2011-04-28 E-Edition

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L.A. County warns of meningococcal outbreak

Area residents are told to watch out for an increase in meningococcal disease being reported from different parts of Los Angeles County. Seven cases have been reported since mid-March, according to the county Department of Public Health. Meningococcal disease is a serious, life-threatening bacterial illness that can cause meningitis and blood infections. Public Health is monitoring the cases and is […]

Parkland added to mountains recreation area

The National Park Service recently purchased 160 acres of land in Los Angeles County, bringing the total public parkland within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) to almost 79,500 acres. The three parcels have long been coveted because of their pristine natural condition and diverese habitat ranging from oak and sycamore woodlands to rocky outcrops. “This is wonderful undisturbed […]

Dramatist channels Margaret Mitchell

Martha Abbey Miller of Westlake Village, a dramatist and lecturer, will present one of her first-person programs about a historic individual, Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind,” at the May 10 meeting of the Westlake Women’s Club at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Miller researches the characters for her presentations through journals, newspaper files, books, archived […]

Final concert for season

Los Robles Master Chorale’s final concert of the season, “Reminiscence,” will be at 8 p.m. Sat., May 7 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A pre-concert conversation, open to all ticketholders, will start at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the performance. The concert will feature John Rutter’s “Requiem” performed with chamber orchestra, and the world […]

Walking to school is fun!

Congratulations, you’re one of The Acorn’s Top 25 People

People make the world go ’round, and in the Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes, there are many folks who stand out. Our community includes educators and actors, scientists and thinkers. There are small business owners, large business owners, CEOs and billionaires. Some are full-time volunteers—and others just work hard for a living. We have brains and we have brawn, and we have […]

Freemasons celebrate 50th anniversary with gala evening

Masons contribute to welfare of schools, the community

Residents will have a chance to look within one of the world’s oldest secret societies at an upcoming milestone celebration of the Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner and dance. Freemasonry’s arcane symbols and rituals have been the subject of fiction writing and popular culture for centuries, but most of what’s attributed […]

Rotary Club to assist nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village will host its 17th annual Day of Giving at noon Wed., May 11 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. The club will present donations to 18 organizations. The funds were raised throughout the year at Rotary events such as the 5K/10K Run for Global Water and Community Street […]

‘Rapunzel’ lets down her hair in new play

The Gypsies in a Trunk players will present a free fractured fairy tale as part of the Fairy Tales in the Park 2011 season. “Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale of Split Ends” will take place at these times and locations: 11:30 a.m. Sat., May 7: Foxfield Park in Westlake Village; 4 p.m. Sat., May 7: Rancho Simi Park in Simi Valley; […]