Hot Flashes

Macaroni Girls When someone forgets a punch line, one of us jumps to fill in the blanks. Well, we don’t really jump because we’d end up in the ER, but you get my drift. When we talk about an “ex,” chances are his derriere will show up on a dartboard in the near future, with plenty of darts all around. […]

Troop seeks a few good young men

Scouts learn camping skills

Troop 485 of Westlake Village invites families and their sons to a get acquainted evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., March 11. The boys will learn the best way to build a fire, and then reap the benefits of their efforts with a tasty Churro. Any boy age 10 to 17 is welcome to join the troop whether or […]

Sister hopes to it with ‘Easter Catechism’

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present “Sister’s Easter Catechism—Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” on Sat. and Sun., March 30 and 31 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Show times are 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. From the author of “Late Nite Catechism,” Sister returns […]

Says complaints about Calabasas unfounded

I just read your editorial and applaud your headline as “another try for civility” and I believe your assessment of our current city council is quite positive. This stands in striking contrast to a letter on the next page from a Brittany Stephens who states that Calabasas “is wrought with corruption and nepotism.” This is a very serious allegation and […]

Former gang member to speak

Victor Rios, an associate professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, will speak at Cal Lutheran University at 7 p.m. Tues., March 19 in the Lundring Events Center. Rios, who dropped out of school and joined a gang at age 14, was helped by a teacher and a police officer, eventually earning a Phd from UC Berkeley. He will discuss […]

Full house at benefit

The second annual Texas Hold- Em Poker Tournament hosted recently by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley raised an estimated $42,000 for club activities, which was about 20 percent higher than the inaugural tourney. More than 140 players participated in the event held at the North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The Boys & Girls Clubs […]

For acoustic music lovers

Songmakers hosts free song circles for lovers of acoustic music, including all levels of instrumentalists, singers, songwriters and listeners. For more information, visit www.Songmakers.org. Agoura Hills Acoustic Music Club: Song circle and potluck dinner meets Tues., March 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. in a private home in Agoura Hills. For location, call Steve Berman at (310) 699-5755 or email […]

OPUSD history remembered

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Oak Park Unified School District on their award, Five Star designation, as covered in the Feb. 28 edition of The Acorn. No surprise, and know sincerely that Bob Kahn would be smiling down from heaven and would be very proud of the district’s latest accomplishments. Bob served on the school board […]

Young entrepreneurs charged up about their high-tech invention

Dan Friedman is a young man with an idea that he hopes will make life easier for people who need to charge their high-tech gadgets on the go. The Agoura High School graduate, now 21, and his business partners are launching a gadget called FuelBox, a self-contained charging station for phones, tablets, cameras and other devices. Friedman plans to peddle […]

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