2009-11-19 E-Edition

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Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Squirrel of the Month

SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE— Thomas Binder of Agoura Hills submitted this photo of a squirrel who likes to sneak into a bird feeder by Binder’s pool. The little fellow visits regularly—as long as there’s bird food to nab.

Aesthetic, but worthless

As part of a homeowners association, I’ve come to expect home exterior upkeep in the area, corresponding colors throughout the neighborhood and a lack of rogue vehicles on the street, front lawns and porches for months at a time. In general, I’ve come to expect aesthetic bliss. It’s clear most HOAs have property values in mind. My HOA is no […]

American Youth Symphony opens new season at UCLA

The American Youth Symphony will have its 2009-10 season opening night performance at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 22 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles. An opening night gala fundraiser with comedian Paul Reiser will take place in Anderson Plaza after the concert. The music will feature the guest artist, violinist Sarah Chang, on Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” […]

Shopping for a cause

SPREADING CHEER— Judy Busch, left, and Heidi Hansen of Westlake Village browse the jewelry offered by vendor Betty Jones at the Conejo Valley Moms Holiday Boutique in Westlake Village last Saturday. The annual boutique is the club’s largest fundraiser, with jewelry, crafts, home décor, clothing and food for sale.

Choir to sing for women’s club

The Westlake Women’s Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tues., Dec. 8 at the Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. A Class Act, a dozen student performers from Westlake High School, will provide entertainment. The group is under the direction of Alan Rose, choir director. Lunch will be served following the program. Guests are welcome. The cost is $26. […]

WHS defense rises up

Overshadowed by team’s explosive offense, Warriors come up huge in regular-season finale

Westlake High’s defense was an afterthought. Heading into last weekend’s Marmonte League championship showdown between Westlake and Moorpark, high school football fans had heard, seen and read plenty of stories about the highflying Warrior offense and suffocating Musketeer defense. But when the dust settled on a wintry, made-for-hittin’ night and the two heavyweight programs had ceased doing battle in front […]

Vouchers offered to spay, neuter

The Herman Bennett Foundation provides free vouchers for pet spaying and neutering to pet owners needing financial assistance and individuals rescuing cats and dogs. The foundation also finances trapping efforts for the feral cat population throughout Ventura County and sponsors free spay and neuter days. In the last fiscal year, the foundation spayed and neutered 2,133 dogs and 2,457 cats. […]

Willow kids deliver VIP invites to picnic

RSVP, PLEASE— Willow Elementary School kindergarten student Jaden Granda mails a handsigned invitation in honor of National Teddy Bear day. The children invited teddy bears to a picnic held in their honor. The Willow Kinderkids mailed their letters at the Postal Annex on Kanan Road and then enjoyed some ice cream from Rite Aid.

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