2014-12-11 E-Edition

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Where is that holiday spirit?

The holiday season is once again in full swing with shoppers busy looking for the perfect gift. I have always been supportive of our local businesses and shopped locally whenever possible, and will always continue to do so. However, once again, our Agoura Hills shopping centers, with the exception of one or two restaurants, are devoid of any holiday decorations. […]

Hot Flashes

Darkness before the dawn

What am I doing? I’m listening to the same song over and over. My mascara is running, my eyes are red and I just wish I could stop blubbering. There’s that song again. “ The Darkness Before the Dawn.” Every time I hear the first chord, the tears pour. But why can’t I stop listening? I’m not alone, I know. […]

Brownie Scouts prepare shoebox gifts

Choral groups present ‘Messiah’

Westminster Presbyterian Church will present George Handel’s “Messiah, Part I,” corresponding with Advent, Christmas and the life of Christ, at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at the Agoura High School Performing Arts and Education Center, 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The Westminster Chancel Choir, along with six choral groups and choirs totaling 100 singers, as well as the WPC […]

Letters could use some censorship

It should be the policy of The Acorn editor not to publish letters designed to offend and belittle the newspaper’s readers. The Acorn proudly proclaims to be a very locally focused weekly paper—in this particular case covering Agoura, Westlake and Calabasas. These are very homogeneous societies populated mostly by well- to- do, knowledgeable citizens, with their own wellestablished views on […]

Shop for a good cause

Senior Concerns will host a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 at the Bargain Boutique Thrift Store, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The sale will feature 25 percent off everything in the store. In addition, a drawing for special gift certificates will be held every hour. Refreshments will be served. The sale will […]

‘I’m bored, there’s nothing to do’

The holidays are over. The wrapping paper has been picked up, the good china put away; relatives have left and you are just now contemplating starting that first walk of your new exercise plan. Unfortunately, before you tie your laces, you hear that all too familiar cry, “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!” As you do every year, you heave […]

Cantata celebrates Jesus’ birth

“Love Came Down at Christmas,” a cantata by Joel Raney, will be performed at 8 and 9:30 a.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Ascension’s 11th annual Christmas cantata is described by its publisher as “a rich tapestry of original and familiar melodies, diverse musical styles, accessible choral settings, and engaging accompaniment.” The […]

Just the facts

There is not enough space in the entire Acorn to refute the anti-Obama rant by June Slayton in the Dec. 4 issue. It is the same old checklist of the factually untrue nonsense served up every day by the right-wing complex. It has been said that democracy depends on an informed citizenry. We have been losing that for some time. […]