THURS., JAN. 25 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. Open to any person of Portuguese decent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Carpenter Family Theatre, Westlake High School, 100 N. […]


Be neighborly and travel locally

Flying Squirrel

You can take many unique trips and vacations throughout the world, but at the end of every jaunt you’ll return to the same place: home. You know the movie line “There’s no place like home.” The seasoned traveler is comforted by this idea. At the end of a long trip— after spending hours in the air, checking in and out […]

Family, show biz don’t mix in Simon comedy

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Broadway Bound’

For its 300th production and the first show of its 60th season, Conejo Players Theatre is staging “Broadway Bound,” Neil Simon’s 1986 play that completed his semi-autobiographical trilogy about growing up as part of a close-knit Jewish family in the 1930s and ’40s. Conejo Players previously staged the first two plays in the series, “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” […]

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, […]

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