2012-04-12

Candidates for Congress face off in May 7 Acorn/CLU debate



  Six candidates make up the final field for the newly drawn 26th U.S. Congressional District, which includes Westlake Village, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo. They will slug it out in the June 5 primary, and the top two vote-getters—no matter which party they’re in—will advance to the general election in November. Because this is the first year […]

Best wishes for Mom



Sun., May 13, is Mother’s Day, and in our community it’s one of the most important days of the year. Think that’s an overstatement? Not if you count everything Mom does for us. There are at least 365 reasons to love her, and here are just a few: love, nourishment, warmth, understanding, good advice, bad advice, tenderness and touch. Your […]

At The Library



The theme for National Library Week is “You Belong @ Your Library.” Westlake Village Library at 31200 Oak Crest Drive will host these events. Thurs., April 12 at 4 p.m. Award-winning storyteller Michael D. McCarty will tell why “You Belong @ Your Library!” For children of all ages. These activities will take place Sat., April 14. 11 a.m. Puzzle day, […]

t Honor roll •



Acorn Bits Adam Russak of Agoura Hills, a sophomore majoring in applied mathematics, made the fall 2011 dean’s list at the University of Rochester in New York. •Patrick Rosenberg, 2011 Agoura High graduate and former school president, made the dean’s list last fall at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Honors College of Letters and Science. •David Linstone of Westlake Village […]

Lee honors top producers



Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc. honored its top producers at the annual profit distribution luncheon at North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks on March 7. The Lee Top 10 are John Ochoa, Brett Warner, Jim Fisher, Jay Rubin, Grant Harris, Scott Silverstein, Craig Stevens, David Kim, Trevor Belden, Jeff McGuire, and Mike Tingus, Lee & Associates president.

Library sets the record straight



In response to Thomas Mc- Govern’s letter to the editor (“Autistic needs”) in the April 5 issue of The Acorn, the Calabasas Library is highly sensitive to people with special needs. We are proud to be one of the few libraries in the country to provide programming for children on the autism spectrum. Along with providing services and programs for […]

Edith Huse of Westlake Village



One of Westlake Village’s oldest early residents passes at 99. Edith Huse of Westlake Village, wife of Russell Huse (1908- 2004), died on April 1, 2012, only three weeks after her 99th birthday that she celebrated with family and friends in her garden overlooking the Santa Monica mountains. She passed away peacefully in her home attended by family, friends and […]

Free play readings to examine issues of war



Over the next three months, Spotlight the Arts Foundation in Calabasas will present a three- part reading series titled “What I Did During The War” in Founders Hall at 200 Civic Center Way. The series is created and directed by Matthew Henerson of Los Angeles. This free program examines war from different perspectives by three of the greatest playwrights in […]

Vendors gather for home remodeling show



The 34th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will display the latest ideas for home remodeling and outdoor projects on Sat. and Sun., April 21 and 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More than 170 vendors from Ventura County and […]

Animal advocate



I must add my endorsement to the eloquent words of Lisa Friedman and Craige Story in support of shelter animals. Their love for these “surrendered” animals reminds us that we must be responsible and caring owners for them just as we should be responsible and caring parents for our children. Let me share our family’s joy. In June of 2009, […]


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