2015-01-01 E-Edition

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Striking images of 2014

‘Ancient’ sculptures rock the new Agoura rec center

Two outdoor rock sculptures commissioned to adorn the new Agoura Hills recreation center pay homage to ancient lore and fanciful notions. Named Mên-an-tol West and Stillpoint, the sculptures were dedicated to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation as a thank-you from the city. The foundation gave the city a grant which helped complete the facility in time for its Jan. 5 […]

A workshop for clock lovers

The Ventura and Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will present a twoday introductory workshop on antique clocks from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Jan. 24 and 25 at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. The workshop is open to the public and no prior experience is required. Topics […]

Good news this year for enrollees

Good news for people with Medicare in 2015: Part B costs will remain the same as in 2014. Medicare Part B helps pay for doctor bills, outpatient care, durable medical equipment and other items. It requires a monthly premium and an annual deductible. I’m happy to report that Part B costs for 2015 will be identical to 2014: $104.90 a […]

The Year in Review

The people, places and events that shaped 2014

CALABASAS By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Calabasas— the city of bagels, Bieber and botox, as former mayor Fred Gaines once described it—ushered in 2014 as the year of celebrities behaving badly. On Jan. 9, pop star Justin Bieber was accused of egging a neighbor’s home in exclusive Oaks of Calabasas. Authorities say damage to the exterior of the home exceeded $20,000, […]

Journal-writing workshop offered in WLV

Journal to Self is a journalwriting workshop using a set of techniques that have been a standard in writing practice. The workshop will meet weekly in two-hour sessions beginning Sun., Jan. 18 in a private area at The Stonehaus café, 32039 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. The instructors are Leslie Levy, San Fernando Valley resident and certified Journal to the Self […]

T.O. Philharmonic to feature eight young county musicians

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase eight young Ventura County musicians in its upcoming Opus 40 concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 9 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The program will be repeated at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theater. Conducted by Dr. John Roscigno, the […]

Thinking of others

The loss of Veronika Weiss

Delivering on his promised “day of retribution,” Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a May 23 crime spree across a dozen locations in the Santa Barbara student community of Isla Vista, leaving six victims dead and injuring 13 others. Rodger, who grew up in the Woodland Hills area, began his assault by murdering three men with a knife at his residence […]