2014-04-17

Local sculptor ahead of his time

Westlake ‘s John Storojev to demonstrate technique

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present John Storojev demonstrating sculpture technique at a dinner meeting on Tues., May 6 at Los Robles Greens West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the demonstration from 7 to 9 p.m. Storojev currently works in metal, employing electric […]

Affection from a four-legged friend



Essay winner has a way with words



The Conejo Valley Optimist Club recently held the annual Essay Contest for local youth. This year’s winner was Krista Thomas from La Reina High School. The assigned topic for this year’s essay of 700 words or less was “How Dreams Lead to Success.” Students were judged on vocabulary and style, grammar and punctuation, neatness and adherence to contest rules. Krista […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone stole $1,400 worth of computer equipment from a guest computer room at the Westlake Village Inn on Agoura Road April 5. A thief stole $ 1,200 worth of work tools from two vehicles parked in front of a home on Wheelhouse Lane April 4. Someone stole a $150 pair of sunglasses, $ 125 worth of clothing and […]

Economic forecast at annual chamber breakfast



The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Regional Economic Forecast from 7 to 9 a.m. Thurs., April 24 at Cal Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. The program will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. The event will feature presentations by the mayors of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. Margie Cochrane, […]

Jurassic Park in the backyard




I noticed a rerun of “Jurassic Park” on TV the other day and chuckled to myself. If I want to watch dinosaurs, all I have to do is step onto my patio. Our backyard near Suburbia Park in Thousand Oaks is a magnet for all creatures that creep, crawl or fly. We have: psychic reptiles . . . Even though […]

Teen athlete meets his challenge

School event will help raise funds for medical research


Athletics once defined Max Horland as a student at Agoura High School. Not anymore. Max, a 16-year-old junior, almost died on Oct. 20, 2013. He was playing in a singles tennis match at school when his heart started to race so fast that he almost collapsed. Max was rushed to the emergency room, then to Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, […]

Blood Moon rising



Give mom her moment



Mother’s Day is Sun., May 11, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or fewer, please write and tell us about your favorite Mom Moment. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a funny incident or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, we’d still […]

Business the Month



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce congratulates Beauty Collection at the Commons at Calabasas along with store manager Kimberlee Aiello on being chosen as the Chamber’s April 2014 Business of the Month. The shop was founded by Shawn Tavakoli. With hard work and dedication, he turned a dream into success by making sure every customer left his store happier and more […]