Words of


Words of By Dr. Jon Wilson What Matters to God? One question I seem to hear more and more the longer I live in this community is this: "Jon, I’ve got everything I could ask for—money, family, wonderful job, a great place to live, but I still feel, at times, empty and dissatisfied with all that I’ve achieved." It’s my […]

On the Trail

Send in the Clones

Send in the Clones (Don’t Bother, They’re Here) Ever wonder why scientists are trying so hard to clone things when we already live in a world overrun by absolutely identical beings? The concept of nonconformity has become as obsolete as manual typewriters, home cooking and chivalry. Granted, as a person who probably suffers from an unconfirmed case of agoraphobia, I […]

Local volunteers offer help to Israel

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Where did summer go? The Shocket family of Agoura Hills will forever remember how theirs was spent. Neil Shocket, his wife, Lori, and Lori’s son, Jordan, spent the first two weeks in August volunteering for Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency medical service. All three have an interest in medicine and decided to […]

Survey says Americans return tired from vacation

Have you ever returned from a vacation feeling more tired than when you left? If so, you are in good company. A new Gallup survey reveals that the majority of Americans return from vacation tired. In the survey, 54 percent of vacationers said that they were tired upon their return, including 19 percent who said they returned feeling either "very […]

Pavley takes committee post

State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) has been selected as a member of the Speaker’s Select Committee on Title IX recently formed by state Assembly Speaker Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (D-Los Angeles/Culver City). Citing the need to improve California’s track record at giving women a chance to succeed in academics and athletics, Wesson formed the committee to examine how California […]

A glittering summer

SoCal Diamonds Summer

1. ASA (Amateur Softball Association) Travel ball is the Official Junior Olympic Program and 95 percent of all College Softball players played ASA "A" Travel Ball. 2. At the 16 and under ASA Travel level, there are more than 2,000 teams registered from around the country. Only 116 Teams Qualified for 16U ASA "A" Nationals this year. 3. Official finish […]

Conejo Players’ ‘Hotbed Hotel’ runs hot and cold

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer "Hotbed Hotel" is meant to be an amusing time—light fare on a summer night. The Conejo Players Theater production, directed by Rick Steinberg and produced by Donna Holroyd, is fairly amusing. Brian and Terri Cody own the Turtle Beach Hotel in the Florida Keys, but they’ve had so few guests that they’re determined to […]

Baseball strikes out

Baseball strikes out Major League Baseball should avoid the strike that would start tomorrow if both sides can’t agree. What a way to ruin Labor Day weekend, but there’s a lot more at stake than just a strike. This time, the fans are genuinely fed up with millionaire players disagreeing with billionaire owners. The average fan works hard for a […]

Many Mansions names director

Meg Youngbar recently joined the staff of Many Mansions as director of supportive services and case manager at Stoll House. The Many Mansions Supportive Services program includes: counseling and mental health treatment, job training, resource and referral and other adult services to assist residents in achieving self-sufficiency and independent living. As director, Youngbar will train and supervise service providers, oversee […]

Playing catch is still fun

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