2007-10-04

Wanted: haunted houses



Halloween is fast approaching and The Acorn is looking for creative families in the community who are working hard to think up and put out special holiday decorations. If you’re going to turn your home or yard into a true Halloween haunt with fun outdoor visuals, alarming sights or colorful decor, please tells us via e-mail at newstip@theacorn.com. We’d love […]

Relay for Life seeks volunteers



The American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of Conejo Valley seek volunteers for the annual event at Newbury Park High School on Oct. 13 and 14. People are needed for an hour at the event to help with registration or data entry, and other duties. For information, e-mail Sandra Stuver at sandstuv @adelphia.net or show up at the […]

Hotel sponsors television reading program



Country Inns and Suites By Carlson announced a commitment to literacy by becoming a presenting sponsor of the Emmy Awardwinning “Reading Rainbow” program on PBS television. The two-year, $500,000 sponsorship will assist the program in fulfilling its commitment to help children adopt positive reading skills. The move brings visibility to the Read I t and Return Lending Libraries in more […]

Monarchs’ athletes win in tourneys



Two elite-level gymnasts from Monarchs National Gymnastics Training Center competed in the U.S. Challenge in Battle Creek, Mich. in July. It was the first time gymnasts from the Conejo Valley attended the competition. Monarchs was represented by sisters Carinne, 12, and Alyssa Gale, 14, of Simi Valley. Alyssa won a gold medal on vault with a high score of 14.4. […]

Car break-ins, burglaries plague communities



While Westlake Village and surrounding communities are mostly free from the serious forms of crime, the area continues to be plagued with burglaries and car break-ins. Sheriff’s deputies say the vehicle-related crimes could be cut in half if residents would stop leaving personal articles and items of value in plain view. The number of items stolen from unlocked vehicles is […]

Looking for other Calabasas alumni



I serve as a director at Southwestern Law School in downtown Los Angeles. I am an alumnus of Calabasas High School, Class of 1994. I have served in higher education since earning my graduate degree from CSUN in 2004. Recently, a student here at Southwestern Law School walked into my office, and, much to our mutual surprise, we came from […]

Some of the Highlights Of This Two-Story Oak Creek Home Include Vaulted Ceilings and Tile Floors



Two-story Oak Creek home has downstairs bedroom and bath. Some highlights include vaulted ceilings, tile floors, kitchen with black appliances and a breakfast bar which opens up into a family room with a red brick fireplace. The family room and downstairs bedroom have Pergo flooring. The large master has a private bath and a sliding door that leads to a […]

Oak Park death investigated



The death of a 23-year-old Oak Park man is being investigated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Daniel Saltzman was pronounced dead at 12:04 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 24. Police said a 911 call was received at 11:25 that morning from someone at the home in the 4000 block of Castella Way. When fire department paramedics arrived at the residence […]

Poker players mark calendars for Nov. 11

Kiwanis Club to host Texas Hold 'Em Poker tourney

Be sure to mark your calendar for Sun., Nov. 11 when the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club Foundation presents its inaugural Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament with presenting sponsor Do-it-Center at the Borderline Bar & Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, just south of the 101 Freeway, off Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Advance registration is $30 ($35 at the door), which […]

Chamber to meet at Terri’s Cafe



The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Tues., Oct. 9 at Terri’s Cafe, 30135 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The program is “How to get a small business loan.” Guest speakers are Chamber members Jim Salin and Cheryl Murphy, vice presidents of Pacific Western Bank and experts on SBA loans. For reservations, call […]


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