2015-09-24

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Calabasas City Council favorites



Alicia Weintraub, running for Calabasas City Council, not only personally relates to the needs of families with school age children, but she has worked hard at her home school as well as on a district level to ensure quality education and extraordinary amenities for our kids. As family values are core to her beliefs, she also has actively pursued efforts […]

The essay



Dear Miss McClintock, And you made me feel guilty. Fifty-two years have passed since I survived your sixth-grade class/boot camp, and it is time to revoke an apology. By now you’re likely hanging with that great mimeo machine in the sky, kept aloft by your gelatinous arms flapping ever more. I do not choose to disturb your reverie, but would […]

Pet blessings and family fun



Blessing of the animals and Family Fun Day will take place on Sun., Oct. 4 on the patio at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The worship service and blessing will start at 10:15 a.m. Guests can bring pets on a leash or in a cage for a blessing. The Family Fun Day for people and pets […]

Symphony names new concertmaster



The New West Symphony recently announced the appointment of Alyssa Park as the orchestra’s new concertmaster. The announcement follows a yearlong search to replace former concertmaster Danielle Belen. “The concertmaster not only needs to be an outstanding player capable of soloing as well as playing in the orchestra, but must also be a leader,” said New West music director Marcelo […]

Running for LVUSD board



I endorse and encourage our community to vote for Mathy Wasserman for school board of the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Mathy began volunteering at Round Meadow, where she was an effective communicator and leader. As PFA president, she oversaw the extensive fundraising necessary to support the specialists, programs and facility improvements. Many times, this meant Mathy found unique partnerships […]

Dems host a garden party



The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley will hold its 12th annual Garden Party from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The featured speakers will be California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and women’s health activist Sandra Fluke. Elected officials will include U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley and Assemblymembers […]

Documentary follows chaplains in their work



California Lutheran University will present a free screening of a new two-hour documentary “Chaplains,” about the varied work of chaplains of different faiths, at 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 5 at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive. Tickets will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. until the theater reaches capacity. Award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier, who has produced and directed […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Calabasas Coyotes (4-0) vs. Rio Mesa Spartans (3-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Rio Mesa High


Coyotes and Spartans are ready to tussle. Calabasas and Rio Mesa, who went a combined 1-19 in 2013, qualified for the playoffs last year. Calabasas even reached the CIF-Southern Section Western Division quarterfinals. The teams are even better this year. Calabasas, the top-ranked team in the latest Western Division coaches’ poll, will travel north on the 101 Freeway to take […]

Honig for Westlake council



I urge you to vote for Kelly Honig for Westlake Village City Council. Kelly Honig has been a neighbor and good friend of mine for over 14 years. I have seen her, time and time again, jump into local matters with both feet. She’s civic-minded, cares deeply about Westlake Village and its residents, and wants to make a positive contribution. […]


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