2014-08-14 E-Edition

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The back story regarding Jenny

I just managed to look at the last two issues of The Acorn and noticed the saga of Jenny. There is something I need to tell you. Jenny is not homeless. This is because she lives—or perhaps not, as I missed the original story—exactly where she wants and how she wants. Furthermore, when offered food, she specified the kind of […]

A purr-fect day for black cats

Sleek, majestic, playful and cuddly—what’s not to like about a black cat? This Sunday, Aug. 17, is National Black Cat Appreciation Day, a time to recognize the fine features of these felines and to encourage the adoption of black cats. A black cat is not a specifi c breed. The Cat Fanciers Association allows solid black coloring in 22 of […]

CLU expands interfaith efforts

California Lutheran University recently received an $8,000 grant, funded by The Teagle Foundation and administered by the Interfaith Youth Core, to strengthen interfaith studies in the curriculum. Faculty will consider expanding the interfaith components of two existing courses, including the religion course that all students take, and developing an interfaith course that would be taught by faculty from two disciplines. […]

Intrepid writer tackles half marathon

Editor’s note: Acorn sportswriter Gilberto Manzano attempted to relive his high school cross country glory days by competing in the Arroyo Creek Half Marathon last weekend in Simi Valley. Here’s an account of his experience: I needed a positive sign to keep me going. The cramp on the right side of my stomach during mile eight of the Arroyo Creek […]

Upset about Westlake Plaza

To answer your question of where have all the tree people gone—we’re here. We’re just not allowed to be on the ad hoc tree review committee. I applied. I live in the same ZIP code as the Westlake Plaza, but I apparently cannot be on the committee because I don’t technically live in Thousand Oaks. Note that the plaza is […]

Scout helps build riding trail

Bright stars glow in their division

The Middle East

I am 100 percent agnostic and I do not practice any faith. The world didn’t really bat an eye over the 170,000 killed in the Syrian civil war; yawned at Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab atrocities in central Africa; and showed little concern when the Muslim Brotherhood was running Egypt into the crapper; but boy oh boy, let a Jew lift […]

This year’s Ventura County Fair had more than its fair share of success

After 12 days of fun, food and farm fare in a festival atmosphere, the 2014 Ventura County Fair came to a close Sun., Aug. 10. Here’s a sampling of what fairgoers experienced throughout the event, which saw a decrease in attendance over last year despite a variety of popular attractions. Approximately 304,000 people went through the turnstiles this year. Attendees […]

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