Popular woman went with the ‘flo’

We were products of different generations, 30 years apart. She tended to be liberal, I more conservative. Yet the few times we talked about issues she was deeply committed to, and we were on opposite sides of the matter, we parted with me feeling good and the situation well in hand. Flo Klein was an outspoken advocate for many organizations […]

Don’t sweat the small stuff, try to appreciate it

In economic terms-because this is the way happiness often is judged-the past year brought a mixed bag for local residents. Ownership of a home still remains a pipe dream for many, and rents continue to rise unabated. And while gasoline prices have eased somewhat, the cost of owning a car will always be a burden. As for insurance, if you […]

Early Acorn deadlines

Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 23, will affect deadlines at the Acorn Newspapers for the issue of Nov. 30. Press releases and letters to the editor for the Nov. 30 issue must be received by noon Wed., Nov. 22. Real estate advertising for the Nov. 30 issue must also be reserved by noon Wed., Nov. 22. The Acorn offices will be closed […]

Leonis Adobe Museum to host Victorian holiday party

The Leonis Adobe Museum will host a 19thcentury California holiday party from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2 at 23537 Calabasas Road in Old Town Calabasas. The public is invited to this free event. There will be a lighting ceremony, caroling, Santa, seasonal activities and refreshments. The museum, including the animals, will be decorated for the holidays. The historic […]

Local artist exhibits her work

FINE ART-Dr. Paul Finkel of Westlake Village studies a sculpture by 84-year-old artist Theodora Ilowitz of Newbury Park on display at Illuminari Aesthetics in Agoura recently.

Critter Tale

Losing Jackie

I lost my walking buddy. He went by several names, but most people know him as Jackie. He was killed on Thurs., Oct. 12, his birthday. Jackie was an 8-year-old papillion. He loved Oak Park; he loved the terrain and wide open spaces. We used to walk regularly in the early morning for about five years. If we skipped a […]

Teachers don’t have it bad

A message to Sandra Pope of the Las Virgenes Educators Association: It’s time for teachers everywhere to stop whining about their plight in life. The fact is that teachers are only parttime employees, working nine or 10 months a year. Thus, a teacher who is paid $40,000 annually would be making over $50,000 if he or she worked fulltime like […]

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The correct spelling for one of the students in last week’s Lindero Canyon Middle School, Bank of America art appreciation photo is Rachel Apthorp. The story incorrectly stated the type of art presented by second-place winner Laura Avery. Her piece depicted the mangabey monkey, not the macaque monkey.

Go watch birds with the Audobon Society

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will host the following birding field trips for December. Visitors are welcomed and events are free. Participants should bring bottled water and dress warmly. Sat., Dec. 2: Canada Larga. Meet at Las Posas Park-and-Ride at 8 a.m. View many species of sparrows and perhaps some sapsuckers, bluebirds, hawks and grassland birds. For information, call Chrystal […]

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