2007-04-12

Iraqi native to discuss human cost of the war



Dr. Dahlia Wasfi will address “The Human Cost of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., April 25 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Wasfi spent her early childhood in Iraq and has visited her family there several times since the 2003 invasion. She will describe her experiences, the […]

County health agency to receive funds



In November 2006 the California Department of Health Services announced the availability of $180 million in federal funds each year for a three-year period, beginning Sept. 1, 2007, for counties to expand healthcare coverage for the uninsured. The Ventura County Health Care Agency will receive $10 million in federal funding for each of the next three years, for a total […]

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The Marmonte League baseball season has reached its midway point. At 6-1 in league play, reigning champion Newbury Park sits atop the Marmonte standings, but only by the slimmest of margins. Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley are both 5-1-1 in league and each team still has a legitimate shot at the title. Royal currently occupies the fourth and final playoff […]

What’s new on DVD



Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online or at your local retail store. Casino Royale (MGM)–Daniel Craig’s successful debut as the latest 007 comes to DVD with more than 90 minutes of extras. Fans of the British agent will get a closer look at Bond’s leading […]

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Joanne Nelson



The newest Prudential California Realty office will open in the Paraiso center in Dos Vientos Ranch, which opens in the summer of 2007. Joanne Nelson, one of the company’s highestranking agents among its 260 real estate professionals, is known as a Dos Vientos specialist. She proved this to be true with her production in 2006, when she won the Prudential […]

Village plan taken to court



By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Opponents of Agoura Village will have their day in court tomorrow at 10 a.m. when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant hears their case against the proposed commercial development in Agoura Hills. The City Council approved the 135-acre mixed-use project located near Kanan, Agoura and Cornell roads in June 2006. The plan calls for a […]

Hillside mask may have been embedded in ’70s



A carved stone mask embedded in a hill below the 14-foot statue of an Indian atop Agoura Road in Agoura Hills is probably nothing more than a mold, a local expert concluded. Robert Lopez, a board member of the Oakbrook Park Chumash Interpretive Center in Thousand Oaks and a retired professor of archaeology at Moorpark College, examined a picture of […]

Make a ‘date’ with The Acorn



The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales which benefit a worthy cause, […]

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THURS., APRIL 12 Positive Parenting Mothers and More host Spring Open House, 7:30 p.m., Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive. Guest speaker Sherry Gaba on “Mindfullness: The Power of Parenting in the Now.” Free, open to public. Maria Ballesteros – Spayne (805) 418-0126. Fashionable Luncheon Reservations due today for fundraising luncheon, fashion show sponsored by Conejo Valley […]


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