

City should control ugliness in Thousand Oaks

City should control ugliness in Thousand Oaks It is refreshing to read in The Acorn the item on "community standards"and find that at least one other citizen is concerned about the eyesore in the Village Glen shopping center. I remember when our elected representatives were conscious and involved in and of the appearance and aesthetics of this community. I distinctly […]

Local voters also favored Davis recall

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Election results show Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) as new governor of California, but if voters in Los Angeles County had their way, Gov. Gray Davis (D) wouldn’t have been recalled. With few ballots left to be counted, 51 percent of L.A. County voters said no to the recall. While the county election totals show a […]

Red Cross offers Halloween safety tips

As ghosts, pirates and princesses prepare to descend on neighborhoods across the Southland on Halloween night, the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles offers parents some safety tips to help plan for their children’s candy hunt. Their "Lucky 14" safety tips may help parents with their trick-or-treaters before they venture into the neighborhood. Ensuring your child understands these safety […]

Agoura High School schedules ComedySportz night

Agoura High School’s outstanding ComedySportz team has announced the following performance dates: Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. All games are in G Building Theater: Junior Varsity at 6 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m. ComedySportz is an interactive experience similar to television’s "Whose Line Is It?" Players take the stage in two teams and play competitive, […]

We must unite to fight teenage drug abuse

We must unite to fight teenage drug abuse How many teens have to drive over cliffs or hit center dividers or wake up in the hospital because they overdosed on drugs? What about the boy who mixed a prescription painkiller with alcohol and died? Do I need to keep going? I’m sure there are countless more stories that we don’t […]

Girl, 13, struck by vehicle, friends seek help for the family

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A vehicle struck a 13-year-old Westlake Village girl, Shelby Fry, earlier this month, and Shelby’s single mother needs help, according to longtime friend, Linda Gonder-Perlstein. Shelby’s mom, Patti Fry, just started a new job seven months ago and hasn’t yet earned leave of absence pay. But Fry will be required to stay home and […]

Adult CPR, first aid training available

American Red Cross of Ventura County will present a course in Adult CPR with First Aid from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 at the Dos Vientos Community Center, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The course teaches rescuers how to treat cardiac emergencies, breathing emergencies, choking and also teaches first aid skills. The cost is $50. Advance registration […]

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