2015-10-22

Dashers and dawdlers



Even a recreational pursuit such as hiking can become as categorized and graded as a major Olympic sport. This came home to me recently when an acquaintance shared her experiences after participating in a group hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. The excursion was labeled by the online organizers as appropriate for “advanced beginners.” Even though the hike was not […]

The Beatles meet the Bard in lively mashup



Cool Britannia presents a surprise concert, “Shakespeare and The Beatles,” a mashup of 38 Shakespeare scenes paired with Beatles music, at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 and 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts community room, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. During each performance the actors will hold scripts while acting out the play […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Agoura Chargers (0-7) vs. Calabasas Coyotes (6-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas High


The sun sets quickly this time of year. Daylight turns to twilight in minutes, and darkness settles like a spider in the center of a spiral orb web. Charlie Wegher, head coach of the Agoura High football team, addressed his players at the end of practice with a message. It’s been the same message all year, regardless of the opponent. […]

Westlake City Council election



We want to encourage every voter in Westlake Village to cast their vote to elect Kelly Honig for City Council. We have gotten to know Kelly quite well over the past 14 years, and we firmly believe that she is the right person for the job. Kelly is not only willing, but she is also able to give her time, […]

Yes, low-flush toilets for free



California Water Service offers a High-Efficiency Toilet Delivery Program to all Cal Water residential customers in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. In this program, Cal Water residential customers who currently use a 1.6 gallons-per-flush or more toilet will be provided with a Niagara Stealth high-efficiency toilet that uses less than one gallon per flush. This service will be provided to […]

Come see the king on his throne

Monarch butterfly



On a warm, breezy afternoon in early October, a visitor garbed in the emblematic colors of Halloween— black and orange— sailed into my backyard. It was a monarch butterfly, and I couldn’t have been more honored by its visit had it been a famous human sovereign in full regalia such as William of Orange, who became king of England, Scotland […]

Other local football matchups



St. Bonnie (5-2) at Oaks Christian (7-0) Outlook: The undefeated Lions open Marmonte League play against St. Bonaventure, which lost 49-20 to public-school darling Camarillo on Oct. 9. The Lions clobbered previously undefeated Thousand Oaks 48-7 two weeks ago. Oaks Christian QB Matt Corral recently picked up a USC scholarship offer. Simi Valley (2-5) at Oak Park (6-1) Outlook: The […]

Fall frenzy



OFF THEY GO—Above, runners begin the 1-Mile Fun Run at Triunfo YMCA’s fourth annual Goblin Gallop Oct. 17 at the Westlake Village Civic Center. The fun was all part of the 13th annual Westlake City Celebration last weekend. At right, families take a giant selfie during the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, also last weekend. For […]

Menges for school board



Pam and I have known Linda Menges for over 15 years through our church and our community. We have both worked with Linda in different groups and activities throughout the years where she has been an effective leader and shown exceptional ability in collaborating with others. I especially remember the sleep-deprived eight days we spent as adult leaders on our […]

Find out about senior housing options



Senior Concerns will present a free community seminar titled “Housing Options for Seniors” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 27 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Led by Kelila Heller of Assisted Living Connections and Annette Broersma, a geriatric counselor, the seminar will cover options for when a loved one can no longer manage living alone, how to have […]


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