2013-10-03

Sharing the road with two-wheelers



Soaring Spirits International will host its fourth annual Share the Road Ride at 7 a.m. Sat., Oct. 5 from the DMV parking lot at 3855 Alamo St., Simi Valley. This ride is dedicated in memory of cyclist Phil Hernandez, who was killed while riding his bicycle in 2005. The event is to remind motorists to share the road with cyclists. […]

Production examines modern love




The world was a different place when the musical “La Cage aux Folles” hit Broadway in 1983. It made its debut in the middle of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic, when homophobic sentiments were high. Enhanced by Harvey Fierstein’s entertaining book, “La Cage” probably did more for gay rights than any musical ever staged. Like the more recent […]

Doctors to discuss breast cancer at seminar



Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present its 17th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, The event will feature Katy Hadduck, a registered nurse, trauma system manager for the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency and a former helicopter flight nurse, who […]

Coyote football golf classic is on tap



Extra water storage important for Westlake Village



The editorial in the Sept. 19 Acorn addressed a number of issues regarding Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). I recognize there may be differing opinions on the proposed water tank, but the column included several errors that should be corrected for the benefit of your readers. If the LVMWD board decides to proceed with building the water tank, the […]

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Technology could cure recycling mistakes




Warning to readers: If you are eating while reading this article, you might want to skip to the last four paragraphs. You can learn a lot from the smell of a recycling center. Big recycling centers sometimes smell sour, while small ones smell sweet. This difference is because major recyclers, such as Gold Coast Recycling Center in Ventura and the […]

K.C. Porter set to play at Reyes Adobe Days



K.C. Porter, the Grammywinning music producer of Carlos Santana and Ricky Martin, will perform with his band from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 during Reyes Adobe Days’ Music at the Adobe at 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. Porter is versed in American traditional and popular Latin music, having developed his own style from living in Central America […]

STAR testing in California to end sooner than expected




In a few weeks, Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign Assembly Bill 484, which will eliminate all future Standardized Testing and Reporting exams in California. Brown’s signature will mark the end of No Child Left Behind in California public schools. NCLB is a 2002 law championed by President George W. Bush with the aim of improving the nation’s public […]

Warriors snap Lancers’ 45-match win streak




Losing can be fun . . . sometimes. Kristin Kingi had mixed emotions after the Thousand Oaks High girls’ volleyball team lost its first Marmonte League match since 2009 on Tuesday. “It’s not great to lose, but that was a very fun match,” Lancer junior outside hitter Kingi said. “I haven’t had that much fun since my freshman year. “We […]


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