2014-05-22

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Disrupted by Amgen race



I finally managed to make it back home after trying without success to get to church on Sunday. I didn’t know about the Amgen race until I read The Acorn Saturday night, but I didn’t realize it would be like that. For all intents and purposes, the entire city of Agoura Hills was taken over by one event so that […]

AmeriCorps seeks candidates for service



Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County has been awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA service member position and is looking for motivated and qualified candidates to serve locally during the 2014-15 service year, which begins this summer. AmeriCorps, also known as the domestic Peace Corps, is a network of national service programs that engage more than 80,000 Americans each year in service […]

Young ladies are all the fashion



Feel good hit of the spring




The Warriors won their first playoff game in a decade with an emphatic knockout punch. Westlake High’s softball team obliterated Fillmore 10-0 in five innings on Monday at home in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 wild card playoff bout. Sarah Ho, a senior catcher and captain, ended the game on mercy rule with a three-run home run rainbow beyond the […]

Kuehl supporter



As a 30-year local environmental activist, I am supporting Sheila Kuehl for L.A. County supervisor. Sheila Kuehl has served the residents of our Santa Monica Mountains as our state representative and senator. Sheila Kuehl played a major role in saving Ahmanson Ranch from development. Sheila Kuehl fought tirelessly to preserve Gillette Ranch, the site of our national park visitor center. […]

Memorial Day ceremony to honor lives lost in service to the U.S.



Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park will honor American heroes who died in the service of their country on Memorial Day at 10:30 a.m. Mon, May 26 in the Garden of Valor, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The complimentary event, jointly hosted by the park as well as the cities of Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, is expected […]

Donations of dog blankets

Rescue group helped thousands of pets

The Canine Adoption Rescue League is hosting a blanket drive for bedding, beds and blanket donations for homeless dogs. Contributions can be sent to 901 Mission Rock Road, Santa Paula. CARL is a private nonprofit, no-kill organization operated almost entirely by volunteers. Since 1996 CARL has rescued and placed thousands of unwanted, sick, abandoned and homeless dogs. Dogs in the […]

Local swimmers glide at CIF-Southern Sectionfinals




A horde of high school swimmers from Viewpoint, Westlake, Oaks Christian and Thousand Oaks flourished at the CIF-Southern Section finals last week at Riverside Aquatics Center. The Viewpoint swim team had a memorable meet. The Patriots took third place in the girls’ Division 3 final standings while the boys’ team nabbed fourth place. Viewpoint’s girls scored 185 points, finishing three […]

Oak Park buses



I have written the Ventura Local Agency Formation Commission asking them to not activate bus transportation service in County Service Area No. 4 (Oak Park). The need for such service, as presently exists with the Kanan Shuttle, begins and ends with the Oak Park School District. I am retired and have used the shuttle. When students are not using it, […]


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