Extreme earthquake preparedness is preposterous

Family Man

People were allegedly stocking up on bottled water, flashlights, batteries, canned food, first aid supplies, tools and other emergency preparedness items because scientists said California’s San Andreas Fault was “locked, loaded and ready to roll.” These scientists even set a date. Since when can we predict earthquakes? “First of all: Don’t worry about it,” I said to my wife and […]

New dining options open at The Oaks mall

Restaurant scene

The Oaks mall, part of the Macerich portfolio of retail properties, is presenting four new restaurants: Urban Plates, Pizza- Rev, Chipotle Mexican Grill and DeLiteFul. These fresh, fast-casual and sit-down establishments will bring the total to 12 dining selections at the mall in addition to its array of food court eateries. Urban Plates: This California chain of restaurants offers fresh […]

Ride’em Reyes Adobe

ALL ABOARD—Joey and Jack Tarascio of Thousand Oaks ride a wild pony at last weekend’s Reyes Adobe Days Festival. Actually—if you can believe it—the boys are sitting on the flat ground atop a three-dimensional painting by Tracy Lee Stum, the festival’s featured artist. The four-day event was well-received and offered something for the whole family. For more photos and information, […]

Disturbing sign

On our way home last Sunday night traveling north on Agoura Road, as we approached Cornell Road there was an electronic road construction sign that should alert drivers of the road closure. My wife became alarmed at what she thought the sign was flashing. We backed up and confirmed that the sign was really flashing “Gas the Jews.” We gathered […]


THURS., OCT. 13 Day Of Holiday Shopping 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agoura Hills Rec and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Over 20 chic boutique vendors and a food truck. Funds raised support scholarships for high school girls. Sponsored by National Charity League Inc. Conejo Valley Chapter. Email: nclconejodog@gmail.com. Web: www.nclconejo.org. Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

Fiction deadline fast approaching

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 […]

Water into creek helps endangeredfish

The Las Virgenes–Triunfo Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has begun adding treated recycled water from the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility to Malibu Creek to help sustain a threatened downstream species. Augmentation of the creek’s waters began Sept. 16 and will remain in place until natural flows at the L.A. County Malibu Creek Gaging Station exceed 2.5 cubic feet per second, which […]

Conejo Players deliver a ‘peach’ of a show

‘James and the Giant Peach’

Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” falls under the category of “journey fantasies,” which also includes such classic stories as “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Wizard of Oz.” In “Peach,” a lonely orphan goes on a fantastical journey, accompanied by a motley crew of anthropomorphic invertebrates. The “junior” version of Dahl’s story touches most of the bases of the […]

A century of service

H. Savinar Luggage Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. People have a choice to buy travel items on the internet or outlet centers, but because of the shop’s reputation, Savinar Luggage customers keep returning to the store. Savinar Luggage carries all major lines of luggage, briefcases and travel items. The store guarantees that no one will beat its […]

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