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 […]

Westlake team shines on twofields

Speedy centipede may pause to bite

As a nascent hiker I once came upon a messy, deserted campsite in the chaparral. As I poked around, a discarded bottle rolled away. Scrabbling inside it was a centipede. That activated my fright button. Years later, surprising a centipede while lifting a potted plant in my garden set off a similar alarm. Typically gardeners encounter earthworms or slugs loitering […]

Jim Cole concert

The Elation Arts Series will present a concert with Nashville singer-songwriter Jim Cole at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Cole will also perform at the worship services the same day. Times are 9 a.m. for the traditional service in the sanctuary and 10:30 a.m. for the contemporary service in the Fireside Room. […]

Power outage

Are we living in such an undeveloped third-world backwood that our local Tinker Toy power company can’t keep our electricity flowing without constant intentional outages? By the time this letter appears in print, So Cal Edison will have done their fourth “maintenance outage” in four months in a part of Agoura Hills. Two of them were for about six hours […]

The powers of The Parking Fairy

Single Files

My elderly yet feisty mother told me she’d once again made the long trip alone from her house to the annual Canadian National Exhibition in downtown Toronto this year. What this entails makes me tired just thinking about it. As she lives in a small town outside of the city, she takes the commuter GO Train there instead of driving […]

Saddlery to host advance screening of ‘Harry and Snowman’ movie

Proceeds go to horse rescue program

Neigh Savers Foundation, a certified nonprofit organization, will hold an advance screening of the move “Harry and Snowman” from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 17 at Brightstar Saddlery, 28708 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Guests will have the opportunity to see the movie before its limited theatrical release Sept. 30. The film is about the friendship between a horse and […]


Free adult course on reading Hebrew Temple Etz Chaim is launching a free six-week course to teach adults to learn to read Hebrew. The program is open to the community. The course will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sun., Sept. 18 and 25, Oct. 9 and 23, and Nov. 13 and 20 in the temple’s social hall, 1080 E. […]

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