Sewer line replacement program launched in Oak Park

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD), a public agency that provides sewer and wastewater services and potable and reclaimed water for portions of eastern Ventura County, is offering to assist Oak Park homeowners who may need to replace damaged sewer lines running from their dwellings to main sewer lines. When sewer lines known as laterals are damaged or […]

Read the job description before you adopt a pet

Imagine the following job description:

Candidate needed for long-term, challenging yet rewarding position. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organization skills, unlimited patience, a keen sense of humor, and be willing to work evenings and weekends. Responsibilities This is a full-time job with no sick leave, vacation or holidays but lots of other priceless benefits. Must be willing to: provide care when your pet is […]

Stuart Selter joins Protocol Agency, Inc. as vice president

Stuart Selter joins Protocol Agency, Inc. as vice president Protocol Agency, Inc., a full-service staffing company with offices in Westlake Village and Pasadena, recently announced that Stuart Selter has joined the company as vice president of the Temporary Services Division. He has 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry, most recently as executive vice president of National Staff Network. Selter […]

Houses of worship serving Acorn readers

Surgical center is nice, but we need another ER

Surgical center is nice, but we need another ER While I applaud the opening of the new Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, I think they missed the major loss we encountered when the Westlake Hospital closed, which is losing our only trauma rated hospital. Although it certainly will be nice to have a more comfortable and hopefully competent hospital in the […]

Neighborhood daycare centers may get larger after Agoura Hills complies with state law

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills will amend a zoning ordinance to increase the number of children allowed in small and large family daycare homes. The planning commission last week adopted a draft ordinance to increase the number of children from six to eight in a small home daycare and from 12 to 14 in a large […]

Luncheon to feature GOP speakers

Two noteworthy Republicans are scheduled to speak at an upcoming meeting. The Women’s Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California annually hosts a fall luncheon. This year’s event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 28 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. State Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) and Assembly candidate Heather Peters […]

How to Have a

Successful Freshman Year

A freshman at Emory University was miserable until he started tutoring elementary school students. This wasn’t surprising since studies show that students who are successful and happy in college are engaged (meaning they interact with professors and students, and they participate in campus life). There will be lots of opportunities. If you enjoy hiking, try the outdoors club. If you’re […]

St. Jude Catholic Church to host brunch

St. Jude Catholic Church of Westlake Village will host its second annual fall brunch on Sun., Sept. 19 at Boccaccio’s on the Lake, overlooking Westlake Lake at The Landing in Westlake Village. There will be three seatings, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Cost is $35 adults, $15 children 13 and under; no charge […]

Performing arts theater too costly for Calabasas

I wore my pale green Easter dress with white lace at the bottom of the sleeves and hem, and my adored white patent leather Mary Janes with pearl buttons. My mother had managed to tame and curl my thick mane. I sat enthralled and motionless on my father’s lap. It was "The Desert Song." I was 6. That’s the first […]