2011-05-12

Got a beef?



E-mail or fax your letter to the editor to the addresses on page 4. The Acorn strives to print all letters.

Exotic encounters



Remember that movie “The Sixth Sense” where the kid says he sees dead people? Well, yours truly sees zebras in parking lots. One ordinary Thursday while on a mundane errand to a copy store in Thousand Oaks I found a trio of zebras idling in the parking lot. They were tethered in one corner of a super-sized horse transport hitched […]

Churches gather for day of prayer




Adults, teens and children filled rows of white chairs under the shade of trees and tents last week for an hour’s pause from busy lives. The gathering commemorated the National Day of Prayer, a decades old U.S. spiritual tradition. In 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution by Congress establishing an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, […]

Our 101 Freeway on road to getting better

Improvements from Calabasas to Camarillo and beyond


Although major improvements on the 101 Freeway have only just begun, the work is already testing the patience of some local drivers who are worried about how the repairs will affect their daily driving habits over the coming months. But according to Caltrans, good things come to those who wait. The California Department of Transportation is repaving U.S. Route 101 […]

Calabasas Lake Fishing allowed to continue




Despite a request from residents who want to discontinue the catch-and-release fishing program at Calabasas Lake, a local homeowners association has decided to allow the lake fishing to continue. Last month, a group of Calabasas Lake residents who are worried that discarded hooks and fishing lines pose a hazard for pets and other wildlife proposed a ban on the recreational […]

Driving range re-opens



The Lindero Country Club will re-open its 24-stall nightlit driving range this weekend with new mats, range balls, an increased target area, and all-new netting and lights. Severe winds and rains of March 20 destroyed the netting and some light fixtures. For more information, call (818) 889-1158.

Benefit for VBS



St. Paul Lutheran Church will host a fundraiser for the 2011 Vacation Bible School from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Dinner will be served, and a silent auction of gift baskets will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Bingo will […]

Supervisors uphold occupancy cap for Chabad




The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tues., May 4 to partially increase the number of congregants allowed at the Oak Park Chabad. The synagogue inside a residential home in the 5900 block of Conifer Street has been operating since 1994. Chabad leaders wanted to increase occupancy from 70 to 145 people for Saturday services and from 10 […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A person stole a $2,300 laptop computer during a private party in the 31500 block of Agoura Road May 2. Someone stole diving gear from the patio of a home in the 5600 block of Foothill Drive April 30. The items were valued at about $700. A burglar stole a $2,000 photo camera, $1,500 lens and other accessories valued […]

Saving lives




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