2009-07-23

Oak Park man returns to the Philippines to help rebuild villages



As a child growing up in the Philippines, Edwin Velarde waited in lines for food and for vaccinations. He had no idea that one day he would help provide some of those same services. Velarde, who owns Oak Park Family Dentistry with his wife, Dr. Cristina Velarde, has worked on several community service projects in the Philippines through the Rotary […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Fantastic voyage

Fans, media flock to greet Sunderland as he returns from worldwide sailing adventure

Brad Dobin perfectly summarized Zac Sunderland’s 13-month journey sailing alone around the world in a small boat. “I think it’s one-half crazy and onehalf really cool,” said the 14yearold spectator from Simi Valley. Brad and about 500 people watched Sunderland, a Thousand Oaks teenager, arrive home last Thurs., July 16 after solocircumnavigating the globe. Sunderland is the youngest and the […]

Father O’Dwyer will be missed



The passing of Father Patrick O’Dwyer at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Westlake Village is a great loss. When I spoke to Father O’Dwyer about continuing the support for the children at St. Michael’s School in South Central Los Angeles, Father O’Dwyer was extremely proud to carry on this tradition to help the less fortunate. Father always kept an open […]

Prudential California Realty’s Moorpark office has announced its award winners for April and May.



Bill Schuldt was named top listing agent for April. He can be reached at (805) 6570454. B.J. Stewart received honors as top selling agent for April and top producer for May. Call Stewart at (805) 625-1551. Top producer for April was Dave Ward, who can be reached at (805) 657-9273 or visit daveward4homes.com. Chad Mitchell was named the top listing […]

Kiwanis and Ride On to host Books in the Barn



The Kiwanis Club of Conejo Valley and Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will present Books in the Barn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., July 25 at Ride On, 401 Ronel Court, Newbury Park. Targeting children ages 2 to 8, the event will have storytelling in the barn, making “horsey” crafts that children can take home, petting a pony and […]

Calabasas honors Lupin Hill environmentalists



The Calabasas Environmental Commission recently gave recognition to a pair of women who led the Lupin Hill Elementary School conservation and recycling program for the past year. Carolyn Coradeschi and Robin Reilly told commissioners how the school has focused on toner recycling and cutting back on paper usage. Instead of sending weekly fliers to parents, the school’s principal activated a […]

Slot machine

Gridiron impact report: Agoura Chargers

Life is a numbers game for Agoura High’s Eric Kagan. A wide receiver on the Charger varsity football squad, Kagan enters his senior season with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and eyes toward a possible future in accounting. “I’m good with the numbers—mathematics,” said Kagan while escaping a blazing sun before Tuesday’s 7-on-7 workouts at AHS. When it comes to […]

Oak Park water fines debated



I must take vehement exception to some things in Janna Orkney’s letter last week. She said, “Since ultimately the residents would be paying the fine.” No, Janna, not the residents, but the offenders. There is no reason a water customer who follows the rules should have to pay a fine brought about by a customer who doesn’t follow the rules. […]

Steve Young



Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor with Century 21 for 30 years. He is one of the all time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards and being inducted into Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park […]


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