Vehicle crash kills North Ranch teen

By Saria Kraft kraft@theacorn.com A popular local boy who loved the ocean, the snow and the camaraderie of his many friends will be laid to rest tomorrow at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park and Cemetery in Westlake Village. Funeral services for Gregory "Chase" Arnett, Jr., will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, with […]

Antique Mart Featuring High-Quality Merchandise Now Open in Agoura Hills

Designers and homeowners may find that they no longer need to travel to Pasadena or Beverly Hills to find high-quality antiques. Theresa and Michael Tuchman, owners of Roadside Lumber, have spent months refurbishing the interior of the old Agoura Hills Library at 29130 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills and have opened the Kanan Antique Mart. The interior of the store […]

Howry takes oath of office

Ryan Howry, the son of Melvin and Linda Howry of Oak Park, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 29, one of 935 cadets to receive a bachelor of science degree. Following graduation he was administered the oath of office as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army by his father, Col. Melvin Howry. The younger Howry […]

Church of Religious Science announces events

Westlake Church of Religious Science conducts Sunday services from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. and at 10 a.m. at 2649 Townsgate Road, Ste. 500, Westlake Village. At the earlier service, a member of the church’s Ministry of Prayer will lead "A Time for Transformation." At 10 a.m., the Rev. Sue Rubin will lead "Celebration of Life." Her July theme of talks […]

Likes Edwards

Your comment about John Edwards’ headlines are asinine. According to you, the announcement about his choice should not appear in the headlines because you know of no one who ever voted for or against a presidential candidate (based on his choice of a running mate). First, how many people have you polled? You are merely parroting someone else’s opinion. The […]

Pavley bill would ban use of mercury in vaccines

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) recently introduced legislation, Assembly Bill 2943, that would ban the use of Thimerosal, a preservative used in vaccines that contains 50 percent ethyl mercury. The ban would begin Jan. 1, 2006. The bill was prompted by several studies, particularly one by Dr. David Geier published in the Journal of American […]

Assistance League, Rotary to host giant flea market on Saturday

Assistance League of Conejo Valley and Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise will sponsor a "giant community flea market" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 17 in the east parking lot of The Oaks shopping center, on Hillcrest Drive near Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks. More than 150 families from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Lake Sherwood and Agoura […]

OPHS student to attend leadership conference

Brittany Benavides, a junior at Oak Park High School, has been selected to attend the 2004 Hispanic Youth Leadership Conference in Sacramento for a week in July. The summer conference focuses on enhancing the academic preparation of Cali-fornia’s students and includes a series of interactive seminars and on-site learning opportunities in Sacramento. Benavides will be one of about 140 students […]

Unity Center Church service announced

"Beauty Queen" will be the message delivered by Rev. Mary Lacalle when Unity Center Church meets at 10 a.m. Sun., July 18 at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 113, Thousand Oaks, in the Gold Coast Plaza. Music will be performed by pianist Zach Spencer and vocalist Karen Burton. Youth education and childcare are available. For more information, please call […]

Kerry lacks a moral compass

Kerry lacks a moral compass A smug elitism permeates Ms. Bertholdo’s article "Catholics reexamine church doctrine," from the very start when she says, "Conventional wisdom says religion and politics don’t mix . . . from the marrying of the religious right to the Republican Party, to powerful religious lobbies that manipulate Congress . . . " It’s clear she thinks […]