Cancer survivors have reason to be happy

A DAY OF TOGETHERNESS-While "Mr. Blue" paints a flower on her cheek, cancer survivor Carol McMahon clowns around with Anthony Morris, 9, and cancer survivor Azita Rashti during a National Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration on the lawn at the Wellness Community. The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club provided a country picnic lunch for the survivors and their families. For information about […]

Different tools can help single parents cope

Today, more than 16 million children are living in single-parent homes. With about half of all marriages ending in divorce, the Census Bureau estimates that about 59 percent of U.S. children will spend time living in a single-parent home during their minor years. If you are a single parent, you already know it’s not easy balancing work, home, children and […]

Pierce College to host one-day tour; see lake, horses

Pierce College to host one-day tour; see lake, horses Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a one-day tour to enjoy the beauty of Lake Cachuma and the Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch. The cruise on Lake Cachuma affords participants the opportunity to view wildflowers, resident birds and local natural inhabitants. After a lunch stop the tour continues at the Quicksilver […]

Eagles, Coyotes ready as well

Eagles, Coyotes ready as well Oak Park head football coach Dick Billingsley said he anticipates his Eagle team matching last year’s output of nine wins. "So far, spring has been very productive," Billingsley said. "We have a number of our kids also playing basketball and we’ve got the new basketball coach in so we’re trying to make sure that they […]

On violence, welfare and political perks

Whatever happened to the American Dream? Whatever happened to the American Work Ethic? It used to be intact. That was before corporate greed took over, took advantage, and made workhorses out of the American worker. Without any remorse, they merged and they profited at the expense of hardworking, honest, conscientious, loyal employees. They terminated them regardless of their abilities, talent, […]

Yes to energy conservation

Acorn Staff Writer

Summer is almost upon us and the rising temperatures aren’t making it easy to conserve energy. Officials from Westlake Village say their city promises to do its best. City Councilmember Chris Mann not only wants to encourage residents to help in the energy crisis, but he said the city could set a good example by cutting back on it’s own […]

Angels of the Alliance lunch today at 12:30

The Angels of the Alliance, an auxiliary of the Alliance for the Arts, the official nonprofit fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will hold their annual luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today, Thurs., June 7, at Chateau Pleasance, the newly completed estate of Lynn and Ed Hogan at Sherwood Country Club. Boutiques featuring elegant attire, handbags, jewelry and […]

Westlake High breaks ground on new aquatics venue

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake High School (WHS) has longed for an aquatics complex to call its own, and for years, the high school’s swimming, diving and water polo students shared pool time at Newbury Park High School and Thousand Oaks High School. All that’s about to change. Last week, the WHS Aquatics Booster Club held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new aquatics complex […]

Oaks Christian softball loses heartbreaker in CIF title game

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian softball team was defeated in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI softball finals at Barber Memorial Park in Irvine last Friday, 4-3, by Linfield of Temecula. In a game that went 10 innings, the Lions built a 3-1 lead heading into the last of the seventh with pitching ace Ashlee Freeman on the mound. However, it was a […]

Wants to know if dog bite caused rabies This is an open letter to the young lady walking her very large brindle-colored boxer with black spots on Lake Front Drive:

Wants to know if dog bite caused rabies This is an open letter to the young lady walking her very large brindle-colored boxer with black spots on Lake Front Drive: At about 9:50 a.m. on May 30 while walking by me on the sidewalk on Lakefront Drive in Agoura Hills, you know your dog bit me on the left leg. […]