2012-08-16 E-Edition

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Old Agoura

Regarding the story “Backyard brawl,” about Old Agoura homeowners being upset about the possibility of a three-story townhome complex being built at Chesebro and Agoura Road which also involves removing four oak trees, why must every little piece of open land in our community be ruined by some developer? Open space, especially in Old Agoura, is a large part of […]

Leaders of learning

Musical prodigies learn how to deal with stress of performing

While watching the young soloists of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic perform, it’s easy to forget they are still children. The organization gives young artists from Calabasas to Ventura the opportunity to perform as soloists with a professional orchestra of union musicians and teachers. But sometimes the ability to handle the pressures involved in performing is not equal to a youngster’s […]

Send us your best fiction story!

If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work and take part in our upcoming “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how the Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. You must include your name, address, age and phone number. […]

Strickland’s letter

I am writing to respond to Fred Gaskin’s letter of Aug. 9 in which he claims state Sen. Tony Strickland used tax dollars to send out campaign mailings. First, the senator sends out mail from time to time notifying constituents of events, town halls and important issues that affect them, to which we receive an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. […]

Being ‘bro’ for a day


I don’t know if it’s because I’m a nerd or an only child, but I’ve always been fascinated by the “bros.” For those of you who don’t know what a “bro” is exactly, a bro is a young man who can be found at any party, nightclub, beach or gym. They are everywhere in Southern California and are most known […]


THURS., AUG. 16 Conejo Valley Cloggers 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Old Meadows Center, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. Clogging and white elephant sale. $6 dancers, free for non-dancers. Phone: 805.796.0616. Web: www.conejocloggers.com. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for a workshop. Free. Phone: 805.495.7480. Conejo Amateur Radio Club […]


This letter is in response to the three Chick-fil-A letters in the Aug. 9 Acorn. I spite of the fact that my daughter is gay and I believe that gays should be allowed to marry, I agree with every one of the writers that this is a free speech issue and no one should boycott a business because the owner […]

Color them champions