Regional Taser sales energized

People want ‘more than pepper spray’ to defend themselves

Brothers Tom and Rick Smith know firsthand the devastation gun violence can bring. After losing two friends in high school, the brothers— along with their father, Phil— sought to invent a weapon that would be less lethal than a firearm and could be used for personal protection. The Smiths worked with the original creator of the Taser electronic control device—NASA […]


Pet of the week

New Agoura rec center opens to public

Post love note in The Acorn

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 send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. 12 issue of The Acorn in print and online. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note […]

Westlake businessman soars high in aviation industry

Westlake Village resident Arpit Malaviya was recognized by the Airport Business magazine as among the top 40 young and innovative leaders in the aviation industry of 2014. Malaviya, 39, is the cofounder of Westlake-based ProDIGIQ Inc., a technology company focused on creating innovative software for aviation industry across the country. He has been in the aviation industry for the past […]

Oak Park seniors star in ‘Evita’

Oak Park High School’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical “Evita” opens tonight for a three-day, four-show engagement. For seniors Yael Karoly and Morgan Paige, who are doublecast in the show’s title role of Argentinean First Lady Eva Peron, it’s been an exciting experience, not just playing the part but also learning about the historic figure they are […]

Lawsuit implicates school board member

A sex discrimination lawsuit filed last month against toy manufacturing giant Mattel, Inc. has called into question the behavior of Las Virgenes school board member Dallas Lawrence, who served as a vice president of corporate affairs for the El Segundo-based toy maker in 2013 and 2014. Lawrence, a 40-year-old Calabasas resident, was elected to the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

Apple robbery suspects caught on camera

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of three people it believes have been involved in a recent rash of burglaries targeting businesses. Since October, there has been a trend of thieves breaking into businesses late at night and stealing primarily Apple computers and laptops, police said. The crimes have occurred in Ventura, Santa Barbara and northern Los Angeles […]

Chief Rabbi discusses faith tradition

Ashkenazi Jewish leader makes first visit to the Conejo Valley

Though their customs and rituals may vary, Jews around the world should be united in the tradition of the Jewish laws given by God, said Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Baruch Lau during an appearance at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks last week. About 450 people attended the Jan. 7 event organized by Chabad of the Conejo. […]

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