2007-08-02

Jackson Browne sings for Boarding House Mentors



After 30-something years, rock legend Jackson Browne still exudes a boyish charm and croons as smoothly and melodically as he did in the 1970s. Browne and a slew of other musical talent performed at The Canyon in Agoura Hills on July 29 to raise funds for Boarding House Mentors, a nonprofit group that introduces at-risk, inner city youth to surfing, […]

Cardiac Kids to hold healthy fundraiser



Cardiac Kids Have HEART will present its inaugural “Heart Healthy Taste of the Conejo” from 4 to 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 11 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. Cardiac Kids is a Thousand Oaks-based, national nonprofit organization dedicated to (H)elping (E)ducate, (A)ssist, (R)esearch and (T)reat children and adults with congenital heart disease. At […]

Ojai Classic Rock Festival celebrates vinyl records



The Ojai Classic Rock Festival returns for its fifth engagement from noon to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at Libbey Bowl in downtown Ojai. Gates will open at 11 a.m. The event features classic rock tribute bands honoring Pink Floyd (with a video/laser show), Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers and Janis Joplin. Advance priced tickets are […]

Chamber to host movie



The Woodland HillsTarzana Chamber of Commerce will host a surprise feature Chamber Movie in the Park Night member picnic and movie on Sat., Aug. 18. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m., followed by screenings at 8 p.m. This event is not a fundraiser but for Chamber members. For more information, call the Chamber at (818) 347-4737 or go to www.woodlandhillscc.net.

Miss California, opera company to sing show tunes at church



Miss California 2006 and members of the Center Stage Opera of the San Fernando Valley will perform selections from classic operatic and musical theater repertoires at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 at St . Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. Eric Kinsley, parish music director, will accompany at the keyboard. The concert is presented by The Arts […]

Angels in our community



I would like to say thanks to all the wonderful people who took time out of their Sunday evening to help me. I was on my way to the Dean Torrance concert in the park when I fell and broke/dislocated my ankle at Agoura High School. There were two women who stopped and gave me comfort while we were trying […]

Remembering Michael Reardon



It was with sorrow that I read about Michael Reardon, who is missing after being swept off a cliff in Ireland, in this week’s Acorn. I moved to Oak Park in January 2004. My son and I were new, and we knew no one here. Shortly, after, it was Michael’s daughter Nicolette’s birthday, and the whole class was invited to […]

More on revered rock climber



That was a great article on Michael Reardon (July 26). That’s why I love your newspaper. The last paragraph was certainly inspirational words to live by. How ironic that it was the ocean thagot him and not the rocks. Tony DeSena Calabasas

Disagrees with Acorn faith columnist



It’s one thing to be spiritual and have the freedom to impart one’s personal definitions of enlightenment publicly, but it’s another thing to imply that said enlightenment is of a religion one does not belong to. I refer to Mr. Dennis Merritt Jones’ quotations of Christian scripture to amplify his non-Christian philosophies in the July 19 Acorn. Quoting Hebrew 11:1 […]

Acorn Movie Nut went too far



From The Acorn movie review on “Sicko”: “It brings to mind an almost Hitleresque notion of some new age ‘final solution’- let’s just eliminate the problem.” I saw the movie, and I agree with some of what Michael Moore said. But to compare the state of our healthcare to the Holocaust is inexcusable. In the future, please choose your words […]