2015-04-23

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Blues fest this Saturday




The 10th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival takes place this Sat., April 25, with some longtime favorites returning to help commemorate the anniversary. The festival, which takes place at Moorpark College, has traditionally featured world-renowned talent, and Michael John, festival founder and president of the Ventura County Blues Society, as well as a performer in his own right, explained what […]

Cancer support group honors essay winners



Students in grades nine to 12 shared personal, heartfelt stories about their experiences with cancer during the third annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” essay contest April 18 at the Cancer Support Community in Thousand Oaks. High school students from Van Nuys to Santa Maria were asked to share their stories in one of two categories: their own personal experience with […]

Limbaugh and minimum wage



Amid the outpouring of laudatory emails to the Seattle business owner who recently slashed his $1 million annual salary to $70,000 to use the savings to help raise by 2017 the minimum wage of all his employees to that amount, comes a radio tirade from—who else?—Rush Limbaugh. To wit: “This is pure unadulterated socialism, which never works. It’s gonna fail.” […]

Calling all volunteers



The City of Agoura Hills is seeking volunteers to participate in the inaugural Community Services Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., May 2. Community Services Day is a yearly program that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers on a single day to help with dozens of projects that will benefit this community. Volunteers will be involved in various projects, from […]

Fundraiser honors Richard M. Sherman




On Sun., April 19, Cabrillo Music Theatre hosted a VIP fundraising event at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza honoring the career of Richard M. Sherman. The surviving member of the Sherman Brothers songwriting team donated his time to be the guest of honor for the event, with proceeds helping Cabrillo fund its ongoing work benefiting students, seniors, the military, […]

‘Dear Cancer, It’s Me’

Essay by Seamus Morrison, 15

It’s me, the boy whose dreams you shattered, whose innocence you soiled, and body you stomped on. I have something to say about that. I’ve been torn apart and put back together again. Patched together with pain, and stitched up with sorrow. The stitches serve as painful reminders that you have taken what is rightfully mine. You ripped it out […]

Seal Beach



Traffic stops



There was a very appropriate article in the April 16 Acorn titled “So I’ve been pulled over . . . now what?” A friend of mine in the sheriff’s department years ago said that the walk up to the car he’s just pulled over was one of the most dangerous situations on his part; one doesn’t know what’s going on […]

He puts the fun in fundraising

Jason Alexander to premiere show at Calabasas High


Funnyman Jason Alexander, best known as George Costanza on the iconic television series “Seinfeld,” will be wisecracking, singing, dancing and impersonating an array of wacky characters at a school fundraiser to support the arts in Las Virgenes Unified School District. “Other People’s Stories” will take place at the Performing Arts Education Center at Calabasas High School on Sat., April 25. […]