2017-03-09 E-Edition

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Dig into a community garden

The Oak Park Community Garden has several 10-by-20- feet parcels available to community members who have an interest in gardening. Many of the available parcels are fenced and ready to plant with vegetables or flowers. For more information, email oakparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com. The Oak Park Community Garden is an activity committee of the Community Foundation for Oak Park and is on land […]


THURS., MARCH 9 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Speakers are Susan Shelley, columnist, and Kris Vosburgh of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Lunch cost: $25. RSVP requested. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 53890 Bell St., Somis. Catered lunch. Program: Lauralee and […]

Skeptic discovers dog’s true calling

Freckled friend garners praise

It’s not easy going through life with a dog who is better looking and more popular than you are. Initially it’s his breed that seems to attract attention: Australian cattle dog also known as Queensland heeler or blue heeler. I’m unfamiliar with this breed’s mystique. I’m a mutt fancier myself and only adopted this dog from the Agoura Shelter in […]

Environmentally aware, please

How many of us actually read the public notices in the back of our Acorn? As I sat down to eat lunch at the table where my Acorn was sitting, and having finished reading the paper prior to that, I decided to look at those notices. What I found was a notice of public hearing with regard to someone building […]

Online dating part 3: Caveat emptor

Single Files

Online dating has changed a lot in the few years since I became single again. From being somewhat frowned upon, it’s become one of the more popular ways singles use to meet one another. Things are changing so fast that I remember when meeting a potential match from an online site still involved meals and manners. Ah, those were the […]

Courting danger, one car chase at a time


Every movie is made for someone. This one should have a special attraction to adrenaline junkies who are willing to accept nonstop action in lieu of a story that makes much sense. There’s no element in “Collide” that feels original, no scene that’s surprising, no plot or subplot you haven’t seen before— even if you don’t see a lot of […]

Wildlife crossing not onerous

A response to Mr. Paul Scrivano’s letter (March 2) referencing the proposed wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon is in order. Mr. Scrivano, may I direct your attention to several sources of information: the website SaveLACougars.org, or Google the wildlife crossing currently nearing completion in Seattle, Wash., on Interstate 90 funded by state money, or wildlife crossings in the Canadian Rockies. […]

Conquering physical challenges with courage, spirit and enthusiasm

Rare spinal condition doesn’t stop Agoura Hills boy

Nothing stops 9-year-old Edgar Navarro. The Agoura Hills boy doesn’t have the use of his legs and requires a wheelchair, but emboldened by loving parents and three siblings, Edgar remains fearless in his approach to life and is keen to push his limits of what is possible. The boy and his father, Edgar Navarro Sr., were the guest speakers at […]