2005-07-21

New hours for library



By Daniel Wolowiczdanielw@theacorn.com The Westlake Village City Council announced that the Westlake Village Library will now be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. starting Sun., July 24. “Thanks to the city, we’re now able to make Sunday hours available,” said Nancy Mahr, public information officer with the County of Los Angeles Public Library District. The Westlake Village Library […]

Agoura youth completes AmeriCorps service



Danielle Gellis of Agoura Hills will graduate from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps today, July 21 after a 10month term of service. The ceremony will take place at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. During her term, Gellis worked in Philadelphia with community development leaders and surveyed housing. Her team also worked in Chicago with the Center for Economic […]

Viewpoint student wins award



The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles awarded the Kathy Russell Youth Award to Viewpoint School’s 2005 valedictorian, Anjali Tripathi of Woodland Hills. The Red Cross recognized Anjali’s leadership, dedication, and service to their organization. Anjali, heading to Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall, received a trophy, a pin and a $500 scholarship. Anjali served as the President of […]

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Breakfast done right After paying $14 for an omelet at a popular deli in Westlake, I thought it was time to write about a couple of nice places for breakfast that are not only good but reasonably priced. My first choice is Harold’s Restaurant in Thousand Oaks. Located across the street from T.O. Toyota, this local breakfast hangout has been […]

Slow down, save a deer



I want to let everyone who drives on Westlake Boulevard heading towards Avenida De Los Arboles to slow down. I was driving home at around 6 p.m., slowing down to a safe downhill speed, when a fully grown deer crossed the road, probably going to the creek for water. I think there is even a sign that says “Watch for […]

Pat Helton



Pat Helton, broker associate, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, has been congratulated by Steve Glassman, manager of the Coldwell Banker Conejo Valley regional office as the No. 1 agent in listings and sales in the office for the second quarter of 2005. Helton has been a top producing agent with Coldwell Banker in the Conejo Valley since 1985. Helton has achieved Coldwell […]

Eminent domain case draws further review



By Daniel Wolowiczdanielw@theacorn.com State Sens. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) and Dean Florez (D-Shafter) joined with other top-ranking California lawmakers recently to introduce a state constitutional amendment that would limit California’s power to seize private property under the powers of eminent domain. The amendment was prompted by last month’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision that upheld the authority of city officials in […]

Smokey still symbol of fire safety



Just as the Easter Bunny isn’t called Easter The Bunny and Santa Claus is not called Santa The Claus, Smokey’s correct, full name is Smokey Bear, not Smokey The Bear. Where did the “the” come from? In the popular song “Smokey The Bear,” written in 1952 by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, a “the” was added to his name to […]

Local students earn honors



Two local residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2005 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Michelle Levy, the daughter of Karin and Howard Levy of Oak Park, is a graduate of Oak Park High School. Jill Savla, a graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, is the daughter of Bharati and Jadavji Savla of Thousand Oaks. […]

Westminster Presbyterian chancel choir to perform



The Chancel Choir of Westminster Presbyterian Church will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 23 in the church sanctuary, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. This “Concert with the Stars” will be performed by musicians from the motion picture and television industry in company with top students from the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra. It will feature the Westminster Chancel […]


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