2015-01-15

Mountain lion is topic du’jour



Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks will host another dinner in her Quarterly Dinner Series on Wed., Feb. 25 at 9021Pho, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The speaker is Seth Riley, mountain lion expert with the National Park Service, who will discuss the status of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. The cost is $30 per person in […]

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 […]

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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 […]


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