Entries sought for prestigious Japanese translation competition

The third annual International Translation Competition is seeking applicants to submit translations of pre-selected works of Japanese literature (fiction and literary criticism). There will be two sets of awards, for translation into English and German. The competition is held to encourage the appreciation of Japanese literature and is sponsored by the Shizuoka, Japan Board of Education. The prefecture of Shizuoka […]

United Way of Ventura County will disburse more money

United Way of Ventura County will disburse more money United Way of Ventura County announced recently that its 53 member agencies will receive $2.8 million in funding to serve the health and human service needs of the community. This represents an increase of 39 percent over last year’s agency funding level of $2 million. Overall, United Way officials announced that […]

Crime Watch Agoura Hills

Crime Watch Agoura Hills A bulldozer, skip-loader and Caterpillar were vandalized. The heavy construction equipment was targeted during an incident between 3 p.m. June 21 and 7:30 a.m. June 22 on Manfield, east of Derry Avenue. Damages were estimated at $700. At a swimming pool near Conejo View and Driver Avenue the evening of June 25, a cellular phone valued […]

FRI., JULY 21 Skip To M’ Lou

FRI., JULY 21 Skip To M’ Lou Thousand Oaks PI-R Squares: Square dance 8 p.m. Borchard Community Center, 190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. $5. (805) 492-1442 SAT., JULY 22 Let’s Walk Topanga Canyon Docents and Sierra Club: Adults and children in 2-hour stroll at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy., Agoura begins 4 p.m. (310) 535-9400 You Drivin’? OASIS […]



Oak Park students will pay to park

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s been said that there’s no such thing as a free ride, and now there’s no free parking, either, at least for Oak Park High School (OPHS) students, who will face a $50 parking permit fee when they return to school this fall. The fee was enacted when school officials realized that there are only 236 student parking spaces, but […]

L.A. County deputies

get new life-saving equipment Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca recently announced the countywide distribution of a new life-saving tool, the Law Enforcement Trauma Shooting Kit, an emergency treatment option for deputies in the field. The small, self-contained first aid kit can be kept in a patrol car and deployed immediately. Its primary purpose is to treat a victim of […]

WED., JULY 26 Paint Out’s In

WED., JULY 26 Paint Out’s In Allied Artists of Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore: Paint rock formations at Malibu’s Westward Beach/Point Dume from 9 a.m. to early afternoon. Parking $5. (310) 457-9130 SAT., JULY 29 Illusory Discovery National Park Service: Illusions and hard work turn dusty set into realistic town is ranger topic at 9:30 a.m. at Paramount Ranch, at […]