2010-09-09 E-Edition

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THURS., SEPT. 9 IWOSC Ventura Writers Group 10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Golf Club House, Thousand Oaks. Representative from Public Relations in Social Media 4 Creative Professionals (PRISM) speaks on social media for writers. RSVP required for admittance. $2 fee for refreshments, free parking. No shorts, jeans, flipflops allowed in club house. Phone: […]

Community honors fallen Oak Park soldier

Army Pfc. Brian Wolverton lost his life last year while serving in Afghanistan. The sacrifice he paid in service to his country has been honored with a memorial at his alma mater, Oak Park High School. Friends, families, teachers and comrades in the armed forces gathered at the high school on Aug. 31 to unveil the memorial in the fallen […]

Unitarians to show film

The documentary film “Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood,” which takes a critical look at marketing practices aimed at children, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The documentary, written and directed by Adriana Barbaro and Jeremy Earp, raises questions about the ethics of children’s […]

Misplaced priority

I read about the sad death of Westlake High graduate A.J. Castro who heroically volunteered for the armed forces and was tragically killed in Afghanistan. In an insensitive display of misplaced priorities, The Acorn relegated this important story to page nine, sandwiched between articles about steelhead trout and a local sewer plant. While this tragic but relevant event should have […]

Local Business Briefs

Mazda employee sets Avon goal Cynthia Votava, Internet manager for Neftin Westlake Mazda, has set a fundraising goal of $1,800 for the upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer taking place in Santa Barbara this weekend, Sept. 11 and 12. This will be the fourth Avon Walk that Votava has participated in and the fourth year of support from the local […]

Rummage sale to benefit heroes at Los Angeles County Fire Department

A Calabasas High School graduate wants to do her part to help the Los Angeles County Fire Department and honor firefighters who died in the line of duty at the New York World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Allison Hirshfield, 19, is organizing a Hero Sale that will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11 […]

Center for Spiritual Living announces September programs

Words of advice on ‘Wisdom Wednesdays’

The Center for Spiritual Living at 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village, will sponsor the following programs for September. 40 Day Mind Fast Soul Feast is the 10 a.m. Sunday service theme for September. Following are the titles of the Rev. Dr. Maureen Hoyt’s talks. Sept. 12: Courting the Beloved. Sept. 19: Knowledge and Imagination. Sept. 26: Divine Dominion. […]

Inquiring mind wants to know

I have three questions for my fellow Acorn readers. Why can’t certain dog owners pick up their pets’ feces, especially in the Medea Creek and Chaparral parks? There seems to be an increasing amount of violators. I really can’t understand this since pickup bags are supplied. Why does it seem that the vast majority of L.A. Sheriff’s cars do not […]

Networking group growing strong