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 […]

Hilton Foundation planning move to Agoura

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a $2-billion charitable institution based in Los Angeles, has unveiled plans for a new headquarters in Agoura Hills. Frans Bigelow of Bigelow Development Associates in Malibu told the City Council last week that the foundation wants its new building to be a Platinum LEED-certified building. LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring green building […]

Concerts at Keyboard Concepts

Keyboard Concepts in Agoura Hills continues its summer concert series for the remainder of July and August. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and most Sundays at 2 p.m., the music store at 28501 Canwood St. will feature a different artist playing jazz, classical, contemporary and children’s music. The next performance is Tues., July 27 with classical musician Joey Marquez. There is […]

Club appreciated Mel’s generosity

For the past four years the Agoura Valley Woman’s Club has served pancakes for the Reyes Adobe Days. It would have been a challenge if not for the guidance and help from Mel Adams of Agoura Equipment Rentals. He coached us with his lifetime experience of doing community events. He also kindly lent us the equipment we needed at no […]

Auto Mall improvements hit high gear

A new sign for the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall that includes a large color screen may soon be coming to the northbound side of the 101 Freeway. If approved by the City Council, a 12-foot-by-25-foot lightemitting diode (LED) screen will be displayed on the auto mall sign, which will be 35 feet high and 37 feet wide. The sign was […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is just around the corner

Often we hear from our readers that one of things they enjoy most about The Acorn is the paper’s long-running vacation photo page. For years, we’ve invited readers to take a picture of themselves, friends and family members holding a copy of The Acorn at their vacation destination. We publish the photos throughout the year, and in September we choose […]

A fond portrayal of Jimmy Farris

Brandon Hein was not a victim. He was part of what happened to Mike and Jimmy on May 22, 1995. Had he turned himself in as Chris Velardo did and taken responsibility for what he did, his sentence may have been different, although there is the felony murder rule. The fort in Mike’s yard was a place some kids went […]

Pastel artists support wilderness cause

The Pastel Society of the Gold Coast has joined the environmental group Save Open Space (SOS) in support of the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Project. Thirty artists from the region are exhibiting their work in a “Passion for Pastels” show at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery in Newbury Park throughout July. Presenting themes that focus on the natural landscapes and wildlife […]


Brandon’s role

Allow me to start off with a quote by Winston Churchill: “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Let me state clearly, Brandon Hein killed no one. He was subject to a fictionalized account of the incident in order to satisfy vengeful people. And people who perpetuate […]

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