2016-04-28 E-Edition

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Letter writer revised history

While I rarely respond to letters to the editor, there was one in last week’s Acorn that was so startlingly inaccurate in its historical revisionism that I feel compelled to do so. “Nation armed and ready” by William Felsman begins by proclaiming: “America has a long history of terrorist attacks.” To support his premise, Felsman then proceeds to use the […]

Options for summer camp

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s summer camp, which will run between June 13 and August 19. Campers can choose to attend all of the 10-week sessions or register for a few weeks at a time. The program will offer activities for kids to learn, develop new skills and have fun, including Musical […]

WLV symphony to perform

The Westlake Village Symphony will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 6 in the Calvary Community Church worship center, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Led by associate conductor Paul Piazza and featuring guest conductor Lauern Wasynczuk, the program will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, the overture to Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” and Dvorak’s “Serenade for Wind […]

Science fair wizards strut their stuff

GREAT MINDS AT WORK— Above, Dhruv Aggarwal, 13, from Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park explains his project to the judges at the 62nd Ventura County Science Fair on April 20 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Left, lan Perez, 16, of Ventura High School receives a dose of static electricity from a Van der Graaf generator at the CSUCI […]

Trump on trade

Donald Trump’s statement that “We take care of Japan, we take care of South Korea” and “we get virtually nothing” in return, and then tries to rebut it with facts. But this misses the point. Mr. Trump’s claim that the U.S. relationship with East Asia is all give and no take resonates with his followers, not because they have weighed […]

Free open house at the yacht club

The Westlake Yacht Club will host a free public open house from 6 to 10 p.mn. Fri., April 29 at the clubhouse, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The bar will be open and appetizers, salads and desserts will be served. Live music and boat rides will be available along with a sunset view from the new deck. Guests […]

Learn to quilt

The Conjeo Valley Quilters will host free quilting technique demos and information from guild members, teachers and quilt shop owners from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., April 30 at the Newbury Park Library community room, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For more information, call (805) 497-1294, email ljurss@roadrunner.com or visit Conejovalleyquilters.com.

Castro named new county associate superintendant

Antonio Castro has been named new associate superintendent of educational Services for the Ventura County Office of Education. Castro will replace Valerie Chrisman, who is retiring in June after 14 years of service to the county. In his new role, Castro will lead VCOE’s Educational Services Branch, which provides training, curriculum development, regulatory support and health-related services to educators and […]

CS training

I was a yard duty employee at an elementary schools two decades ago, but now the position is known as a campus supervisor, and I’ve noticed increased unsafe conditions and security risks since I was on yard duty. The school campus is open next door to a public park with people and dogs. There is an increase of children on […]

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