2016-10-20 E-Edition

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A headline in last week’s Acorn referred to a “cell tower” that will be erected at Kimberly Peak in Agoura Hills. It is not a cell tower, but rather an emergency communications tower.

Still hope following deep family tragedy

With her cousin comatose, woman takes custody of two children

When Cynthia Berliner opened the nonprofit Pennies From Heaven thrift shop in Calabasas last year, she did so with a view to using the money that came in to help children with disabilities and families in crisis. So when she learned about Amber Schwartz, a single mother of three who was recently granted custody of her cousin’s two daughters, Berliner […]

Spooktacular symphony

The Conejo Valley Youth Preparatory Orchestra will present a Halloween Carnival with the Symphony kids’ concert Sun., Oct. 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The free Halloween-themed event is geared toward children. The music will feature classical greats such as Saint-Saens’ “The Carnival of the Animals.” Children’s activities will begin on […]

Charity comedy show will help military

Stephanie Clark, comedian and CEO of Funny Girl Events, will host a charity comedy show to raise funds for the greater Conejo Valley chapter of America Supporting Americans at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 27 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road. The evening will be a raffle with prizes, food, drinks and a PG-13 comedy show. ASA helps […]

Westlake forms public safety committee

The City of Westlake Village is looking for a few good men and women who want to help keep their community safe. At a recent meeting, the City Council agreed to establish a new public safety advisory board consisting of nine individuals whose mission will be to raise awareness about the importance of public safety and emergency preparedness in the […]

Lend a paw

Paw Works holds volunteer orientations for those age 16 and up on the first and third Tuesday of every month at its store inside The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The next orientations will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 15. Paw Works is a nonprofit animal rescue that helps to keep abandoned, homeless animals out […]

Greener pastures are a cure for ‘lawn lust’

On the Trail

It seems a sin to confess to coveting the sight of a lawn during our time of persistent drought. Yet on occasion this “lust for lawn” can become all-consuming. My rural Agoura community was never a grassy wonderland— it’s a mobile home park, heavy on asphalt that laps right up to property lines. There’s no space for sidewalks with grassy […]

Spooky nights at Sagebrush

The Sagebrush Cantina is the weekend haunt for Halloween, offering three nights of entertainment including two costume contests with cash prizes, Halloween menus and cocktail specials. All events have free admission and will take place at the cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. For families, the Tuesday Kids’ Club will host a Halloweenthemed performance featuring Dave’s Amazing Magic Show and a […]

Double transportation taxes bring us to a fork in the road

Here’s a dirty little secret about the upcoming election: On Nov. 8, voters will be asked to approve a multitude of taxes and spending measures, including taxes on the rich, taxes on tobacco, taxes for parks, taxes for transportation and taxes for public education. The Acorn is not averse to paying for the public good. Last week, the paper endorsed […]

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