Leno performs for Casa Pacifica

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Comedian Jay Leno may be all fun and games on television, but the Tonight Show host had no trouble supporting a serious cause last Saturday at Casa Pacifica’s Angels Ball. Leno was the guest performer and hosted the live auction at the 16th annual Angels Ball. "I do 100 to 150 of these (fundraisers) a year. […]

Join great backyard bird count

For the the eighth consecutive year, Wild Birds Unlimited will cosponsor America’s Great Backyard Bird Count, from Fri., Feb. 18 to Mon., Feb. 21. The count is one of the world’s largest volunteer efforts and helps define where birds live, in what numbers, their migration patterns, their habitat needs and how weather impacts them. The information is vital in defining […]

Local fitness trainer is awarded

The International Sport Science Association recently awarded Brian Theiss, founder and owner of Westlake Village-based Theiss Institute of Health & Fitness, its 2004 award for No. 1 trainer. In presenting the award, Drs. Sal Arria and Fred Hatfield expressed their "sincere appreciation of Brian’s commitment to excellence, innovative contributions to fitness and outstanding service to the community." The association has […]

Moms can enjoy girls night out

The Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More will host a Mom’s Night Out from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 23 at Los Agaves Mexican Grill, 3250 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Participants are urged to leave the kids at home and join the group for an evening of adult conversation. Mothers and More supports all mothers, including […]

Refer to voter information and sample ballot

Early this month many of your readers received a mailing from the city clerk of Los Angeles titled "Official Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet." Don’t throw this mailer out—it concerns you and your right to vote for the Los Angeles Community College (LACC) District Board of Trustees. Every homeowner in the Los Angeles portion of the Conejo Valley pays […]

Artist collects CDs for troops

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village resident Julie Newsome, an independent recording artist, is helping bring music to troops serving in Iraq. Last month Newsome began collecting CDs from independent recording artists all over the U.S. Her mission: to send those CDs to troops overseas. So far she has collected approximately 1,700 CDs in a variety of styles, such as […]

Library closures for Presidents Day

Ventura County community libraries will be closed Mon., Feb. 21 for Presidents’ Day. Library sites include the branches in Moorpark, Oak Park and Simi Valley. Books may still be returned to the bookdrops. For more information, visit www.vencolibrary.org.

Westfield Topanga mall to get face-lift, new Target store

Westfield Topanga mall to get face-lift, new Target store Westfield officials have announced plans to build a new Target store at Westfield’s Topanga location in the San Fernando Valley. The new 160,000 sq. ft., two-level Target store at Westfield Topanga is scheduled to open in fall 2006. The new Target store will be Westfield Topanga’s fifth anchor and is a […]

With love—to the troops

Support for

Soka purchase

With the help of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, an amazing effort is underway by park agencies, legislators, community leaders and local residents to finally realize a dream nearly 30 years in the making: to preserve for public parkland the Soka/King Gillette Ranch, "crown jewel" of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The 588-acre Soka/King Gillette Ranch is […]

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