2014-10-16 E-Edition

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I’m writing this to support Barry Steinhardt, who I happened to observe one evening in January at a Las Virgenes water board meeting. While I hadn’t been completely up to date on the debate regarding a new water tank, it was apparent that the issue was less about facts and reason and more about emotion and potentially biased opinions that […]

Information for seniors

The Capstone 55+ Ministry will present its second annual Information Night, featuring topics relevant to seniors, at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19 at The Bridge Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. Katherine Raley, manager of HICAP ( Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program), will discuss Medicare, Obamacare and health insurance. Senior Dep. Tim Lohman of the Ventura County Sheriff’s […]

Nominations open for Jewish teen service award

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is seeking nominations of Jewish teens with exceptional community service or social change projects that embody tikkun olam, “repairing the world.” The Helen Diller Family Foundation will recognize up to 15 recipients for its 2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards with $36,000 each. Community members can nominate young leaders through Dec. 14 using the […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (4-2) vs. Newbury Park Panthers (5-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High

The Panthers hammered the “Solomon” bag with a little extra oomph this week. Newbury Park High’s football team releases its aggression at practice on a blue standing bag, which sports a No. 62 Westlake jersey with the last name Solomon. Newbury Park defensive line coach Chris Soury found the Westlake uniform, which resembles an old New York Giants jersey, in […]

Pet of the week

For Wilk

After reading story after story about the lack of transparency at the Las Virgenes Water District, it’s no surprise that our local water board recently was found to have violated the state’s open meeting laws by the Los Angeles district attorney. Sure, it’s bad that there is a lack of transparency in the district, but what really worries me is […]

Trader Joe’s staff will tee off to help take care of their own

Golf tourney will help colleagues going through health issues

Trader Joe’s employees throughout the region are coming together to help fellow workers in need. The grocery chain will donate a portion of the proceeds from its annual golf tournament at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo to three employees who’ve suffered through health crises, said Brandon Doolittle, manager of Trader Joe’s in Agoura Hills. The medical issues have taken […]

Scout’s good deed will help feed Manna

Collection drive set for Sat., Oct. 25 at Westlake Village church

Cameron Lester, a member of Boy Scout Troop 485 in Westlake Village who is working to complete his Eagle Scout project, is enlisting the community’s help to collect 500 pounds of food for Manna as well as and funds to support both Manna and the Ventura County Food Bank. The collection drive will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (3-3) at Camarillo (4-2) Outlook: Calabasas has lost three straight games, and the Coyotes have a tough test against Camarillo. The Scorpions won five straight Pacific View League titles before joining the Camino League. RB Chris Brooks, RB Erik Hillman, WR Emmanuel Osuchukwu and QB Tristan Gebbia lead Calabasas. Viewpoint (6-0) at Brentwood (5-1) Outlook: Viewpoint kicks off the […]