2008-04-17

Weekends in Westlake provide a little something for all



SPRING FLING–Westlake Village has long been known as a community with the interests of families in mind, as recent events show. Above, 10-year-old Brooke Yanke looks for the winning prize number on the bottom of a rubber duck during the Westlake Rotary Street Fair on Sunday. Brooke was at a booth operated by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Below, Lovita […]

‘Midnight Snack’ commercial named finalist in Heinz ketchup’s TV contest



Give Tom Nance three days, a camera, a $100 budget and, voila! he’s got a commercial that may be shown on national television. Nance, creative director for Weiser Creative Group/Weiser Litho, Inc. based in Westlake Village, helped put together a 37-second advertisement as part of Heinz ketchup’s “Top This TV Challenge Take 2.” Out of 6,000 entries in the national […]

Vons launches campaign to benefit Easter Seals group

Programs provide therapy for infants, children, special athletes

Vons is holding its annual monthlong fundraising and awareness campaign to bring opportunities to people with disabilities. Through a partnership with Easter Seals, Vons plans to raise money to fund critical evaluation and therapy programs for infants and young children, aquatic rehabilitation services, inclusive preschools, autism programs and adopt athletes to compete in Special Olympics games throughout the Ventura, Santa […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to email updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., April 18: Musical rehearsal/ G building/3 p.m. (daily through Thursday) Tues., April 22: Charger Club meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., April 23: Relay For Life meeting/room A-1/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., […]

Press Box Prattle



The Marmonte League baseball schedule reached its midway point last week, so, like I’ve done in past seasons, now seems like the appropriate time to name a first-half All-Star squad. Here are the players who’ve made the greatest impact for their respective teams thus far: First base: Dewey Grattan, Moorpark Through his team’s first 19 games, Grattan led the resurgent […]

Beatles tribute band coming to town



Cruisin’ Oldies Concerts will present “Ticket to Ride: A Live Tribute to the Beatles,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., May 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. “Ticket to Ride” is a “musical journey through the best of The Beatles” from their early hits through the Sgt. Pepper era. The band has performed […]

Chamber group to perform



The Westlake Village Music Society will host a spring concert featuring the Westlake Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 25 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. Featured performers are clarinetist Nancy Bonds, cellist Stephen Custer and pianist Edward Frances. The program will include works by southern California composers John Biggs, Frank Campo, Albert […]

Armando Gomez



Armando Gomez was recognized by broker/ owner Bob Majorino and the management of Prudential California Realty at the company’s February awards banquet for achieving Quality Service Certified Platinum. Quality Service Certified (QSC) status is the only award in the real estate industry based on independently validated, measurable service results. Clients of QSC agents receive a customer satisfaction survey at the […]

Three local residents arrested for mail, identity theft

Crooks targeted home mailboxes

WARNING–The red flag on the mailbox at Ann Prehn’s home in Thousand Oaks, a signal for outgoing mail, also serves as an invitation to thievery, police say. Two residents from Agoura Hills and one from Westlake Village have been arrested on charges of mail theft, identity theft, forgery and fraud. Jay Yang, 19, and Amanda Prescott, 20, were taken into […]

Water District presents local schools with $17,000 check



For 13 years, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has donated books and funds to the Las Virgenes Unified School District to promote water conservation and environmental awareness. In addition, LVMWD customer service and public affairs manager Jeff Reinhardt presented a $17,000 check this year for continued support of the school district’s fourth- and fifth-grade science program. The printed material […]


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