2013-11-21

2013-11-21 E-Edition

‘It takes a village’

Ahmanson Ranch activists celebrate their ‘big day’


More than 200 open space advocates and friends of the environment gathered at the former Ahmanson Ranch site on Sunday for a 10th anniversary acknowledgement of the scenic Ventura County parkland. The preserve is nestled between the Simi Hills in the north and Santa Monica Mountains in the south. The almost 3,000-acre Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, formerly […]

Operation Gobble supplies holiday turkeys



For the 25th consecutive year, California Water Service Co. will donate gift certificates for Thanksgiving turkeys to local families in need through the Operation Gobble program. Distribution of the gift checks will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Mon., Nov. 25 at various locations in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. This year’s recipients are FOOD Share, Manna and Lutheran […]

Boys & Girls Clubs ready to sing and dance



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will offer several free performing arts productions during the holidays. The season will kick off with the Thanksgiving Potluck Showcase at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 22 in the multipurpose room at the Marion and John E. Anderson Youth Center, 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. The event will present […]

Relaxing at Ventura Harbor Village

Good wine, good food and music on Sunday

With the holidays approaching, Ventura Harbor Village and Ventura Harbor will host Wine, Dine and Jazz Sundays at three art galleries and 10 seaside restaurant venues from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 24. The event will have jazz performances, wine and dine specials as well as wine flights at a nominal cost and tasting at a nominal cost and […]

Play-acting teens give parents a big dose of reality




What really happens at unsupervised teen parties? To help parents find out, Straight Up, a youth advocacy group that works to curb teen alcohol and drug use, is hosting a series of reality parties in the area. There was one on Nov. 16 in Agoura Hills and one scheduled for Dec. 7 in Westlake Village. During the mock parties, about […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Nurturing nature



BUTTERFLIES—Above, David Snow of Thousand Oaks helps 5-year-old Joya Roy of Westlake Village prepare a monarch butterfly garden and way station at the Agoura Animal Shelter last Sunday. Also taking part are, at right, Ashley Kuzmick, 6, left, and Isabelle Yen, 5, both of Thousand Oaks.

Calendar



THURS., NOV. 21 Holiday Boutique Fundraiser 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Horizon Hills Parenting Program, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. 20 vendors, rafie, bake sale to raise funds for school. Contact: Rachel Harrel Email: rddharrell@gmail.com. School Holiday Boutique 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Westlake Hills Elementary School, 3333 Medicine Bow […]

Early delivery



The Acorn Thanksgiving week issue will be delivered to homes and businesses on Wed., Nov. 27, not Thurs., Nov. 28. We also remind advertisers about early deadlines this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Real estate and classified advertising is due by noon today, Thurs., Nov. 21. Retail advertising is due by noon tomorrow, Fri., Nov. 22. The Acorn staff […]


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