2014-07-24

2014-07-24 E-Edition

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Sad about books



I was very upset to read that Calabasas High School threw out several hundred books as part of their weeding process. I’d like to know how far CHS went to find a place to take them after the two charities mentioned turned them down. Did they ask the Calabasas Friends of the Library or any public library’s Friends group? Most […]

At The Library



The Calabasas Library offers the following programs at 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. All events are free and no tickets are required. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Sat., Aug. 2 at 1 p.m., there will be a movie presentation for teens ages 12 to 18 years. Admission and refreshments will be free. For the movie title, […]

The interesting saga of Budge Sourpuss




Sporting atop my laboring shoulders a head bursting with dreams and plans as I carried moving boxes into my newly acquired, first-ever home of my own in rural Agoura, I initially failed to notice an object on the deck railing. The home’s former owners had worked diligently to clear out all of their belongings. So what was this thing left […]

Section honors Lion coaches



The CIF-Southern Section honored two Oaks Christian High head coaches. Wes Smith, the Lion girls’ track and field coach, and Joel Perttula, the boys’ tennis coach, are Southern Section Spring Coaches of the Year, as named by the California Coaches’ Association. Smith helped start the Oaks Christian track program in 2001. The Lion girls won their first section title this […]

Homeless lady inspires reader



I write in praise of the July 24 Acorn article, “ Whatever became of Jenny?” I also knew of “Jenny” and I observed her over the years as she pushed along that market basket full of her possessions, or as she rested on “her” bench near Gelson’s market. However, I never garnered the moral courage to stop and get to […]

WLV Library presents pet-related programs



The Westlake Village library at 31220 Oak Crest Drive will sponsor two free pet-related events. Teens ages 12 to 18 can create attentiongrabbing “Adopt Me” bandannas to help a shelter pet get adopted from 3 to 4 p.m. Tues., July 29. The bandannas will be donated to the Agoura Animal Care Center. The program is sponsored by the Friends of […]

Rescue me



The Ventura County Camarillo Animal Shelter and Rescue Me Inc. plan to find homes for every one of the shelter’s homeless animals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 27 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. Adopters will receive a license, free gift bag and vet visit as well as reduced adoption fee, microchip and rabies vaccine. […]

Thoughts about new Target store



I have resided in Agoura Hills for over 25 years—21 of them in the Lake Lindero tract. While I am personally thrilled to have a Target opening around the corner, I sincerely sympathize with our neighbors on Lake Crest Drive regarding the issue of the lights. However, I had to chuckle at The Acorn’s editorial comment stating that Realtors selling […]

Flying Squirrel

Can you hear me now?

When you travel, do you need to stay connected? In this era of ubiquitous Internet access, that’s a question many of us face in our experiences on the road. Yes, I’d like to have constant access to the web. But do I need it? I faced this question on a recent trip out of the country. I had my tablet, […]


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