2008-10-16

Westlake Village will celebrate

Activities set for Oct. 26

The sixth annual Westlake City Celebration will be from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26 at the city Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. •Triunfo YMCA will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. The menu is pancakes, sausage and orange juice for $4 per person. •The Celebration Run has 5K and 10K races as well […]

Kissane left arts legacy in Calabasas



A beloved Calabasas High School teacher and local music conductor has died. John “Tony” Kissane succumbed to cancer Oct. 6. The community is invited to a memorial in his honor this afternoon at the Calabasas Inn. Kissane taught at Calabasas High School for 17 years. He was also a conductor with the Calabasas Chamber Orchestra, a 42-piece orchestra he founded […]

Animal hospital offers round-the-clock care



Westlake Village Animal Hospital, formerly the Animal & Bird Wellness Center, now offers 24 hour, seven day a week emergency on call care for pets. Dr. Daniel Slaton, owner, and Dr. Tiffany Margolin, associate veterinarian, provide care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic animals. Slaton specializes in orthopedic and soft tissue reconstruction surgery while Margolin is a certified avian specialist. […]

Enjoy ghost stories by the campfire



Professional storyteller Michael Katz will tell childfriendly ghost stories next to a campfire at 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26 at the Calabasas Amphitheater, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. The event is free and open to the public. The first 25 children who arrive in costume will receive a prize. Katz has been a storyteller since 1984 and has performed at […]

Feels school taxes already too high



Perhaps it is time for the people of Oak Park to sit down and compare the newly received Ventura County tax bill for 20082009 against the 20072008 tax bill. Buildings do need to be repaired, books and computers do need to be replaced. But again, the Oak Park Unified School District wants us to tax ourselves. It has been said […]

Original planner returns to Hidden Hills after 50 years away



Although many longtime homeowners and early city planners remember the San Fernando and Conejo valleys when there was little more than range cattle and family ranches, few can say they plotted a community homeby-home and street-by-street. Archie Hanson, 82, says he remembers designing the roads of Hidden Hills with an engineer and a team of mules. The mules slowly pulled […]

Students have island fun



YOUNG EXPLORERS—Cindy Stephen’s fifth-grade class from Brookside Elementary School listens as a guide describes how to capture plankton like a professional scientist. The class traveled to Santa Cruz Island in September to learn about its rich variety of flora, fauna, ocean life and geology.

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $2,000 laptop computer from a home in the 29230 block of Fountainwood Street Sept. 29. Someone stole a $300 iPod, $100 pair of sunglasses and caused $170 in damage to the window of a vehicle parked in the 29170 block of Oak Path Drive Sept. 27. A thief stole $40 in cash and a […]

Philharmonic to host Italian Gala



The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic-Friends of the Phil will host an Italian dinner gala Thurs., Nov. 13 at Alessio Ristorante in the Paseo Market Place, 3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. The reception begins at 4:30 p.m. with dinner and performances at 6 p.m. The concert will feature the orchestra’s new conductor Richard Rintoul and five soloists. The event will […]

Not every Acorn is the same



Some people apparently think that because our name is The Acorn we’re the same folks who’ve been involved in registering people to vote. For those of you who don’t know, ACORN is also an acronym for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. It’s a group that’s getting plenty of negative publicity. Some of its workers were paid for the […]


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