2013-09-12 E-Edition

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Water board director goes back on word

Len Polan ran for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water Board on a platform with a major plank of opposition to building a water tank in the Three Springs district of Westlake Village. The strong support he received from residents of that community contributed greatly to his winning the election over incumbent Joe Bowman. At the Aug. 27 water board meeting, […]

Contest accepting nature photos

The National Park Service is accepting entries from amateur photographers for the annual Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest through Sept. 30. The annual competition features a variety of subjects captured throughout Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and adjacent venues. The categories are Plants, Animals, Scenic Shots and People in Parklands. The challenge category this year is Shadows and […]

Weekend schedule

Weighty issue for college kids

Trying to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15” weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in ones pants size. In fact, the Freshman 15 is a myth. College freshman students gain only 2.5 to 3.5 pounds on average during their first year, according to a recent study published in Social Science Quarterly. But the […]

Overdose victim was irresponsible

While it appears overdose victim Josh Isaac had a number of positive elements in his life, the Acorn writer has been too easy on him, and has done a disservice to the readers by ignoring the gravity of his drug use irresponsibility. Apparently Mr. Isaac was willing to commit a felony, probably more than once. Society isn’t kind to those […]

Women’s club open to prospective members

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host a new member luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 at Malibu Family Wines, 32111 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. The luncheon will give prospective new members the opportunity to learn more about becoming a member. The members of WVJWC serve the people living in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. The […]

Born to run

Westlake boys ready to defend state title

Winning a championship is hard. Repeating is another can of worms. Westlake High’s boys’ cross country team won a Division 2 state title last year, its first in school history. The Warriors begin defense of their title on Saturday during the Fastback Shootout at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Capturing another crown, or even qualifying for the state meet, […]

When ambulance service is covered

I certainly hope you never need an ambulance, but during a medical emergency you may require the services of one. If you have Original Medicare, the Part B (medical insurance) covers ambulance services to or from a hospital, critical-access hospital or skilled nursing facility only when other transportation could endanger your health. In some cases, Medicare may cover ambulance services […]

Firestorm workshop

The Los Angeles County Firefight Department and Sheriff’s Office will present a workshop on how residents can prepare for wildland fires at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 19 at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. Attendees will learn how to protect a home before a fire starts, increase a home’s protection before evacuating, determine the safest routes […]

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