2017-06-15

Celebrating the life of a local visionary



The life of the man who led the effort to save the Leonis Adobe landmark in Calabasas from demolition, Ray Phillips will be remembered at an event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., June 24 at the museum, 23537 Calabasas Road. During the 40 years that Phillips served as president of the Leonis Adobe Association, from 1964 to 2004, he […]

Conejo Classic passing tourney is this weekend



Calabasas High’s football team will try to defend its title at the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament, which will be held Sat., June 17 at Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park high schools. Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Westlake, Calabasas, Viewpoint, San Marcos, Saugus and Pacifica will kick off the morning session at T.O. Newbury Park, Camarillo, West Ranch, Taft, Ventura, Valencia […]

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‘Phony’ uproar from the right



In watching recent events unfold, what letter-writer Vic Miranda called a “fait accompli,” in his self-righteous pseudo-patriotic screed, is looking less certain. Likewise, letter-writer Brian Goldenfeld has assured us that man-made climate change is a hoax. These are folks whose views of economics are modeled after robber barons, whose view of foreign policy is derived from John Wayne films and […]

Happy Father’s Day



This Father’s Day we asked our readers to describe their favorite Dad moment, a loving tribute to the man who means so much. Here’s what they said . . . One of my favorite moments with my dad was when we went to a park and played the hot lava game. We pretended the wood chips would burn us and […]

Climbing higher

Three youngsters qualify for climbing tournament in San Francisco


In the hit song, “Views,” rapper Drake sings “It’s only up from here, I promise, you just gotta wait.” The wait is almost over for three athletes on the youth climbing team at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing in Thousand Oaks. Maddie Russo, Aidan Lam and Harry Robinson will scale the walls at the USA Climbing: Sport and Speed Youth Divisional […]

New Acorn correspondent snoops the daffy world of ducks

Four-legged reporter debuts



I might be a squirrel, but I’m a very observant one. Not only do I notice all the wonderful flora and fauna in these fabulous local counties, I also communicate with fellow critters, big and small. Just the other day, for example, I met two quacks in my neighborhood. They were a pair of ducks, just standing there on the […]

Chabad honors Mayor Weber



FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE—Rabbi Moshe Bryski from the Chabad of the Conejo, left, and longtime friend Denis Weber, mayor of Agoura Hills, enjoy a moment at the Chabad’s June 11 gala fundraiser. Weber was the guest of honor at the Four Seasons Westlake Village event. Titled Leaders, Heroes and Lamplighters, the evening included dinner, entertainment and a tribute to Weber and other […]

Getting dressed isn’t their strongest suit

Hot Flashes

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s game time for graduations, certifications, conjugations, obliterations, absolutions and baseball playoffs. From the flowery fields in Fillmore to courtyards in Camarillo, it’s an epidemic, I tell ya. Come September, as they say in the “Shark Tank,” “I’m out.” Just put an umbrella over my head and one in the glass I’m holding and I’ll […]

Westlake grads rejoice



OH HAPPY DAY—Left, Matthew Wolff, standing, receives congratulations from Bill Culpepper after receiving his diploma. Above, Madison Goff sneaks a peek at the audience during Westlake High School’s 38th annual commencement ceremony on June 8 at the football stadium.


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