2010-07-22 E-Edition

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Internment camps not what you think

Letters to the editor were written over the Memorial Day weekend to honor the ethnic minority GIs who served and sacrificed during WWII. William Felsman’s July 1 letter includes spies, saboteurs, alien and subversive enemies in the conversation, not the minority GIs and their heroic stories. There are several areas in his letter which require clarification, not to be left […]

Meditation group for those touched by cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura invites cancer patients, survivors and family members to a free meditation group from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon., Aug. 2 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The group is not a class but offers those affected by cancer the opportunity to practice meditation together and discuss their practice. The group is open to meditators and […]

True colors

I was aghast at reading the letter from Ken Lawler in the July 15 Acorn. He makes a direct inference that individuals who choose not to fly flags in their front yard “show no patriotism whatsoever.” I have never conceived that one’s patriotism could be measured by the number of flags flown. I am a retired naval officer, my parents […]

Wellness Community elects new leader

The board of directors of The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura recently elected Michael Savin as a new member. Savin comes to the board with a wealth of business experience and support for the nonprofit’s mission of helping cancer patients and their families in the community. Through Savin Consulting, Savin provides leadership team effectiveness consulting to corporate and nonprofit clients. He is […]

County votes to expand public healthcare in Conejo Valley

New clinic will replace Borders bookstore near 101 Freeway

Conejo Valley residents will soon have easier access to medical services provided by the Ventura County Health Care Agency. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 last week to lease a 40,300-square-foot building at 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. to consolidate and expand public healthcare in Southeast Ventura County. Existing clinics operated by the county agency at 223 E. Thousand Oaks […]

Leaders and soldiers

Voters face a mixed bag in the November election

10 propositions carry weight

Besides choosing a U.S. senator, a governor and various state and local representatives, Californians will go to the polls this November to vote on 10 new ballot measures. Proposition 19 carries the biggest buzz because it calls for the legalization of marijuana. The initiative would have the state regulate the drug—as it does with alcohol and tobacco— by permitting taxed […]

Second Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival on the way

Caribbean, reggae, surf and island music and entertainment will be presented at the second annual Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 24 and 25 at the Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The two-day festival features children’s activity areas, arts and crafts, island-themed vendor booths and tropical food. […]

St. Max Kolbe welcomes new priest

Father Jarlath Dolan, the new pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Westlake Village, says he’ll draw on his four decades of experience in the priesthood to help guide local parishioners with their spiritual needs. He also plans to join forces with the congregation and continue the philanthropic works started by previous church leaders. “One of my goals is to […]