2012-12-13 E-Edition

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Fiscal cliff

In my first letter since the election I intend to gloat. Is it my imagination or have Republicans been harping about “spending cuts?” Why then, are they so afraid of the so called “fiscal cliff” which will automatically yield deep cuts? Could it be because they will lose the ability to be the lap dogs for multi-millionaires and the military? […]

Visitor Center hosts inaugural holiday sale in Newbury Park

Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, will host its inaugural holiday sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15 at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Nearly all items in the visitor center will be marked down by 15 percent. A percentage of the sales are donated back […]

On The Town

“So your life has a happy ending,” observes the writer, played by Rafe Spall in “The Life of Pi,” as the older Pi (Irrfan Khan) tells of his adventures. “That is up to you,” Pi answers, as he hands over his story for the writer to tell. There are multiple life lessons in this movie—and this is one: The story […]

Holiday deadlines

Acorn offices will be closed at noon on Fri., Dec. 14 for a company holiday party. The Acorn will reopen for normal business hours at 9 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 17. Offices also will be closed on Tues., Dec. 25 for Christmas Day. The deadline for real estate and retail advertising in the Dec. 27 issue is Thurs., Dec. 20. […]

Art guild hosts painter

The Westlake Village Art Guild’s dinner meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 at Los Robles Greens West Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a watercolor demonstration with award-winning artist Frank Eber at 7 p.m. Eber is a plein air painter […]


THURS., DEC. 13 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Sounds Familiar (sextet) performs classical and pop holiday music. Boutique. $22 for luncheon. RSVP requested. Contact: Jane. Phone: 818.225.0843. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. at Lost Canyons Golf Club, Simi Valley. Santa Susana High School choir sings. Collecting donations for Care and […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $50 tote bag and caused $200 in damage to the window of a car parked in the 28300 block of Agoura Road Dec. 1. A thief stole an $800 laptop computer from a car parked on Kanan Road Nov. 28. A landlord reported damage to the interior of a rental property on Patrick Henry […]

O Little Town comes alive in Westlake

HOLY NIGHT—Right, Newbury Park resident Sara Habib and her son, Christian, portray villagers during the 16th annual Bethlehem Experience at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village last Saturday. Below, Robin Smilie leads Caleb the camel. The church parking lot was turned into a recreation of the ancient city of Bethlehem on the night of Christ’s birth.

The Acorn Epicurean

N’Awlinz Bistro

During the holidays our home is filled with the delicious foods of the season. On Christmas Eve my family will gather together, anticipating a festive spread reminiscent of years past. While I love the traditional delicacies, this year I decided to jazz things up New Orleans—or more accurately— N’Awlinz-style. I’m serving gumbo from N’Awlinz Bistro in Newbury Park. During a […]

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