Mental Illness Awareness Week starts this Sun., Oct. 7

Mental Illness Awareness Week starts this Sun., Oct. 7 In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 7 to 13), a candlelight vigil and walk will be held at 6:45 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road (at Moorpark Road), Thousand Oaks. The goal of the event is to increase public awareness, participate […]

Westlake’s Contos: A thinking man’s standout running back

Acorn Sports Writer

Jonathan Contos ran for 1,253 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior running back at Westlake High School. In all-purpose yards he accumulated 1,917 yards. But those weren’t Contos’ most impressive stats last year. His 800 and 1470 SAT scores and 4.4 GPA—those numbers stand out the most. Now a senior leader, expected to run for 100-plus yards each game […]

Los Robles Master Chorale opens season

Los Robles Master Chorale will open its 24th season with "Resplendent Rutter," a performance featuring John Rutter’s "Requiem," at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6 at the Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College and at 4 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Thousand Oaks. The concert also features other secular and sacred music by England’s pre-eminent contemporary composer. The chorale […]

LVUSD teacher likes Rippe in the election for board of education

Bicky Rippe, one of the strongest supporters of our students and teachers, has decided to run for the Las Virgenes Board of Education. Having worked with both students and teachers, Mrs. Rippe, a former teacher herself, is an outstanding candidate as she has seen firsthand and understands the strengths and weaknesses of our district. Her primary focus is what is […]

California’s victims get help

Ventura County District Attorney Michael D. Bradbury has announced that Gov. Gray Davis has signed Senate Bill 551 that will provide benefits for eligible victims and their families who suffered losses as a result of the Sept. 11 national disaster. The District Attorney’s Crime Victims’ Assistance Program has been authorized to assist victims and their families. Benefits available to victims […]

Assistance League installs new board members

Assistance League of Conejo Valley (ALCV) recently installed its 2001-2002 board of directors. Jojean Bartos will serve as president. Other officers include Karyl Shaw, vice president-membership; Betty Burke, vice president-philanthropy; Amber Buckman, vice president-fundraising; recording secretary, Sharon Casestecker; corresponding secretary, Judy Doane; treasurer, LaVerne Hutchison; education, Judy Robertson; and Mary Ures, public relations. Their philanthropic projects evolve around the school […]

Volunteers needed at Conejo Free Clinic

Volunteers needed at Conejo Free Clinic Conejo Free Clinic is looking for a volunteer nurse to assist from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Responsibilities would include patient intake, injections and assisting the doctor. A volunteer nurse is also needed for clinics held from about 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. A flexible schedule for other […]

Calabasas Coyote girls’ tennis vying for second CIF title in three year span

Acorn Sports Writer

Calabasas Coyote girls’ tennis vying for second CIF title in three year span The Calabasas girls’ varsity tennis team made it to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) finals last year before being defeated by Corona Del Mar in the championships of the Southern Section-Division IV playoffs. The year before, Calabasas won a CIF title. Both Calabasas and Corona Del Mar […]

Brockovich to kick off inaugural speaker series

Environmental crusader and local resident Erin Brockovich will present "The Power of One" in the inaugural event of the Distinguished Speaker Series at 8 p.m., Tues., Oct. 9 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Her life was dramatized by actress Julia Roberts in the Academy Award-winning film bearing her name. The film told the […]

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