2016-09-08 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills An intruder caused $50 in damage ripping the alarm box from a wall at a home on Old Carriage Court Aug. 21. A resident reported that a sliding glass door was wide open when he returned home. He closed the door and went to the restroom. When he came out he found the door was opened again, so […]

Stars rock the house at Blue Sun Music Festival

Eco-friendly car wash tips

Water quality continues to be one of the most important environmental concerns in the Las Virgenes and Malibu Creek watersheds, say Calabasas officials who are asking for the community’s help to reduce pollution in local rivers and creeks. New regulations are in the works to restore habitat and eliminate urban runoff from all tributaries in the watershed before they merge […]

Bonhoeffer’s books resonate today

German pastor died in Nazi concentration camp serving others

The Rev. Tracy Vining said Christians must sometimes do things that are uncomfortable, inconvenient and even dangerous to defend and uphold what they know to be true. “So often we look at Christianity as something passive,” he said. “But there is a time when you have to stand up, and there’s going to be a cost to that. There is […]

Student antics questioned

Parents asked to supervise their kids at AHS football games

A letter to Lindero Canyon Middle School parents that stated middle school students could no longer attend football games at Agoura High School unless each kid was accompanied by an adult turned some heads last week. The letter, signed simply Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura High School administrators, turned out to be a bit more drastic than he’d expected, […]

Longevity revolution calls for new rituals for transitions

Written or video histories can capture memories

Rituals are as old as humankind, and they transform over time as our culture changes. Consider the days when girls were considered the property of their fathers. Marriage was less about love than it was a business transaction—the father giving his daughter to another man and the man promising to support her. We still see remnants of this ritual in […]

Parental leave bill passes

Awaiting governor’s signature

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill to provide six weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for employees of companies with 20 to 49 employees passed in the state Senate this week and is now headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 654, the New Parent Leave Act, passed in the Senate on Wednesday by a 24-12 vote. It would extend […]

Under the care, protection of a loving shepherd

Roots of Faith

In a Monty Python sketch, a city gent observes a flock of sheep. When the urbanite asks why the animals are attempting to fly, a farmer replies, “Sheep are very dim,” adding they are merely following a clever sheep named Harold, who was attempting to escape a sheep’s fate of being eaten. Contrary to myth, sheep are smart. They can […]

‘It was a dark and stormy night,’ or something like that

This is the age of fast content—short and sweet, quick and dirty, in and out. If you can’t make an impact in 140 characters you’re just not in the groove, try again. But seriously, there’s still a place in this world for good creative writing. The Acorn’s ninth annual Fiction in a Nutshell challenge returns this fall and pays homage […]

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