Author favors the bizarre

WEIRD STUFF-Children’s book author Kelly Milner Halls, who attended Westlake High School, digs deep for tales of strange creatures said to roam the earth. Her latest book, “Tales of the Cryptids, Mysterious Creatures that May or May Not Exist,” explores the science and fiction of several legendary creatures. Below, the infamous Loch Ness Monster. See page 8A for the complete, […]

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THURS., AUG. 24 Chamber Mixer The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Patioworld, 419 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. featuring food and door prizes. FRI., AUG. 25 ‘Bell, Book and Candle’ Camarillo Community Theatre, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo (inside the airport) presents the romantic comedy with a witchcraft theme, “Bell, Book and Candle,” tonight […]

They’ll always have France

EUROPEAN SOCCER- The CVU Pride U-16 girls’ soccer team traveled to Marseille, France to play several games, beating teams from Nice and Monaco and tying a squad from Marseille. Players on the team are: Kristin Cameron, Zahabiya Chithiwala, Dara Deaton, Chelsea DeNova, Stephanie Elliott, Breann Elliott, Emily Geckle, Olivia Geckle, Kristen Heffernan, Annie Jackson, Kathleen Jones, Brooke Mandell, Jordann Schoonover […]

Archbishop to lead Los Angeles prayer event

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will host the 2006 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tues., Sept. 19 at 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. The event opens with Rosary at 6:30 a.m., Mass celebrated by Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast and the program from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Keynote speaker is […]

A backhanded compliment

Kudos to Mr. Tom Gdala, city of Calabasas traffic engineer, who’s quoted in The Acorn article about A.C. Stelle’s traffic pattern change. Specifically, he’s suggesting parents drop their children off in the residential area before getting to the Mulholland Highway/Paul Revere intersection. Thankfully, many more residents of Mulwood, especially north of Mulholland Highway, will now join their neighbors in having […]

Sharon Miyahira

Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office welcomes veteran agent Sharon Miyahira, a fulltime realtor who is passionate about her profession. She has been selling residential homes and investment properties for more than 15 years, specializing in the Ventura County area. She has also been a resident here for more than 35 years, and therefore has extensive knowledge and sales experience in […]

Simi Acorn editor named

Acorn staff writer Kyle Jorrey has been named editor of the Simi Valley Acorn, replacing Steve Carlson, the current editor. Carlson, who has headed up the Simi paper for the past two years, is editor of the Moorpark Acorn. Jorrey, 24, is a 2004 graduate of Pepperdine University where he spent three years at the university’s student newspaper, The Graphic, […]

Mid State Bank & Trust opens local branch

Mid-State Bank & Trust recently opened a new branch at 2663 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. Mid-State has 41 branches, including nine in Ventura County. Heading the staff of eight is Augie Martinez, vice president and financial services manager. He is responsible for the bank’s personal and business lending activities. A banker for 18 years, Martinez served as a banking […]

Tough as nails

From Ray Nitschke to Dick Butkus, and Jack Lambert to Mike Singletary, no position on the football field exemplifies toughness more than linebacker. To play linebacker effectively you’ve got to be strong, aggressive, smart and willing to stick your nose into the pile on every snap. Oak Park High’s Sean Westgate possesses all of the aforementioned traits, so it shouldn’t […]

Community mourns the loss of Oak Park graduate

Nicole Kristina Rogers, 19, had movie-star good looks with long blond hair, big brown eyes, and a wide, infectious smile. Her stunning appearance, friends said, was matched only by her zest for life, but all was shattered on Aug. 9 when the Oak Park High School graduate died suddenly at her Orange County home. According to Liz Rogers, Nicole’s step-grandmother, […]

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