2016-04-28

Orthodox Christians celebrate Holy Week



St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host Holy Week services this week at 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo. This is the first time Holy Week will be celebrated in the parish’s new Agape Chapel. The parish is led by the Rev. Gary Kyriacou. Services are conducted in English and sprinkled with Greek. Visitors are welcome. The services are:Holy Thursday, April […]

Fire response



That was no Chinese fire drill I witnessed directly across Triunfo Canyon on Saturday afternoon. Westlake Fire Station 144 and friends executed a textbook save, stood vigil overnight and evacuated early Sunday morning. Award the fire guys a 10 for speed, diligence and professionalism. Thank you. Earl DuryeaWestlake Village

At home on the range




Dozens of FBI agents swarmed the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office shooting range recently. For several hours, some 70 federal agents from across Southern California, Nevada and Texas practiced active-shooter scenarios in an imaginary jetliner “parked” in a section of the range. “They set up rows of chairs out here like an airliner and were doing tactical maneuvers,” said Ed Ryan, […]

Blood drive for boy



City of Hope will have a blood drive in honor of a boy diagnosed with leukemia from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Oak Park Dentistry. The boy, 7-year-old Kevin Rodriguez, is undergoing chemo at City of Hope. For details, including address, call Dalys Rodriguez at (818) 889-5440 or email karenmilleropd@gmail.com.

Westlake celebrates volleyball stars



SPIKE, DIG AND SIGN—A horde of Westlake High girls’ volleyball players will continue playing the sport in college. Pictured, from left, are seniors Brooke Stark (Bucknell women’s indoor team), Allison Webb (Washington and Lee indoor), head coach Ernest Rittenhouse, Natalie Anselmo (Arizona beach) and Makayla Bush (Arizona State beach). Westlake juniors Kennedy Copeland (South Carolina beach), Morgan Bogust (Loyola Marymount […]

Artist creates religious images



MADONNA ART—Local artist Flora Bratt will display her religious folk art images today through April 30 at Harris House Designs, 31149 Via Colinas in Westalke Village. She will be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. to demonstrate her style of painting with Q-Tips. Refreshments will be served. Brattfinds inspiration in Mexican retablos that were painted in the 19th century. […]

Banjo buddies



The nice article “Pickin’, fiddlin’ at Topanga festival” in the April 14 issue of The Acorn left out the fact that we need volunteers to assist us in putting on the wonderful festival for our 56th year May 15 at Paramount Ranch in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. We get many volunteers that come back year after year, which is […]

On tap in Westlake




After years of favoring wine, the Conejo Valley is making beer its new drink of choice as the area becomes awash in craft breweries. The Conejo is now home to a half-dozen breweries, three of which are located less than a mile away from one another. This rise in local breweries comes in the midst of a craft beer boom […]

Entitled critters bug Family Man

Family Man

Food for second thought This story is about entitlement. There were these birds and squirrels that thought they could just take my dog’s food. And because my dog prolongs his meals, the entitled little critters of the neighborhood had plenty of time to dine. Who did these birds and squirrels think they were? Did they think that because they live […]

Agoura captures first league title since 1993

Charger boys’ track andfield team goes undefeated in Marmonte League



The last time the Agoura High boys’ track and field team won a league championship, in 1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged show, the Los Angeles Kings lost in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals and Sun Ra left planet Earth to travel the outer spaceways incorporated. Agoura won the Marmonte League title this year by going undefeated in every league […]