2014-09-11

Hot Flashes



Beautiful dreamer “Yaya, tell me a story.” The time? 3 a.m. Like most people, I was asleep in Yayaland when the aroma of tootie-fruity Pepsodent suggested a 6-year-old was sitting on my bod. “Yaya, wake up.” I hear you and feel you, you rotten little twerp . . . all 65 pounds of chicken nuggets and vanilla milkshakes. There you […]

Chabad receives new Torah ark



A 100-year-old Torah ark will be inaugurated for ritual use by the Chabad Jewish Center of Newbury Park at a formal ceremony, followed by lunch and festivities, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 14 at the center, 350 Via Las Brisas. The ark was built in Danville, Ill., in the 1920s and was used for nearly seven decades. […]

Agoura Starbucks robbed



Starbucks at the Agoura City Mall on Kanan Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Agoura Hills was robbed at about 5:30 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 16, sheriff’s deputies said. Sgt. Tui Wright of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said an adult Hispanic male with a slight build entered the coffee house in the early morning hours and held three employees […]

Voter apathy



The L.A. City Council is promoting the idea of paying people to vote by means of a lottery. I thought this happened only in places like Chicago. People that have to be paid should not be voting. Some people said we need more days to vote. These people are not intelligent enough to know that they can vote by absentee […]

Bogies jam set for tonight



“Dancing With The Stars” vocalist Beverley Staunton will perform with Rick Cowling tonight at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 11 at Bogies, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. There is no cover charge. Staunton, a resident of the Conejo Valley, was one of the lead vocalists on “Dancing With The Stars” for eight years where she sang a variety of styles including […]

Pizza in, pizza out near Albertsons



A new Pieology Pizzeria franchise will occupy the space vacated by Zpizza at the Westlake Village Marketplace shopping center, The Acorn has learned. The healthy pizza franchise operates 26 restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, including a store on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Zpizza had not intended to leave the shopping center on Lindero Canyon Road, which […]

Agoura dog shot by deputies



A call about a suspicious person sitting in a car in front of an apartment building in Old Agoura took a strange turn on Monday and resulted in a large dog being shot by police. According to a report from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, the property manager of an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Chesebro Road in […]

Lamenting Westlake Plaza



I wonder if the Acorn readership is bored by the nonstop commentary regarding the way Regency Centers has dealt one blow after another to the trees that existed at Westlake Plaza, only to be shamefully killed off and cut down. The word “ disingenuous” springs to mind at Regency’s latest line about how a worker accidentally damaged roots of one […]

County inspectors put food trucks to the test




A roast brie melt on black peppercorn bread, lobster tacos, and pancake beef curry are just a few of the mouth-watering items top chefs are serving from gourmet food trucks rolling into town. The food truck trend has spread from the downtowns of major metropolitan areas into the suburbs, and Ventura County residents are feasting on the imaginative and tasty […]

Chamber hires membership manager



Jill Lederer, president/CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, has announced that Heather Macaulay of Newbury Park has been hired as the Chamber’s membership sales manager. Macaulay, a lifelong resident of Thousand Oaks, has an undergraduate degree from Cal State Channel Islands and a master’s degree from California Lutheran University. Macaulay has been working at the Chamber in […]


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