City of Westlake Village to get new signs

Design will feature a sailboat

Design will feature a sailboat––it will be used on street signs and entryway monuments By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Westlake Village City Council recently approved a new design for the city’s street signs and entryway monuments as part of a beautification project. The roadway signs are those that appear in advance of the actual street. The proposal was met by […]

Oak Park woman combines motherhood, career, education

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Mother’s Day was three months ago. But it’s never too late or too early to recognize an extraordinary mom. Elva Lima, 43, of Oak Park is a single mother of two sons, Ricky, 15, and Steven, 13. She recently graduated with cum laude honors from the University of La Verne while juggling a full-time middle management […]


THURS., AUG. 5 Vigorous & Vivacious Thousand Oaks African Violet Society presents a culture class and program on different aspects of growing African violets along with a short business meeting at 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. (805) 581-0014 Clog Up a Storm Conejo Valley Cloggers provides instruction for all ages, all levels at […]

Local resident on her way to med school

Jessica Murphy of Agoura Hills, a biochemistry major at UCLA with a 4.0 grade point average, just completed her junior year abroad at Kings College, London, England. She earned top marks in the English grading system and is now completing a two-month research position at Kings College. Jessica was the only undergraduate invited to join PhD candidates in the Kings […]

Parents: Let your kids get dirty

With high-tech gadgets and videogames monopolizing chil-dren’s days, it may be time to reintroduce your kids to the world’s first toy: dirt. Today’s over-programmed children need outlets for creative expression, physical activity and stress relief. Obesity has become the No. 1 preventable cause of death and Americans spend more than 90 percent of their lives indoors. Ninety-three percent of moms […]

Lobbies for a performing arts center in Calabasas

If the city of Hidden Hills, a municipality of only 650 homes, can keep a small community theater busy year-round, one can make a good case that a city the size of Calabasas, with over 7,400 homes, could similarly fill the calendar for a modest 300-seat theater. Nothing fancy, but a professional performance space with tiered seating, an ample stage, […]

Bioengineering program gets grant at

Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University (CLU) has been awarded a $200,000 challenge grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to enhance its bioengineering program. The grant will provide funds for state-of-the-art equipment used in the new major’s mechano-biology concentration. The bioengineering program at CLU was approved during the 2002-2003 academic year and is centered on a mechanistic understanding of the life sciences. The […]

Scouts work at

Paramount Ranch

SAT., AUG. 7

SAT., AUG. 7 The Bard in Rural Burg Classics in the Parks presents a performance of Shakespeare’s "Richard III’ in the outdoor amphitheater at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy. (at Troutdale Drive) in rural Agoura, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come early to hike, picnic, then watch Shakespeare’s most evil villain as he schemes for the throne. Free. (805) […]

Going to Hawaii on scholarship

Megan O’Linn, a 2004 graduate of Agoura High School and resident of Westlake Village, has received a scholarship to attend the University of Hawaii. O’Linn, recognized as one of the premier left-handed water polo players in Southern California, was captain of the Agoura High School Chargers girls’ water polo team. She was team co-MVP and set team records for steals […]