You don’t need a blizzard to have fun

Local woman remembered at service

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer A memorial service for Dr. Gayle Olinekova, a chiropractor, fitness guru, world-class athlete and best-selling author, was held on Sat., Dec. 6 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. Olinekova, who was born in Toronto, Canada, died on Nov. 26 at age 50 after a 3½-year battle with breast cancer. The church was filled […]

Confident workforce poised for new jobs

More than half the country’s workers want to leave their jobs despite national economic woes. The 2003 Spherion® Emerging Workforce® Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Spherion Corp. reveals a surprisingly confident workforce poised to seek new jobs as soon as opportunities arise. As a result, organizations could be saddled with turnover costs estimated at $55,000 per departing […]

Warrior players look forward to rematch with St. Bonnie

Warrior players look forward to rematch with St. Bonnie The Westlake football players are glad to get another chance to face St. Bonaventure after a losing to the Seraphs in last year’s Southern Section Division IV championship game. "Since last year there’s been a lot of hype that this could happen," said Jimmy Miller, the senior tight end/defensive lineman. "We […]

Guitar Center will sponsor symphony

New West Symphony Executive Director Kenneth Hopper, Guitar Center Chairman and co-CEO Larry Thomas and Guitar Center President and co-CEO Marty Albertson have announced a two-year agreement between New West Symphony and the Guitar Center in which the Westlake Village-based corporation will become the title sponsor and presenter of the symphony’s 2004 and 2005 Young Artists Concerts. The Guitar Center […]

Council members take oaths in Westlake

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer During an annual reorganization meeting on Saturday for the Westlake Village City Council, many residents came to say goodbye to Mayor Chris Mann and City Councilwoman Betty De Santis. The farewells were shared before swearing-in ceremonies were administered to new council members and a new mayor took the gavel. The special meeting began with […]

Don’t forget to include batteries with gifts

Portable music players and electronic games are predicted to be hot items again this holiday season. While these gadget gifts vary in function, there’s one characteristic they have in common: they all need batteries. A recent Duracell survey shows that more than half of all Americans were disappointed when they received battery-powered gifts for the holidays and didn’t have the […]

Two companies lease space

in T.O., Westlake Village

in T.O., Westlake Village Lawyers’ Title Insurance Company, whose headquarters are in Richmond, Va., has leased 3,169 sq.ft of space for an office at 275 E. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The five-year lease was handled by Michael Slater, Tom Dwyer and Jennifer Rice, brokers with the Ventura office of CB Richard Ellis, which represented the landlord, and Stewart Niles […]


Village Voices light up season

Village Voices light up season The Village Voices Chorale’s holiday-themed concert is titled "Season of Light" and will be presented at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12 and at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz, the Village […]