2014-10-23

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Local candidates turn up the volume



Turnout in the Nov. 4 election is once again expected to be pitiful. (We hope this prediction doesn’t turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.) The apathy started earlier this year with an incredibly low level of voter participation in the 2014 California Primary Election. Statewide, only 25 percent of registered voters came out to cast ballots last June. In Los Angeles […]

Letter



Character counts. There’s no substitute for honesty, integrity and “doing the right thing,” especially if you want to hold public office. That’s why I am supporting Jay Lewitt to represent Agoura Hills on the Las Virgenes Water District Board. Jay has an impressive record as a successful family man, business owner and sports coach. His deep faith is reflected in […]

A spooky frightfest

Acorn reporter scares up some fun


I suffered two black eyes and a big gash on my forehead at work on a recent Saturday night. I was cursed at, screamed at and fled from. And I loved every minute of it. On the evening of Oct. 11, I joined the cast of Reign of Terror, the Janss Marketplace’s longrunning haunted house attraction. To be honest, I […]

Cultural Advisory Board seeks new members



The Cultural Recreation Advisory Board is taking applications for new members. The board was established in 2003 to advise the City Council on cultural and recreational programs, special events and city parks. Board members also sit on six sub-committees, including Green WLV, WLV Entertains and WLV Reads. The board consists of 11 adults and one youth member, all appointed by […]

Calendar



THURS., OCT. 23 Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch Noon to 1 p.m. in the Oaks Room, T.O. Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Guest speaker is Herb Gooch, political science professor at Cal Lutheran University. Luncheon served. Admission: free. RSVP requested. Contact: Brad Bussell. Phone: 805.449. 2423. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education […]

Pet of the week



Political Cartoon



Letter



Amidst a seemingly endless drought, it is crucial to consider the future of our water resources in a financially responsible way. Michael Wilk is an essential component to Las Virgenes as we move forward in grappling with present and future water issues. His focus is where it needs to be: getting the most out of ratepayers’ dollars while leading the […]

Lush Agoura Hills bounty lures and lulls wary wildlife




What would life be like forever looking over your shoulder for pending danger? This question came to mind recently as I watched a mule deer feeding at a lush smorgasbord of mostly weedy growth fringing Seminole Lake in rural Agoura. It was a full-grown doe. Despite the drought’s harsh impact on local riparian corridors and native vegetation, the doe appeared […]


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