2014-09-04 E-Edition

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Distracted driving laws should apply to everyone


As motorists, we’re reminded repeatedly how dangerous—not to mention illegal—it is to drive while distracted. The sheriff’s department says distracted driving falls into three categories: visual (wondering eyes), manual (wondering hands) and cognitive (wondering minds). While drivers can be endangered in many ways, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction. Other unsafe behavior includes […]

The Other side of 50

A new kind of college education Last month my husband and I moved my niece, an incoming freshman from Connecticut, into her dorm room at USC. The experience revealed to us just how much has changed since our days on a college campus. For starters, I was amazed at all the help that was available. Before arriving on campus, new […]

Laity can learn skills to help those with grief

Stephen Ministry to start up in Newbury Park

Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 13 at the church, 3947 W. Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. Registration will begin at 8 a. m. Refreshments will be served. This workshop is an opportunity for church leaders and other members to learn about the Stephen Series, a ministry […]

Navajo rugs and jewelry featured in Calabasas

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host a Navajo rug and jewelry show with artist talks and demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 13 and 14 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The free event comes from Hubbell Trading Post, the oldest continuously operated trading […]

Three-day carnival to benefit LVUSD schools

Family fun planned at Whizin Market Square Sept. 12 through 14

A three-day carnival to benefit local schools will take place at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills Sept. 12 through 14. The carnival is sponsored by The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Fri., Sept. 12; noon to 11 p.m. Sat., Sept. 13, and noon to 10 p.m. Sun., Sept. 14. According to Deanna Glassberg, […]

Critical election in water district

For the first time in memory, we have three Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board seats being challenged. Usually, water board elections garner little attention, but the past three years have uncovered much disapproval about how LVMWD has conducted itself. We’ve seen inconceivable waste, arrogance, lies, game playing, and a disregard for our resources and neighborhoods. In the coming weeks, […]

GOP luncheon

The Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 11 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Craig Huey will discuss the topic of “election forum.” The cost for lunch is $25. RSVP is requested by tomorrow, Fri., Sept. 5. To RSVP, call Jane at (818) 225-0843.

Music of three faith traditions

California Lutheran University will present a free concert that blends the music of ancient Jews, Christians and Muslims at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 19 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. The Rose Ensemble, an award-winning vocal group based in Minnesota, will perform “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims.” The […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oak Park Eagles (0-1) vs. Nordhoff Rangers (1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m. Oak Park High Zach Borquez, Oak Park High’s band director, approached first-year football head coach Tim Kenney with a question. The school doesn’t have a fight song, Borquez said. USC or UCLA were out, but did Kenney have any preference? “You don’t need to ask me twice,” the coach said with a smile. After Oak Park scores, […]