Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Send your letter to newstip@theacorn.com and please include name, address and phone number. […]

A Calabasas Fourth

DOWN BY THE LAKE—Left, competitors begin the annual Lakeside Fun Run. Above, Emmi, a cute Yorkshire Terrier, enters the pet show. Right, Gary Saxer in a patriotic moment.


Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $400 purse containing a driver’s license, bank cards, $400 in cash and a $350 pair of sunglasses from a vehicle parked on Captains Place June 12. Burglars caused $ 300 in damage and stole $300 in cash from a business in the 500 block of Cornell Road sometime between June 11 and 13. Someone […]

Westlake lion trainer is the real-life version of Dr. Dolittle

Hubert Geza Wells will sign copies of his memoirs this Saturday

The treacherous private road in the hills of Westlake Village that leads to the home of Hubert Geza Wells is emblematic of a man whose life was filled with danger. Wells, a wild animal trainer who’s worked with lions and bears, chimps and reptiles in movies, TV and commercials, has released his 10-years-in-themaking autobiography. The book, “Lights, Camera, Lions,” published […]

Sound circles are all around

The following free song circles will meet for acoustic music lovers: singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and listeners of all skill levels. For more information, call the listed leaders or go to Songmakers.com. Senior Song Circle: 1:30 to 4 p.m., Tues., July 11 and 25 at SCAN Health and Wellness Center, 6633 Telephone Road, Ste. 100, Ventura. Led by Marty Capsuto. Center […]


John P. Killeen has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. The new officer will serve in active duty or in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer […]

Summer of love brings groovy vibes

Flower power at
Ventura museum

In the summer of 1967, nearly 100,000 people including artists, activists, writers and musicians from across the country, converged on San Francisco, igniting a cultural revolution. The season became known as the Summer of Love. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historical movement, the Museum of Ventura County will host a summer series of events featuring speakers, concerts, lectures […]

Citizens needed for health advisory board

The office of Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks is seeking qualified citizens to serve on the Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory Board. The board serves as a liaison between the public, the Behavioral Health Department and the Board of Supervisors. Functions will include gathering, monitoring and evaluating input about substance use disorders and mental health, as well as making recommendations […]

Sometimes simple is just right

Hot Flashes

I’ve learned a few things on the baseball field this year trying to keep up with the babyfaced grandkids. Maybe you’ve traipsed around a few ball fields taking notes, too. How’s that hot dog addiction going, by the way? Anyway, not talkin’ dogs or Dodger Stadium, because I prefer the cool leagues, the “little” ones. You know, the ones where […]

Mural with a message

CREATIVE FORCES— At top, Logan Blackburn of Agoura Hills shows off his winning mural in afifth-grade design contest at Yerba Buena Elementary School. In the mural, the school’s mascot, a bobcat, joins hands with students on a tree limb. Above, parents assist Logan in the painting of the 200-square-foot design on a wall at the school’s playground. The theme of […]

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