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Lost ancient Egypt found nearby

Recovered relics at Reagan Library


As Franck Goddio carefully brushed away layers of sediment from what appeared to be just a lone limestone brick in the waters off the coast of Egypt, he had no idea what historical treasures he was about to discover. It was 1992 and Goddio, an economist by trade and underwater archaeologist at heart, had found the entrance to the ancient […]

Speaking the language of peace



Psychologist Abraham Maslow, in a 1943 paper, posited that humans have hierarchial needs that can be arranged as a triangle—at the base are food, shelter and safety. At the top, in the smallest segment, is self-esteem, self-actualization, and community. As a founder of humanistic psychology, Maslow felt that basic human needs, such as food and shelter, must be fulfilled before […]

Fiction in a Nutshell

Once again we asked our readers—those with an active imagination and a knack for writing—to put their creative juices to work in The Acorn’s 10th annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. The response was gratifying as more than 60 entries were submitted. The stories, limited to 100 words, covered a wide range of topics: science fiction, romance, comedy and adventure. […]

Oak Park High School is going to the dogs



A club at Oak Park High School called Students for the Protection of Animals and the Environment is planning a dog walk with a purpose. The students want to help rescue dogs from laboratory testing facilities, and they’re asking for the public to join them. Club members will walk their dogs this weekend to raise money for the Beagle Freedom […]

Fun will mark Westlake Y’s 30 years

The Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week. Events conclude with It’s a Wrap Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 at 31105 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to support YMCA programs. Those who join the Y through Saturday will receive $30 off of […]

Sampling the Tastes of Conejo Valley

Dinner with a side of art

The Westlake Village Art Guild will host a dinner and art demonstration with painter and calligrapher Peter Ping-Nan Lee on Tues., Nov. 5 at Los Robles Greens West Banquet Room, 299 S. Moorpark, Thousand Oaks. Check- in begins at 5:30 p. m. with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the demo. The event is open to the public. […]

Plenty to eat, buy and do at street fair

The 28th annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 20 on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road. The event will feature over 300 vendors, live bands, DJs, rides for kids of all ages, food trucks and a car show. Also, vendors will sell crafts, clothes, cosmetics and gadgets. […]

Poet to speak

California’s most recent poet laureate is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 23 in Samuelson Chapel on the Cal Lutheran University campus at 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. The free event will feature a reading and lecture by Dana Gioia. Also,the Cal Lutheran Choir, conducted by Wyant Morton, will sing a musical setting of Gioia’s poem “Prayer” that […]

Agoura Hills celebrates Reyes Adobe Days

The City of Agoura Hills and its Cultural Arts Council reprised the annual community event from Oct. 10 to 13 at the Reyes Adobe Park and Historical Site in Agoura.

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