Cell phone antennas protested in Westlake, T.O.


Cell phone antennas protested in Westlake, T.O. By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Residents of three neighborhoods in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks are prepared to go to battle against Sprint PCS in protest of the company’s plan to erect wireless antennas and related equipment near their homes. "We’re not against progress. We just don’t think it’s right to have these things […]

Summer hike series at Open Space Preserve

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority are sponsoring a series of hikes from July through September at the Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve, formerly Ahmanson Ranch. All hikes are one to three miles in length and suitable for families. Hikers should meet at the Las Virgenes Canyon Road Trailhead, one mile north of […]

La Leche League to host Walk-a-Thon

La Leche League of Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks will host the La Leche League USA Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week Walk-a-Thon for Breastfeeding Awareness at 9 a.m. Sat., Aug. 7 at the Westlake Village Marketplace, at the corner of Lindero Canyon Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Activities will include a two-mile walk, a craft fair, a lunch fundraiser, raffle prizes […]

Conejo Valley All-Stars poised for District 13 title

Following more than a week of competition, just four gutsy groups of 12-year-olds remain alive in the 2004 California District 13 Little League Tournament—and one of those is the favorite Conejo Valley All-Stars. After taking out Sunset of Oxnard on Saturday, undefeated Conejo Valley played undefeated Northside on Wednesday at 5 p.m. to assure itself a spot in the championship […]

Conservancy official doesn’t deserve the public’s trust

Conservancy official doesn’t deserve the public’s trust Elizabeth Cheadle (The Acorn letters, June 24) must be one of the most myopic, self-important people in Southern California. Who does she think she’s kidding? Why shouldn’t the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy be accounting for the taxpayer money that they spend, just like everyone else? I certainly expected better from the vice chair […]

Her second July Fourth

Rotary Club’s donations will build playground

Rotary Club’s donations will build playground Thanks to the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise (RCWVS), an affordable housing project will have a state-of-the-art playground for its resident children. As part of Rotary International’s centennial celebration, RCWVS is donating $15,000 to Hacienda de Feliz, a forthcoming Many Mansions apartment complex for families. The gift is one of several that RCWVS […]


Rover the Rockhound Jim Sumstine, also known as "Mr. Comet," will discuss "Rover, the rockhound on Mars" at 7:30 p.m. meeting of Conejo Gem & Mineral Club at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 707-9972 Yoga Revives Mama Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More hosts yoga instructor Suzanne Strachan teaching relaxation techniques from 7:30-9:30 p.m. […]


Separation of church and state staunchly defended

William Felsman attempts to build a case that this is a Christian nation, founded by Christians on Christian principles (Letters, The Acorn, July 1). Wrong! The primary author of the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Jefferson, who refused to call himself a Christian. Benjamin Franklin (who rejected all organized religion) is responsible for most of the compromises that were needed to […]