2016-09-01 E-Edition

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Therapy can help

Your Aug. 11 editorial cited an alarming study released by the state Department of Education that reported disturbing truths about students’ emotional well-being. The study showed that 26 percent of seventh-graders and 33 percent of ninth- and 11th-graders feel chronic sadness—sadness much of the time. That is one-quarter and one-third of reporting students. More disturbing still is that nearly one-fifth […]

The allure of free air travel

Flying Squirrel

When putting together a big trip, especially one involving transatlantic air travel, cruise lines and tour operators often dangle a very big carrot in front of travelers: the allure of free airfare. Whether you’re contemplating a river cruise on a line like Viking, AmaWaterways or Uniworld; an ocean cruise on Oceania, Regent or Crystal; or a guided land vacation package […]

You too can see Hollywood U2 at free Labor Day concert

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series wraps up with the tribute band Hollywood U2 at 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 5 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks. This free, family-friendly performance is sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Acorn. Based in Los Angeles, Hollywood U2 is the only group to […]

Support for women with diabetes

The Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 Tues., Sept. 6 in Agoura. The group meets to discuss successes, challenges and frustrations in living with this chronic disease. Topics of conversation include healthy eating, exercise, special techniques, tips, technology and ideas. For more […]

Needed: Smart development

We have seen many opine about the need to stop developing anymore land in Calabasas and Agoura. While there are critical corridors that should be preserved as open space, we have to keep in mind that there are others who have rights and needs beyond one’s individual selfish needs. Since 1970, the population of California has grown, largely through immigration. […]

Grumps takes his final mow at the old family farm

Hot Flashes

I’ve been traveling from the town of ridiculous to the fields of sublime. What we’ve done is venture out of the scorched Conejo into the lush green cornfields of Illinois, fighting humidity and bugs the size of B-52s to complete the last chapter. We’ve all reached the end of a story at one point or another. A wise friend observed […]

Real estate agents give to school

GENEROUS—Real estate agents Jay and Michelle Lieberman give a check for $500 to the Oak Hills Elementary School PTA on Aug. 16. From left are the Liebemans, Oak Hills Principal Jay Warren, second grade teacher Beth Ruben and Oaks Hills PTA president Jolynn Khordadi. When a local teacher uses the Libermans to buy or sell their home, the agents donate […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (1-0) vs. Aledo (Texas) Bearcats (1-0)

Friday, 8 p.m. Aledo High, Texas Westlake doesn’t expect Aledo of Texas to roll out the Hollywood red carpet for its guests from the West. “We’re going to be the team that comes out to ‘California Love’—and they’ll probably boo us,” said Tony Henney, the Warriors’ head coach. “The refs will not be on our side. To win the game, […]

Police keeping extra eye out for DUIs

Labor Day checkpoints planned

During the upcoming Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer, but this festive time has also become a dangerous time as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help […]

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