2017-02-23 E-Edition

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Poor survey

I hope the City Council did not pay a lot for such a superficial and vague survey as printed in the Feb. 16 issue of The Acorn. The demographics are basically hidden, and to base any viable results from 400 respondents in a town of nearly 29,000 is laughable. I do not think residents bemoan the lack of Costco, Target […]

Volunteers sought to lead tours at Gardens of the World

Gardens of the World, a Thousand Oaks visitor attraction owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, seeks more volunteer docents to serve guests visiting the cultural gardens. The gardens host about 30,000 visitors from around the world annually. Docents receive six to eight weeks of training, including shadowing experienced docents and conducting mock tours with staff members. No previous […]

They beat the clock in fight against cancer

DEVOTED FOLLOWERS— It a cool, wet start to the 5K race at the ninth-annual Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer Research Run/ Walk Feb. 18. But that didn’t curb the enthusiasm of the many participants who came out in support of pancreatic cancer research. Left, a 10K runner makes a dog-gone strong finish. The event is held each year to honor Pam […]

DAR honors student essays

The Conejo Valley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized area students for their outstanding scholastic achievements in essay composition Feb. 8 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. Troy Mishkanian, a fifth-grader at Weathersfield Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, and Kayleigh Martinez, an eighth-grader at Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts, took first place in […]

Losing our good Samaritans

When I woke up one recent morning, I had a Christmas carol running around inside my head. I grew up in an Anglican family and went to a Catholic school, so church music has always been a deep love of mine and at Christmas I absolutely love singing the carol “Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn!” It was this carol […]

AYSO Agoura Eagles fly to the top

WINGIN’ IT—The Agoura Eagles, girls’ U-10 AYSO soccer All-Stars from Area 10E, sweep the regional finals and are headed to the next round in Bakersfield. The coaches are Chis Clericuzio, Simon Beaven and Dave McLaughlin. The players are, in random order, Katy, Sophia, Brandi, Addison, Miley, Katarina, Michelle, Nadia and Kaitlyn.

Hospital approved for heart valve replacement procedures

The Cardiovascular Institute of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks says it’s the only site in Ventura County approved by the Food and Drug Administration to replace failing aortic heart valves in both high- and low-risk patients using a minimally invasive procedure rather than traditional open heart surgery. In 2014, Dr. Vishva Dev, medical director of cardiac […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 24: Mr. Charger pageant/ main stage/7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 27: Late start day Oak Park Eagles Fri., Feb. 24: AP exam sales through March 15/student store and online ComedySportz/pavilion/7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26: AP English language review/G9/2 to 4 p.m. Mon., Feb. 27: Eleventh-grade course advisement/pavilion/noon to 1 p.m. Tues., Feb. 28: Tenth-grade course advisement/pavilion/noon to […]

Calabasas hosts transportation forum

The Calabasas Environmental Commission will host a panel discussion on the future of transportation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 in Founders Hall at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. The evening will cover electric cars, solar vehicles, unmanned vehicles, future bikes and the public transportation of tomorrow. Scheduled speakers are former state Sen. Fran Pavley, Cris […]

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