Reagan Foundation to fund scholarships

Grants cover four years of college

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE have launched the fifth annual 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. The annual program selects up to 20 recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three years, up to $40,000 total per recipient. Qualified applicants will be evaluated on leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. The program was launched in 2011 to […]

Make the holiday season brighter by reaching out to others

Seek out volunteer opportunities

Hopefully my loyal “Life in the Single Lane” followers have been able to find me here with my new column head and its new name. Although there was nothing wrong with the old one, the newspaper has been updating the look of all of the headers, and the former name of my column no longer fit the new profile. I […]

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., NOV. 27 Turkey Burn Off 8 to 11 a.m. at Simi Valley Family YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. 30-minute, drop-in group exercise classes for all fitness levels beginning every half hour. No charge. Phone: 805.583.5338. Dudley House Holiday Boutique 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dudley House, Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue, Ventura. Also Nov. 28 and 29, Dec. […]


Watch out, bad guys, Faith Walker coming to town

Superhero pulls strength from God

From Avengers to X-Men, the comic book heroes of yesterday have become the box office—and merchandising—heavyweights of today. Pulled from the pixilated pages of comics, the stories of Batman, Superman and the myriad other herculean crime fighters have become so entrenched in modern media that there are few who don’t know the names Clark Kent or Peter Parker. And although […]

Coalition announces start of toy drive

The Coalition for Family Harmony launched its annual Adopt a Family program and is asking for the community to participate by donating toys and clothing for single mothers and their children who are victims of domestic violence. In many cases, these families had to flee their homes with only the clothing on their backs. They have lived in the coalition’s […]

Look out below, St. Nick tofly

Kris Kringle jumps into Janss today

Santa Claus will make a parachute landing to launch the free Jingle Bell Jump Festival featuring two performances by recording artist Kirsten Arian at noon today, Nov. 27 at Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. When Santa arrives from the sky, he’ll join Mrs. Claus to ride the American Eagle Express train to the Janss Marketplace Santa […]

Free diabetes class set

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will offer the following free education classes: Diabetes classes will provide general information about Type 2 diabetes and the development of an individualized plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring. Call (805) 642-0239 for more information. •Wed., Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 […]

Hot Flashes

So many turkeys, so little time

It was all so simple on Adair Street. For Thanksgiving, Mom ordered the bird from our local yokel, threw it in the back seat of the station wagon next to the barf bucket, scrubbed it (the turkey, not the bucket), stuffed the puppy, slathered it with butter and baked the sucker until it was dry as the scale on granny’s […]

Verse from Isaiah prompts pastor’s career change

‘Here I am. Send me!’

The Rev. Jim Johnson of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church said he was an intern reporter writing about college football at the Miami Herald when his life calling became overwhelmingly clear. And it had nothing to do with box scores. “It was about 11 p.m. in the newsroom,” he said. “I remember the hand of God saying to me, ‘Jim, a […]