Westlake’s hot stove

Warriors will try to
regroup for playoff run in 2019

The sun will still shine. The moon will continue to glow. Cursed billy goats won’t stop luring the superstitious with siren songs that go “Baaaaa!” Westlake High’s baseball team didn’t make the playoffs or win many games—but it’s not the end of the world. “This is where I made all my best friends and where I have had all my […]

Updated South Meadows Morrison home with several stonefireplaces

Resort-style yard

This house is on a huge lot of over 1/3 acre, per tax assessor records. The four-bedroom, four-bath South Meadows Morrison home has been updated. The house includes travertine floors, recessed lighting, custom- crafted wood doorways, three stone fireplaces and French doors leading to the parklike grounds. The open- style gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite and top-of-the-line stainless steel […]

Congrats on newspaper’s 20th

Birthdays are a time for celebration, and last week the Thousand Oaks Acorn marked its 20th anniversary with a special section devoted to the birth of child number two in the Acorn newspaper family. The Acorn, founded in 1974, offers a hearty congratulations to its younger sibling. Following The Acorn beginnings almost 45 years ago, the T.O. Acorn was founded […]

Great-grandmother turns 105 years old

On April 28, Westlake Village resident Prudence Peredo turned 105 years old. Soon after her birth in 1913 in a small town in Bolivia, she was orphaned, and various extended family members raised her. Memories of her youth include a time the town was overcome with thousands of locusts. She also remembers afternoons playing with the neighborhood monkey, the introduction […]

Pentecost: thefiery birth of the church

Roots of Faith

Pentecost (May 20), also called Whitsunday, doesn’t receive much attention, perhaps because it hasn’t been secularized with elves or bunnies, nor does it have its own candy. The term Pentecost comes from the Greek word for “50,” as the day falls 50 days after Easter. It’s the last major holy day before Christmas, and also the church’s birthday. During the […]

2018-05-17 E-Edition

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Cluster of new laws giving some cannabis users big headache

Home deliveries
remain unclear

The passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 legalized recreational cannabis consumption across California, but also gave the state’s more than 480 cities the power to decide for themselves whether to allow the commercialization of the drug within their borders. Thousand Oaks officials voted to approve one medicinal dispensary business but no deliveries to homes. Agoura Hills has prohibited all marijuana […]

Planning ahead for rising seas

A new study paid for by the California Coastal Commission is predicting with a 66 percent probability that sea levels along the Ventura County coast will rise 16 inches by the year 2060, threatening the almost $2 billion worth of private property and long stretches of Pacific Coast Highway. Paid for by a $225,000 grant from the coastal commission, the […]

Scouts greet moms with special breakfast

Christian Scientist talk

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, will host a free, hourlong talk titled “The Healing Power of Stillness” at 3 p.m. Sun., May 20 at the Oak Park Community Center and Gardens, 1000 Kanan Road. Larissa Snorek-Yates will speak on how the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, can help persons find and keep […]

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