2018-08-02

Jokes reach a new height at comedy night

Stand-up star Wendy Liebman scatters jokes on her Facebook page like whimsical fairy dust. Spend a few minutes scrolling through her posts and you’ll encounter nuggets like: I’m off to Whole Foods for some half-and-half. I just lost an hour to daylight savings but I saved 15 minutes by switching to Geico. I travel with an emotional pet bag of […]

Youth play is tastefully presented



In 2006, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s controversial musical “Spring Awakening” helped bring alt-rock to Broadway with its loud, furious score and tragic story about the effects of Puritanical values on teenagers in 1891 Germany. The musical is based on Frank Wedekind’s angry, angst-ridden play, first performed in 1906, which concerns teens being kept in the dark about their own […]

Was cougar’s death avoidable?

One more dead mountain lion. What can we do about it? One thing we can all do is look at our pest control methods. Anti-coagulants don’t kill just rats and gophers. They enter the food chain and kill owls, hawks, mountain lions and many other species. Why are they still being used? Probably because anti-coagulant poisons kill off only some […]

New leaders picked for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County has named five new board members. They are: Jesus Garcia, assistant vice president of member experience at CBC Federal Credit Union; Adam Hammer, first vice president and senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch; Steven Nason, CEO at Hygiena; Nathan Sobel, Realtor at Rodeo Realty Inc.; and Brian Ternan, president of Commercial Business at […]

Excitement flies high at Carmarillo air show

The 38th annual Wings Over Camarillo air show, car show and festival will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 at the Camarillo Airport. The event will have aerial performances, military aircraft displays, classic cars, entertainment, beer gardens, World War II reenactor’s camp with nurse’s unit and […]

2018-08-02 E-Edition

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Westlake needs new roads, not dog parks

The outstanding 25- year Westlake Village City Manager Ray Taylor and level-headed, outgoing five-time Westlake Mayor Mark Rutherford have timed it just right, leaving behind the new $1-million canine Shangri La dog park, the debt-laden community park, the curious Agoura/Lindero corner crosswalks and the projected Lindero channel parkway. It is hoped that revived blood on the WLV City Council this […]

Fly fishing fun

Rods provided for those needing one

The Sespe Fly fishers of Ventura will conduct an introductory class on fly fishing and casting the fly rod from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 4 at Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, Ventura (off Telephone Road). There is no charge and all skill levels are welcome. Rods are available for those who do not have one. For more information, […]

A gem of a show

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspapers will present the next show in the free Summer Concerts in the Park series at 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The featured artist will be Fantastic Diamond, a tribute to Neil Diamond. For more information, call the Agoura […]

Yes, term limits

Agoura Hills Councilmember Denis Weber thinks there should be term limits for City Council— except for him. In an Oct. 28, 1999 letter to The Acorn, he urged residents to vote against the incumbents, saying, “After being in public office for these past years, I now see the need to invite new blood into the process and not have to […]


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