2012-06-28 E-Edition

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Your bold Acorn vacation

Summer’s here, so grab the kids, load the car—and don’t forget to take your Acorn on Vacation. The Acorn Newspapers’ longestrunning tradition is back for another summer of fun in the sun (or fun in the snow if you vacationed last winter and took your Acorn down the slopes).In the past, our vacationers have ridden camels to the Great Pyramids […]

The Other Side of 50

Seniors’ transportation needs

Imagine being a prisoner in your own home, unable to visit friends, make it to doctor appointments, eat out, attend cultural events or shop for groceries unless someone is available to drive you. After an exodus to the suburbs in the 1950s, operating a car became a necessity for getting to work, maintaining our daily lives and connecting with friends […]

‘Lunch and Learn’

This summer, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will present a “Wednesday Lunch and Learn” business seminar series at the chamber’s Janet Levett Conference Center, 600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 202, Westlake Village. The seminars are free to chamber members; nonmembers can attend for $10. Attendees can bring a brownbag lunch to eat during the presentation. To register for one […]

Sweet fundraiser benefits middle school

Some cyclists are flat out of control

As a resident of Westlake Village for 19 years, I have watched with despair the attitude of many cyclists change from one of respect of the law, roads, pedestrians and drivers to one of pure entitlement. Cycling, once a form of recreation or transportation, now includes competitive teams riding in uniform at high speed with a herd mentality that they […]

Horsemanship clinic puts local riders on track

The Art of Being

“It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” — Paulo Coelho Whose path are you walking? Have you ever had others criticize you for the path in life you have been called to walk, be it spiritual, career or lifestyle? Often those who tend to […]

Interior design students receive scholarships

The Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers recently selected its Sandy Garrett Scholarship recipients: Alicia Paley of Thousand Oaks and Nadia Startseva of Granada Hills. The nonprofit association was established in 1980 to enhance the professional development of its members and to encourage high ethical standards in the design industry. In memory of longstanding member Sandy Garrett, CAPID established the […]

Learning to accept autism

The CDC recently announced that 1 in 88 children have been identified with an autistic spectrum disorder. Some consider this to be an epidemic. That also means that we are likely to see more and more of these children around us. We are likely to see them at the local park, at the grocery store, at the doctor’s office, at […]

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