2004-12-30

Four teens arrested for vandalism



By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Four teenagers were arrested last week in connection with graffiti incidents that have plagued the area recently. The suspects, all from Agoura, are likely to face felony charges, said Detective Phil Morris, who works with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department juvenile unit. "Tagging has really peaked in the last six months," he said. Although young suspects […]

Procedure provides promise for curved spine



Kyphosis, or "dowager hump," is the exaggerated curvature of the spine resulting in a rounded or hunched back. In addition to the deformed back, kyphosis compresses the chest and abdominal cavity, which can lead to many negative health consequences. The spine begins to collapse when spinal fractures appear in the spine due to conditions such as osteoporosis and some cancers, […]

Practice makes perfect



Headline, story were inaccurate



Your headline of Dec. 16—"Soka not willing to say it’s ready to sell"—is simply not accurate. In November the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) and Soka entered into an option agreement, agreement of purchase and sale as well as joint escrow instructions. The document was signed by Dr. Daniel Y. Habuki, president of Soka University, and the MRCA has […]

Supervisor wants Oak Park to get its fair share from Ventura County



By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com As a new year dawns, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks wants to make sure that Oak Park residents get a fare share of county services.   Budget shortfalls, public safety concerns and quality of life are among the chief issues on the minds of most citizens, she said. Now that Oak Park is built out, residents […]

Lupus support group to discuss disability claims



When the Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 4 at the Westlake Village Urgent Care and Occupational Health Center, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village, attorney Glenn Kantor will address the group on "What You Need to Know If Your Long-Term Disability Claim Has Been Denied." Kantor is managing partner of Kantor & Kantor, […]

Pet of the Week



Sickened by the treatment of animals



Sickened by the treatment of animals I am utterly disgusted and disturbed by the blatant disregard for the lives of the live animals which contestants eat on certain "game shows," specifically NBC’s "Fear Factor," and their sadistic obsession with tormenting and destroying helpless living things. Is there a more gruesome and painful way to die than being eaten and mashed […]

Lanes to be closed on Kanan



Starting on Monday, preliminary work was to have begun on the new Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange in Agoura Hills, but it was delayed due to weather. As a first step, utilities will be relocated, which will involve lane closures on Kanan Road, north of the freeway. This part of the project is expected to continue into February. When completed, the […]

Wellness Community leaders




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