2011-07-14 E-Edition

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STOP . . . in the name of the law

By now, many drivers have encountered the periodic DUI checkpoints in the area, but not everyone is happy with the sheriff’s effort to curb drinking and driving. While the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station says the checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drunk driving, Agoura Hills resident Bruce Boyer from the civil rights group SonsofLibertyLA believes the monthly checks are an […]

High school performing arts center is overkill

Are we sheep? In the last issue of The Acorn, “Schools ponder new tax,” there was a poll indicating a 66 percent approval for a new school tax. Are you people out of your minds? Go to page 18 and see the new Fine Arts Center. This is where your money will go. A school is a simple building with […]

Collection captures history of Conejo Valley

Thousand Oaks recently bought a slice of its history as reflected in 40 years of photographs taken by longtime resident Ed Lawrence. The City Council joined with the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, the Conejo Recreation and Park District and California Lutheran University in the $75,000 purchase of a collection of 17,000 photographs taken by Lawrence from the 1950s through the […]

Lil’ Ranchers Roundup

Leonis Adobe Museum’s summer program for children, Lil’ Ranchers Round Up, takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 16 at the museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The program will have music, games, crafts, baby animals, tortilla making, Native American dancing, blacksmith demonstrations and story time. Admission is free for museum members and $4 for nonmembers. Tickets […]

Free diabetes classes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association presents ongoing free diabetes classes. The programs cover individuals plan that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring. No registration is necessary. Camarillo: First Wednesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p. m. at the Camarillo Community Center, Room 3, 106 Burnley St. Thousand Oaks: Fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to […]

Calabasas woman dies on Mt. Shasta

Rescue workers recovered the body of a Calabasas woman June 29 who died while climbing Mount Shasta in Northern California. According to a report from Siskiyou County officials, John Vajo, 53, of West Hills and Jennifer Zinck, 56, of Calabasas became lost during a snowstorm while descending the 14,160- foot mountain. The hikers, who began their trek on Sun., June […]

Late budget causes DMV gaffe

Motorists with vehicle registration due in July should wait until they receive a billing notice in the mail to pay it, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced. The DMV started mailing billing notices on July 1, and all customers will be given a 30-day grace period to pay fees without penalty. Due to budget uncertainties, the DMV postponed sending out […]

Reyes Adobe Museum opens its doors to community

Arg! Pirates be comin’

There be pirates blowin’ into the Ventura Haaarghbor Village for the sixth annual Pirate Days from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 16 and 17. The event will have pirate look-alikes, professional pirate live-action shows by Pirates for Hire, three daily costume contests for children and adults, and a children’s hunt for treasure for ages 1 to 12 […]