2009-10-15

Lessons of the automobile crash



I would like to express my thanks to The Acorn for your courage shown in publishing the picture of the car wreck from the recent crash on Mulholland Highway, which killed one and seriously injured two people. While our sympathies go out to the aggrieved family members, graphically showing the details of this tragedy is responsible journalism. The more people […]

Tips for men acting as caregivers



In a role traditionally taken on by women, a growing number of men are becoming primary caregivers for their wives or elderly parents. According to a comprehensive study conducted for AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving in 2004, 39 percent of an estimated 44.4 million caregivers are males.  Whether an ill spouse or parent has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, […]

“Capitalism: A Love Story”



I know, I know. You’ve read the title and your mind’s made up. You either hate Michael Moore or you love him. He’s either that plump liberal wacko or the camera-carrying whistleblower, son of an autoworker who’s taken Flint, Michigan’s misery personally. My take? Okay, so here’s what I don’t like about “Capitalism: A Love Story.” At 127 minutes, it’s […]

Food, wine tasting to benefit abused children



The Best Stuff of Westlake Village, an adult evening of food and games to benefit abused and neglected children, will be Fri., Oct. 23 at The My Stuff Bags Foundation, 5347 Sterling Center Drive, Westlake Village. A reception with gourmet food and wine tasting will be at 6 p.m., followed by interactive games and contests at 7:30 p.m. and desserts […]

Explaining the higher water rates



In July, the Triunfo Sanitation District board voted to raise water rates for Oak Park Water Service by increasing charges and changing rate tiers. These changes went into effect with the water bill that was sent out the first week of October. I am assuming most folks saw an increase in the bill. I know that I did. To explain, the new […]

Surgeon to speak about breast reconstruction Oct. 29



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a free breast cancer connection seminar titled “Breast Cancer Reconstruction Options” with Jay Granzow, MD, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 29 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Participants will learn about the different types of breast reconstruction procedures available, and also the pros and cons of each type to help breast cancer […]

Photo exhibit to open at Four Seasons



The art gallery at the Four Seasons Hotel will feature a new exhibition of photography from 10 emerging California photographers this fall. A rotating exhibit of California artists will be presented throughout the year in the art gallery on the second floor of the lobby at California Health and Longevity Institute, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village.   A complimentary artists’ […]

A loco motive



“So let me get this straight.” Grumps seemed to be booting up a little slowly this morning. “You are driving from Thousand Oaks to Oxnard to get on the train, which you’ll take to Simi Valley.” “Yes,” I replied. “The Pacific Surfliner!” I was on a roll or so I thought. I had already slugged down my hormones, remembered the […]

The city’s new look



How great, we now have a glorified carwash with waterfalls to go with the new onramp on Reyes Adobe. Wow, so great that Agoura is moving away from that rustic, homey, western vibe that is just so yesterday. So what if that vibe runs deeply through the history of this area. Replace it with new and shiny, ASAP. And I […]

ALS support group to meet



A support group for individuals with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at the Westlake Village Library community room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. The group offers support to those with ALS, their families and friends. Meetings are free. For more information, call Kimberley Daughton at (818) 865-8067, ext. 225.