After-school volleyball offered

The Triunfo YMCA is accepting registration for a new after-school girls’ volleyball league open to sixth to eighth graders that includes instruction and competitive games against other schools. The Youth Middle School Sports League (YMSL) is currently on the campuses of A.E. Wright, Lindero Canyon and Oaks Christian middle schools. The cost for the program is $120 and includes transportation […]

Fall is in the air at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church

Fall is in the air at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church FAMILY DAY–More than 1,000 people came to St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Oak Park last weekend for the inaugural Feast Day and Fall Celebration. Above left, 6-year-old Daniela Bussard keeps a watchful eye on the face painter, while 10-year-old Chris Pigozzi, right, jumps for a water balloon just […]

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn to perform in T.O.

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn to perform in T.O. By Sharon Makokian Acorn Staff Writer Legendary pianist Van Cliburn will kick off the 2001/2002 season of the New West Symphony as the guest artist for the organization’s opening night gala on Sat., Sept. 22 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. New West Symphony Music Director Boris Brott will conduct an […]

Group against Home Depot isn’t grassroots at all

Since when is a political action committee/lobbyist group headed by a paid political consultant supported financially by special interests a "citizens group"? Please refer to the Home Depot opposition as what it really is: "hired guns." The organization of citizens and the effort to put on an expensive special vote to hijack the planning commission’s operational procedures is taking full […]

Westlake moves forward on YMCA

Acorn Staff Writer

On Monday night, Westlake Village City Council instructed the staff to prepare a resolution certifying the final environmental impact report (EIR) for a local YMCA, taking the next step toward construction. Triunfo YMCA has been working with the Westlake Canyon Oaks Homeowners’ Association (HOA) to swap land and build a new YMCA, but is tired of waiting for signatures. Triunfo […]

‘Don’t be afraid of the dark,’ says local author in new book series

Acorn Staff Writer

‘Don’t be afraid of the dark,’ says local author in new book series Growing up in a family that cherished the art of storytelling gave Agoura Hills resident Ila Wallen plenty of material for her new series of books entitled, "WillowBe Woods." Ila, who will present the first in the series––"The Moon In My Room"–at Borders Books in Thousand Oaks […]

OPHS senior receives honor

Oak Park High School (OPHS) senior Nina Bennett has been honored in "Who’s Who Among American High School Students" for a second consecutive year. Inclusion is based on the student’s achievements in academics, athletics, leadership and community service. Bennett is beginning her third year as captain of the OPHS dance team and the nationally competitive OPHS competition dance team. She […]

Superintendent appointed chair

John F. Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, was recently appointed as chairman of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The commission is responsible for the accreditation of more than 3,000 public and private schools throughout California, Hawaii and the South Pacific. Fitzpatrick, who has a doctorate degree in education, will […]

American-Jewish literature class offered at Moorpark

The Moorpark College Jewish Studies program is offering a new class, English M43, American-Jewish Literature, from 7 to 9:50 p.m.Wednesdays through Dec. 19 in classroom 6 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This class introduces the literature of American-Jewish authors with an emphasis on the 20th century. The works studied will be discussed both as literature […]

Cars and guitars of rock ’n’ roll stars go on display

This October, Petersen Automotive Museum will present "Cars & Guitars of Rock ’n’ Roll" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of rock ’n’ roll. The exhibit showcases 35 cars, more than 40 classic and custom guitars plus rock ’n’ roll memorabilia. A theme of the exhibit will be showing cars such as a Rocket 88 Oldsmobile, a little red Corvette, a […]

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