Bowman will seek reelection

Joseph Bowman, current board member and treasurer of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has announced that he’s filed election papers to run as the District 4 director in November. Bowman was appointed to his post in November 2002 by the water district’s board of directors, who then chose him as treasurer in January 2003. He’s seeking a full four-year term. […]

Dance party helps medical relief

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com An International Dance Party last Saturday night at the Westlake Village home of Marjan Yavari wasn’t only a hit for guests: it was also a successful fundraiser to benefit a nonprofit organization called the International Medical Alliance (IMA). The purpose of IMA is to provide free medical care to people in underdeveloped countries who wouldn’t otherwise […]

Local home brewer wins medal in largest beer competition

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Agoura Hills resident Craig Shapland, 47, received a "Mr. Beer" beer-brewing kit for Christmas from his wife about three and a half years ago and recently won a gold medal at the American Homebrewers Association’s (AHA) 2004 National Homebrew Competition for best beer in the new entrants’ category. What might have seemed like a novelty to […]

Goulden is an ‘X’-citing athlete

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Skateboarding has been a passion for Agoura Hills fifth-grader Tyler Goulden since he was a preschooler. For the past three years, however, Tyler has focused on the taking a fun pastime to another level. After years of practice and perfecting his sport, Goulden will compete in the California State Games, a multi-sport festival for amateur athletes […]

Church youth group learns about community service

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Forty-two local high school students will be heading north to an Indian reservation in Yakima, Wash. on July 31 to peform community service. The students, from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura, Oak Park, Calabasas and Camarillo are part of the Westlake Presbyterian Church annual youth mission trip. This year’s group is one of the biggest ever. […]

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‘West Side Story’ playing at Civic Arts Plaza in T.O. By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Cabrillo Music Theatre, the resident musical theater company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, opened its production of "West Side Story" on July 23 at the plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre. Cabrillo’s version of Leonard Bernstein’s "West Side Story" met the audience’s expectations with familiar tunes […]

Washburn to take new post

The L.A. County Division of the League of California Cities will host its installation dinner at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 5 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento. Calabasas City Councilman Dennis Washburn will become the league’s president. L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca will install the elected officials. California state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) is scheduled to speak. The […]

Teen filmmakers garner awards

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com They are the Steven Spielbergs, Ron Howards and Penny Marshalls of the future. Five teen filmmakers from the Conejo Valley and Moorpark were honored last month for their films at the sixth annual Conejo Teen Video Festival. The competition was open to teens who attend middle or high school. A total of 20 student films were […]

Be aware of your child’s behavioral medicines

For the first time, according to a new report, spending on medications to treat behavioral disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children has surpassed the amount of money spent on asthma medications and antibiotics for children. The report, released by pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions, found that spending on drugs used to treat behavioral conditions in children […]

Western Regionals just a game away for Conejo Valley All-Stars

With an 8-1 win over the Section 3 San Pedro Eastview All-Stars, theConejo Valley All Stars advanced to the Southern California Divisional Championship game in Long Beach. The win is Conejo Valley’s 10th consecutive all-star victory, having outscored their opponents 64-4 up to this point. Conejo Valley will meet the winner of an elimination game between Aliso Viejo and San […]

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