2004-06-10

Couple sues United Way over funding policies



By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com A couple has sued United Way of Ventura County because they say the Camarillo-based non-profit organization was untruthful about the way its funds were spent. Denny and Allyson Weinberg, who say they raised $100,000 for United Way of Ventura County, filed a lawsuit against the group, charging they were lied to. United Way is refuting the […]

Keeping the wheels turning



Former major leaguer shares inspiration, hope at Wellness Community event



By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer In the mid-1980s, southpaw Dave Dravecky was one of major league baseball’s most promising arms. Pitching first for the San Diego Padres and then the San Francisco Giants, Dravecky amassed a record of 64-57, including a two-hit shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals in game two of the 1987 National League Championship Series. Then […]

Stage Door comedy pokes fun at Mafia



Stage Door comedy pokes fun at Mafia The Stage Door Theatre will present the comedy "Breaking Legs" by Tom Dulack from June 12 through July 24. The play will open at 8 p.m. Sat., June 12 at the theatre, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The play revolves around Professor Terrence O’Keefe and the problems he encounters when he tries to […]

Memorial Day not just for veterans



Memorial Day not just for veterans On Memorial Day I attended the Memorial Service at Pierce-Valley Oaks Cemetery as I have done since its inception. Again I was impressed with the quality of entertainment and the planning of such an immense program. The organizers should be commended. After the program, my wife and I visited the gravesites of some friends […]

LVUSD considers options to save money

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Second of two parts To stretch a shrinking budget, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is considering money-saving recommendations by the Fiscal and Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). Special education—one of the most costly programs in the school district—was the main focus of a fiscal review conducted during a recent school board meeting. LVUSD Deputy Superintendent […]

Columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers to speak on sex, aging



Columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers to speak on sex, aging Dr. Joyce Brothers, columnist, radio show host and "dean of American psychologists," will discuss sex, intimacy and aging at a free forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., June 17 in the Platt Conference Center at the City of Hope Cancer Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. The forum will also […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Story of the Week There have been some classic comments by sports figures down through the years. Yogi Berra is given credit for coming up with the best ones. But there are some brilliant "non-Yogis," and I thought you’d like to read some that maybe you’ve never seen. Because my column is "G" rated, there were some I couldn’t print […]

Westlake Village to offer free summer events



The city of Westlake Village recently kicked off its new summer special event series, "TGIF at the Civic Center," which features free, outdoor family-oriented presentations at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Westlake Village Civic Center courtyard, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Upcoming events include a free outdoor movie ("Big," starring Tom Hanks) on June 18, a Shakespeare performance on July 9, […]

Writer resonds to critic of

Lake Lindero

Writer resonds to critic of Having read Ignacio "John" Serra, Jr.’s letter in the June 3 Acorn, I feel compelled to respond. As a former Lake Lindero Homeowners’ Association (LLHA) board member, I know that: 1. It is impossible to get all 459 members to agree to disagree. (It’s been tried several times.) 2. It has never been easy to […]


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