Local radio drama wins big award

The Every Now and Then Theatre has won the 2007 International Davey Best-in-Show Award for their December 2006 radio drama broadcast of “Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” on KVTA-AM. The production was hosted by actor-author Cheryl Ladd and starred former Ventura resident Robert “Doc” Reynolds in his final Ventura County performance as Ebenezer Scrooge. The Davey Awards is an international […]

Level heads need to prevail

When a young child commits an adult crime, families, friends, teachers–even detectives who have “seen it all”–are shocked. The case of the two 8-year-old boys at Lupin Hill Elementary School who were ticketed by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department for alleged sexual abuse of their classmates in school bathrooms leaves many questions unanswered. Words such as sexual assault and […]

Energy drinks with alcohol attract teens

Slick marketing conceals product contents

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com That energy drink your teen is so fond of may contain a potent mix of alcohol and caffeine. Using names such as Tilt, Rockstar 21, Liquid Core, Sparks and Joose, the colorful cans sold in grocery, convenience and liquor stores are marketed to children and young adults. Although it is illegal for minors to purchase the […]

Veterans visit Oak Park schools, recall military

A group of local veterans is visiting Oak Park schools throughout the month of November to talk about their experiences serving in the United States military. Two of the five schools participating held their events last week in conjunction with Veterans Day. Five veterans spoke to classes, including two World War II servicemen and three who served during peacetime in […]

Their Majesty

Scott and Mandy Tarnol are the new owners of Majesty Cleaners at 5679 Kanan Road in the Agoura Meadows shopping center in Agoura Hills. Scott Tarnol has more than 25 years experience and is a thirdgeneration dry cleaner. Three of the employees have worked for Majesty for more than 10 years. Majesty Cleaners is a fullservice dry cleaner offering dry […]

Pet of the Week

GENTLE- Pili, 10, a female German shepherd mix, was surrendered by her owner. Pili can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Pili home, ask for ID No. A3747721. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Midnight Winds to perform in Topanga

The Midnight Winds, a woodwind quintet, will perform at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Company’s Sunday Salons at Two at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18 at The Globe in Topanga, 1909 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. The quintet features musicians Amy Tatum, flute; Alison Lowell, oboe; Andrew Leonard, clarinet; Maciej Flis, bassoon; and Kristina Orcutt, French horn. The award-winning ensemble will […]

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Berniece Bennett, ‘Mother of Westlake,’ dies at 75

Was on first City Council

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com Westlake Village residents suffered the loss last weekend of a leader credited with the formation of the city. Following a long struggle with liver cancer, Berniece Bennett passed away at her home Sunday morning, Nov. 11. Family members were at her side. Services for the 75-year-old Bennett will be at 3 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 19 […]

Memories of five major battles scar local veteran’s soul

David Goldberg says he never suffered a scratch in World War II, yet the memories have left a lasting mark on his soul. At 20 years old, the young man drafted from a poor New York family had no expectations of heroics as he landed at Normandy, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, liberated Buchenwald and Saint Lo concentration […]