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How to submit: E-mail your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment only to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. All entries will be published after the 2011 winners are announced on either the first or second week of October 2011. Thank you!

Thanks for serving

About two months ago, my husband and I were at a local grocery store. A young lady approached my husband and said politely, “Excuse me, but did you serve in the military?” My husband answered in the affirmative. She then asked him in which branch of the military did he serve, and he said the Navy. Then, much to our […]

Seniors to tour NBC studios

Lunch follows at Smoke House

The Agoura Hills Senior Center will take a trip to the NBC studios and lunch at the Smoke House Restaurant on Thurs., Feb. 17. The bus will leave from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 3 p.m. The NBC tour will have a visit to its television studio, the “Tonight […]

LifeChange moves to new venue

LifeChange Community Church, under the leadership of pastor Dr. Brad Johnson, will move its 10:30 a.m. Sunday services starting Feb. 13 to the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. The move will give the church dedicated Sunday school class rooms for the various age groups and a larger facility for worship. The added space will […]

Kavli Theatre goes Canadian

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “Celtic Blaze” in the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 16 at the plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blved. “ Celtic Blaze,” featuring Stephanie Cadman, is a new show exploring Canadian heritage through music and dance, set to a modern edge. The performance features Ottawa Valley Stepdancing, classical and Celtic […]

Calabasas warns against election fraud

    Calabasas officials say a  number of voters have informed the city that they are receiving telephone calls from a company claiming to be conducting an election survey on behalf of the city of Calabasas.     The survey reportedly is a fraud.     The city says it has not attempted to contact any Calabasas voters on their voting preferences, nor […]

Governor intent on cuts to education

Gov. Brown struck a bipartisan tone in his recent State of the State address. I agree with the governor that it’s important for Democrats and Republicans to work together to solve California’s budget crisis. I believe that’s what voters are demanding. The governor is proposing a mix of cuts and tax extensions to close this historic deficit and I believe […]

Author talk looks at Ishiro Honda’s films

A book talk on “Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda” by Peter Hayes Brothers, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 16 in the multilast purpose room of Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. For more information, call Nina Hull, community library manager, at (818) 865-9230.

Knights roll dice on Casino Night

The Knights of Columbus will host Casino Night from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 26 at the St. Peter Claver parish hall, Cochran and Stow streets, Simi Valley. The event will have door prizes, raffles, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar with adult beverages. Gaming tables include blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Tickets are $25 advance or $30 […]

Kids learn barbershop music

The Pacific Sound men’s barbershop chorus and the ChannelAire women’s Sweet Adeline chorus will co-host the third annual Youth In Harmony Festival on Sat., Feb. 12 at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road. The purpose of the festival is to promote a cappella four-part harmony singing in the barbershop style. The event will start at 10 a.m. with clinics, […]