2008-07-31

Writers, mark down that date



If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in The Acorn contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4. Include your name, address, […]

Westlake Junior Women’s Club installs board, welcomes new members



The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club recently welcomed 26 new members to the organization and introduced the incoming 2008-2009 board members. Outgoing co-presidents Leslie Adams and Candi James, who had held the position for two years, welcomed the new co-presidents, Roselle Wolfe and Roubina Coleman. The pair introduced the new board members and thanked the outgoing board, along with the […]

Honor roll



•A total of 139 students completed their master’s or doctoral degrees at California in May at Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The school offers six graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education. Following are the local graduates, their degrees and hometown. Nanci Powers, Master of Arts, Agoura Hills; Raymond Tang, Master […]

Boys & Girls Clubs certifies 14 babysitters



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes trained 14 youths ages 11 to 15 about childcare in the babysitter’s training workshop held at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. The class was taught by an American Red Cross instructor. The youths learned about babysitting, from job hunting to first aid, infant/child rescue breathing and choking management. Participants […]

Chorale appoints new artistic director



Los Robles Master Chorale, a nonprofit performing arts group, has appointed Lesley Leighton as its new artistic director. Leighton will assume the position in September when the chorale begins its 31st season. Leighton is a doctoral student in choral conducting at USC and has a Masters of Music in vocal performance from USC. She is the director of the Oriana […]

Located At The End Of A Cul-de-sac



This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath is located at end of a cul-de-sac across from a greenbelt park. The house includes a free-flowing floor plan, vaulted ceilings and bright kitchen which opens to the family room with fireplace. 1 bed/bath is downstairs large. For more information on this property, listed at $939,000, call Francine Weisbecker of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village at […]

Local grads picked for scholarship



Two area high school graduates—one from Westlake High School and the other from Moorpark High—are among a group of young people spending the summer engulfed in scientific research through a top scholar program. Sattar Khoshkhoo and Milana PeBenito were chosen to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program, a $25-million, eight-year commitment by the Amgen Foundation to provide undergraduates the opportunity […]

Youth are plagued by bunions too



Yes, I know, bunions are usually found in adults. But kids get them, too. Devon, a 14-year-old high school freshman, had recognizable bunions as early as 9 years old. Her pediatrician told her to wait until she was an adult to do anything about them, so she and her parents tried to ignore them. The situation lasted for three years […]

Westlake High freshman wins Disney-Jump writing contest



Despite writing her entry last minute, a local student was one of two winners in a major writing contest put on by Disney. Zoe Lemieux, who will be a freshman at Westlake High School in the fall, won the ninth annual Disney-Jump at the Sun Academic Scholarship contest for grades five through eight. Students read the novel “Marked by Fire” […]

Workshop to empower teen girls



The nonprofit organization Girl’s Empowerment Center is hosting a workshop for teenage girls from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Aug. 11 to 22. The workshop, aimed at counseling girls from 13 to 18, will be at the Girl’s Empowerment Center, 2500 Townsgate Road, Ste. H in Westlake Village. The Women’s Self-Defense and Empowerment Group of […]


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