2014-10-16

Radio talk show host to discuss Israel



The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture with Dennis Prager on the topic of “Why is Israel so Isolated?” 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. “Dennis has been on the forefront of the campaign to educate the American people on the righteousness of Israel’s position” said Rabbi Moshe Bryski of the […]

Roundabout was flawed



Former Agoura Hills city engineer Ken Berkman and the hired consultants convinced City Council members with their flawed arguments favoring a Kanan Road roundabout, which he restated in his recent letter to The Acorn. The contrary viewpoints presented by the public were essentially these, and are still valid: The Kanan and Agoura Road intersection is approximately 80-feet-by-80-feet, barely large enough […]

Sentencing for dog cruelty




Carlos Duarte, a 42-year-old man from North Hollywood, was sentenced to one year in jail and one year of probation for abandoning a badly injured dog that was discovered in an alley, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Duarte was arrested in February on suspicion of abandoning the pitbull in North Hollywood on July 4, 2013. The dog’s […]

College Corner



College application update At the recent University of California counselor conference, admissions directors from each UC campus provided updates, and the numbers continue to be daunting. It’s easier to understand why admission has become so competitive when you look at a graph showing that applications at Berkeley have more than doubled over the past 10 years. Berkeley received over 73,000 […]

Auditions open for Cabrillo’s ‘Company’



Cabrillo Music Theatre announces auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, “Company,” the first-ever “concept” musical. “Company” revolves around Bobby, a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship; five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Equity call for principal roles will be from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., […]

Family activities



The community is invited to the Fall Festival activities from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 on the lawn and patio of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The event is sponsored by the church’s Family Fellowship group. Admission is free for the activities: a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, pumpkin carving, games […]

For Steinhardt



Here is why I am voting for Barry Steinhardt: Raising water rates in the Las Virgenes Water District does not solve the problems caused by the current drought. What will help us is a leader who understands that we cannot continue down the same path of raising rates and increased usage. For the last four years, Barry promised and fulfilled […]

Suburban wildlife oasis

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In Dee Lyon’s lush front yard, the birds chirp happily. Lyon’s Thousand Oaks property is accredited with the National Wildlife Foundation because it provides food, water, cover and places for birds and other wildlife to raise their young. A retired attorney and avid bird watcher, Lyon has traveled around the globe to observe her feathered friends in their natural habitats. […]

Countdown to math contest



Students in Oak Park and neighboring cities will test their math skills while raising funds for local schools in the Mathnasium’s Tri- Mathlon contest that will take place Sun., Oct. 19 at the Oak Park Mathnasium Learning Center, 630 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. The competition is open to second- and fifth-grade students at all levels. In addition to winning […]

School bands get in step for competition



Six high school marching bands from across Southern California will perform in the Marching Band Open Series at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 field show competition at Thousand Oaks High School Stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. The TOHS Lancer Band will host the competition. El Camino Real, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Westlake and William S. Hart […]


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