The Persian New Year celebrated March 19 at the Hyatt Westlake Hotel was sponsored by the Iranian Organization, not Thousand Oaks High School. The Iranian group meets at the hotel the first Monday of each month.

Yarn store is modern-day sewing circle

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com The room is an airy, comfy one. Large fluffy sofas line the walls. Baskets of yarns rolled into balls sit on tables and on the floor. On one wall, long streams of yarn dangle like willowy fingers in colors and textures that invite touching. Women sit in groups and chat as they knit or crochet. It’s […]

Curves hosts silent auction

Curves hosts silent auction Curves-Westlake Village responded to the Indonesia tsunami by recently hosting a silent auction. The fundraiser collected $3,319 as members donated auction items and also bid on items each time they came in to work out. Curves is a fitness and weight loss center designed for women. Curves’ Quickfit program is an exercise circuit that allows women […]

2 arrested for T.O. assault

2 arrested for T.O. assault Two local men were arrested March 24 in connection with criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon at a Thousand Oaks eatery. Kyle Burlingame, 23, of Agoura Hills and Michael Maturo, a 19-year-old from Simi Valley, allegedly made inappropriate remarks to two men sitting at a table inside BJ’s Bar and Grill in Thousand […]

Reader feels Soka property purchase is irresponsible

Our family is concerned with the proposed acquisition by any agency of the State of California for the property known as Soka University of America, formerly known as Church Universal and Triumphant, also part of the Beaudreau property, formerly Claretville of the Claretian Fathers, formerly the Clarence Brown Ranch, formerly the Gillette Property (not to be confused with the King […]

Senior Retreat embraces Chamber

Four generations gather

Maria’s Kitchen features Italian

According to owner Madelyn Alfano, Maria’s Italian Kitchen "is like an extension of my mom’s kitchen. My grandmother taught my mom, Maria, how to cook just like the old country by way of Hoboken, N.J." In turn, Alfano’s mother taught her the art of Italian cooking. The restaurant prepares freshly grated Romano cheese, pure olive oil, farm-fresh sweet plum tomatoes […]

Chabad youth mark Purim

A group of children from Chabad of Calabasas Hebrew School rode through Old Town Calabasas last Fri., March 25, "in a beautiful wagon drawn by majestic horses and accompanied by a police escort," according to Rabbi Eli Friedman of Chabad of Calabasas. As part of their Purim celebration, children visited residents and patients at the Motion Picture and Television Fund […]

Where are parents of minibikers?

Where are parents of minibikers? With respect to last week’s letter concerning the dangerous, disturbing minibikes on our streets, I would like to know who are the parents of the two boys who ride their minibikes on Oak Hills Drive on the west side of Oak Park High School almost every day (except for the rainy season), passing hundreds of […]