2011-06-09 E-Edition

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Water policy unfair

Roy Good’s letter to the editor regarding the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s conservation program was right on point. The excessive use penalties levied last year should have been used for advanced conservation devices and programs. The decision to refund money to “non-conservers” is unfair to all the ratepayers who made the difficult effort to cut back. From Page 4 […]

Topanga artists open their studio doors

Artists will open their private studios to the public during the 10th annual Topanga Canyon Artists’ Studio Tour on Sat. and Sun., June 11 and 12 in Topanga. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guests on the tour can meet more than 40 professional artists in their working studios and […]

Nuts for Mutts

The annual Nuts for Mutts Walk and Dog Show will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., June 26 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The event will benefit animal rescue New Leash on Life, Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, and Calabasas Rotary. Participants can come for the walk, the dog show or both events. […]

Arts council to host reception

Singer Annie Reznik, 14, of Calabasas, and Village Voices, based in Westlake Village, will provide entertainment for a reception running from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., June 11 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can also to view entries in the council’s latest curated arts show. The Arts Council of the Conejo […]

WAGS U-6 team snags first tourney title

Says Obama letter was far-fetched

This is regarding Lloyd Carter’s letter in last week’s Acorn deriding President Obama’s “evil direction” and calling him “the greatest threat to U.S. freedom since the War of Independence.” Bravo on your willingness to share your opinion. Having passionate beliefs is a good and noble trait. However, to truly advance as both individuals and a nation, we must always remain […]

Go back in time at Pioneer Jamboree

The Stagecoach Inn Museum will host the annual Pioneer Jamboree from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 11 on the museum grounds at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The event will have music, storytelling, butter churning, crafts, games, gold panning, 1889 lessons in Timber School, antique toy making and other hands-on activities from life in the 1800s. […]

Couple wants to spread the word about little known genetic disorder

A young local couple who wanted to start a family saw their dreams dashed when they learned they both carry a little-known genetic defect that kills more children than any other inherited disease. A month after their storybook wedding in Santa Barbara in May 2010, Stephanie and Brandon Humes decided to start a family. “ We both just really love […]

Grad ready to share talent, faith

Like the other 201 students donning the traditional burgundy cap and gown at the 2011 Oaks Christian High School commencement ceremony today, June 9, Brandon Martinez Jr., is poised to lead a fulfilling life guided by his strong faith. But unlike most of his peers taking part in the celebration at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, the 18-year-old has […]