2009-04-23

Residents complete emergency training



Relay for Life team captains to meet



A Relay for Life team captain meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tues., April 28 at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Valley Relay for Life will be August 29 and 30 at Conejo Creek South Playfields. For information, visit www.cvrfl.org, or e-mail Leslie Bird at lesliesrelay teams@yahoo.com.

Q&A with Calabasas’ Melinda Guillory



Calabasas High senior Melinda Guillory is reaching new heights in her athletic career. Guillory has been one of the Coyotes’ top performers on the track this year. She recently leaped 32 feet in the triple jump and is also one of the stars for the CHS relay teams. On Monday, the Acorn caughup with the 17-year-old Guillory for some questions. […]

Earth Day panel to discuss food, water and energy



The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Forum presents “Food Water and Energy: An Earth Day Panel Discussion” at 7 p.m. tomorrow, April 24 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury park. Panels are Rachel Morris, director of VCCool (Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally); Kristofer Young, holistic chiropractic physician; Wally Geer, a “green” architect, and Steve […]

Guns gone awry



I just had to comment on the letter from Steve Casey regarding gun rights (“Protect gun rights”), as he no doubt knows the Second Amendment was written in 1776 which was a very different situation than present. Not only did the settlers have to fight hostile Indians (most of them the settlers made that way) but bears, wolves, and a […]

Story of black settler inspires student poetry



  A movement to rename a peak in the Santa Monica Mountains after the first black man to settle there has inspired poetry by several Moorpark College students. Students enrolled in a history and English class taught by Ranford Hopkins and Beth Gillis-Smith became enthralled by the tale of John Ballard, a former slave who built a cabin in 1888 […]

Teleconference addresses end-of-life care

Foundation hosts live-via-satellite broadcast

The Hospice Foundation of America will host its 16th annual teleconference from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 29 in Classroom 1, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration starts at 10 a.m. The liveviasatellite broadcast will have a national panel of grief experts, including Wanda HenryJenkins, manager of bereavement services in Chicago […]

OPHS nets huge win



Kids stand tall with AYBA victory



Stop making criminals out of pot smokers



In support of the comments last week by Juliet Hotchkiss (“Marijuana safer than alcohol”), the war on drugs is over. It failed. It wasn’t just a huge failure, it was a catastrophic failure. We’ve been at it for over 30 years at a cumulative cost of hundreds of billions of dollars and usage rates are actually higher now than they […]


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