2016-08-04 E-Edition

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Local development arrives at a crossroads

These are critical times for our local communities. Home prices and job numbers have rebounded and the economy has returned to pre-recession highs. But there’s a stiff price that’s being paid for this feel-good news, a price that our city leaders are ignoring. First, a disclaimer. The Acorn has always respected the rights of builders to develop their projects within […]

Bob Eubanks honorary chair of T.O. arts festival

Former television host and concert promoter Bob Eubanks will act as honorary chair of the 2016 Thousand Oaks Arts Festival scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 17 and 18 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes at Thousand Oaks. Eubanks was host of the Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day Parade for […]

Horror tale gets new musical legs

play review /// ‘Carrie: The Musical’

For those who follow Broadway flops, the cult classic “Carrie: The Musical” is the stuff legends are made from. The grisly 1988 Broadway adaptation of Stephen King’s lurid novel was a nightmare, lasting for only five performances before backers pulled their financial support amid a cacophony of cat calls from critics and raucous cheers from camp-loving audiences. The show lost […]

Montecito Bank names COO

Montecito Bank & Trust has hired George Leis as chief operating officer effective July 19. Reporting directly to Janet Garufis, president and CEO, Leis has joined the bank’s executive committee, overseeing lending, retail and business banking. Leis comes to Montecito from Union Bank, where he most recently served as the managing director of the Central Coast’s private banking division. His […]

Political Cartoon

Dealing with separation anxiety

Single Files

This discussion is not about the kind of separation anxiety that a dog might feel when an owner leaves the house. Nor is it about the actual disorder in which a person experiences excessive fear when away from home or a loved one. The former might result in wee surprises left on a pad by the front door, and the […]

10,000 Maniacs at The Canyon club

The 1980s-‘90s band 10,000 Maniacts is on tour to back up the release of a new live recording titled “Playing Favorites.” The group will stop at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills for a show Sun., Aug. 7 at 28912 Roadside Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Founded in the fall of 1981 in Jamestown, NY, 10,000 Maniacs has sold […]


Guns on campus

Regarding Richard Crater’s letter to the editor “Don’t ban all guns on campus” from July 28, Crater is right: Oak Park should not ban guns on school campuses. Richard knows that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. I think those professionally trained police officers in Dallas or Baton Rouge could have […]