2015-12-23

Deck the halls with boughs of jolly




The Calabasas home of Jerry and Judyth Rischall is overflowing with holiday spirit, bedecked as it is with hundreds of ornaments and displays in honor of the winter festivities. Thirteen large Christmas trees are part of the decor, and each room has its own theme, including elephants, Disney characters, angels, animals and Santa Claus. The Christmas and Hanukkah displays include […]

Memorable football season in Acorn country is in the books




A high school football season kicked off on a warm August night. It ended on a cold, rainy night last weekend at Sacramento State, six days before Christmas Eve. Camarillo and Calabasas captured CIF-Southern Section championships. Thousand Oaks reached its third section final in 55 seasons. Oaks Christian and Grace Brethren went undefeated during the regular season while much-maligned Oak […]

Drought caused by chemtrails?



There is rain forecasted for our area again, but will it ever arrive? Will El Niño ever happen? Right before the last rain, there were many what are called chemtrails in the sky, where high-flying planes are discharging not water vapor but a mixture of chemicals that spread out after many plane passes to make the sky look cloudy. Water […]

‘Alvin’ offers a bit of mindless fun

The Movie Nut

“As long as Alvin is around,” Simon observes at one point, “we’ll always be in trouble.” Three chipmunks making trouble—mixing mayhem, mischief and music—have created this family-friendly franchise: three prior movies that have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It was inevitable there would be a fourth. If you’ve seen any of the others, you know to […]

What mood are you in?



SIGN OF THE TIMES—Acorn reader Debra Herschman saw the sign and address for this county agency in Thousand Oaks, and got quite a chuckle.

Time to revisit solar panels on campus



Isn’t it time for LVUSD once again to investigate the installation of solar panels at Agoura and Calabasas highs schools? In 2012, the Las Virgenes school district staff proposed to the school board a plan to install solar panels at the high schools. However, after homeowner protests at a board meeting, the board shot down the plan. I am writing […]

Auditions for Village Voices



The Village Voices Chorale will hold open auditions for its spring concert beginning Jan. 10 and continuing for three weeks. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. Men and women from Ventura and Los Angeles counties can call (323) 490-6636 for an audition appointment. The chorale’s spring concert, “What […]

Hereditary cancer support group to meet



The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 10 at 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks. The program is for anyone who has been affected by hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. That include those who have not been diagnosed with cancer but are at […]

About those Calabasas football players



I would like to respond to your editorial regarding the recent success of Calabasas football. While you are correct, that it has been a meteoric rise and the team did have some players from other districts move into the area so they could attend a great high school as well as play football for a program that may give them […]

Broadway, holiday tunes pleased the crowd

CONCERT REVIEW /// Cabrillo’s Holiday Family Celebration


Each year since 2006 Cabrillo Music Theatre has paid tribute to American service men and women and their families by presenting a free Christmas concert at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu. The concerts have become such a success that Cabrillo has been besieged by its fans to offer the show to the general public, and on Dec. 13 […]


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