Tough choices ahead in the fight against water pollution

Time to clean the creeks and streams

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Dusty Peak ignored the warning signs. Following several days of spring rain in 2002, Peak disregarded the sign posted at the beach that cautioned surfers to wait 72 hours before swimming in the ocean. The 53-year-old Point Dume surfer couldn’t resist the perfect, post-storm waves and decided to go into the water anyway. Excruciating back and […]

Make-A-Wish throws party for Jessica

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties granted the wish of Westlake Village resident Jessica Shuben recently with a full day of events in Agoura and Thousand Oaks. Diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia at age 11, Jessica has undergone two bone marrow transplants. Her condition made her medically eligible to receive a wish from the Foundation.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation […]

School district wants applicants

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is seeking applicants to serve on the Curriculum Council. Three positions for two-year terms ending June 2007 are available. The deadline for applications is June 10. Applications must reside within the district’s attendance area, but do not need to be teachers or former teachers. A college degree is not required. Applicants should have a […]

Developer sponsors literacy program

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Carol Ryan’s grandson, Carson, isn’t even 2 years old, but the Westlake grandmother is already teaching the boy to love reading. The grandmother takes Carson to the library at least once a month and either she or his mother reads to the little boy daily. "It is so important that he be comfortable with reading," Ryan […]

Lowe’s store will have a negative impact

Lowe’s store will have a negative impact Two weeks ago I received a mailer "paid for by Lowe’s," announcing an "informational presentation" April 26 in Westlake Village, describing it as "designed to build upon all that is great about Westlake Village." While the artsy drawing is lovely, it forgets that part of what’s great about Westlake Village: It’s not the […]

Embracing Our Differences

By Naomi Juan, RN, BSN Director ICU/CCU I was thrilled when I was able to hire five new, experienced and very professional nurses to work the night shift in our Critical Care Unit, but I was also concerned. You see, they were from other countries. Our American culture was new to them. How could I make them feel accepted? How […]

Republican women to learn about women’s lives in Afghanistan

Bonita Chamberlin to be guest speaker

Republican women to learn about women’s lives in Afghanistan The Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will host a luncheon meeting beginning with boutiques at 11 a.m. Thurs., May 19 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. There will be a luncheon at noon followed by the program titled "Inside Afghanistan." Guest speaker Bonita Chamberlin, who has lived […]

New theatre camp formed in Calabasas

Bill Garrett, director of the Calabasas High School theatre program, announced recently the formation of a summer theatre program for children in kindergarten through 12th grade at the CHS main stage facility. The program is scheduled for June 20 through July 29; however, students may elect to attend one of the two, three-week sessions. The camp will run from 8 […]

Event to benefit African orphanages

Lily of the Valley Endeavor (LoVE) will host its inaugural benefit concert titled "LoVEFest," at 5 p.m. Sun., June 26 at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Performers include smooth jazz artists Tim Heintz and Grant Geissman, Tin Drum and Benise plus several regional bands, celebrities and special guests. The benefit will also include wine tasting, […]

Lowe’s goes overboard

Lowe’s has graciously offered to create a "town center" which would include restaurants, retail stores and a 168,000-square-foot box to house a new Lowe’s Home Improvement store. Sounds like a nice offer until you realize this effort would cover over 20 acres in concrete, greatly increase the already awful congestion on Lindero Canyon Road, offer little by the way of […]