2009-09-17

Weekend schedule



Sierra Canyon at Viewpoint Thursday, 4 p.m. Agoura at Camarillo Thursday, 7 p.m. Westlake vs. Saugus Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (at College of the Canyons) Calabasas at Hueneme Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Morro Bay at Oak Park Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

The president’s message to kids was positive



Although I am no fan of the Obama administration, I was aghast to learn that my son’s fourthgrade class at Willow Elementary did not hear the president’s address to students. This brazen political censorship was allegedly due to complaints from parents who evidently felt that the government should stay out of public schools. But on what basis did the Las Virgenes Unified […]

Thunder strikes Agoura



Westlake Yacht Club expansion approved



The Westlake City Council has approved the expansion of the Westlake Yacht Club in a project nearly twice the square footage of what was originally sought. Councilmember Philippa Klessig recused herself from the issue because her husband, Karl Klessig, a club member, presented the project to the council. The 40-year-old clubhouse, on Westlake Lake in The Landing Center on Lindero […]

Volunteers sought for Day of Caring



United Way of Ventura County invites the community to participate in the 20th annual Day of Caring from 9 a.m. to noon. Sat., Sept. 26. The event will bring together teams and individual volunteers to help nonprofit organizations in the community with a variety of tasks. Volunteer projects are available in cities throughout Ventura County. The type of projects available […]

Marmonte standings



Read it and weep



I couldn’t help but get the feeling that the recent letters concerning the healthcare bill now being debated in congress and everywhere else were written by Acorn readers who are relying on “information” culled from the cable channels Fox, CNN and MSNBC. These are not news organizations. They are opinion organizations at best. Preaching to their respective choirs is how […]

Food’s healing powers



The Woodland Hills Library will present Michael Gonzalez, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine, discussing “food as medicine” at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 22. The the library is at 22200 Ventura Blvd. For more information, call (818) 226-0017.

Coastal cleanup on Saturday



The environmental group Heal the Bay recently released its inaugural list of Los Angeles County’s five most debrisimpacted waterways and sent out a call for volunteers to help restore the sites as part of the county’s annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Sat., Sept. 19. The “code red” sites in need of special attention are Dominguez Channel, Los Angeles River at Elysian […]

Westlake names Citizen of the Year

Jamie Alcroft helped produce Benefit for the Arts

Westlake Village mayor and City Council members have named Jamie Alcroft the 2009 Westlake Village Citizen of the Year. Alcroft, a 12-year resident of Westlake Village, has served as executive director of the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation since October 2008. He stepped into the position after a 30year career in the entertainment industry as a member of the comedy duo […]


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