2007-04-12

Agoura Hills park struck by arson

Forest Cove targeted twice in one year

By Sylvie Belmond  belmond@theacorn.com The smell of burnt wood at Forest Cove Park in Agoura Hills still permeated the air Tuesday afternoon as Sgt. Craig Anderson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Arson and Bomb Squad answered questions from concerned neighbors about a recent fire that destroyed one of the park’s play areas. Forest Cove’s upper play structure was destroyed […]

In a Nutshell



Sign up for fundraiser The Sun., May 6 Tour de Cure begins at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, near Thousand Oaks High School. Those who can ride a bike at about 15 mph for 4.5 hours should check in at 6:30 a.m. for the 65-mile ride, which will be mostly on bike trails and two-lane roads through […]

Local boy wins poetry contest



A poem written by Ryan Brown of Agoura Hills, was chosen from several thousand entries as one of the top 10 poems in his grade in the Creative Commun ication’s Young Poets Contest. Ryan won a $50 savings bond, and his poem will be published in a poetry anthology called “A Celebration of Young Poets.” The author is a sixthgrade […]

New diagnostic exam available at Rolling Oaks Radiology



Rolling Oaks Radiology, an imaging center in Thousand Oaks, has the state-of-the-art equipment and NeuroQ software necessary for neuro-PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging used in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The incidence of Alzheimer’s is increasing in baby boomers and early diagnosis is critical to slow the progression of the disorder. Researchers say that using PET imaging in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease can […]

WHS swim teams making a final push toward league titles

Girls in first place; boys chasing TOHS

After winning the Marmonte League championships last year, the boys’ and girls’ swim teams at Westlake High have shown no signs of slowing down in 2007. The Warriors girls’ team currently sits atop the league standings with a record of 5-0, while the boys’ squad is 4-1, trailing only Thousand Oaks. With only two swim meets left before league finals, […]

Method Fest winners announced



The ninth annual Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at an awards ceremony held Thursday at Viewpoint School’s Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas. A pair of Calabasas High School students, Kevin Horowitz and Jacob Schwartz, won the Future Filmmakers Award for their 18-minute animation movie, “Mission Space 2.” The budget for the movie, which was produced using a […]

Spring, a time for baseball and optimism



Spring. What a wonderful time of year. It’s a time for renewal. It’s a time to turn over a new slate and a chance to enjoy the absolute wonders of Mother Nature as she sheds her winter coat and grows green again. Spring symbolizes the rebirth of all things living, which makes it one of the holiest times of the […]

Stanley Comb



Stanley Combs has a master’s degree in personal management and a doctor of philosophy in educational administration. He worked as a teacher/administrator in San Joaquin Valley schools for 25 years before retiring as a principal in the secondary schools. Before and during his undergraduate studies, he worked as a journeyman cabinetmaker and carpenter. He worked for several years as the […]

Dry weather makes firefighting a year-round pursuit



By Sylvie Belmond  belmond@theacorn.com Local fire agencies are ready to fight blazes on a moment’s notice, regardless of the season. Every year is unique and brings its own set of weather challenges. This year, fire departments have remained on alert nonstop because of the lack of winter rain. Only 2.47 inches of rain has fallen this season. March and April are […]

Commercial buildings shore up against crime



“Anything you can do to cause a crook to jump through more ‘hoops and hurdles’ is good,” advises Senior Dep. Larry Logan, who spends most of his workday helping businesses and retail centers in Thousand Oaks fight crime. Logan works for the Thousand Oaks Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau. He analyzes commercial building plans to make sure security features are […]


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