Locals give back, are thankful for the support

Thank you again to all of our generous friends and neighbors for their kind support. This year we assisted a 22- year-old young man who suffered a stroke, a young adult with spina bifida and a family with a parent who recently passed away. We were also able to donate sleeping bags to veterans. We gratefully thank the following: Joseph […]

William Berry Bankhead

William Berry Bankhead, 48, and a devoted husband, father, brother and son, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA. He was born in Albany, Georgia and spent his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he met his wife, Carol Henry, and obtained two bachelor’s degrees […]

‘Go now’ to Denny Laine show

WINGIN’ IT—Denny Laine and his band will perform Thurs., Feb. 1 at Bogies in Westlake Village. Laine joined the Moody Blues in 1964 and sang lead vocal on the band’s hit“Go Now.”In 1971 Paul McCartney tapped Laine for his group Wings. Laine played guitar, keyboards and sang until the band’s breakup in 1981. Laine is a two-time Grammy winner and […]

Dog should have its day

I was very disappointed with your photo coverage for the story “Reading with kids” in the Jan. 11 issue of The Acorn. I am one of the handlers of a therapy dog that participates in this monthly library event. That there was no mention or photograph of these dogs— that are the concept behind this event—upset me greatly. If you […]

Common plant proves uncommonly unique

On the Trail

A Thousand Oaks friend recently asked me to clean up an area of her garden that had long been neglected. As a person who loves rehabbing pathetic plants, I signed up sight unseen, a practice I will no longer be implementing. What a mess greeted me. A decade-old mass of overgrown, entangled succulents had been rudely trod upon and amply […]

Cal Lutheran offers educational enrichment opportunities for residents

Cal Lutheran University will present these events in February. Unless otherwise listed, programs will take place on campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, call or email the respective contact for the event. Faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 2 in Samuelson Chapel. Assistant professor Michael Hart, […]

Choosing sides, Brown vs. Weber

In response to a letter last week by Brad Rosenheim against free speech and freedom of the press, I am disappointed that he criticized one person, Larry Brown, who only brought the council member’s views to the public. But he defends Agoura Hills City Councilmember Denis Weber, who on Facebook clicks “likes” on multiple hate groups. I am not a […]

Reading program is all about community

Writing workshops available for teens and adults on Feb. 10

The City of Westlake Village, the Westlake Village Library and Friends of the Westlake Village Library are the co-sponsors of the Westlake Village Reads, a One City One Book Program. The 2018 program will focus on a main theme rather than a single book. This year’s theme is “Come Together: The Heart of Westlake Village.” Westlake Village Reads will host […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 26: Movie night/G building/6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 31: IB info night/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 26: Finals Sat., Jan., 27: Academic Decathlon/ Pacifica High School Dance team regional competition/ Glendale High School Mon., Jan. 29: Red Cross refugee drive through Wed., Jan. 31 Athletics meeting/8 a.m. Tues., Jan. 30: College […]

Party-house crackdown

City Council draws the line

The Calabasas City Council voted to adopt an ordinance giving the city more power to crack down on houses that are rented out for loud parties. The ordinance gives sheriff’s deputies more power to shut down house parties that are creating a neighborhood disturbance. Mayor Fred Gaines said the goal is not to punish residents who throw parties that grow […]