2014-06-19 E-Edition

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Weekend shuttle coming to Westlake

Pilot program starts July 4

Residents in Westlake Village will have a new option for getting around town this summer. The city is introducing a free weekend shuttle service. The two-month pilot program is being offered from July 4 through Aug. 30. “The idea behind the shuttle is to provide all ages with a free ride throughout the city, help retailers ease parking congestion and […]

Retired teachers, fond couple celebrate 50th wedding anniversary in grand style

Atis “Pete” and Joyce Petersons are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a bang. Former teachers at Calabasas and Agoura High schools, the couple will join former teachers, students, friends and family members for a shindig on June 27 at a local hotel. The Petersons’ daughters, Marni and Corey, Agoura High alumnae, are organizing a party to end all parties […]


Free home safety checks for seniors

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Ventura County is offering free home safety checks for area seniors. Conducted by local senior care experts, the safety checks will be offered throughout June. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year, with almost a third of […]

A story hot off the presses

Newspaper delivery truck catchesfire

A delivery van full of Acorn and Thousand Oaks Acorn newspapers bound for Westlake Village and the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks caught fire early Thursday last week. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. at the end of a culde sac on Glenbridge Road near Ridgeford Drive. The 2000 Ford van apparently caught on fire due to mechanical failure. […]

YMCA offers equestrian program

Campers enrolled in Conejo YMCA summer camp will have the opportunity to learn about, care for and ride specially-trained horses. Private lessons are also available to members of the community. The equestrian program is a partnership between the Conejo Valley YMCA and the nonprofit Stepping Stones Riding Program. “ Children as young as 5 years old can learn to ride,” […]

Critter Corner

Ginger is the spice for a healthy life

Folk medicine is a class of health treatments that were handed down in a family, tribe, or culture. They are empirical in nature, meaning they were derived by trial, error, and observation. Say a tribal member had a stomachache and by chance noticed a lovely yellow flower with a strange root at the bottom of the stem, ate a bit […]

School’s out, so now what’s the plan?


Summer’s just arrived and the kids are already bored? Shouldn’t be. Not in this town. Just look at all the opportunities there are for fun and games, camps and activities. Summertime should be a golden time. But once the initial excitement of getting out of school is over, children often find themselves back in front of the TV or game […]