Fine Brazilian dining at Moqueca

Acorn Epicurean

The name of this Conejo Valley dining experience dances delightfully off the tongue in the same way its excellently crafted signature dish deliciously tantalizes the palate. Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant is named for its featured fish stew. The recipe comes from the owner’s heritage on the island of Vitória on the southeastern coast of central Brazil, where each family has crafted […]

Support group

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The guest speaker will be Heather Fitzgerald, licensed dietician. The group meets monthly except during summer months. Membership is $7. For details, call Barbara Collins at (805) 376-3510.

Proposition 67 asks voters to undo plastic-bag ban

Manufacturers want the bags, but conservationists and others do not

The state’s plastic-bag ban is about to be addressed again, which may surprise California shoppers who believed lawmakers already had the final say on the heated consumer topic. The legislature passed a law two years ago banning single-use plastic bags. But a trade group for the plastics industry blocked the move and collected enough signatures to put a referendum—Prop. 67—on […]

Ready for rain barrels

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is offering its residential customers up to two free 55-gallon rain barrels and a rebate of $125 to have each barrel installed in anticipation of this year’s rainy season. Customers who wish to participate in the program can register at www.LVMWD.com/Rain-Barrels and follow the instructions at the website. Funded by a water conservation grant, the […]

Scully knew how to make it sing

Hot Flashes

My first big purchase in life was a spiffy transistor radio in 1962. With a bucket of loose change saved from polishing silver and sweeping the garage, I picked out the turquoise one with a pretty tan leatherette case. Just right for listening to Chubby Checker on KFWB and, on the other end of the dial, checking in with Dodger […]


THURS., OCT. 6 Trivia Night 6 p.m. at BJs Restaurant, 3955 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. No-host dinner at 6 p.m. Game starts 7:30 p.m. Teams of four play. Prizes to top three teams. Conejo Valley Kiwanis hosts. Proceeds benefit local family and kids services. Cost: $10. Contact: Roger. Phone: 805.746.2584. Web: www.conejokiwanis.org. Marines, FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Calabasas Coyotes (6-0) vs. Westlake Warriors (1-5) Friday, 7 p.m. at Westlake High School

Phillip Castro, a junior linebacker for the Calabasas High football team, answered every question without missing a beat. When told that the Coyotes are 0-12 lifetime against Westlake, Castro needed a moment to process the information. “That’s crazy. Wow,” he said. “I did not know that at all.” Westlake, one of the most decorated teams in Ventura County, has lorded […]

Fire destroys Oak Park carport

TAKE SHELTER—Darwin Foye, a resident of the Shadow Ridge condominiums in Oak Park, was at home Sunday afternoon when this fire broke out in one of the parking structures at the complex on Oak Bend Lane. Foye took this photo. Three vehicles and the structure were destroyed, but there were no injuries. The Ventura County Fire Department is investigating the […]

Rescue team recruiting

The Malibu Search and Rescue Team is seeking interested men and women to become volunteer reserve deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to perform search and rescue missions in the Santa Monica Mountains. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and U.S. citizens, pass a thorough background check and successfully complete a sheriff’s academy training program. An […]

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