Westlake producer speaks out

He sells hemp supplements statewide

Marijuana has always been thought of as a mind-altering drug, but in recent years the plant has been altering thoughts in a different way. As more states come on board with legalization, cannabis has gained credibility as an effective, organic alternative to doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals. In fact, the plant’s most beneficial component has no relation at all to the hazy, giggle […]

Accident victim said to be asleep at wheel

Evidence suggests that the driver killed in a car crash at the Lindero Canyon Road exit of the 101 Freeway on April 11 likely fell asleep at the wheel, a family of the victim told The Acorn this week. Tim Chevalier, the nephew of 66-year-old Susan Stanley Chevalier of Westlake Village, said an autopsy found no medical reason as to […]

Neurosurgeon joins local neuroscience institute

Surgeries at Los Robles, West Hills hospitals

Board-certified neurosurgeon Ha Son Nguyen, M.D., has joined the staff of the California Institute of Neuroscience in Thousand Oaks. Nguyen will treat patients with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, and infections and degenerative diseases of the brain and spine. He will perform his surgeries at Los Robles Regional Medical Center […]

Blue-collar blues were never funnier

Bill Engvall will bring his blue-collar brand of comedy to town for a 7:30 p.m. show on Thurs., May 9 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The comic’s latest comedy special, “Just Sell Him For Parts,” is available for download on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. Shot at the Coronado Theater […]

Calvary hosts concert

The Dialogues Concert Series will conclude its second season at 6 p.m. concert Sun., May 12 at the Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. The classical concert will feature Scott Oatley, Karen Sanchez, Saundra Sonderling, William Benson, Fred Beerstein, Alexander Tseitlin and Rebecca Tseitlin performing selections from Beethoven, Bax, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Ariana Grande. There is no cost […]

Broad goals set by Agoura Hills City Council

Will accomplish ‘what’s reasonable’

The Agoura Hills City Council recently set goals for the coming year, targeting accomplishments that include updates to park facilities, transportation, public safety and environmental projects. At its goal-setting session last month, the City Council discussed projects already underway including construction of the 101 Freeway/Palo Comado Canyon interchange, a study on the Kanan corridor project and design of a new […]

Alan Alda shares a hawk-eye view on life

Actor finds meaning ‘in the moment’

Alan Alda, who became a household name with his portrayal of Army surgeon “Hawkeye” Pierce on the 1970s sitcom “M.A.S.H.,” comes across as a genuinely nice, charitable and intelligent person, and that’s refreshing. The actor spoke at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks on April 16 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, sharing humorous anecdotes to illustrate his innovative […]


Aging well for solo seniors Senior Concerns will present a community seminar titled “Meeting the Challenge of Solo Aging” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 9 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. A solo ager is one who is single, married without children, has adult children who live far away or does not have extended family as […]

Violinist to perform Tchaikovsky concerto

New West Symphony wraps up its 2018-19 season with an all-Russian program featuring violin virtuoso Philippe Quint playing Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s daunting Violin Concerto. The “Russian Troika” concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 4 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. New West, led by guest conductor Mikhail Agrest, […]

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