Riding the waves at the Naval Base contest

The Naval Base Ventura County Surf Contest will showcase some of the best surfers in Southern California beginning at noon Sat. and Sun., Aug. 25 and 26 at NBVC Point Mugu. The event is free to watch and open to the open to the public. The contest draws international surfing champions from around the globe, and 70 contestants are expected […]

Squirrel of the Month

BALANCING ACT—Charlene Barker of Oak Park explains her photo by saying, “Squirrels perform acrobatics in order to eat theflowers that bloom at the end of the branches of this drought-tolerant plant in our backyard garden.” Submit your Squirrel of the Month photos to newstip@theacorn.com.

Weekend schedule

Agoura vs. Saugus at College of the Canyons Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oak Park at Righetti Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake at Mission Hills Friday, 7 p.m. Edison at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m.

He opposes Jewish eruv

I expect the Sept. 12 Agoura Hills City Council meeting to address the eruv in the city, the marker that permits where Jews may walk on the Sabbath. I hope somebody brings up the following points: It is ugly. It can harm birds. Religious stuff on public property violates the separation of church and state. If the fishing line is […]

Peppy pooch performs love therapy

There was a program during the Golden Age of Radio in the late 1940s and early ’50s called “The Bickersons,” about a couple who bickered nonstop. Don Ameche and Frances Langford starred in the radio comedy sketch series. I thought of them the other day while waiting in line at a Westlake Village sandwich shop. A mother and her three […]

Field trips for bird watchers

Malibu Lagoon Trips The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society hosts monthly Malibu Lagoon field trips, open to the public, at 8:30 and 10 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month. The next dates are Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. There is no charge. Attendees can bring binoculars if they have them or use a loaner. The adult walk at […]


Reacts strongly to a display of animal trophies

My granddaughter and I had been looking forward to a delicious lunch in a highly recommended restaurant. Indeed, as we entered the establishment we were not disappointed by the lovely displays of nature surrounding the entrance. After being seated, we turned to look around at the many exhibits that were displayed. But both my granddaughter and I were devastated when […]

First paint time, then playtime

Volunteers build playhouses for families of local active-duty military

TINY HOUSES—At top, Ravi Pasala with realtor.com paints a new playhouse at Westlake Village-based Move Inc. on Aug. 16. Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and realtor.com constructed the little buildings during a specially dedicated Playhouse Build Day. Above, U.S. Navy Seaman Enis Pesina peeks out the window of his family’s new playhouse and sees his 2-year-old son Jullian. All the […]

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