Charm of Westlake Village to be preserved, says mayor

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Since Westlake Village became a city in 1981, many changes have taken place. When Robert "Bob" Slavin became mayor last January, he pledged to continue building on the progress the city has made while maintaining its charm. Slavin, 45, grew up in Reseda. When he was 13, his family moved to Woodland Hills. He graduated from […]

Wine-tasting fundraiser for special kids

PAUSE4kids and Whole Foods Market will sponsor a wine-tasting event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., May 21 at 451 E. Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature appetizers, wine, beer, sake, live musical entertainment and celebrity appearances. Joey Travolta will be acknowledged as an honorary board member for PAUSE4kids "for his dedication and contribution to helping […]

Teenager hurt in accident

A boy, 13, was hit on his bicycle last Thursday at 2:50 p.m. on Liberty Bell, just east of Magna Carta in Calabasas. According to Lt. Steve Wilson of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, the boy was wearing a helmet while riding his bike, but he apparently swerved into a Volvo station wagon. The youngster was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center […]

Students’ art raises water awareness

Twelve local students were recognized during ceremonies and a special reception recently for their "outstanding artistic talents and awareness of the importance of water conservation" as finalists in the annual Water Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). The posters were selected from more than 1,000 entries created by elementary school students from eight public and […]

Volunteer program helps senior renters, homeowners with rebates

Volunteer program helps senior renters, homeowners with rebates The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Goebel Senior Adult Center will assist qualified seniors with rebates for homeowners and renters who have met the following criteria: •Seniors 62 years of age or older, blind or disabled •Seniors living in their own home or qualified rented residence in California •Seniors […]

Methodists to hear message on ‘How to

Grow Rich

Methodists to hear message on ‘How to Dr. Frank Witman, guest minister, will give a Consecration Sunday message, "How to Grow Rich," during the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., May 23 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Music is part of each service, and those who provide it will be recognized and thanked. […]

Mountain lion warning signs posted again

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Just days after a bear was spotted and captured in an Agoura Hills neighborhood, a mountain lion was allegedly seen roaming the park grounds of Oak Park’s Oak Canyon Community Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (RSRPD) received a phone call from a woman at the park who said she had just spotted a cougar. […]

Athletic coach mourned in Oak Park

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Oak Park is mourning the death of one of its leaders, John Knight, 61, a coach at Oak Park High School. According to many who knew him, Knight was a man with an uncanny ability to make others feel loved. He died on Mother’s Day, May 9, after suffering a heart attack. The Knight family came […]

Countrywide to consolidate several offices at former State Farm site

By Saria Kraft kraft@theacorn.com Westlake Village will feel a surge while other communities feel a pinch as a major local company consolidates its operations. The fourth largest employer in Moorpark will pull out of town this fall. Countrywide Home Loans is expected to move about a third of its employees from the Moorpark center as early as August, said vice […]

Local dance school produces winners

The senior and junior dance company of the Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts of Westlake Village, under the direction of Lilly Alexander, has competed in three successful dance contests during the past two months. The young dancers, 5 to 18 years of age, brought home five silver and high silver awards from the Headliners National Talent Competition […]