Nominate local employers for Caregiver-Friendly workplace award

The community is asked to nominate local employers who demonstrate leadership by accommodating and recognizing family caregivers for the Caregivers Matter… Conejo Cares Caregiver- Friendly Workplace Award. Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 8 and winners will be announced Sat., Jan. 30 and honored at a program and luncheon from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 209 […]

Field trips for bird-watchers

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will present the following field trips to see birds and native wildlife. For driving directions and more information, call the listed trip leader. Sat., Jan. 2 Rustic Canyon/ Happy Camp in Moorpark Sat., Jan. 2: Meet at gate at 8 a.m. Trip leaders are Don and Chrystal Klabunde. Call (805) 522-8023. Sun., Jan. 10 half-day […]

Pastor says creator is kind, ever-present

The Rev. Kevin Bailey said many people have a forbidding perception of God that prevents them from fully embracing their faith. “Often, our mindset is that God is sitting on a lofty chair somewhere off in the distance, waving a finger and saying he’s disappointed in us,” the pastor said. “We have a tendency to get caught up in so […]

Important date for the cougars

I am confused as to where all these cougars will end up once they cross the 101 Freeway. Along with confusion—and the widely varied replies— comes head-scratching apprehension. In short, we live in Liberty Canyon, and we want to walk there in safety. Recently, we and our Liberty Canyon neighbors received a postcard notice advising us of a “Public Scoping […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County to celebrate National Mentoring Month

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County will celebrate National Mentoring Month in January. The National Mentoring Month campaign will acknowledge the “Bigs” (adult mentors) and the positive impact they make in the lives of their “Littles,” at-risk youth served in the BBSVC programs. For the entire month, “Littles” will take over BBSVC, producing daily social media posts, e-blasts, newsletters, […]

On the track and in the field at Agoura High School

Winner, winner: Locals keep cooking


“Best of” lists are littered with minefields. Yes, they celebrate greatness, but inevitably someone, somewhere will be irked about missing the boat. It’s OK. That’s life, folks. Lists are amusing for almost every topic, especially sports. One man’s list of top-five favorite NBA players of all-time (Omri Casspi, Doug West, Moses Malone, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Charles Barkley) would […]

Your take on Calabasas football

Glenn Littman wrote an interesting letter in reaction to The Acorn’s editorial on Calabasas football. He concludes his letter with the following: “. . . and will have the knowledge that they won the first CIF Sectional Championship in the history of the school and the district.” Unfortunately, he omits the recent successful sectional title run by the 2014 basketball […]

No excuses for ailing hikers

Hints for remaining active— despite the travails

Hiking with a mini-supply of useful stuff in your daypack isn’t burdensome. In fact, it can provide great peace of mind. Being human, there are times when even the hardiest hikers can log an off day—yet remaining active is the best way to recuperate. So it’s helpful to pack for whatever may be your prevailing condition. Got the sniffles? Don’t […]

Hints for enjoying a rosy parade day

Flying Squirrel

The Tournament of Roses parade returns New Year’s Day for its 127th installment. This year’s theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Might I recommend some possible alternatives: “Find Your Parking Spot” or “Find Your Alarm Clock (so you can wake up at 3 a.m.).” “Find a Tiny Patch of Sidewalk (from which to view the parade)” also has a nice ring […]

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