2007-08-02

Louanne Masry joins L.A. law firm



Attorney Louanne Masry, daughter of attorney Edward Masry of “Erin Brockovich” fame, has joined the law firm of Taylor & Ring in Los Angeles. Masry, an Agoura Hills resident, started practicing law at her father’s firm, Masry & Vititoe in Westlake Village, in 1997. Ed Masry, a former Thousand Oaks City Council member, became a household name in the late […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters pay tribute to volunteers



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County honored several adult and teenage mentors as “Bigs of the Year” at two Camarillo ceremonies recently. Through several countywide programs, the organization matches an older mentor with a child. “Volunteers are the backbone of the organization,” Lynne West, executive director, said. “The volunteers of the year are chosen because they stood out from […]

Acorn Movie Nut went too far



From The Acorn movie review on “Sicko”: “It brings to mind an almost Hitleresque notion of some new age ‘final solution’- let’s just eliminate the problem.” I saw the movie, and I agree with some of what Michael Moore said. But to compare the state of our healthcare to the Holocaust is inexcusable. In the future, please choose your words […]

Located On A Cul-De-Sac Near The Community Center



This 2-bedroom, single-story, ground level Oakbrook townhome features newer neutral paint throughout, laminate flooring in kitchen, ceramic tile flooring in bathroom and private laundry room with extra storage. Additional amenities include smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, replaced receptacles with dimmers, molding throughout and around doors and windows. The bathroom has a newer, updated vanity, newer mirrored closet doors in both bedrooms; […]

Fresh news for Oak Park shopping center



The building that used to house a Ralphs and Rite Aid in the Oak Park shopping center on the southeast corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads will finally have new tenants. New businesses also will be moving into other parts of the shopping center. The former Ralphs site, vacant for almost five years, was purchased for $7.5 million by […]

Academy raffles $1-million home



Kadima Hebrew Academy plans to give away a new $1million home in West Hills, or $800,000 in cash, in a Valley Million Dollar Home Raffle. The final grand prize drawing will be Sun., Nov. 4. The 3,475-square-foot home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, three fireplaces and a gourmet kitchen and is completely furnished and landscaped. In addition to the million-dollar […]

Simple solutions for sleep-deprived parents



Most parents probably didn’t realize how much they enjoyed a good night’s sleep untiltheyhadchi ldren. These bundles of joy often have a special gift for refusing to fall or stay asleep, a problem that is even more prevalentduringthehot summer months. Here are some sleep strategies from Ann Douglas, award-winning author of “Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler” (Wiley): […]

Borelli appointed senior vp sales for Countrywide



Countrywide, a division of Countrywide Home Loans Inc., recently announced that Frank Borelli has been appointed senior vice president of regional sales for the company’s wholesale lending division in Southern California. In this position, Borelli works with mortgage brokers to offer home financing solutions that meet a broad range of clients’ needs and heighten the success of their business. He […]

Keep teens busy during summer



Sgt. Patti Salas with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department says that to keep teens out of trouble, parents should keep the young people busy with activities. Summer is when teens have the most time on their hands. “It’s when they stand around with nothing to do that they find something to do and that’s not always positive,” Salas said. Teens […]

Skateboarder advocates helmets



Thank you for printing Alice Dillon’s letter. She pointed out that The Acorn featured in the same paper articles about James Street, who died from injuries from a skateboard accident, as well as a picture of boys riding skateboards without helmets. I was at the concert in the park when this picture was taken. I asked the photographer to take […]