THURS., DEC. 31 Thousand Oaks Teen Center New Year’s Eve 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. at teen center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. DJ SLiK plays music, videos. Light and laser show, free pizza, open soda bar, giveaways, party hats, noisemakers, confetti, balloon drop. Photos available. For seventh-, eighth-grade teens only. School ID required. Dress code enforced. $10 at […]

Sheriff’s deputies not bad after all

I’ve read about our sheriff’s officers in The Acorn for the past two weeks. I would like to share my experience about our sheriff’s officers in Agoura Hills: When I pulled my car into my garage I noticed a man standing on my driveway. I got out of the car and asked the man what he needs? He asked me […]

Drumline auditions slated

Dynamic Marching Percussion Ensemble will have auditions for its drumline at noon, Sun., Jan. 10 at the Simi Valley High School band room, 5400 Cochran St., Simi Valley. The ensemble has announced its debut as a newly established independent competition drumline based in the West San Fernando Valley/East Ventura County area. The group meets at Simi Valley High School and […]

County gets new fire marshal

The Ventura County Fire Department has announced the promotion of Massoud Araghi to the position of fire marshal. Araghi, a licensed fire protection engineer, has been a member of the department’s Fire Prevention Bureau since 1987. In his new position, he will lead the bureau. Araghi has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from USC and has been instrumental in […]

In global warming, follow the money

Mr. Jeff Bailey (“No harm will come by cleaning the environment today” letter from Dec. 24) is right. It does indeed benefit the greater good to clean up the environment rather than risk disaster.He’s right when he writes that the legislators who are making the laws pertaining to the climate will be long gone and it won’t matter to them […]

Kids stuff duffles for fellow man

Oak Park bulldogs prove tough competitors

Purchased as pets, the Ortiz family’s bulldogs, Carmela Soprano and Rocco the Bull, have become big dog show winners. Bill and Amy Ortiz and their four children train the dogs for American Kennel Club-sponsored competitions. Carmela made show history last year when she won each day of a three-day event in Palm Springs. Rocco had won the same show the […]

Change is coming

Jeff Bailey’s Dec. 24 global warming letter lacks an understanding of those with differing opinions. The question is not simply ‘is the world warming up?’ but ‘is this warming being caused by man?’ And, if it is, can it be stopped? Since the dawn of man the world has had constantly changing temperatures. We had the Ice Age. We had […]

Shabbat healing concert

Elohim Hu Ahavah will present “New Beginnings,” a Shabbat healing concert, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Jan. 1, at the Harbor Room, 3100 Preble Ave., Ventura. Elohim Hu Ahavah is a stream of Judaism acting as a bridge between the Jewish and Christian communities. Liliana YaskyMcDermott is the spiritual leader of the congregation.

Senior singles

Conejo Senior Singles meet a t 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Westlake Village Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd. Park behind the church in the rear parking lot. The group is not affiliated with the church. For more information, call Judy at (805) 494-9863.

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