2009-06-04

Summertime is rattlesnake time



As the weather warms up, rattlesnakes come out to enjoy the sun just as Californians do. The California Poison Control System warns that snake bites are becoming more powerful and severe reactions have increased. The CPCS receives nearly 300 calls each year about rattlesnake bites. A rattlesnake bite can produce swelling and bruising and can be fatal, especially in children […]

Salute your grad



Friends and families of local high school graduates can give a special gift this year—a personal ad in The Acorn, set to run in the June 11 edition of the paper. Each 2 x 4-inch ad will include a photo of the graduate and some congratulatory words of your choice. Send a photo with your student’s name and address on […]

Vacation Bible School slated



The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., June 22 to 26 at the church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The theme is “Camp E.D.G.E.” The camp is open to all children from age 4 through those currently in grade six. The program includes music, science discovery, outdoor games, […]

Take action against cell tower



Raising a child today is like navigating a perilous obstacle course. Don’t we want to know if the cigarette smoke from a friend could cause lung cancer in our kids? Don’t we want to know lead paint on toys could cause irreversible brain damage? Don’t we want to know that consistent proximity to a strong, lowfrequency electromagnetic field—like the kind […]

Moment of silence for school’s speech therapist



Mothers & More to host fashion pro



Mothers & More will host fashion expert Kristi Brooks at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 11 at the Westlake Village Community Room, 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Brooks will present “What to Wear: A Guide to Fashion Trends for All Body Types.” She will discuss 10 essential pieces needed in the wardrobe and cover the hottest looks of the […]

Wellness Community hosts gala



The 18th anniversary Gala fundraiser for the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Fri., June 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. John and Elly Schneider are the celebrity chairs for the Gala, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the nonprofit organization which offers services free of charge […]

Westlake won’t be denied in championship match

Warriors go the distance to beat Royal

It was an electric atmosphere for a classic CIFSouthern Section boys’ volleyball title match between a pair of Marmonte League co-champions. With the Thousand Oaks High gymnasium crammed to capacity last Saturday night, the decibel level rising with each passing point, Westlake and Royal staged an alltime battle for CIFSS Division II supremacy. The finale had it all—familiar foes going […]

Frog Pond team supports firefighters



Just a little ‘thank you’ would be nice



For the past six years I willingly and enthusiastically devoted my time to volunteer as a poll worker for the local, state and federal elections held here in Agoura. Along with carrying out my civic privileges, these election days allow me to interface with community residents and reconnect with my fellow poll workers. Though I enjoy my time spent at […]


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