2010-08-05

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Send us your fiction story



The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity. If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how The Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also […]

MusicFest tickets on sale



The Americana MusicFest is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3 at Paramount Ranch in rural Agoura. For more information go to www.americanamusicfestkw.org. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for under 18 and under 5 are free. At the gate, tickets will be $18 and $15 respectively. Call (805) 584-0694 for tickets.

Sheriff to speak at women’s group



The Westlake chapter of Aglow International, a nondenominational Christian fellowship of women caring for women around the world, invites all women to attend a breakfast from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Fri., Aug. 13 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by music by Tom Smith. Sheriff Bob Brooks […]

Chabad opponents deny vandalism



The Acorn moved from being a local newspaper to being judge and jury with their headline “Opponents of expansion paint an ugly message” when it accused longtime homeowners in Oak Park of being responsible for the recent vandalism. How The Acorn surmised that these community members were responsible for the act of tagging Chabad because of a disagreement being handled […]

North Ranch team makes it a trifecta



Oak Park to get new waste water filtering



The Ventura County Watershed District will build five new wastewater-filtering systems in Oak Park this fall in an attempt to reduce pollution downstream. Last month, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a $146,600 contract with Santa Paula-based Aguilera Brothers Construction Inc. to install urban runoff pollution reduction systems adjacent to stormwater catch basins near Medea Creek. “The object of […]

Library news



The Westlake Village Library, at 31220 Oak Crest Drive, offers the following free programs: •Preschool Story and Play. Stories, toys and a craft at 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 6. For children ages 3 to 5. •Thomas the Tank Engine Playdate. Tracks and trains provided. At 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 13. •Summer reading continues through Aug. 14. Youths can sign up […]

Latter-day Saints welcome visitors



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites visitors to its Sacrament Meetings every Sunday morning. The local services and contact information are listed below. Agoura congregation, 6100 Doubletree Road, Oak Park. First Ward: 9 a.m. (818) 879-0625. Second Ward: 12:30 p.m. (818) 879-8437. Newbury Park congregation, 35 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. Los Robles Ward: 9 a.m. (805) […]

Synagogue goers feel harassed



The Acorn’s opinion column posits that “compromise, as with all things in life, should be the answer” with Chabad of Oak Park’s permit. So it’s surprising to find the Ventura County Planning Commission disagreeing with The Acorn and the local MAC, showing no interest in compromise. By chaining Chabad to an arbitrary and inadequate attendance number set down some 17 […]


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