2014-08-14 E-Edition

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If there’s Target, why not Lowe’s?

Why is it that the City Council of Westlake Village had to have a public vote to allow Lowe’s to occupy the space where Target is presently residing on Russell Ranch Road, but there was no such uproar for Target coming into the city? Perhaps it was because of Jim Bruno and his filibustering and the Do-it Center’s aggressive propaganda […]

The many faces of disability

Perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program is disability insurance, often referred to as SSDI. Some people mistakenly think that beneficiaries are “on the dole” and getting easy money for minor impairments. That’s not the case. There are two ways to understand the truth about disability. One is by looking at the facts. The other is by getting to know […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; email your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Seminary announces new faculty

St. John’s Seminary is celebrating its 75th year forming priests for the Roman Catholic Church at its campus in Camarillo. the school recently appointed the following five new faculty/staff members. The Rev. Rodel Balagtas will work with the pastoral formation team at the school, collaborating with pastors throughout Southern California in providing internships for seminarians in their third year of […]

Water waste

The Acorn editorial of July 31 was so clear on the enormous waste our city is contributing to the waste of water. Yes, there certainly are mixed signals being sent to us by the city. I have witnessed the daytime watering of the Westlake Golf Course, one time at 11 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. It is as […]

Pub scene brews up competition

Restaurants along Thousand Oaks Boulevard must come up with new and innovative ways to stand out because the competition is growing. The Tipsy Goat opened on the boulevard over three years ago and became the go-to place for young patrons who relish a late night pub scene. But with the Tilted Kilt, a similar Celtic-themed restaurant opening only about one […]

Young singers return from overseas tour

For children, teens and young adults who know how to belt out a tune, a choral program called MUSYCA (Musical Youth of California) Children’s Choir provides an opportunity to perform in front of crowds and at professional venues. The children’s choir recently returned from an international tour to Austria and the Czech Republic. The touring choir sang in Vienna, Salzburg […]

Temple open house is a splash

Temple Etz Chaim will host a “One TEC Family” splash and open house for the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Holly Tree Drive, Oak Park. Families can bring a dairy or vegetarian (non-meat) picnic lunch and relax and play in the park. The temple invites all who are interested in […]

Dumped on

With all of the attention given to California’s drought situation and our need to conserve, I find it amazing that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation would release 105,392 acre feet—34 billion gallons—of Colorado River water from the Morelos Dam in order to create a water surge to the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Los Angeles Times and other media […]

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