2015-08-06 E-Edition

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Mae Boyar being replaced, not renovated

Old building will be torn down

The nearly 50-year-old community center at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park will be replaced instead of refurbished, but differences of opinion on what the new building should look like are surfacing. A committee made up of Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee members Derek Ross, Michael Paule and James Ebert met in April to discuss design concepts for […]

STAR teaches kids about law enforcement

Big Brothers and Sisters shape lives

Sure, the statistics on its website attest to the effect Big Brothers Big Sisters have on young lives, but Wilmer “Chip” Marvin has seen it happen firsthand in more subtle, intangible ways, sometimes while just driving and talking. “I remember with my first one,” said Marvin, the newly elected president of the national organization’s Ventura County board of directors. “I […]

Fine Indian cuisine offered in Westlake

Anarbagh, a family-owned and operated Indian restaurant in Woodland Hills for over 20 years, has opened its fifth location, at 30853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in the TJ Maxx Plaza at Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. During its grand opening event on now, Anarbagh Indian Cuisine is offering a 20 percent discount on a minimum of $30 purchase, excluding lunch […]

Take Your Acorn on vacation

Enter Acorn’s fiction contest

The Acorn’s popular annual fiction writing contest, Fiction in a Nutshell, is now accepting entries in the under-18-year-old and 18-and-over categories. Send your 100-word fiction composition to newstip@theacorn.com; include name, age, address and phone number. The deadline is Fri., Aug. 28. A winner will be announced Sept. 10. Remember, 100 words only!

Local cities concerned

Residents critical of homes that have been converted into rehabilitation centers aren’t only ones who are concerned. City officials are worried about the effect on neighborhoods also. In the City of Malibu, residential community care centers, especially rehab houses, are proliferating. City Manager Jim Thorsen said the city has about 30 rehab centers, although some are sober living homes that […]

Pastor Larry retires from Ascension Lutheran

The Rev. Larry Wagner says he fell in love with Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks when he first visited in 1978. It was a trip he almost didn’t make. Wagner, then in his late-20s, was happy at Faith Lutheran Church in Yucaipa near San Bernardino and was hesitant even to visit the Conejo Valley, but Ascension’s senior pastor at […]

Home fundraiser supports cancer programs