2017-02-09

Thoughts about Triunfo’s grass



One might remind the petty, bothered residents near Triunfo Park that California is still in a serious drought. Selfish water use by individual homeowners should be reported. The Conejo Rec and Park District is a leader in showing neighbors how to conserve. Too bad these ingrates can’t learn by example. Joseph DodgeWestlake Village As someone who lives close to Triunfo […]

Speakers lined up for Savvy Seniors

Registration open for talks on pirates and the English language

The City of Calabasas Savvy Seniors will hold the third annual Special Speaker Series at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, behind the library. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and speeches will begin at 7:30 p.m. Elliot Engel will give a lecture titled “A Light History of the English Language” on Fri., Feb. 10. Back by popular demand, […]

Country artist brings his hits



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum will host traditional country artist John Anderson at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The singer-songwriter has charted more than 40 singles on the country charts including “Wild and Blue,” “Straight Tequila Night,” “Swingin’” and “Money in the Bank.” Anderson’s latest CD is 2015’s “Goldmine,” In Thousand […]

Try mountain lion relocation



I’m speaking of our diminishing mountain lions. It seems the norm to open my Acorn every week and read about another mountain lion killed on a freeway. When will we wake up and realize this area is not the wilderness; it is freeways and neighborhoods. These animals deserve a chance to live free of all the madness that surrounds them […]

Few low-wage earners claim earned income tax credits

Volunteer assistance centers can provide help

Although households in California with incomes of $53,500 or less can qualify for tax refunds of $2,000 or more by claiming the federal earned income tax credit on their tax returns, only one out of five eligible workers claims the benefit, state officials said. The California Department of Community Services and Development on Jan. 27 highlighted Earned Income Tax Credit […]

German artist’s watercolors on exhibit at university



Cal Lutheran University’s William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art will present watercolor paintings by German artist Christof Mascher through April 6 north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. Titled “five leaves left,” the 12 watercolor works were inspired by imagery from Mascher’s youth, including children’s book illustrations, Scandinavian landscapes, video games and movie stills. Growing […]

Cornerstone of the city



On March 8 at 6 p.m., the Agoura Hills City Council meeting will be required to have a new hearing on the proposed Cornerstone development on the southeast corner of Agoura and Cornell roads. The best way to view this beautiful site is to stand on Agoura Road across from the Agoura/ Cornell intersection. Cornerstone proposes seven, two- and three-story […]

Creating change with loose change

Girl’s fundraiser seeks to enrich the lives of military kids


A little change can go a long way in making a difference in people’s lives. Savannah Knapp, a fifth-grader at Oaks Christian School, understands that. Last May she launched a fundraising campaign called “Go Change Me” to help children of military personnel attend summer camp for free at her school. “Change adds up,” the 10-yearold said. “Imagine the feeling someone […]

Cancer survivor fights back with healthy recipe cookbook




One month before she was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer at the age of 52, Pam Braun had no idea she had the disease. “I didn’t even have a doctor up until then because I’d been pretty healthy,” said Braun, now 65. But her main symptom—extreme fatigue—made her think something was seriously wrong. She was right. Braun was diagnosed with […]

Unfair criticism



The public overstatements as to Trump’s order slowing down the flood of unknowns till they are properly checked out are breathtaking in their stupidity. It’s not a ban on all Muslims or a religion. After the hiccups in enforcement the first few days, it is clearly a wise move. This ban is something many administrations have done, including Obama, and […]


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