2014-01-30

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Westlake Village approves new contract with Lost Hills Sheriff ’s Department

$2-million-a-year price tag still cheaper than if city had its own police force


Westlake Village city officials approved a new five-year contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for police services. The current agreement expires on June 30. Each year, the city spends about $2 million, or 30 percent of its operating budget, on law enforcement. While the costs are significant, “it would be far more expensive for the city to operate […]

David McCullough emphasizes importance of studying American history and reading




If the U.S. ever designates an American “historian laureate,” David McCullough should be the first person offered the honor. McCullough, who appeared as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Jan. 13, is one of the most passionate advocates for the study of American history. The author of Pulitzer Prizewinning biographies of U. S. presidents […]

Cordasco’s memory lives on at library

Painting of teen hangs in children’s section


Kevin Cordasco Jr. died in March 2013 at age 16 after a diffi cult battle with a rare cancer. His his courageous but gentle spirit lives on in the children’s section of the Calabasas Library, where a portrait of the teenager painted by local artist Maureen Gaffney- Wolfson now hangs. “We are honored and excited by this, and that Kevin […]

Tell ’em you luv’ em



Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can let your Valentine know how special they are by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in The Acorn the day before Valentine’s, Thurs. Feb. 13. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note should […]

Calling all RV fans



The Weakenders RV Club offers monthly RV camping events for families. The next outing will take place Fri. and Sat., Feb. 14 and 15 at the Ventura Ranch KOA. Arrivals start at 4 p.m. For location, pricing and more information, call (818) 707- 7725 or go to www.weakendersrvclub.com.

First local flu death reported



Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Public Health officer, announced recently that Ventura County’s first flu-related death has occurred. A resident under 65 died after having been hospitalized with complications related to the H1N1 virus. The victim had other underlying conditions which may have put him at risk for severe H1N1 illness. “Flu, including the H1N1 strain, is on the rise […]

Doctor charged in drug distribution scheme




An Agoura Hills doctor is being charged with 15 felonies related to overprescribing highly addictive prescription pills, a practice, police say, that lead to at least two overdose deaths. Ventura County sheriff’s detectives say the 67-year-old family doctor Terry Stanger had been overprescribing opiates, anti-depressants and other controlled medications from his office in Ventura for several years without a legitimate […]

Life in the Single Lane



Going the distance How far would you go to meet the partner of your dreams? Would you want to meet the perfect match within 10 miles of home, 200 miles, or is the world your oyster? These days, many singles are meeting companions and lovedones to-be across the planet due to the advent of the Internet and social media, and […]

Cancer walk



The 10K Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer Run/Walk will take place at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 8 beginning in the courtyard of Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. This year’s event will feature music by the Steve Bardwil Band, expo vendors and food. A […]


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