Photo show taking entries

The third annual Wide Open Photography and Digital Open Juried Art Show welcomes all photographers and artists who create works derived from photographic processes. The show is scheduled for June at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Entry forms are available at www.wideopenphotoshow.com and at the gallery. Applications postmarked by Feb. 28 will have the lowest […]

Forum rescheduled

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Forum scheduled for Jan. 31 has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 7 in the media center of A.E. Wright Middle School. District Superintendent Donald Zimring will host the event. Community members can raise issues and ask questions of the district senior management. For more information, call (818) 878-5225.

Teacher affordable housing helps build better community

Guest Opinion

The Acorn has traditionally been on target and in support of our local public schools. They share the community’s belief that good schools mean good communities, which benefit our students and also add to the quality of life and property values everyone enjoys. However, the Jan., 19 editorial regarding an innovative, collaborative effort between the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

Sees net Gaines

Since he arrived in Calabasas, Fred Gaines has been an active member of the community and has worked tirelessly to improve our city. He has served on the Greater Mulwood Homeowners Association and is a longtime member of our Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Calabasas Civic Center Task Force, Fred was instrumental in making our beautiful new […]

Mardi Gras Ball benefits nonprofit agencies

Community Conscience/Under One Roof will present the annual Mardi Gras Ball at 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 19 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The evening will begin with a champagne reception and music by the Riverboat Jazz Band. Dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. along with a live auction and dancing to an L.A.-based dance […]

Poetry Slam champ to read his work

Conejo Recreation and Park District will present poet Buddy Wakefield at 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 30 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, BBC, HBO’s “ Def Poetry Jam” and signed to Strange Famous Records. He will present excerpts from his new […]

Peace Now director discusses Israel’s future

David Pine, West Coast regional director for Americans for Peace Now, will give a talk titled “Israel’s Future: A Two-State Solution or No Solution” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 8 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste B, Calabasas. Pine will present Israel’s hopes for long-term security and fulfilling the Zionist vision of a Jewish and democratic state, a […]

Afforable housing project in this economy is seen as taxpayer abuse

Taxpayer-subsidized housing for teachers? This is wrong on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin. It goes without saying that teachers deserve our respect and admiration. But this is not about that. This is about public sector abuse of the taxpayer. Public employee compensation and pension packages have become unsupportable and government must tighten their belts. Donald […]

Elect Weintraub to Calabasas council

Our neighbor and friend Alicia Weintraub is running for Calabasas City Council. While we know that there is a large field of candidates, we wanted people to know that she is uniquely qualified to serve on our City Council. We like that Alicia is truly a new choice for Calabasas. We especially like that she has some innovative plans, including […]

The shoes are on other feet

How do kids go through shoes so quickly? My 7-year-old son went through two pairs in two months. “More shoes?” my wife and I asked each other when we saw the shredded rubber our boy was wearing on his feet. We can’t afford to turn on our lights at night let alone buy new shoes. In fact, the other evening […]