2012-08-23 E-Edition

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Resistance has paid off

The Acorn op-editor would like to see Old Agoura extend the welcome wagon “just once.” I think we would all be more than happy to do that if ever or whenever we see a developer bringing forward a project that is actually appropriate for this community. There have been many proposals since I have lived here. In review: trading Cheeseboro […]

Eye on the Conejo

Making a difference Some people see a need and do nothing. Others, like Rachel Shur, do something. After beating cancer—not once, but twice—Shur saw a need for a new cancer counseling organization, so she created UCAAN, the United Cancer Advocacy Action Network. As an adult in her mid-20s with cancer, Shur was aware of the existing nonprofits that help cancer […]

Village Voice Chorale holds open auditions

. Holiday program will be at Scherr Forum

The Village Voices Chorale will hold open auditions by appointment beginning Wed., Aug. 29 for its winter concert season. Choral singing experience and good sightreading skills are a plus. The group rehearses on Tuesday nights in Westlake Village. The concert, “Ring in the Holidays,” is scheduled for December at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The group […]

Thrift store supports schools

. Donations welcome every day

Luther’s Attic Thrift Store offers a little bit of everything. Its shelves are stocked with books, snorkeling equipment, printers, televisions and clothes, to name but a few of the items that crowd the store on High Street in downtown Moorpark. Money raised by the nonprofit Luther’s Attic goes to three Christian schools. The store supports the Good Shepherd Early Childhood […]

Become a volunteer leader

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering free training to anyone interested in learning how to become a support group facilitator for caregivers of those with dementia. A three-hour training session will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 11 at the Alzheimer’s Association Ventura County Regional Office, 80 N. Wood Road., Ste. 302, Camarillo. All materials will be provided. […]


Musketeers ready to go hog wild in 2012

Head coach: Tim Lins (14th season) 2011 results: 7-5 (5-4 in league); CIF quarterfinalist When the Quintuplets showed up for linemen tournaments this summer, other teams noticed. They’re big. They’re strong. They’re ready to move mountains. “People asked us, ‘Are you guys brothers?’ said Tyler Puccio, a junior lineman for the Moorpark High football team. “We all look alike, all […]

Lack of empathy

Once again the ignorance and growing selfishness of our society rears its head. It’s heartbreaking to read about Mr. Lloyd’s day being ruined by the selfishness and laziness of our emergency responders during the gridlock accident Aug. 11 on the 101 Freeway near Calabasas. I am surprised he didn’t complain about the people involved or injured in the accident. Mr. […]

Come get dirty for a good cause

Life isn’t easy for children who live in poverty. The inner city where many of them reside can be harsh and unsafe; at home there may not be enough to eat. This summer, more than 1,600 children from low-income communities in Southern California got a break when they attended summer camps hosted by the Salvation Army. The camps in the […]

Family Men

The good, the babies and the manly

My son was about to start fourth grade and that meant one thing to me: Would I let him go trick-or-treating with just his friends this Halloween? I went trick-or-treating without parents when I was in fourth grade. But my son doing it? Maybe I’m overprotective. My mom said I was just sentimental, that I liked making memories with my […]