Cell tower opponents will meet

The SoCal chapter of REACT (Residents Engaged Against Cell Towers) will host a free talk at 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 2 at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. International EMF health specialists Dr. Magda Havas, associate professor of environmental and resource studies at Trent University, and Libby Kelley, founder of the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, will give a presentation […]

Not all woods are created equally

Dear EarthTalk: Which woods are okay to purchase and which are not, in the interest of preserving forests and not harming those who depend upon them? — Jon Steiner, Boise, Idaho. Deforestation continues to be one of the world’s biggest environmental problems, especially in fast developing regions like South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Cutting down large numbers of trees […]

Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into Westlake Village

Memory of Mitrice

My family and I offer our most deeply felt condolences to Mitrice Richardson’s family on the sad news of her passing. As a Calabasas resident, I am deeply ashamed and regretful that the sheriff’s office in our community acted with such reckless disregard and profoundly poor judgment when your daughter was in their care. We can never make up for […]

Teachers affect students’ lives

Next to immediate family, teachers have the most impact on people’s lives. That’s just one of the key findings of a recent national survey of Americans’ attitudes toward teachers. The survey also found that: •88 percent of Americans say they had a teacher who had a “significant, positive impact” on their life. •87 percent of respondents said they wish they […]

Man donates to K-9 program

John Hesson donated $22,000 to the K-9 program on Aug. 17 through the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Foundation. The donation was in memory of his wife, who recently passed away. The amount was sufficient to pay for a canine and the requisite training to make the animal patrol ready. The German shepherd was named Renata in honor of Hesson’s […]

“Get Low”

Sometimes, when you get tired of roller-coaster movies, along comes a sunset movie that will do just fine. Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a backwoods hermit living in Tennessee. Nobody likes him much and he returns the favor. Rumor has it that Felix has killed a few folks back in the day, but nobody really knows for sure. Still, everybody […]

Sign up for your library card

Patrons can check out free books, DVDs

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, observed since 1987, and the Ventura County Library wants to make sure all county residents of Ventura County have a library card. “Your library card is the most important school supply of all,” says Ventura County Library director Jackie Griffin. “Today’s libraries are thriving technology hubs on which millions rely as either their […]

Candidate against high pensions

When an editorial in The Acorn suggested that voters for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board will have an opportunity to reduce their rates by voting for a candidate who will work to do so, they hit a nerve with some people who must like paying higher rates. How hard is it to understand that when you are in a […]

Warriors pumped to protect and surge

Gridiron impact report: Westlake offensive line

But what about the offensive line? High school football fans throughout the Southland have certainly heard all about Westlake High senior quarterback Nick Isham, a spectacular playmaker with game-breaking ability behind center or outside the pocket. They’ve more than likely read of senior wide receiver Nelson Spruce, the pass-catching dynamo with stick-em hands and a backpack full of scholarship offers. […]