Hawaii 3-Oh! Davis claws way to top

Westlake resident qualifies for Ironman World Championship, 30 years afterfirst trip to Kona triathlon

Scott Davis kept pumping away during the cycling portion of the Wildflower Triathlon at Lake San Antonio on April 30, 2011. For a decorated athlete who’d competed in countless triathlons throughout the world, it was just another day at the office. He was in Lake San Antonio trying to qualify for his third consecutive Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, […]

Rid of rat poison

The time has come to ban rat poison in California, at least in Calabasas and surrounding areas. There is no need to endanger other wildlife in order to eliminate rats. Baiting and trapping rats is every bit as effective. And much cleaner because they do not crawl into a difficult area to reach and then die from the poison, causing […]

Bonnie Jean Laird

1925 2016

Bonnie Jean Laird, 90, of San Diego, CA passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 30th of natural causes. She is now able to join her predeceased husband of 65 years, Alan Laird, for eternity. “Bonnie” was born Jean Sherrard in Beverly Hills, CA to parents “Sherry” and “Tudie” Sherrard on August 28th, 1925. She was […]


Noam Atzmon

TOP KID—The Linda and David Catlin Boys & Girls Club at Lindero Middle School in Agoura Hills named Noam Atzmon the Youth of the Month for January. Eleven-year-old Noam of Agoura Hills was recognized for his dedication to the club. He is always eager to help the other club members with homework and happily lends a hand to help clean […]

Hollywood funny guy shares insights

Emmy Award-nominated writer David N. Weiss (“Shrek 2,” “The Smurfs Movies,” “Rugrats”) will present an evening of personal and professional stories in “A Shrek of a Trek– The Wild Spiritual Ride of a Hollywood Screenwriter“ at 8 p.m, Mon., Feb. 8 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 South Westlake Blvd. Weiss’s presentation springs from his adventures as a Jewish […]

Charging forward

FEEL THE‘BERN’—Hila Bernstein, a senior driver, and the Agoura High girls’ water polo team play at the So Cal Championships tournament in Irvine this weekend. The Chargers wrap up the regular season at 3:15 p.m. Tues., Feb. 9 at Newbury Park.

Fewer guns, fewer deaths

In a letter to The Acorn Jan. 28, Craig Kunesh made some comments about gun control that have no basis in fact. Mr. Knuesh claimed that “violence occurs much more often in places where governments have restricted or banned their citizens access to firearms.” The Henry Kaiser Foundation completed a study in October of last year. Here are the facts […]

Free seminar on money management for low-income seniors Feb. 22

In partnership with the National Council on Aging, Senior Concerns is offering one-stop shops for free economic checkups to highlight community resources available to assist low-income adults in managing budgets, saving money, finding work, and setting financial goals. The next One-Stop Shop will be Mon., Feb. 22 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Participants […]

Fine film honors the U.S. Coast Guard

The Movie Nut

This is a movie that finally rescues itself. It begins slowly, with awkward dialogue and corny sequences setting up a love story. It evolves into a suspenseful tale of adventure, with a hero braving raging seas and hurricane-force winds while his girlfriend waits back home. And, unlike so many movies that do a whole lot of creative imagining around a […]

Valentine poker run with your honey

Skyline Church in Thousand Oaks will host its annual Valentine’s Day Conejo Valley Poker Run at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12 at the church, 101 N. Skyline Drive. At the event, couples will go on a scavenger hunt to find playing cards placed at businesses. Once they have five cards, they’ll return to the church for dinner and a game […]