2010-11-18 E-Edition

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Office manager pleads guilty

Melissa Nespore, 40, of Thousand Oaks, recently pleaded guilty to five felony counts of grant theft and admitted an aggravated white collar crime enhancement. Nespore was office manager at a T.O. medical practice. Investigation revealed that she routinely embezzled the business’s daily cash receipts, used company funds to make personal purchases and issued herself unauthorized raises. Nespore remains free on […]

Robotics camp open to youths

The seventh annual Holiday Robotics Camp/Workshop will be from Mon. to Wed., Dec. 27 to 29 at Heschel West School, Liberty Canyon at 101 Freeway, Agoura Hills. Robotics & Things of Simi Valley uses programming from California and National Science Standards to create robots, robotic creatures and robotic veknown hicles. Goals and objectives are created by setting tasks using Robotic […]

High school artists invited to compete

The Westlake Village Art Guild has opened a competition for area high school juniors and seniors. All forms of creative art will be accepted. Categories and entry forms are available at www.wvartguild.org. The works will be judged by a panel of professional art specialists. The individual(s) selected will receive scholarship funds. The amounts of the funds and the number of […]

Teen hero detains driver, prevents accident

When Sean Wika saw a potentially deadly situation on the road, the Calabasas High School senior decided to take action. While riding his bicycle home from the gym at about 9:15 p.m. Sept. 15, Sean saw a motorist traveling toward him on Calabasas Parkway with a broken front wheel assembly. The 17-year-old said he always faces traffic while biking because […]

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 […]

Be careful with water during fire season

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District customers are reminded to be cautious in how they use water during times of elevated fire danger. “Many customers have misperceptions on how to prepare when a fire is approaching their neighborhood,” said John Mundy, district general manager. “As a result of poor practices, such as wetting roofs or spraying vegetation, they actually reduce water […]

What’s all this hype?

My 7-year-old son said, “She’s not his slave. That’s called womanizing.” How does a 7-year-old know what “womanizing” is? My wife and I had been discussing a conversation I had with my brother who’d been bragging about how lucky he is to have a wife who cooks all the meals in the house. Indeed, my brother is lucky—he can’t make […]

Let’s make no laws the new law

It’s become patently clear that with the recent revision of the budget deficit—the state is now facing a more than $24-billion hole according to last week’s nonpartisan analysis—our legislators can no longer afford to propose new laws just for the sake of doing so. Passing legislation is what the state’s 120 senators and Assembly members get paid to do, but […]

Gingerbread treats for a good cause

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