2012-08-23

Invitation from Newcomers



The Westlake Village Newcomers annual Welcome Coffee will be at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon, Westlake Village. Residents, new to the Westlake area or not so new, who live in the ZIP codes of 91361, 91362 and 91377 are welcome. Refreshments and information about club social activities will be provided. For information, […]

Pet of the Week



‘Bad Bill’ books, written by teachers, good for children




Cindy Simmons has been telling “Bad Bill” stories about her real-life brother to her kindergarten students at Sumac Elementary School for years. Simmons had Bill’s escapades down cold in the ancient tradition of oral storytelling. When she was reunited with her former student-teacher Nanci Powers, an artist-turned-kindergarten teacher at Mariposa School of Global Learning, which shares the Sumac campus, Simmons […]

Cancer support



The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara (formerly The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura) will hold its 21st Annual Holiday Homes Tour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., Dec. 2. The self-guided tour is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers, with proceeds providing cancer support, education and hope at no charge to local cancer […]

Against AB 32



I am a native Californian who has had a 42-year career as a Ph.D. scientist, most of it spent at UCLA. Over this long period I have watched California decline in many significant ways to its current, nearly bankrupt status. A major contributor to this decline has been California’s adoption of scientifically unjustified regulations that have destroyed businesses and undermined […]

Boys & Girls Clubs welcome new leaders



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley have added three new members to their board of directors. Jerry Anderson has lived in the Thousand Oaks area for 14 years. He is vice president of leasing for the Macerich Company and has been with that company for more than 24 years. Anderson is a licensed real estate broker and […]

Food sales help animals



This weekend the Thousand Oaks Hooters Restaurant will host the inaugural Hooters 4 Neuters Fundraising and Awareness Event to raise money for pet adoptions and awareness for spay/neutering. Hooters at 401 N. Moorpark Road will donate 20 percent of the sales on all food and merchandise to the Shelter Hope Pet Shop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura ChargersFri., Aug. 24: Back-to-schoolrally/main quad/lunch Calabasas CoyotesMon., Aug. 27: Fall sports parent meeting/6:30 p.m.Wed., Aug. 29: Unstrumentalauditions/12:30 p.m.Club information meeting/ 12:30 p.m.Thurs., Aug. 30: Unstrumentalauditions/12:30 p.m.Freshman election information meeting/12:30 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Aug. 24: Ninth-graderegistration Sun., Aug. 26: ASB car wash/9a.m. to noonMon., Aug. 27: Fall sports parent meeting/7 p.m.Wed., Aug. 29: First day ofschoolTennis and volleyball finalclearance/student […]

From the Editor

It’s time to drum up the marching band and flick on the Friday night lights

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Acorn’s Marmonte League Pigskin Preview, your complete guide to the area’s best collection of high school football teams. If you’re not familiar with the local prep gridiron scene, you may be asking yourself, “Why all the fuss?” The fact is the Acorn has always prided itself on covering all of our local high […]

Defending GOP



I get weary of people depicting Republicans as being meanspirited. It seems to me that the Democrats want to tax everything under the sun. I worked hard to leave an estate for my family, and I would like to know what the government did to earn any part of that money. It was that mean-spirited Republican President Lincoln who freed […]


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