Walk this way

In the Jan. 11 Acorn, there is a letter from Ray McGinnes titled “Explains need for WLV sidewalk.” The letter addresses a stretch of Lindero Canyon Road that does not have a sidewalk, but how does “WLV” translate into this article. So what does “WLV” actually stand for? The closest that I can come is “West Las Virgenes” which, coincidentally, […]

A call that never quite connects

The Movie Nut

This is a movie structured around silences, secrets and sun-saturated summer days. For Elio (Chalamet), it’s a time of watching and waiting and wondering, of loneliness and awareness, and of awakening to new experiences—and new questions. He’s a 17-year-old living with his parents somewhere in northern Italy in 1983. He spends his days reading, swimming, transcribing music, and he’s in […]

‘Odysseo’: A rodeo of a different color


The Canadian-based Cavalia troupe’s horse-and-acrobat extravaganza “Odysseo,” currently playing under the big top in Camarillo by the 101 Freeway, has been such a galloping success since its opening Nov. 11 that its initial one-month run was extended through Feb. 4. We attended a Jan. 10 performance and, despite the closure of the freeway, the stands were nearly filled to capacity. […]

Unity day for teens

The second annual Israel Unity Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Jan. 21 on Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. The event is open to Jewish teens in grades eight to 12 in the Conejo Valley. Last year’s event brought 120 teenagers together for interactive workshops, keynote address and a lunch to show support and solidarity […]

Update on the Agoura cat walk

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the recent showing of the documentary film “The Cat That Changed America” and the panel discussion of experts that followed the showing. The Agoura Hills 101 Freeway wildlife overpass was discussed by the panel. It was interesting to learn that the 101 Freeway has genetically isolated dozens of animal species, including […]

Bigs and Littles mark National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County are celebrating with special events and activities. All month long, Bigs and Littles are creating handmade thank-you cards for Ventura County’s police, fire and medical personnel. The cards will be present a special First Responders Lunch Sun., Jan. 21 at the Vagabond Coffee Shop in Ventura. Bigs […]

For those who love to sing

The San Fernando Valley Chorale will launch a new season of singing, collaborative learning and camaraderie with rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting Feb. 6 at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10000 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. The chorale is a nonprofit, nonsectarian group of men and women singers. New singers can join. No auditions are is […]

All welcome to Inclusive Shabbot

Congregation Or Ami will host an Inclusion Shabbat service to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual person and to hear stories from individuals at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 2 at 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Honoring the Jewish belief that each individual is created in the image of God (b’tzelem Elohim), Or Ami welcomes interfaith, multicultural and LGBTQ individuals, […]

Reform criminal justice system

It seems there is always something calling our attention, but for far too long, our poor, working class and communities of color have been suffering due to unjust criminal persecution for minor offenses like possession of marijuana. The time for criminal justice reform is long overdue. Please find ways to divert money from the prison industrial complex into education and […]

Getting ready for the inevitable

Other Side of 50

It’s 2018 and I know I’ll have many great things to celebrate in the new year. However, I am fairly certain my father will not be around to celebrate 2019. You see, my father’s been on hospice for six months. I’m aware that the amount of time he has been on hospice is not directly related to the timing of […]

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