2014-09-11 E-Edition

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Brownley, Gorell tussle in 26th District

The campaign for the 26th Congressional District is in full swing, and incumbent Julia Brownley (DThousand Oaks) recently released her first television ad touting herself as a champion for women. Days later, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a “women’s priorities scorecard” that painted Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) as a challenger backed by organizations that oppose birth control, planned parenthood and […]

Radio celeb talks at Brandeis lunch

Radio personality Bill Handel will speak at Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter’s fall luncheon and boutique at 10 a.m. Mon., Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Handel’s morning show, in which he comments on current events, is one of the top-rated morning programs in L.A. His legal advice show, “Handel on the Law,” can […]

Flying high in Oak Park

UP IN THE AIR— The wind is light so Eric Lepin of Oak Park, right, gives his kite a little boost while enjoying the day Aug. 30 at Deerhill Park in Oak Park. Below, Ryan Muxworthy, an 8-year-old Oak Park resident, watches his kite take flight while 9-year-old friend Luc Lepin assists.

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week Weekend schedule

The Panthers’ homecoming game features a very familiar foe. Agoura is the only school to have played the Panthers every season since NPHS opened in 1967. The Black Cat Attack owns an all-time series record of 29-17-1 against the Chargers. Newbury Park’s 29 wins against Agoura are its most against any squad, and the Panthers are favorites to notch win […]

Ssssnake’s owner still not known

A beautiful, all-white cobra snake cast fear into the heart of local residents last week. The venomous snake also landed Thousand Oaks on all the major television networks and in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Wall Street Journal newspapers. The story of the snake and its capture showed up in Spanish in La Opinion […]

AAUW’s big event Sept. 20

Speaker followed by accessories sale

The American Association of University Women Thousand Oaks invites the public to attend the biggest AAUW event of the year, the annual fall breakfast event from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 20 at the Sheraton Hotel in Agoura Hills. The keynote speaker will be Nathalie Gosset, the senior director of marketing and technology engineering innovation at the USC Alfred […]

Turn back the hands of time

Every day, I speak to people who have taken all the right proactive steps to benefit their health. They’ve incorporated a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen yet still find themselves feeling tired, unable to lose excess weight, and lacking libido and a zest for life. From a health and well-being perspective, it is not normal to endure a […]

Other local football matchups

Van Nuys (1-1) at Calabasas (2-0) Outlook: It is serendipitous that the Coyotes are undefeated with firstyear head coach Casey Clausen, a former Oaks Christian offensive coordinator, while OCHS has stumbled to its first 0-2 start in school history. A confident, precise offense has scored 53 points in consecutive games, and Calabasas is off to its best start in years. […]

The do’s and don’ts of campaign letters


Social media and the Internet as a whole have forever transformed how thoughts and opinions are disseminated, a phenomenon that can have particular punch in an election year. In the past, if a Democrat or a Republican wanted to show support for a candidate, they’d have to put up a lawn sign, speak to their neighbors or walk a precinct. […]