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Activist led the charge to protect environment

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Sue Boecker, a noted environmentalist who formerly called Oak Park home, died Dec. 31, 2021 following a bout with breast cancer. She was 77. Boecker was a onetime member of the Ventura County Planning Commission who also served two years on the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s Oak Park Committee before moving to Fort Bragg, California, about 14 years […]

Sue Boecker

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Sue Boecker, growing up in Kansas, was very talented, intelligent, artistic, and athletic. She had an early and strong love of nature developed on hunting trips with her father. Her father was injured in an airplane crash while serving in WWII, sustaining severe injuries to his back and legs. Her mother ran a successful small business and showed Sue the […]

ABILIO RAMOS, MD

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

My husband, my companion, my friend Abilio passed away January 9, 2022 in Thousand Oaks. Abilio served the Conejo Valley as a family practice doctor for over 35 years, providing loving care to generations of families, many of whom called him friend. His tenaciousness combined with a keen medical expertise helped save many lives over the years. Born in Havana, […]

Helping youngsters adapt to travel

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Question: In the past two years, we haven’t had a lot of chances to travel, and I notice that when we do, my children don’t travel well. They act out, complain and are ungrateful. On a recent flight home, my friend witnessed people bribing their 10-year-old son with $100 so he would stay in his assigned seat. I dread being […]

Learn your local history

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

The Stagecoach Inn Museum’s speaker series takes place on select Sunday afternoons at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Guests can hear authors, historians, archaeologists and entertainers share their knowledge of local history and other topics. Jan. 23: Author Jeff Maulhardt is a fifth-generation descendant of the Jacob Maulhardt and Doretta Kohler and the Johannes Borchard and Elizabeth Schwedhelm […]

Remote learning is back at CSUCI

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

Jacob Jenkins isn’t a fan of teaching university classes remotely. Like many professors, he’d much rather be interacting with students in person. The Cal State Channel Islands communications professor thought online classes would only be needed for a couple of weeks when lockdowns were first imposed nearly two years ago. “We shifted suddenly, dramatically. I had heard rumblings of this […]

Keeping pets at home, off the streets

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

“My pet is lost. What should I do?” When someone asks this question, I ask another one back: “Is it microchipped?” While microchips are not like tracking collars that can tell you where the animal is, they can help the person who finds them learn who the pet belongs to. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice […]

Take Your ACORN On Vacation PHOTO CONTEST

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

How to submit: Email your vacation photo as a .jpg attachment to vacation@theacorn.com. Include name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene. The 2022 Take Your Acorn on Vacation winners will be announced in the fall.

Ambulance service stretched thin

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

With emergency response resources stretched to capacity, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has resorted to taking patients to the hospital in fire trucks and engines. Brian Dilley experienced the new policy firsthand last week when he called 911 to say his father-in-law, a cancer patient, was in medical distress. Dilley said a two-person paramedic squad from Calabasas arrived at […]

Calendar

By The Acorn Staff | January 20, 2022

FRI., JAN. 21 Whale Watching Tours Pacific gray whales are once again turning our watery backyard into a busy thoroughfare as they migrate from Alaska to their breeding grounds in Baja. Catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures—along with humpback whales, fin whales, dolphins, and occasional orcas—during boat tours, available through April 23 via Island Packers in Ventura (805 642-1393, […]