Never too late to start a new career

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Longtime Calabasas resident Stanley Weisleder has a new career. At 71, Weisleder wrote his first historical novel, "Wings of the Panther." He set out to write the book 18 years ago because he wanted to read a story about the famed African-American Tuskegee airmen of World War II, but couldn’t find one anywhere. The novel turned […]

Get acquainted with the Agoura Newcomers Club

The Agoura Newcomers Club will host its inaugural garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., April 30 at 29630 Ridgeway Drive, Agoura Hills. Proceeds from this sale will support the club’s programs. The Newcomers provide an opportunity for new residents of the area to become active in the community. Among the club’s current interest groups are a book group, […]

Agoura Hills student spells success

Agoura Hills student spells success Agoura Hills resident Andreas Lazaris, 13, placed second in the 19th annual Daily News Regional Spelling Bee on Sat., March 12 at Taft High School. The seventh-grader competed against 43 other students representing various schools from throughout Southern California. Lazaris attends St. Nicholas School in Northridge. He is now runner-up for the Scripps Howard National […]

Recovery program at Calvary

Calvary Community Church will host "City Lights," a new "Celebrate Recovery" event designed to reach out to churches and groups in a 30-mile radius from the local "Celebrate Recovery" program. "City Lights" will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 23 at the church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. "City Lights" will feature experts from Saddleback Church […]

Last week’s guest opinion tapped into a nerve

Ron Stark’s guest editorial (April 14) was titled "Officials must stop watering down the truth." But Stark himself also watered down the truth regarding the increase in Oak Park water rates. Stark was quite correct in saying that the recently approved retail rate increase for the Oak Park Water Service was a result of a wholesale rate increase imposed by […]

Le Café to undergo remodel, get new name


Le Café to undergo remodel, get new name By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com Spring, the perfect time of year for a fresh start. And that’s exactly what the owners of Le Café plan for the popular Westlake Village restaurant. Last week, the Westlake City Council unanimously approved a general remodel of the 30-year-old eatery. The restaurant will be renamed Mediterraneo. The […]

Fabulous 40s reach out

Singles in the Conejo Valley area don’t have to be dating someone to get out and have an exciting social life.  Now there’s a fun social group for single men and women in their 40s (and approaching 40) called Fabulous Forties.  Most members are currently separated or divorced and enjoy having new single friends to socialize with and connect with […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., April 22 . Lip Synch/G Bldg./7 p.m. Mon., April 27 STAR testing (through Fri.) Tues., April 26 AP Pre-Admin. Session/room K-4/lunch (through Wed.) Board Meeting/district office/6 p.m. […]


Water board needs open election

We who live in Oak Park and surrounding areas should have the right to vote for all members of our sanitation board, like almost everybody else in Ventura County. Right now, we elect only two out of five board members of Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD). Who sits on the board now, besides Supervisor Parks? Norma Callero of Westlake, who was […]

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