2016-12-29 E-Edition

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Join the drum circle

Master drummer and Ifa priest Ayo Adeyemi will lead a drum circle at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 4 at the Center for Spiritual Living Westlake Village, 880 Hampshire Road. The program is free, and the public is invited. Adeyemi was initiated into the craft of devotional drumming in 1955. Taught by Yoruban Master Drummer Oliuidigo, he later toured with African […]

The Jimmy V3 plays Janss concert

BrogdenBay Presents and Larry Janss’ Four Friends Gallery will host the second concert in a series featuring The Jimmy V3 at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 14 at the gallery, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The show will have Jimmy Vivino on guitar, Mike Merritt on bass and James Wormworth on drums. Vivino is the music director on the […]

Same old song

In the Dec. 22 edition of The Acorn, the bold headline on the front page was, “Board of Supervisors ushers in a new era.” Then we read that the supervisors’ very first act was to place a tax hike on the next ballot. Seems very much like the same old era to me. Bart ListickAgoura Hills

Sankta Lucia festival at Cal Lutheran

In Europe, Dec. 13 is celebrated as the Festival of Sankta Lucia, named for a young woman from Sicily who was martyred for her faith around A.D. 400. “As her name, Lucia, means light, this festival became a celebration of light, particularly welcomed because in the old Julian calendar, Dec. 13 was the shortest and darkest day of the year,” […]

In fine form

Local athletes, teams captured imaginations, titles

Another year has come and gone. Where did all the time go? Local athletes and teams made the most of their time in and out of the spotlight. Jacob Lund, Lola Mormino, Kiley Gallant and Alex Graden inspired us. Agoura High’s girls’ basketball team—which surged to a CIF-Southern Section title game appearance under the guidance of first-year head coach Jason […]

Diversity always appreciated

The recent edition of The Acorn gave tribute to Hanukkah, while it also ran an editorial glorifying “The Magic of the Christmas Tree.” By intent or coincidence, The Acorn underscored the strength and essence of America—it’s our diversity, not homogeneity that makes the United States a unique nation. Let us, now and forever, recognize and honor the democratic process of […]

Hadassah welcomes new members

K’helah Shel Nashim is looking for interested women who would like to join. Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a Jewish volunteer women’s organization. Founded in 1912, it is one of the largest international Jewish organizations in the U.S. K’helah Shel Nashim began as seven friends sitting around the table discussing how they could do more in the […]

Bring out good memories at next family gathering

Other Side of 50

As we age, our memories seem more significant, and more vivid. Holidays are a great time for sharing memories. At our holiday events we inevitably end up in fits of laughter, holding our sides and wiping away tears. Some of our stories get retold each year. Like the time my dad was using a blowtorch to remove the paint from […]

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