2014-01-02 E-Edition

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Westlake fast food a mistake

So, the new upscale Shoppes at Westlake Village is now home to not only a Target big box, but a hamburger fast-food chain with a, no doubt, “upscale drive-thru.” That old truism, “a pig with lipstick is still a pig” could not be more apt. Even though, as a result of this development, traffic will likely be as bad as […]

Honor roll

Westlake Village resident Emily Gosnell graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English on Dec. 14 and joined nearly 800 graduates at the winter commencement ceremonies. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university that offers associate through doctorate degrees.

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; email your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Latigo farewell

We were sad to read the Dec. 19 article regarding the moving of the Latigo Kid restaurant from the Whizin Center to the former location of the Alamo on Kanan Road. Latigo is our “local,” as the British would say. We celebrate all our holidays and birthdays there. We especially liked to take our out-of-town friends there for some local […]

A new pet: getting to know you

A new dog for the New Year can present an exciting yet daunting prospect. If the new arrival is a puppy, expectations are more predictable: lots of merriment and mischief, cuddles and cuteness. If it’s an older dog—an established dog, so to speak, with his own history—things are less straightforward. There’s mutual wariness and wonder, preexisting habits and quirks. It’s […]

Bowling alley, Nordstrom Rack among additions to Janss mall

Residents can look forward to big changes at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks as plans ramp up for the opening of a new retail store and a combined bowling alley and skateboarding area. Nordstrom Rack, the discounted retail division of Seattlebased Nordstrom, is scheduled to open by fall 2015 in the Sears building at 145 W. Hillcrest Drive, the […]

Pastor turns political in 44th District

A Thousand Oaks pastor with close ties to the Republican Party says he plans to file the paperwork necessary to seek office in California’s 44th Assembly District. Rob McCoy, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks, told The Acorn that he will run as a Republican for the seat currently held by Jeff Gorell. Gorell is stepping down to run […]

Kids’ sports leagues revving up for spring

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s Winter 2014 Coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League. The Jr. Basketball League is open to ages 3 through 14. The eight-week session will run from Jan. 12 through March 16 at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand […]


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