City weighs fate of mammoth bones

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The skeleton of an ancient mammoth found late last week during a routine excavation in the Meridian Hills project in Moorpark has a new home—for now. The bones have been taken to the Paleo Environmental Associates’ Laboratory in Santa Ana for cleaning and further analysis. The Moorpark City Council is expected to make a decision about […]

Daughters of American Revolution give period pieces to historic Reyes Adobe

The newly renovated Reyes Adobe Historical Site received a donation of nearly 1,900 historical items from the Conejo Valley Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on Mon., April 4. The items donated by the Chapter included a high chair, cobbler’s tool set and a "mano and metate" set, an early type of Native American mortar […]

April is sexual assault awareness month

The Ventura County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Coalition to End Family Violence are working together on a public relations campaign to highlight April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Statistics show that one in two disabled women will be raped in their lifetime and one in three females will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Of forcible rapes, 29 percent […]

Local students earn honors at Sierra Cahuenga Art Festival

Students from the art and photography departments of Westlake, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks and High Schools participated in the Sierra Cahuenga District Art Festival sponsored by the California Federation Women’s Club and held recently at the Granada Hills Women’s Club. Jake Isaacs, Bianca Tartaglia and Sasha Yan of Westlake High received honorable mention in pencil. Perrin Donaldson won second […]

Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ coming to Kavli Theatre

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Opera Verdi Europa’s "La Traviata" at 8 p.m. Tues., April 26 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. An opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, "La Traviata" will be sung in the original Italian language with English supertitles. Ivan Kyurkchiev […]

Guest opinion

Officials must stop watering down the truth

By Ron Stark Chairman, Triunfo Sanitation District Your March 31 article "Resentment Building Over Water Rates Increase" is filled with erroneous and misleading information provided by Supervisor Linda Parks and her surrogates. On behalf of the rest of the Triunfo Sanitation District Board, I would like to correct these errors so that the readers of your fine newspaper will know […]

SpringFest debuts in Oak Park

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Sunny skies and the serene hillside behind the new Oak Park Community Center set the stage for the revamped 2005 SpringFest, an annual business expo attended by hundreds of residents last Saturday. The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn sponsored SpringFest and brought it Oak Park for the first time. Once again, SpringFest […]

Sisters plan triple wedding

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com As far as Stephanie Vollowitz knows, the last time three sisters had a triple wedding was in the early 1900s. But the Westlake Village resident and her two younger sisters, Lisa and Joanna, will make an historic trip down the aisle together later this spring. The sisters, who grew up in Agoura Hills, apparently participated in […]

Doctor offers new technology in Lasik vision correction

Dr. Rajesh Khanna is offering Wavefront guided custom ablation Lasik. This technology permits the doctor to correct the eyes of patients who were not previously candidates for Lasik. Wavefront-guided Lasik represents one of the latest advancements in the field of vision correction. A "Wavefront" of light is sent into an eye and the returning beam is analyzed by advanced computers, […]

Oak Park baseball team off to torrid start at the plate

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com After battling through a difficult non-league schedule that often pitted the Div. IV Eagles against Div. I and II opponents, Oak Park head coach Eric Pryor didn’t know what to expect when his team took the field last week for its first two games of Tri-Valley League (TVL) play. What he got was an offensive outburst […]