Taxed, and overtaxed

The state government does not need any more taxes for projects. When they have enough money to build an animal bridge across the 101 Freeway and can jackhammer out perfectly good wheelchair ramps to replace them, they must have plenty of money. I also note that they have the names of cities embedded in the concrete of the bridges along […]

Eagle Scout builds turtle pen

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT— Ben Voth, a 17-year-old from Agoura Hills, left, builds an enclosed turtle and tortoise holding pen at the Los Angeles County Animal Care Center in Agoura Hills for his Eagle Scout project. At bottom left is the completed holding pen. The new compound is only one of two of its kind in the L.A. County Animal Care and […]

Distant flight survival tips to make travel more entertaining

Flying Squirrel

Imagine you’ve just boarded an Airbus A350 in Newark, N.J., for a 9,000-mile flight to Singapore. You’ll be spending 19 hours on the plane, a very long time—especially in the cheap seats (economy). This particular trip will be the world’s longest flight route when it relaunches this October. Most of us will never have to endure a 19-hour flight, but […]

New board members to lead Cancer Fit nonprofit

Cancer Fit, a nonprofit that offers free exercise and wellness programs for cancer survivors in Southern California, recently welcomed the following new board members. •Roya Alt. Alt serves as communications director of Children Mending Hearts, a Los Angeles-based arts education nonprofit. She is the former executive director of public relations for the City of Hope Cancer Center. •Susan Corti. A […]

About gas prices

Ahh, summer. Time again for whining about gas prices. I was surprised to see the sentiment expressed in a chaotic official editorial by The Acorn itself. One would hope the newspaper might bother to leaven its work with a few facts and context. Unfortunately, no. Let’s start with the fiction of high gas prices. Gas prices today, even with taxes, […]

Fourth of July pets make good companions

For women on the go

My Ladies Travel Club is for solo women travelers and will have its first meeting at 2 p.m. Wed., July 18 at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 N. Wood Ranch Pkwy, Simi Valley. The group is for women travelers who want to visit new destinations, meet new friends, and travel with a group of like-minded women. To make a reservation […]

Lunch, friends at memory cafe

Senior Concerns will offer a Memory Café for seniors with dementia and their family caregivers from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., July 14 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Memory Cafés can help reduce social isolation and can also unite people facing similar challenges. The cafes take place quarterly. Lunch will be provide for all attendees. Reservations are required. […]

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