2013-06-27

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Traffc nightmare



Last Thursday I had an appointment in the East San Fernando Valley at 1 p.m. Knowing traffic could be a problem, I left a full hour before I was due to arrive. Traffic slowed to a crawl starting at Fallbrook and remained that way across the valley to Cahuenga Boulevard. There were no accidents earlier or present, no construction or […]

Agoura Hills park going ‘Psycho’ on us



The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council will present a special outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic thriller “Psycho” at 7 p.m. Sat., July 13 at the Adobe Reyes Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. The movie will start at dusk. “Psycho” was based on the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch. The late screenwriter Joseph Stefano, who wrote […]

It’s all blue skies for local artist



Teen turns personal trauma into help for breast cancer patients




Daniel Aronsohn, an Agoura High graduate who is heading to UCLA in the fall, was 14 when his mother, Audrey, was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a double mastectomy in 2009. The word “cancer” was enough to strike fear in the teen, but watching his mother struggle to keep drains in place on her incisions sent the boy in […]

Spying is not new



I don’t understand people’s surprise regarding recent leaks, NSA phone taps and computer infiltration. A 2008 Shia LaBeouf interview with a member of the FBI revealed phone taps of one of his conversations in 2006. J. Edgar Hoover consistently tapped the phones of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, the Masons and the Kiwanis, partly because he believed they were […]

Pet show



The 29th annual Pet Show sponsored by Calabasas Park Homeowners Association will take place on Thurs., July 4 at the lake entrance next to the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the show at 11 a.m. Every pet will receive an award. There is no entry fee. For more information, call (818) 222-2303.

Music school presents concert



Eleos Music will present a free gala concert for its Thousand Oaks music school at 2 p.m. Sat., June 29 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. The program will feature three orchestras, a 60-member choir, soloists and guest artists. The concert will showcase the school’s young musicians performing compositions by Schubert, Mozart, Vivaldi and Popper. For more […]

Hot temps worry local health officials



Ventura County Public Health officials have activated a Ventura County heat emergency plan and are warning residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Ventura County’s interior valleys, which include the cities of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark and Simi Valley, are expected to climb to 108 degrees over the next several […]

Bad advice?



Bev Sninchak’s article in the June 20 Acorn on “eco-friendly” ways to cool a house contained some terrible advice. “Plant lots of trees, bushes, and ivy around the home to create natural shade,” she wrote. This is exactly the opposite of what fire officials tell us. They advise us to clear brush and vegetation from around our homes to deprive […]


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