2016-11-23

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Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone caused $600 in damage breaking into a house on Torrepines Place Nov. 8. The burglar ransacked the house, but the victim wasn’t sure if anything was taken. A $ 5,000 bracelet was stolen from a home on Rainbow View Drive Nov. 4. A thief stole five fire extinguishers valued at $350 and caused $500 in damage to […]

Another feast for a fussy eater

Hot Flashes

To brine or not to brine? To fry or not to fry? To nap and call Gelson’s, or just nap? These are the real questions facing us today. So that’s why I subscribe to several cooking newsletters that fill my inbox with more than 10,000 ways to cook a turkey. If I told Grumps I was going to do an […]

‘Elf Jr.’ for the holidays



Youth Musical Theatre will present “Elf Jr.,” a family musical, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 2 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The eight-performance weekend run will end Sun., Dec. 11. Directed by Raymond Saar, this show is based on the Hollywood film starring Will Ferrell. “Elf Jr.” tells the story of Buddy, […]

Bozajian gives State of City in Calabasas




At the very western edge of the San Fernando Valley, out where cowboys and Indians used to roam, is a place where I find I unwind, a quiet place I call home. The words to “The Calabasas Song,” written by Doug Goodwin, rang out at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center Nov. 16 as city officials and residents gathered to […]

The ABCs of the language of love

Single Files

The English language can be strange. For example, why do people say things like “I’ve lost five pounds” or “I’m losing weight,” when we all know that once we’ve lost something, it’s in our nature to find it? That probably explains why I’ve been losing the same pounds and finding them over and over again for most of my adult […]

Students are stellar in ‘Oz’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’


L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” has been a staple of children’s literature for more than a century since its first publication in 1900. Since then, numerous adaptations have been produced, most notably a 1903 stage musical with songs co-written by Baum, the famous 1939 MGM motion picture starring Judy Garland and a subsequent stage musical based on […]

The ending is delayed



Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the announcement of the winners in the 2016 Acorn Fiction in a Nutshell contest has been postponed until Thurs., Dec. 1. Winners in the under-18 and 18-and-over categories will be revealed in both the newspaper and online at www.theacornonline.com. Good luck to all the contestants.

Jolly Squad dancers will spread holiday cheer



Over 90 dancers from Thrive Dance Center in Newbury Park comprise the Jolly Squad, volunteers who perform a 30-minute holiday song and dance show at community events and eight assisted living facilities in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. The squad is celebrating its sixth season this year. These dancers of all skill levels range in age from 4 through 18. […]

Medicare hospice and benefits can help the terminally ill

COMMENTARY /// End of life


When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die—in a hospital or at home—75 percent say at home and 25 percent say the hospital. But when you look at what actually happens, only 25 percent of people get […]


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