Hearing for Triunfo rate hike

I am trying to build awareness of the proposed 2.5 percent increase for sewer service fees for Triunfo Sanitation District. There will be a hearing in this regard at 5:15 p.m. Mon., May 21 at the Oak Park Library. Residents may also protest the increase by mailing letters—no petitions or emails—one letter per address or parcel only. The information has […]

Sharing new ideas for older adults

Other Side of 50

Periodically I come across a new product or service that may be of interest to readers. Here are four to consider: Latest shingles vaccine. On the nightly news recently I heard about a new, more effective shingles vaccine. Shingrix, approved by the FDA last October, is more than 90 percent effective at preventing shingles, according to the Centers for Disease […]

New series has a classical vibe

The second performance in a classical music concert series recently launched in the Conejo Valley will take place 5 p.m. Sun., May 20 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. Featured artists Anastasia Nemirovich-Danchenko, pianist and soprano, and Scott Oatley, music director at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, will be joined by series founders Alexander and Rebecca […]


A joy that knows no bounds

Pet sitter meets ‘Brat in the Cat’

Perhaps a dog person should not tackle a cat-sitting assignment. Then again, I suppose it’s good to veer out of your comfort zone on occasion and tackle head-on a fluffy gray kitty named Horrid Bartholomew (“H.B.”). That’s not his actual name, as names have been changed to protect the guilty. As with a number of cats I’ve encountered, H.B. took […]

Cuckoos fly over theater

Continuing its 60th season, Conejo Players Theatre will present “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from May 18 through June 9 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play, written by Dale Wasserman and based on the novel by Ken Kesey, was originally staged by CPT […]

Free-standing townhome in Oak Park has two-car detached garage with roll-up doors

This free-standing Oak Park townhome has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is approximately 1,462 square feet. The house has a light and open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. The living room has a fireplace and a balcony. The formal dining area opens to a balcony with a view. The sunny kitchen has upgraded tile counters, replaced appliances, wood floor […]

Pro-gun rally?

How did 24 kids holding a rally in support of gun ownership become a front page Acorn article? At every level, there’s something wrong with honoring that choice. Jonathan GreenspanWestlake Village

Pierce Brothers park to remember war dead on Memorial Day

The 28th annual Memorial Day Remembrance at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Memorial Park will take place Mon., May 28 in the park’s Garden of Valor, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. An assembly bugle call and fly-over will open the program. A concert will begin at 10:30. a.m. with the renowned Air National Guard Band of the West Coast. […]