Calabasas installs new chief financial officer

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Gary Lysik, who took the newly created job of chief financial officer in Calabasas earlier this month, is expected to solve problems. Lysik will find three problems to solve right away: 1. The city has lacked a finance director since last December when Cindy Borchard resigned for a better job. 2. In June, Calabasas […]

Procedures change for public fingerprinting

Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will change its procedures for public fingerprinting as of Thurs., Jan. 1. Previously, fingerprinting offered as a service to the public was performed between 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays. This will be discontinued in the new year. To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, citizens should call the on-duty station jailer at (818) 878-1808, ext. 3020. Fingerprinting […]


THURS., DEC. 25 Free Holiday Feast The 10th annual Conejo Community Holiday Dinner is presented free of charge to seniors, singles, couples, families from noon-4 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Enjoy a festive turkey dinner and all the trimmings and dessert. Wrapped gift for every child attending from Temple Adat Elohim of Thousand […]

Booklet helps kids with depression, bipolar disorder

The reality is many children and adolescents live with depression, bipolar disorder

If only all children could lead happy and fulfilling lives. But many don’t. The reality is many children and adolescents live with depression and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, which are real, treatable medical illnesses. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) have published a booklet for children. The booklet on […]

Christmas tradition

Cops to crack down on drunk driving

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer More than 300 people were killed in Los Angeles County last year from drunk driving. Almost 20 were killed in Ventura County for the same reason. Local police and other law enforcement agencies are again warning motorists about the perils of driving under the influence because the holiday season is a popular time for […]

Business attorney to offer free seminars

Thousand Oaks-based attorney Diedre Wachbrit will offer three free educational seminars for small business owners in January. The seminars will teach owners how to keep their corporate records up to date, how to protect their assets from creditors and lawsuits, and how to plan an "exit strategy" for their business. Wachbrit’s seminar schedule is as follows: From 6:30 to 8 […]

“The Lord of the Rings

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cate Blanchett Rated: PG-13 (for violence, some shocking scenes) Running Time: 210 minutes Best Suited For: Those who have seen the first two installments, hobbit lovers Least Suited For: […]

Acorn closed until Monday

Acorn offices will be closed until Mon., Dec. 29. Our office will also be closed next Thurs., Jan. 1. Please enjoy the holidays and drive defensively.

Carolers ‘sing’ in the holiday spirit