2017-05-11

Dole float recognized



WINNER—Brad Bartlett, left, president of Dole Packaged Foods, receives the 2017 Sweepstakes trophy from Lance Tibbet, president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, during a ceremony March 21 at Dole’s Westlake Village headquarters. Dole won for its float, “Spirit of Hawaii,” seen at this year’s Rose Parade.

More action needed against Cornerstone



Last week’s Acorn published a very thoughtful letter from Agoura Hills resident Randall Kennedy, expressing his strong concerns about the Cornerstone mixed-use development on an environmentally sensitive knoll at the corner of Agoura Road and Cornell. Kennedy detailed the “heavy footprint on our environment,” wiping out a significant part of our hillside, traffic impacts and lack of any consideration of […]

Don’t be lax at L.A. airport

Flying Squirrel

You wake up early to drive to LAX for your zero-dark-thirty flight. With no time to stop for drive-thru coffee, you’re not fully functioning as you arrive at the airport. You park at your terminal’s garage, unload your bag and wheel it across the sky bridge, expecting to see your airline’s signage. And . . . i t ’s not […]

Gamma Knife center achieves milestone



Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center recently hit a milestone when its Neuroscience Gamma Knife Center performed the hospital’s 1,500 procedure. Coinciding with this achievement was a visit from U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) to learn more about the tumor-eradicating technology. The center is the only one of its kind serving Ventura and Los Angeles counties and along the […]

Valley Cats Moves to Westlake Village



The Valley Cats Adoption Center of Woodland Hills recently moved to 790 Hampshire Road, Ste. H, Thousand Oaks, at the Executive Center. Valley Cats was one of the first all-adoption centers to open in a retail mall in 2012 in the San Fernando Valley. The new center is 15 minutes from the former location. Valley Cats is a private, nokill, […]

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Loss of school program hurts



Conejo Valley Adult School’s popular quilting classes were delivered a sudden blow just prior to spring break, when students and teachers were told that the longstanding program at the Horizon Hills campus in Thousand Oaks is to be closed indefinitely at the end of this semester. The classrooms will be remodeled quickly. By fall, they will house 50 Conejo Valley […]

Living with Parkinson’s

Other Side of 50

I distinctly remember the day I realized my father had something wrong with him. It was 1992, and my husband and I had recently moved to California. My parents came for their first visit to see us from their home in Cape Cod. One day on our way to lunch, my mother and I were walking behind my husband and […]

Nason to receive UCLA award



Marty Nason, co-founder of Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, will receive the 2017 UCLA School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony and luncheon Sat., May 6 at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus in Brentwood. Nason’s 50-year career began in 1967 as a pediatric nurse at UCLA Medical Center where she worked long enough to save […]

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?



Are reverse mortgages the loan of last resort or the safer route to retirement planning? Reverse mortgages have a bad reputation due to the way they were previously structured. These loans came with high interest rates, exorbitant costs, increased loan amounts and easy access. As a result, the home’s equity quickly diminished and many seniors who got them couldn’t afford […]


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