2012-02-16 E-Edition

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Cell tower blues

Residents have for years been fighting to keep cell towers from coming into our neighborhoods. We don’t want them here. I was involved in the Paul Revere Drive proposed installation. Since then, year after year, entire communities opposed installations that tried to circumvent or get even near residential neighborhoods. That has been the pattern. So has the pattern been for […]

Honoring those who protect nature

Calabasas gives environmental award

The Calabasas Environmental Commission gave recognition to two people and a club for their commitment to nature and the environment at the annual Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award ceremony on Feb. 9. Established in memory of the late Carl Gibbs, a city founder and environmental commissioner who served Calabasas for 15 years, the award honors an array of individuals, businesses, […]

Conejo Valley CROP walk ready to hit the road

Registration for the 34th annual Conejo Valley CROP Hunger Walk will start at noon Sun., March 4 at California Lutheran University’s Lundring Event Center Sports Complex, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. About 700 people will participate in either the six- or four-mile walk beginning at 1 p.m. There will also be a 20-minute campus stroll for seniors, the disabled, […]

“The Vow”

Directed by: Michael Sucsy Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Sam Neill MPAA rating: PG-13 for an accident scene, partial nudity, sexual content and some language Running time: 104 minutes Best suited for: the romance minded who give bouquets of forget-me-nots. Least suited for: those who believe love is just another plot developed by Hallmark Cards. Acorn rating: Rachel […]

Boys’ soccer playoff action about to heat up

It pays to stay hot in the middle of winter. Area high school boys’ soccer teams will try to ride positive late-season momentum into the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. In Division 1 first- round action this afternoon, Marmonte League champion Royal ( 13- 5- 5) plays perennial powerhouse Santa Barbara (15-6-4), third-place finishers from the ultracompetitive Channel League, at Simi Valley […]

Water district operates in the best interest of the community

I’d like to comment on The Acorn’s recent coverage of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s plan to build a storage tank at its reservoir near Three Springs Road in Westlake Village. Reading both Sylvie Belmond’s article (Jan. 5) and the editorial published in the Jan. 9 issue about this project, one would think that the LVMWD is a nefarious […]

Sharing school spirit and pride

Students among nation’s best

Seven local high school seniors were nominated by the U.S. Department of Education for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Award for perfect or near perfect college admission test scores. The seniors are Cheryl Gaul of Agoura Hills, Agoura High School; Gilbert Ghang of Calabasas, Agoura High School; Alex Chen of Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks High School; Brian Pugh of Westlake Village, […]

Spanish Harlem Orchestra to open Ventura Music Festival

The Ventura Music Festival’s Sixth Latin Jazz Concert will feature the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at the Ventura High School auditorium, 2 N. Catalina St. Directed and founded by pianist, arranger and producer Oscar Hernández, the 2011 Grammy- winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra combines Latin music traditions with original compositions. The ensemble consists of two trumpets, […]