2008-03-13

Sensational spring just around the corner



Photos by WENDY PIERRO Acorn Newspapers GREEN DAY–The first day of spring is Thurs., March 20. Also known as the vernal equinox, it is the time when the sun is directly above the equator and all of the Northern Hemisphere experiences equally long days and nights. Locally, the bountiful winter rains will lead to colorful blooms and a resurgence of […]

CLU professor set to speak on China’s global role

Lecture will describe the superpower's effect on U.S

Dr. Haco Hoang, professor of political science and director of international studies at California Lutheran University, will discuss “China’s Role in the World and How it Affects You/ United States” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., March 26 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. China will host the summer Olympics and present itself to the world […]

Genealogy club reflects on trip



The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society will meet from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tues., March 18 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. The topic of the meeting will be “Experiences and Successes from Salt Lake City Trip.” CVGS members will share their stories from the society’s annual trip to Salt Lake City. Refreshments will […]

How to feel fine after age 50



Young baby boomers are feeling younger than ever. Despite their advancing age, boomers continue to feel mentally fit, but physically, they are starting to feel the aches and pains of aging. By taking the right steps before pain slows them down, boomers can maintain their active lifestyle long into their senior years. The Pain Poll, sponsored by the makers of […]

Many locals earn All-TVL recognition



The Tri-Valley League has announced its All-League teams for boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and girls’ water polo. Many area athletes were recognized for their excellent achievements this winter. Here is a rundown of the locals who were honored: Boys’ basketball Coach of the Year: Joey Ramirez (Oak Park). First team: Bobby Hillard and Andy Winningham of […]

Boy Scout earns his wings



Jared Andrew Erman was awarded the Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm Rank at a National Court of Honor held at Temple Aliyah in West Hills in February. He continues the tradition as a third-generation Eagle, along with his father and grandfather, Seneca Erman of Tucson, Ariz. Jared, 16, is a sophomore at Westlake High School and a member of Troop […]

Blues Festival in Simi Valley



Blues Festival will be Sat., April 26 at Oak Park in Simi Valley. The headiner is Grammy nominee Robben Ford, whose CD “Truth” recently garnered his fifth nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Also scheduled to perform are Jimmy Z and the ZTribe, Michael John and the Bottom Line, the John Parker Band, Gino Matteo, Laurie Morvan […]

A Renovated Single Story Lakeside Home



This lakefront home has been renovated. The single story home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a master bath that includes granite and stone countertops, a waterfall showerhead, spa tub and double sinks. The kitchen has custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in Subzero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. Outdoors, there is a spa tub, built-in barbecue that […]

Calabasas Styrofoam a wrap

Ban goes into effect this month

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Restaurants and retail food establishments have until the end of the month to comply with a new law that bans polystyrene food packaging in Calabasas. The city ordinance, which was passed last year, prohibits retail food establishments and other vendors from using the packaging material commonly known as Styrofoam. The ordinance will reduce nondegradable litter and […]

Oak Park High school senior wins Optimist Club essay contest

Student wrote about his passion for flying

Alex Neigher of Oak Park was recently named the winner of the Conejo Valley Optimist Club essay contest. He presented his essay to the club at its meeting and luncheon on Feb. 20 and received a certificate and penand-pencil set. Alex’s essay will be sent to the district level for judging against other club winners. The district winner will proceed […]


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