Robert Mayer Winkler

2/7/46 – 11/22/19

Robert Mayer Winkler (2/7/46 – 11/22/19) was born in Los Angeles to Ervin and Marceline Winkler. His father was a jeweler and his mother a big band singer known as “Stardust Lady”. Robert liked being called his nickname, Bob. His middle name hailed from his grandfather, Rabbi Eliyahu Mayer Winkler. Rabbi Winkler received a PhD from Vienna University and after […]

Club Hub

The Acorn’s guide to club meetings

THURS., DEC. 12 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Holiday party. Dan Olivo sings songs from the Great American Songbook. Lunch cost: $27. RSVP by Dec. 8. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818. 225.0843. Simi Valley Community Council 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 […]

Holiday dinner is a dish best served cold

Family Man

“Come Christmas dinner, I’m not washing or drying one dish. I’m not even clearing my own plate.” “But, Dad, you always told me we have to help. Or at least we have to offer to help.” “Son, you’re absolutely right. We should offer to help, even though they didn’t lift one stingy finger when we hosted Thanksgiving dinner.” “But they […]

Community art on display

County test scores show slight uptick

LVUSD schools included in report

Ventura County students slightly improved their scores on the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test, according to new data released by the California Department of Education. In the 2018-19 school year, 50% of Ventura County students met or exceeded the state standards for English language arts, which is up one percentage point from the year before. In […]

Honor for junior college

Moorpark College recently received the 2019 Examples of Excelencia award for its partnership with Cal State, Northridge and three other community colleges to close the achievement gap for Latino and low-income students. The goals are to improve the students’ transfer and graduation rates in the fields of engineering and computer science. Excelencia in Education is regarded as an authority in […]

Vass a YoungArts winner

Aidan Vass of Westlake High School has been named a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation merit winner in music composition. Vass is one of six composers honored nationally. The Westlake High junior joins 686 artists competing in the visual, literary and performing arts. All the winners are 15 to 18 years old or in grades 10 to 12. Vass was selected […]

Purple reign

KICKING IT—Agoura Purple Girls U-14 win the AYSO Region 4 division soccer championship Nov. 9. The girls will play the invitational League Playoff tourney Sunday at Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks. The coach is Audley Harrison, right.

Young pianist to perform Rachmaninoff

Richard Hoffmann, 15, will play the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 as a piano soloist together with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic in two concerts. Rachmaninoff’s No. 3 is considered one of hardest pieces for classical piano. Only a few people in history at Richard’s age have played the piece. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 10 […]

Boutique benefits Cancer Support Community

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