2012-04-12

Friends recall charitable woman




During her 38 years of retirement in Westlake Village, Edith Huse became known for her contributions to the community through her involvement with Meals on Wheels, the Westlake Village Rotary Club and Westlake Village Garden Club. Huse died at her Westlake Village home on April 1. She was 99. She is survived by son Douglas Huse and his wife, Lynn; […]

Kids come out for spring



IT’S SWING TIME— Youngsters seem to be sprouting everywhere during the spring egg hunt and arts and crafts show at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park on Sat., April 7. Top, kids get a running start in the egg hunt. Above right, Fen Higley, 4, and Aven Powell, 19 months, play on the swings.

Lasik surgery seen as good option




Recent advances in visioncorrection surgeries have been remarkable. But it can be difficult to see through all the medical jargon to understand what applies to our own eyes. To get a good grasp, let’s assemble people into three age groups: 18 to 45, 46 to 65, and 66 and older. In the 18 to 45 age group, Lasik is the […]

The debate over Countrywide



I want to sincerely thank Mr. Levine for responding to my letter regarding Countrywide, its management, its CEO Angelo Mozillo and their lack of moral compass. It is nice that point-counterpoint might be initiated via an involved readership. I thank The Acorn. Mr. Levine, including Countrywide in amongst the other predatory lenders you stated was a choice that Mr. Mozillo […]

Learn about tracing family history

Richard McBride to speak at free conference

The Ventura County Genealogical Society will host a free Family History Conference from 8: 30 a. m. to 4: 15 p. m. Sat., April 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Teaching staff from the Los Angeles Family History Library will provide classroom instruction on genealogical research at both the beginning and […]

Free workouts in Agoura



The Bar Method Agoura Hills will present free classes at 9:30 a.m. Sun., April 22 at the Whizin Market Square, 28878 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The event will benefit UCP Wheels for Humanity. Silent auction items will include Bruce Springstein concert tickets. Winners will be announced at noon. Call (818) 735-5415 or visit www.agourahills. barmethod.com.

Student organizes team for WALK MS



Matt Guttridge, a junior on the Calabasas High School football team, is organizinge a team for the upcoming WALK MS that will take place at 9 a.m. Sat., April 21 at Conejo Creek Park, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More than 20 years ago Matt’s mother, Vicki Guttridge, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that attacks the […]

Acorn Editorial Submission Policy



The Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” should be no longer than 350 words, although The Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. Hand-written letters are acceptable only if they are legible. Letters must contain the writer’s telephone number and address, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be accepted and […]

Event to raise funds for mountain lion research



The Santa Monica Mountains Fund will raise funds for mountain lion research in the Santa Monica Mountains at an event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 22 in Westlake Village. Along with wine and food, the event will feature Jeff Sikitch, lead biologist for Project Bobcat Updates, who will have excerpts from a film about mountain lions. A concert […]

Carnival fundraiser for Kids 4 Kids



Jr. Variety, a Southern California charity run by teenagers, will again host the Kids 4 Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 15 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. This annual event is Jr. Variety’s biggest fundraiser, having raised more than $250,000 since it began. Jr. Variety was created by an Agoura Hills family […]


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