Fire station gets its wish

A city and its residents have helped a local fire station. Fire Station No. 144 of L.A. County Fire Department gets a new device. The station is at Lindero Canyon Road and Foxfield Drive. In June 2003, during a city celebration for the grand opening of Foxfield Park, residents from Westlake Trails learned that the station wanted a thermal imager, […]

Wildlife center hosts fundraiser

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The California Wildlife Center hosted its annual fundraiser recently at the Malibu home of members Ruth and Phil Elwell, owners of Kingshead Tavern in Santa Monica. The event raised $25,000. The California Wildlife Center was established in 1998 and operates in a facility on the border of Calabasas and Malibu. It provides medical care and rehabilitation […]

Westlake Village nonprofit names executive director

John Baily has 10 years

Westlake Village-based HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura’s board of directors has announced the appointment of John Bailey to the position of executive director. In this position, Bailey will take the helm of the nonprofit organization that provides "hope and homes" for the temporarily homeless. He’ll preside over the staff and work closely with the board of directors in fundraising and shelter development […]

Soccer camp encourages free expression on the field

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Nearly every day of summer all across America young athletes take to the playing fields of their respective sports in camps designed to refine their skills for the upcoming season. They work on conditioning, practice running drills and scrimmage one another––all in an effort to improve their abilities while their competitors, hopefully, use the […]

Local artists displayed at Promenade

Details about movie’s plot offered to


In Dave Workman’s well-meaning review of "The Bourne Supremacy," he puts his credibility at risk by demonstrating that he was not paying attention while watching the film. He mentions it twice: 1. Workman writes: "The film’s only lapse in logic is that someone would want to frame the retired and docile Bourne in the first place." 2. Later, Workman repeats […]

Mega Mixer coming to T.O.

Mega Mixer coming to T.O. Planned as the largest business mixer in the area, six chambers of commerce are inviting their members and the public to participate in the 2004 Mega Mixer, which will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 18 at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. The event […]

Habitat’s board president completes his term

Elden Sandy, who’s served the Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County in numerous capacities since 1997, recently completed a one-year term as president of the board of directors. He’ll remain with the organization and focus on areas such as Habitat’s Faith Relations Team and Land Acquisition Team. Regan Schaffer, a business professor at Pepperdine University, will serve as interim board […]

Local resident promoted

Francis Petrello of Agoura Hills has been promoted to the position of senior regional sales director with AmeriPlan Corporation. AmeriPlan USA, based in Plano, Texas, is described as the nation’s leading provider of discounted health benefits.

WAGS team wraps up another successful summer of softball

The Westlake Agoura Girls Softball (WAGS) 12 and Under Thunder all-star team had a very successful season. The girls went 21-5-1 for the all-star season, winning two tournaments and finishing second in another. The girls scored more than 220 runs in the season and outscored their opponents by more than 60 runs in the Freedom Tournament on Independence Day Weekend […]