Oak Park couple sees the healthier side of cattle ranching

In an effort to take greater control over the quality of their food supply, an Oak Park couple took an unusual step: They bought a farm in Missouri and began to raise their own herd of cattle. The animals, raised humanely in the fresh outdoors, provide an option for consumers who seek an alternative to factory-farmed products, says David Johnson, […]

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August a big month for support programs

The Cancer Support Community, formerly the Wellness Community, offers free programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones. The following events will take place at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, unless indicated otherwise. For more information on any of the activities or to register, call (805) 379-4777. Meditation Group for beginning and experienced […]

Send us your best fiction story!

   If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work and take part in the upcoming “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest.    Here’s how The Acorn’s popular annual competition works:    In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail […]

Candidates for local agencies keeping eye on election

Nine men and women are up for reelection in November for a variety of local public positions. Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Triunfo Sanitation District and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District have two seats up for grabs. Oak Park Unified School District has three seats that have expired. The deadline to file nomination papers for the elections is 5 p.m. […]

New members welcome

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host a new member social with wine and appetizers at 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 at Boccaccio’s restaurant in Westlake Village. During this casual evening, prospective members can meet active members and to learn more about the philanthropic and social events the club sponsors. The club members serve the people living in the […]

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Union Bank vice president to chair 2012 Ventura County Heart Walk

The American Heart Association has named Union Bank vice president Adam Weisner as the chair of the 2012 Ventura County Heart Walk scheduled for Oct. 20 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. Weisner is the branch manager of the bank’s Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley Town Center offices. As chair, Weisner will spearhead the fundraising efforts for the […]

Calabasas planning commissioner dies following car accident

By Sylvie Belmond  The community is mourning the loss of a man whose expertise provided an influential role in shaping the City of Calabasas. Gary Klein, vice-chair of the Calabasas Planning Commission and former Calabasas Citizen of the Year, died on July 31 while hospitalized in Woodland Hills following a traffic accident. “He was involved in a traffic accident on […]