2017-02-16 E-Edition

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Border patrol

One of the goals of any newspaper is to strive for accuracy. I trust The Acorn subscribes to that goal. For many years now your paper has confused the borders of Agoura Hills with “Agoura.” Please, please get our boundaries straight. Agoura Hills is an incorporated city of 8.5 square miles. “ Agoura” to the south lies outside our borders […]

Chamber of Commerce to host annual recognition gala

Awards will be given in seven categories

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Black and White” Recognition Gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. The event will honor outgoing chairman Matthew Midura of Pepperdine University as well as the winners in seven award categories, as follows: Business of the Year: Sports Academy. Sports Academy in […]

An opportunity for caregivers and those with memory loss

Senior Concerns will host a Memory Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. A Memory Café is a social gathering where people with memory loss, along with their caregivers, friends and family can come together in a safe and supportive environment. The café gives participants a break from the disease and […]

Says Stonehaus an annoyance

For 18 months, we and other neighbors of First Neighborhood campaigned the City Council to bring an expanding commercial operation, Westlake Village Inn Property, under control, and as a result the Stonehaus Conditional Use Permit was reviewed and partially modified on Dec. 14, 2016. The effort has, in large part, corrected the issues to a level of livability, and we […]

Lecture to detail Nazi persecution of gays

Samuel Torvend, a theologian from Pacific Lutheran University, will discuss “The Passion of Robert Oelbermann: The Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany” at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 in Overton Hall, Memorial Parkway near Regent Avenue, on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. Oelbermann was a gay German Lutheran. In 1919, Oelbermann and his brother founded the Nerother […]

‘There will never be another Schwartzie’

COMMENTARY /// Judaism

The world lost one of the brightest lights of our generation to heaven Feb. 8 with the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, better known as “Schwartzie.” Schwartzie wasn’t just a rabbi; he was one of the greatest teachers, mystics and human beings that have been blessed to walk this world in the last century. Recognized around the globe by tens […]

Likes Agoura Village plan

My wife and I have attended meetings regarding Agoura Village since we first heard about it before the recession halted the process. In fact, there was unprecedented community involvement and support of adopting the Agoura Village plan back in 2008. The beauty of the plan is that it requires all the developers within Agoura Village to follow stringent guidelines. All […]

Fabric art display in Westlake

The nonprofit Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is hosting a fabric art show at the UBS Financial Services office at 3011 Townsgate Road, Ste. 300, Westlake Village. The show will close Tues., Feb. 28. The featured artists are Loris Bogue, Paula Chung, Mimi Lieberman, Michael Rhode and Carolyn Ryan. There is no charge to view the exhibit and parking […]

Pet of the week

IN A PINCH—Chester is a male brown and white Miniature Pinscher about 7 years old. He is very mellow and gets along with everybody. To adopt Chester, ask for ID No. A4944328 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.