2011-11-03

Yerba Buena students put on a happy face



Peripheral arterial disease can lead to complications



Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious health concern that, if untreated, can lead to heart attack, stroke, amputation and death. Over the past four months, West Coast Vascular has hosted several free screenings for PAD in Ventura, Camarillo, Simi Valley and Ojai in order to educate the public for the September PAD awareness month. These screenings resulted in numerous […]

Man takes own life in Oak Park domestic dispute



A man was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound late Sunday afternoon in Oak Park. The incident occurred inside a condominium in the 500 block of Foxwood Drive. At 5:15 p.m., authorities responded to a call of domestic disturbance with shots being fired. The man, who was in his 50s, fired two rounds while his girlfriend was inside […]

Community is stricken with grief



Since the beginning of time we humans have always wanted answers to things we could not easily explain. And so it is with the very tragic events that have occurred in our beloved community in the short span of a week. We have lost three young men. All with the promise of tomorrow. I can’t help but think as I […]

In honor of Will Rogers



The Will Rogers Ranch Foundation will host a celebration of Rogers’ birthday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at Palisades Park, 1501 Will Rogers Park Road, Pacific Palisades. The event will feature antique cars and the live music of Dutch Newman and the Musical Melodians performing songs from the 1920s and 1930s. Allied Artists of the Santa […]

Tree removal



I’ve changed my column format this time. Usually, an Acorn reader asks a specific question and my answer follows. In this case, I’m addressing a specific event. I’m talking about the recent removal of the large oak tree at the confluence of Westlake Boulevard and Triunfo Canyon Road. Something really significant happened during the tree removal that, in my opinion, […]

Pet of the Week



‘Biggest Loser’ shares weight loss secrets




Tipping the scales at nearly 300 pounds, Hannah Curlee felt like the biggest loser around. As it turned out, she was a big loser, but in a positive way. Curlee and her sister, Olivia Ward, appeared on season 11 of “The Biggest Loser,” a reality TV show on NBC where contestants compete to lose the most weight. The duo finished […]

Agoura dog park



Thank you so much for your Opinion column topic, “Time for Agoura Hills to build a dog park” (The Acorn Oct. 20). We absolutely need more places to be able to let our furry kids play. It seems there are plenty of places to entertain ones children—close to zero for dogs. For all our resources here in Westlake, we are […]

Scientist to address life diversity




The Discovery Center for Science and Technology is continuing its Science Speaker Series with UCLA associate professor Dr. Thomas Gillespie, a specialist on biogeography and biodiversity. The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 10 at Baxter BioSciences in Westlake Village. Gillespie will discuss how advances in satellite imagery and geospatial data processing are being used to gather large […]