Agrees with free speech agenda

The encyclopedia defines a “letter to the editor” as “a letter sent to a publication about issues of concern from its readers.” The encyclopedia goes on to say the subject matter of letters to the editor varies widely; however, the most common topics include: remarking on materials such as a news story; correcting a perceived error or misrepresentation; or commenting […]

B&G Clubs announce new board member

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announced Tim English as a new member on its board of governors. Retired in 2013, English was the former owner of CEO Alpha Property Management and Realty Partners Development, a company committed to improving the living conditions for its residents. English started his career as a CPA working in public accounting […]

The dramatic Christmas tiger

All manner of fearsome tigers may be found around my house. Their glaring, golden eyes don’t blink. They don’t leap from on high in a surprise attack. They don’t roar to rattle windowpanes when their keeper—me—takes a carpet beater to their dusty hides. None requires an exotic animal permit on my part because, luckily for me, they are all toys. […]

Mission to the mission was a big success

This year, community donations allowed us to purchase over 156 brand new sleeping bags for the homeless at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles. The management and staff of Costco Westlake Village generously provided turkeys the Fred Jordan Mission will use to feed the homeless. We also acknowledge the kindness of the parishioners of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church for […]

Students excel at chess tourney

Each player finishes in top half of grade division

Evan Valens from Westlake Village and Rachel Burak of Calabasas recently competed in the U.S. Chess Federation National Scholastic K-12 grades Chess Tournament held in December in Orlando. Fla. Evan, a fourth-grader, represented Westlake Elementary. Rachel is a sixth-grader at AC Stelle Middle School. “When we arrived for her first game, Rachel was in awe of the cavernous meeting room […]

Pet of the week

Picking friends not the same thing as bullying

I investigated The Acorn’s recommended website, stopbullying.gov, and therein I found the usual attack upon personal freedom that is so typical of the political left. Example, combining from the website: Bullying is defined as “having the potential to repeatedly exclude someone from a group on purpose.” That pantywaist definition makes it bullying to pick your friends. Picking friends is always […]

Sale on holiday items

The Assistance League Conejo Valley Thrift Shop will mark down all holiday items and yellow tag clothing and shoes at 50 percent off beginning Fri., Dec. 26 at the store, 783 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Proceeds from sales will benefit the community. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sat. The store will be closed Wed. and […]

Children’s choir joins the pros

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $2,500 in damage by shattering windows at a home on Hempstead Drive Dec. 13. A burglar stole a $300 safe containing two gold-plated flutes valued at $8,000; collectable coins worth $250; $400 in cash; and $300 worth of euros from a home on Carell Avenue Dec. 12. The culprit caused $300 in damage to a […]

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