2010-08-05 E-Edition

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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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Teach the children

I was greatly saddened by the “Get Out of Oak Park” defacement of the Oak Park Chabad synagogue last week. It may well have been an adolescent who commited this act of vandalism. As both a parent and educator, I have learned that: When we judge others favorably and show tolerance and respect, our children learn to be tolerant and […]

Agoura traffic signals changed

Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) announced that the city of Agoura Hills will receive a $124,740 grant from the California Energy Commission to improve the energy efficiency of its traffic lights. The Energy Commission approved an Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant for the city using America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) funds. Agoura Hills will use the grant to replace […]

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