The Acorn names John Loesing editor

Two editors at The Acorn Newspapers swapped positions this week. Steve Holt, a resident of Thousand Oaks, became editor of the Thousand Oaks Acorn, and John Loesing of Calabasas became editor of The Acorn. "It was an easy decision," said Jim Rule, publisher of The Acorn Newspapers. "Both editors will now work for the newspapers that cover their own hometowns," […]

Libraries closed for King Day

The Ventura County Library community branches will be closed Mon., Jan. 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Affected are the community libraries in Moorpark, Oak Park and Simi Valley. Books may still be returned to the book drops.

Ventura County to receive FEMA funds for its programs

Ventura County will be receiving Emergency Food and Shelter federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement emergency food and shelter programs throughout Ventura County. Funding for 2005 has yet to be determined, but last year this program awarded $436,000 to local agencies. Board members from the United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic […]

Volunteer families needed for Alzheimer’s study

If you are a family touched by Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you now have a chance to speed up AD research. A nationwide study is underway to find genes that play a role in late-life AD. The study seeks families with two or more living siblings (brothers or sisters) who developed AD after age 60 and one other family member who […]


“The Aviator”

"The Aviator" Directed by: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin Rated: PG-13 (for slight nudity and adult language, some intense crash scenes) Running time: 168 minutes Best suited for: Biopic and DiCaprio fans, Americana and Hughes’ buffs Least suited for: action/adventure enthusiasts—younger kids and even teens might be bored Acorn’s Rating […]

Calabasas parking signal gets green light

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Some area residents don’t want a traffic signal on Parkway Calabasas at Paseo Primario in Calabasas, but safety concerns have prompted the city council to consider at least some traffic signal designs. Four experts said a signal is warranted at the intersection. In fact, said Calabasas City Attorney Michael Colantuono, the city would be open to […]

Local woman remembers her father

When Agoura Hills resident David Rozzen, an engineer for KABC-TV in Glendale, lost his battle with bulbar onset ALS last June, his wife Marian and children Michelle, Brian and Daniel vowed to honor his courageous spirit and press on for a cure to the disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rozzen continued to work at KABC-TV long after learning […]

Children Family Services offers orientation for new volunteers

Interface Children Family Services is hosting an orientation on Tues., Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. to explain to prospective volunteers ways they can help the community. Volunteers are needed to assist in many different roles: information and referral; outreach crisis counseling intervention to runaways, troubled youth and battered women and their children; youth mentoring; mediation services and clerical help in […]

Uplifting news for seniors

Here’s uplifting news: You can take steps to protect yourself and your family from falls. That’s more important than many realize. Falls, it seems, are the leading cause of injury-related visits to the emergency room in the U.S. and the primary cause of accidental deaths in people over age 65, according to American Family Physicians. The American College of Physicians […]

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