2016-09-15 E-Edition

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Spring break 2017

Flying Squirrel

If you have school-age children, this article is for you. If you don’t, this article could be for you even more. How so? With school back in session, summer vacations are over—at least the ones involving children. But if you’re an adult who wants a kid-free holiday, the next few months are yours. Cruise ships, hotels and resorts are now […]


Documentary explores anti-Semitism

Filmmaker to field questions after screening

Temple Etz Chaim will premiere “Never Again Is Now,” a documentary on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, during Selichot services Sat., Sept. 24 in the sanctuary, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The evening is open to the community at no charge. The event will begin with havdalah (a service marking the end of Sabbath) on the plaza at […]

Acorn Fiction contest, write-on

The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling competition works. Write a 100-word fiction tale using sci-fi, drama, adventure, romance or any other genre and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry per person […]

A toast to history

Pet of the week

WATER PLAY—Lulu is a female brown and white pit bull/Basenji mix about 2 years old. She is really sweet and playful. She likes to sit in a kiddie pool. If you would like to adopt Lulu, ask for ID No. A4962726 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before […]

Giving thanks to men and women on the front lines

APPRECIATION—Above, The Rev. Tim Delkeskamp talks with children about handing out thank you cards to first responders during a morning worship service Sept. 11 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. The special service honored those who take the lead in responding to emergencies. Below, the first responders who were in attendance received a special blessing.

Helping the homeless

Thank you, Acorn, for printing the letter last week concerning seeing more homeless in our town. I too have witnessed more homeless begging. Some people have dogs or children with them, which makes the scene more heart-wrenching to me. There’s Charlie, a black man, with way too many clothes on for summer. Charlie holds a sign hand-printed with his dollar […]