2015-12-03 E-Edition

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Didn’t like political cartoon

The cartoon you chose to run in the Nov. 25 Acorn showing a worried turkey holding a “Turkey Lives Matter!” sign was insensitive and ill-advised. After events in Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago and elsewhere, the parallels to “Black Lives Matter,” whether intended or not, render this cartoon anything but funny and in very poor taste. Your Acorn readers are far removed […]

Recycling saves resources, but does it save trees?

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

Slogans to motivate recycling sometimes count conservation by comparing accomplishments to “trees saved.” For example, the question, “Recycling a ton of paper saves how many trees?” yielded over 347,000 results on Google. The typical answer is 17 trees. The recycling page on the University of Southern Indiana website specifies 17 trees, along with helpfully noting the weight of a ton […]


THURS., DEC. 3 School Holiday Boutique 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in multipurpose room, Red Oak Elementary School, 4857 Rockfield St., Oak Park. Handmade gifts for sale from over 20 vendors. Homemade jams and baked goods. Portion of total sales donated back to Red Oak PFA. Simi Community Christmas 5 to 9 p.m. today through Dec. 6 at The Church […]


About Calabasas development

With respect to your editorial on Nov. 19, I can’t help but notice the huge response. While I generally agree with the reactions to the content and innuendo of that editorial and the concerns of overkill hotel-wise by the city, I feel that some other observations should be made. First, I hope that all the Calabasas residents that were inspired […]

Time to chill

Teens enjoy their space in Agoura

Delicious Thai street food at Bangkok Avenue

Acorn Epicurean

The next time you’re going out for an evening at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza or perhaps taking your family for an afternoon skate at The Lakes shopping center next door, take some time to plan a meal at the nearby Bangkok Avenue restaurant for some excellent Thai cuisine. You won’t be disappointed. Once you discover its delicious and […]

Talk of the Town black-tie gala

Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies (ABCs) hosted its annual Talk of the Town black-tie gala Nov. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The gala benefits breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Actress, producer and model Rene Russo received the evening’s Spirit […]

Cost of 101-23 freeway expansion swells

A decision to redesign a sound wall along the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks could push back the scheduled completion date of the 101-23 interchange expansion weeks, if not months, according to a Thousand Oaks city offi cial. Started in February 2014, work to expand the juncture of two of Ventura County’s busiest freeways was originally expected to last around […]

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