No Winograd fan

Ms. Winograd’s letter published Jan. 7 made grandiose claims in the name of human rights. Unfortunately they reflected a shallow understanding of the Middle East conflict.  I reviewed Ms. Winograd’s website, specifically her “Foreign Policy to make America Safe and Secure” page. Not surprisingly depth is not found on Ms. Winograd’s campaign site. Ms. Winograd makes suggestions for solving the […]

Greed got the best of him

Here we go again. Another corporate fraud case committed by a high-flying whitecollar executive that causes untold financial hardship for the investors who’ve given him their trust. Almost 10 years after the dot-com meltdown, we’re still feeling the effects of the rampant greed that ruled the day. Ours is nothing on the scale of the Bernie Madoff conspiracy that cost […]

Robotics team loves Legos

5 observations from the Calabasas/Thousand Oaks hoops game


Here are five things I learned from watching last Friday’s Marmonte League showdown between the boys’ basketball teams from Calabasas and Thousand Oaks high schools, a thriller won by the Coyotes, 90-77: Thousand Oaks High remains the area’s premier hoops venue For a big game—and this was definitely a big game between a pair of ranked teams with legitimate league […]

Chamber proud of accomplishments

Thank you so much for your informative story about our partnership with the city of Agoura Hills. The Acorn has also done a wonderful job announcing our events over the years, and we appreciate it. The businesses in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills are the heart of our community, and that shared belief is the driver behind our […]


Girl Scouts encourage others to bag it

Westlake studio ready for prime time

Apparently the Canadian sports scene goes beyond ice hockey, drinking cans of Molson beer and excessively using the phrase “ya know?” Universal Sports channel, a cable affiliate of NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, will put Canada on the grand stage next month with extensive coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The road to the Great White North starts […]

Calorie content info on menus tells diners exactly what they’re eating

The verdict is still out on whether the six-month-old California law requiring chain restaurants to disclose calories, fat content and other health information on menu items is helping consumers make healthier food choices. The trend toward obesity during the past 20 years prompted lawmakers in the Golden State to require restaurants to list nutritional information on menus or in separate […]

Send us a love note

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to steal your heart. Do you remember the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

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