Biden delivers partisan message to CAP

Distinguished speaker series

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke passionately about his life in politics and the nation’s current state of affairs to a full house Oct. 23 at the kickoff event for the 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Biden’s folksy but decidedly partisan talk about the political climate in Washington, D.C. was aimed squarely at […]

Go down the street to get out of town

Flying Squirrel

I recently enjoyed dinner at a restaurant that is on-property at one of our local hotels. While waiting for our table, I noticed a promotional piece for the hotel. They touted the amenities of the hotel as being perfect for a weekend getaway. This got me thinking. Often when we consider a weekend getaway, we feel compelled to get out […]

Every cloud has a PINK lining

COLORFUL BENEFIT—Top, cancer survivor Jennifer Leyva and her sister Melissa Parizek accept some sweet treats from Godiva Chocolate’s Paris Vasser during the Paint the Town Pink event Oct. 2 at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. Above, cancer survivor Sherri Rosenthal shows off her creation during the event in the JC Penney courtyard that raised funds for Cancer Support Community […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oak Park Eagles (3-4) vs. Royal Highlanders (4-4)
Friday, 7 p.m. at Royal High School

Some football players have tree trunks for legs. Max Bruell’s got sequoias. Some of the celestialbound objects he’s kicked are still orbiting Saturn—NASA’s Cassini spacecraft transmitted the visual proof. Bruell, an Oak Park sophomore and foreign exchange student from Cologne, Germany, never played football before arriving in the U.S. this fall. The 15-year-old is a goalkeeper for Germany’s national youth […]

Coldwell Banker agents team up to offer superior service

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associates Donna Benevento and Sally Brown have teamed up to offer superior service to their clients. Both have earned their certification as relocation specialists, which allows them to work with corporate employees moving into the community. They are also certified to manage corporate inventory on behalf of relocation companies. In addition, both are members of […]

Landscaping push underway on Agoura streets

Major thoroughfares in the City of Agoura Hills are scheduled for new landscaping that will include colorful trees, groundcover and shrubs. The city’s arterial streets— Agoura, Kanan, Reyes Adobe and Liberty Canyon roads—have been earmarked for the new plants. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, from the westerly city limit to just east of Carell Avenue, will also be replanted. A native plant […]

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs

Single Files

Most times when I’m sitting down to write this column, subject matter comes easily to me. I guess it’s because I am single, so anything that happens to me that I share is bound to strike a chord with some or, hopefully, many readers. Alas, there are some weeks when I’m at a total loss for something to talk about. […]


THURS., OCT. 26 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon at noon. Open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Westlake Hills Elementary Fall Boutique 6 to 9 p.m. today in school multipurpose room, 3333 Medicine Bow […]

The Acorn Power Poll, Week 9

1. Rio Mesa (9-0) Spartans are one step closer to perfect 10-0 regular season after toppling Hueneme, 48-21. 2. Calabasas (7-1) Coyotes bounce back from loss by defeating Newbury Park. Calabasas has pieces to win a CIF-SS Division 2 title this fall. 3. Oaks Christian (6-2) Lions scrape by spry Camarillo with field goal from Ajay Culhane in final 80 […]

5 tips to redesign with kids’ safety in mind

commentary /// Home improvement

Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to […]

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