Mike Pompeo’s Simi Valley talk addresses Iran issue

In a scathing speech at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likened Iran’s leadership to the Mafia with corrupt government officials and religious leaders who spread violence through terrorism and oppress Iranian citizens—a message that came in stark contrast to President Trump’s more appeasing tone with North Korea and Russia. Pompeo, who served […]

Pet of the week

BONDED— Krieger and Faith, seniors, appear to be inseparable. Arriving in poor condition, their physical needs have been met and they need an angel to adopt them together. To adopt Krieger an Faith, ask for ID No. A4431109 and 5191096 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check the Los Angeles […]

College Standouts

Oak Park High School graduate Rachel Medina earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a perfect 4.0 GPA from Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus. She had previously graduated summa cum laude from Cal State Channel Islands. Devon Medina, a double major in criminal justice and sociology, has been named to both the fall 2017 and spring 2018 dean’s list at […]


A July 12 Acorn article stated that homes along Lakeview Canyon Road and Falling Star Avenue will see traffic delays due to a plan by Calleguas Municipal Water District to install a new pipeline that will connect to its soon-to-be-constructed $15-million pump station in Oak Park. The final location of the pipeline, however, has not yet been decided by Calleguas […]


FRI., JULY 27 Jewish Republican Alliance Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Speaker is Ronda Baldwin- Kennedy, Republican nominee for Assembly 44th District. Buffet lunch: $22 members and $25 nonmembers with RSVP. $25 cash or check at door. Email: Judy@ JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Web: JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Adult Dance 7 to 10 p.m. at Simi Valley […]

A gem of an educational program

Valley Outreach Synagogue will host the 10-year anniversary of its JEWELS educational program with a family Shabbat dinner Fri., Sept. 21. JEWELS (Jewish education: wisdom, ethics, Hebrew literacy and service) founders, past and present board members, educators, students and their families will celebrate the past 10 years of the program at the event. A decade ago, a group of parents, […]

Body found last week in the lake

Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body and a gun from Westlake Lake last week in what appeared to be a suicide-related death. A sheriff’s department dive team searched the lake for several hours on the evening of July 17 after the body of an adult male was recovered from the water earlier in the evening. Around […]

High school life depicted in teen musical

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘13’

Jason Robert Brown’s rambunctious coming-of-age musical “13” fills an important gap in Broadway show demographics, the area between pre-teen “junior” musicals and more mature, young adult-targeted shows like “Spring Awakening.” “13” was recently staged from July 20-22 by Calabasas High School’s summer theater program, under the direction of Bill Garrett. The show explores the angst of peer pressure and our […]

Lutherans to screen ‘The Shack’

Popcorn, refreshments will be served

New Hope Lutheran Church will host a screening of the movie “The Shack” at 6:30 p.m. Sun., July 29 at the church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Admission is free. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (818) 889-8700.