2015-08-06

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Faith restored



We’ve been bombarded lately with all sorts of disturbing and depressing news: horrific acts of random violence, unabashed and blatant racism, graphic abuses by those who are supposed to protect and serve, nasty and inappropriate rhetoric by political candidates. Amid it all, the kindness of strangers has seemingly become nonexistent in our society. But then it happened. My 16-year-old son […]

Flying Squirrel

Sixty hours in California

I often write about relaxing ways to vacation—places where you can kick back, perhaps near a pool or beach, with a good book and a tropical drink in hand. For many of us, our hectic lives necessitate we take time to unplug and recharge. But there are times where you might consider doing the opposite, where you try to do […]

Schools are accepting applications for new year



Registration is open for Kinder Prep, an academic program for 4-year-olds that prepares children for kindergarten in a competitive school district. Class runs 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday with one-to-nine teacher/student ratio. The class is limited to 18 students. The school follows the Las Virgenes Unified School District calendar. To register or for more information, email Brandon Ferguson […]

All-breed open horse show slated



The Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club will host the second annual Fun at the Fair open/ all-breed horse show on Tues. and Wed., Aug. 11 and 12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Each day will have three age break divisions and awards. On Aug. 11, English day will feature 39 classes for flat and jumping. […]

Market wars



In that meaningless corporatetalk gibberish so brilliantly skewered in “Dilbert,” a spokesman for Haggen assures us that they perform regular competitive checks to assure that their prices are “fair and reasonable.” But guess what? Customers do not agree. They’re leaving Haggen in droves for the “unreasonable” lower prices that somehow keep other stores in business without Haggen’s strategy of ruining […]

Denim and Diamonds fundraiser for autism



The nonprofit ACT Today! will present the 10th annual Denim and Diamonds and Stars fundraiser for autism care and treatment from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. The event will have a celebrity red carpet, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, entertainment, gourmet dinner and a special tribute to […]

Academy to launch new career tech program



River Oaks Academy, a Thousand Oaks home-school charter, has been awarded a grant from Career Technical Education to develop and launch a new program to assist students in learning the components required for establishing a career in today’s competitive landscape. The program will cover oral and written communications, cultivating a work ethic, professionalism, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration […]

Conejo Oaks savor baseball revival

High-powered offense propels college wood-bat team this summer


The Conejo Oaks’ batting lineup supplied offensive fireworks this summer. “We had a great team this season compared to last year,” said Jack Kruger, the former Oaks Christian High catcher. “This year we could really swing it. We had a lot of guys who could really hit. That carried us.” The offense powered the college wood-bat baseball team to its […]

Safe vaccines



I would like to weigh in on the vaccine/immunization articles I have recently read in The Acorn. I am very happy the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown passed legislation to get more children immunized. Because we live in a society, there are some things we must do for the good of all even if we don’t agree. Vaccines confer herd […]


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