Happy New Year of the monkey

The Conejo Chinese Cultural Association will offer a cultural event to celebrate the lunar New Year, the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. The association has been organizing these celebrations for almost 40 years. Two award-winning artists from the Shanghai Hongkou Yue Opera […]


Calabasas gives gym a workout

Mayor wants new Park Sorrento business to go back under review

A Calabasas official issued a rare Call for Review order requesting the City Council to reconsider approval given by the city planning commission for a fitness club at the Avanti development. At a Jan. 13 City Council meeting, a group of disgruntled residents asked the city to overturn the planning commission’s approval of a spin- focused health and fitness studio […]

Defending rollerhockey deal

I am writing in response to the letter in the recent Acorn concerning the roller-hockey program at de Anza Park. I am very proud of Jeff Rubin for sticking to his guns about the benefits of the program as it exists and for renewing it at least for a short while. The old adage “ if it ain’t broken why […]

Surf the net before surfing the waves

The seminal 1966 surf film “Endless Summer” follows a pair of California surfers as they travel the world to keep one step ahead of winter in their quixotic pursuit of finding the perfect wave. A running joke in the documentary has the duo arriving at beaches along the Australian coastline to find the waves have eluded them. Surfers the world […]

Insights into eye surgery options

COMMENTARY /// Aye, eye doc

Q: Are there newer alternatives to Lasik in 2016? A: Yes, there are newer alternatives to Lasik eye surgery: implantable collamer lens (ICL), Kamra inlay, superficial Lasik, PIE (presbyopic implant in eye) and topography-guided laser vision correction. Q: What is ICL? When can it be used? A: The most common indication is for people with high nearsightedness, those people with […]

Sheriff nabs computer thieves


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men in connection with the November computer thefts at Oak Park and Agoura high schools. Seven computers were stolen from Agoura High School on Nov. 6, followed by a break-in at Oak Park High on Nov. 18 in which 17 iMac computers with 21.5-inch monitors valued at $36,000 were stolen. The crime was […]

Guns are needed

In his letter to the editor, Trevor Nimoy expressed he was in favor of gun control because of the “security issue” and that “there is more violence in places that have guns.” So Trevor, please explain how becoming an unarmed victim is going to protect you or your family? Are you so naïve as to believe that criminals, who already […]

Safe in the wild

Teens help patients

LABOR OF LOVE—From left, teens Kyle Dimpel, Joshua Aronsohn and Brett Candioty attend A.J.’s Comfort Zone holiday boutique at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. The fundraiser garnered more than $19,000 to provide free post-surgical garments for breast cancer patients recuperating from mastectomies. Joshua and Brett took over the nonprofit A.J.’s Comfort Zone started by former Agoura High student Daniel […]