More arrests made in Oak Park vandalism

More arrests have been made in connection with the vandalism at Deerhill Park in Oak Park, according to police. Near the park at about 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 an unidentified man flagged down Senior Dep. Dave Nadon of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to alert him to a vandalism that was in progress. Nadon saw a white truck leaving […]

Final respects paid to fallen soldier

SOMBER GOODBYE– A funeral procession accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Anthony Charles Melia, 20, to a Westlake Village church on Monday. Below, Melia’s parents, Mike and Vicki, console each other during the service. The Marine, who was a graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, was killed by a bullet while searching for insurgents in Al Anbar province in Iraq […]

Cell towers create a stir

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com A Calabasas resident has filed an appeal with city hall in the hopes of slowing down cellphone tower installation in the city, especially in the Mulwood area where plans are underway to put two towers only hundreds of feet apart. “They are putting in these towers willy nilly,” said Sol Zide, who filed his appeal against […]

Music is the bridge between generations

Music is the bridge between generations PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC– New West Symphony maestro Boris Brott directs Charlie Gayle, 9, a Red Oak Elementary School third-grader, to play a bird call during the symphony’s Adventure Student Concert at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza recently. More than 10,000 third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from 50 area schools attended the performances, […]

Entire eruv comes down

Protest brings an end to religious marker

The thin monofilament line that marked a Jewish religious boundary in Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village is being removed entirely, officials said last week. Oak Park residents were the first to complain about the high wires crisscrossing the streets, saying they said didn’t know about the project until it was completed. There were concerns that the thin lines […]


+In last week’s letter to the editor, “What was she thinking?” author Sherry Ferber did not say, “. . . neighbor to neighbor we can contrive to educate the residents of our area to make wiser choices.” The word “contrive” should have been “continue.” +In last week’s article on “Apprentice” contestant turned American Cancer Society representative Stefanie Schaeffer, the wrong […]

Brownley active in Assembly

Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez recently announced his 2007-08 appointments to various legislative committees, and local representative Julia Brownley (DSanta Monica) plays a prominent role. Following Nunez’s earlier selection of the freshman Assembly member to chair a budget subcommittee on education finance, Brownley has been appointed to committees on aging, long-term care and a subcommittee on resources, education and natural resources. […]

Community mourns loss of local soldier

Tears flowed down thousands of faces on Monday as the Conejo Valley joined the family of Lance Cpl. Anthony Charles Melia in celebrating his life. The 20yearold Marine was shot to death last month in Iraq. Children held the hands of their parents. Elderly decorated veterans stood at attention. The Thousand Oaks High School Lancers held a sign that read: […]

Calabasas City Council election

Groveman feels worthy of second term

Incumbent Barry Groveman says he isn’t running against anyone in next month’s City Council election and that the other three candidates are not influencing his strategy. Two seats, including Groveman’s, are up for election. “If I deserve to be rehired, then I hope I will be,” Groveman said. “I’m not running against anybody.” After being elected in 2003, Groveman put […]

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Acorn readers make plans for Valentine's Day

Acorn readers make plans for Valentine’s Day