2010-04-15 E-Edition

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Former UCLA gridiron great Hicks joins Eagles

Former UCLA and NFL running back Skip Hicks has joined the Oak Park High football coaching staff. Hicks, who played for the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans during his four-year NFL career, will work with running backs and defensive backs at OPHS. In other Eagle varsity football news, Michael Thomson has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Thomson has coached on […]

Tune out antennas

The Westlake Village City Council will vote on whether to approve if a cell tower should be built on the Las Virgenes Water district property located at 32601 Torchwood Place in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village. The City Council is looking at this cell tower as a way of addressing the need of certain Three Springs residents for […]

Unity hosts music festival

Proceeds to aid local charity

Unity of the Oaks Church in Thousand Oaks presents the annual MusicFest Positively Live at 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 16 at the Hillcrest Center 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Musician members of the church and special guests will perform. The event will also have a silent auction and food. The proceeds will go to support the church and a […]

Art sale supports Valley Rescue Mission

Event to support construction of homeless shelter

Los Angeles has a desperate shortage of affordable housing. In response to this growing need, the Valley Rescue Mission is planning to build a 100-bed emergency shelter for the homeless men, women and children of the San Fernando Valley. Much of the financing will come from an upcoming art sale and auction on Sat., April 17 from 2:30 to 6:30 […]

Be smart — don’t just dump

When cleaning out for attics, closets and garages this spring, try to follow these common sense steps: •Sort the waste properly. Much of what is no longer needed can often be recycled. Items like old clothes, cellphones and even computers can be donated for another person’s use. Some items can’t be reused and cannot be put with the regular trash. […]

Local boxer lands knockout punch

Westlake Village resident Audley Harrison stunned the boxing community last weekend with a 12th-round knockout of Michael Sprott to claim the European Boxing Union heavyweight title at Alexandra Palace in London. Harrison, 38, was trailing on all three judges’ scorecards when he sent Sprott to the canvas with a crushing left hook midway through the final round. According to ESPN.com, […]

Cell tower plan gets bad reception

Those of us who live in Westlake Village feel a sense of community pride. Westlake Village is a beautiful town that has been developed in a way that maximizes the quality of life of its citizens. There are no loud billboards, no drive-in fast food joints, and even the phone and electric wires have been hidden underground. Unfortunately, the current […]

An insider’s guide on how to make it into The Acorn

Each week, The Acorn staff sets out to tell the stories of its readers and the cities it serves. We know we can’t do it alone, so we turn to the community to keep us in touch with school events, club announcements, memorable milestones—both personal and professional—and many of the other activities that make Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park and […]

Agoura, Oak Park begin recreation classes

The spring and summer recreation catalogs for Agoura Hills and Oak Park offer classes, events and programs for every age, from tots to senior citizens. The Agoura Hills program guide lists summer camps, golf and tennis lessons, transportation services and special events such as a community expo on Sat., May 8 and summer concerts in the park. Amy Brink, director […]

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