Ground rules necessary when hosting slumber parties

Backpack? Yep. Pillow? Yep. Sleeping bag? Yep. Going camping? Nope. So where else could one be going with these items? Think back to your childhood. That’s right, it’s a slumber party. Mention "sleepover" or "slumber party" to just about anyone and memories of childhood are sure to abound. And now, for grownups with children of our own, it’s certain that […]

Keep Schultz on school board

Keep Schultz on school board We were delighted that Pat Schulz is a candidate to return to the Las Virgenes Board of Education. During her first term, Pat established a distinguished record of service without much fanfare. We have been her neighbor and friend for 20 years and continue to be impressed by her integrity, determination and sound judgment. Throughout […]

T.O. woman gets five-year sentence

Ventura County Superior Court sentenced a Thousand Oaks woman to five years in prison for stealing more than $400,000 from a Westlake Village real estate management company where she worked. Julie Trimble, a 43-year-old bookkeeper, pleaded guilty to the grand theft charges last year, but sentencing was delayed because of a medical condition. On Oct. 7, Ventura County Dep. District […]

You Can Improve Your Golf Swing

Westlake Golf Performance and owner/teacher Steve Pratt, a 30-year Westlake Village resident, seek to help golfers from beginner to tour professional hit longer straighter shots. Pratt utilizes state-of-the art technology to quickly analyze your golf swing then helps you understand and fix any faults you might have by breaking down the movement into simple and easy-to-understand anatomical motions. Most students […]

Casino night to benefit kids with special needs

PAUSE4kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs in Ventura County, will host "Viva Spook Vegas," a casino night fundraiser, at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Guests are invited to attend in their favorite Halloween costume. The event will feature prizes, raffles, a silent […]

Candidate says ‘Thank you’

I would like to publicly thank Dave Moorman and Red Godfrey, as well as a number of other community members, for their tireless work toward the passage of the LVUSD parcel tax. Regardless of how any of us feels about state level or local leadership, we can all agree that in a time of a bleeding budget, we must not […]

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 […]