2008-04-10

Westlake art show draws fans of James Gill

Contemporary artist makes return

  Art history was made in Westlake Village last week. After more than 30 years in seclusion, Pop Art icon James Gill returned to the art world at an auction of his work held Thursday at the Four Seasons Hotel. "We gave him a good coming-out party," said Ian Wilson, a Westlake Village-based art broker and dealer. "We had an […]

Is popular music detrimental to teens?



No matter the generation, parents and adults have always been known to complain about the popular music being listened to by children and teens. Now comes word that substance abuse, be it alcohol or drugs, is infiltrating popular music at an alarming pace. Do parents know what their children are listening to when they’re blocking them out with their iPod […]

Datebook



THURS., APRIL 10 Learn About State Gem Conejo Gem & Mineral Club meets 7.30 p.m., Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Jim Brace-Thompson, secretary of CA Federation of Mineralogical Society, discusses official state gemstone, benitoite, with slides, video, samples. Pebble Pup workshop (youth program) during business meeting. Free, public welcomed. Becky Williamson (805) 532-1916. ‘Our Town’ Westlake […]

Westlake boys’ golf team sets its sights on Royal

Warrior sharpshooters ready to make a final push for the league crown

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Westlake High boys’ golf team is in a familiar position- battling Royal for a Marmonte League title. Entering Wednesday’s match against Agoura at Malibu Country Club, the Warriors were 13-2 overall and 8-1 in league play. Westlake’s only league loss was against Royal, which is undefeated and in first place. Still, […]

Charity car show drives in



The SWAT Support Charity Car Show and Memorial Drive is scheduled for April 27 beginning at 7 a.m. at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. The 13-mile Memorial Drive escorted by the Los Angeles Police Department motorcade will start at the Victory and Mason entrance to the college and return to campus for the car show. The event will […]

Applaud LVUSD



I would like to applaud the Las Virgenes Unified School District, specifically, the school board members, Superintendent Donald Zimring, administrators, teachers (LVEA and LVCA, the teachers and classified unions) and staff for presenting the online parent survey. It clearly demonstrates the district’s commitment to excellence, even during the current state budget crisis. I commend the LVUSD for not resting on […]

Five school districts address budget crisis



By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Chuck Weis Chuck Weis, superintendent of Ventura County schools, kicked off a five-district meeting addressing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget–which cuts about $4.8 billion from schools–by firing up the crowd spilling out of the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center. "We’ve been smacked in the face with the reality that California schools are some of the […]

Swim instructor promotes book

Story helps children overcome fear of water

Professional swim instructor Barry Shrewsbury will discuss and sign copies of his new book “Luca Learns to Swim: A Family’s Companion to Swim Lessons” at the following times and locations: •Tues., April 22, 6:30 p.m., Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court. •Thurs., April 24, 6:30 p.m., Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. •Fri., April 25, 4 p.m., Westlake Village […]

Securitas renews 10-year Westlake lease



The Ventura County office of CB Richard Ellis recently signed a 10year lease renewal in Westlake Village. The tenant, Securitas Security Service, renewed their lease of 72,600 square feet at 4330 to 4360 Park Terrace Drive in Westlake Village. The renewal represents the largest lease signed in the Conejo Valley so far this year. Securitas is a locally focused security […]

Starzz shine bright in AYBA




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