Forum explores biotech jobs

After the inaugural Job Ready Alumni Forum in September, the Moorpark College Foundation will offer another event from 6 to 7 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 17 on Zoom. The panel discussion with questions and answers highlights the Moorpark College Biotechnology program and the employment opportunities available in Ventura County. The free forum is an open discussion on how alumni found their […]

Youths feted in COVID contest

Five students took home honors in the inaugural COVID Cognizance Contest sponsored by the SciArtsRUs Foundation. They are: Ria Kaushik (Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park), Jessica Joel (Red Oak Elementary, Oak Park), Rishabh Kaushik (Sycamore Canyon), Rithu Velu (Newbury Park High School) and Sadhana Jeyakumar (NPHS). In addition to her work in the general contest, Jeyakumar, a senior at NPHS, […]

Local dancers hear the sounds of Hawaii

Fundraiser for childhood cancer

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation will host its annual Little Heroes fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at Canyon Salon in the Paseo Market Place, 3693 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The event will support families in the tri-counties that are dealing with pediatric cancer. Instead of the usual indoor seated luncheon, the foundation is providing […]

Young Life helps teens cope with feelings about pandemic

Isaac Antilano admits he was nervous when he attended his first lunchtime meeting of Young Life as a high school freshman at Adolfo Camarillo High School last year. The Camarillo teen said he was quickly put at ease. The group, part of an international Christian organization with local chapters at Camarillo and Rancho Campana high schools, welcomed him and other […]

Remembering loved ones

The annual nondenominational Candlelight Service of Remembrance, sponsored by Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, will include both virtual and in-person events this year. The in-person service will start at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 13 at Pierce Brothers’ Garden of Valor, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The virtual service will stream on The virtual ceremony allows families to […]

Squirrel of the Month

OUT OF HIS GOURD— Diane Lind submitted this photo on behalf of her 13-year-old daughter Zoe, an eighth-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Zoe took the picture in the family’s backyard in Agoura Hills. The critter discovered the Halloween jack-o’-lanterns and began feasting on them. If you find The Acorn mascot around town, please submit your high-resolution photos to


Agoura Hills gets in the holiday spirit The City of Agoura Hills will host the following ways for residents to celebrate the holidays while still staying social distanced. Santa at the Adobe: A drive-thru event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 12 at Reyes Adobe Park and Historical Site, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive. Visitors will be […]

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