Another bad rap for Wells Fargo

I’ve been a Wells Fargo customer for many years and conducted my business at the North Ranch Mall branch. When a new branch opened at Westlake Plaza, I found it to be more convenient. I’ve since decided otherwise. Whoever designed this branch and OK’d the design are not bankers or business people. The building is on the only plot in […]

Come around to a song circle

Songmakers present free song circles for lovers of acoustic music— instrumentalists, songwriters, singers and listeners of all levels of talent are welcome. New circles have started. For more information and locations, call the respective group leader or go to Songmakers.org. Simi Valley Song Circle will meet from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wed., June 7 in a private Simi Valley home. […]

Acorn Newspapers bring home 16 awards in statewide contest

The Acorn Newspapers took home six first-place and 10 second-place honors at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest awards ceremony held May 20 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, a record haul for our five-newspaper group. The CNPA is a nonprofit trade association representing the daily and weekly newspapers of California. Judges around the state reviewed over […]

Trying to catch on

Tight end with local ties seeks to join NFL team as rookie free agent

Jake Maulhardt has always had a special place in his heart for his hometown. Even after excelling as a young football player on the Camarillo Roadrunners, and then the Camarillo Cougars, Maulhardt never considered going to an out-of-town private school to chase his dreams of earning a Division I scholarship. If he was going to get the chance to play […]

Cornerstone not kind to oak trees

Louise Rishoff wrote a letter to the editor and inspired me to join the movement to Save the Agoura Knoll and to fight the Cornerstone development in Agoura Hills. I, too, oppose the removal of 29 oak trees, the removal of the Agoura Lily and other endangered native plants, as well as the destruction of Chumash relics that are supposed […]

Help restore the post-fire habitat

In partnership with Big Sunday, Mountains Restoration Trust will host a free volunteer event from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., May 27 at Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. Volunteers are needed to assist in post-fire restoration efforts revegetating land after the Old Fire of June 2016. Residents can help plant oaks, control invasive species, and learn about […]

Song & wine make everything fine

Lions tamed in CIF playoffs

SAFE AT HOME—Orange Lutheran High’s Sarah Taylor, right, slides safely into home plate, beating the tag by Oaks Christian’s Sarah Ketring during the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 softball playoffs on Tuesday at Oaks Christian. The Lions lost 4-0 to Orange Lutheran and finished this season with a 26-6-1 record. In other local softball action, Agoura lost […]

Energized to save

I’m writing to get the word out to the residents of Westlake Village that the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a joint motion from Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley Thomas to begin the implementation of the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Program (story on Page 1). The benefits of this program include rate savings for […]

Ways to rest easier while traveling

Flying Squirrel

After returning home from a trip, there’s one thing I can count on: the comfort of my own bed. There’s nothing like sleeping in your own room, with your own linens, comforter and pillow. There are occasions where I sleep in a nicer bed while traveling, with a plushier mattress, higher-thread count linens and an actual menu of pillows from […]

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