O’Reilly to rile things up in T.O.

O’Reilly to rile things up in T.O. Talk show host Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Channel’s "The O’Reilly Factor" will speak at 8 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 11 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. O’Reilly has been a veteran television journalist for two decades. He received an […]

Three Little Angels made his day

I am often asked, why do I still have my Christmas lights, in the design of the Holy Rosary, up and why at different times during the day or night do I turn them on? I explain that it is my beacon to special individuals in our community who have made a choice of heart—to know that someone cares and […]

Parking remains a problem at popular Oak Park Place

Oak Park’s busy new shopping center, Oak Park Place, is causing overflow parking on public streets, according to the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). The upscale strip mall at the corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads has parking for 180 vehicles, but many employees are forced to park on adjacent streets because the spaces are full. "One thing […]

Bamieh, Totten to face off

Ron Bamieh and Greg Totten, candidates for Ventura County District Attorney, will appear in a free public forum at 11 a.m. this Sat., Feb. 9 in the auditorium of the Grant R. Brimhall/T.O. Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The election winner will succeed retiring D.A. Michael D. Bradbury in assuming the county’s top law enforcement post. Bamieh, 36, […]

National School Counseling Week celebrated

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin has announced that Feb. 4 to 8 has been designated as National School Counseling Week. "I urge Californians to take time during this week to acknowledge school counselors for the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career," said Eastin. "School counselors work as an […]

Comedy star to perform

Veteran comedy star Dick Van Dyke will serve as master of ceremonies at a benefit performance for local high school choral programs at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 24 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. His own vocal quartet, Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix, will be featured along with high school choirs and […]

March Madness refers to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but people are also getting mad over the election

March Madness refers to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but people are also getting mad over the election Time flies. There’s less than a month until the Tues., March 5 primary election. But this year, the springtime election is more interesting than usual. Voters in Agoura Hills will decide the fate of Measure H that would limit the footprint of […]

For the record

The Simi Run, the topic of a photo caption last week that mentioned urination at Westlake Elementary School, was not organized by a group from Amgen, Inc. The bicycle route was started 44 years ago by Barry Wolfe of Agoura Hills. (The confusion came from an Amgen Website that lists local bicycle rides). Also, a bicyclist in the photo (wearing […]

GOP women to host candidates

Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated, will sponsor a Candidates’ Forum at 11:30 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 14 at the Westlake Inn Restaurant, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Republican candidates from all offices seeking election in the Ventura County primary as well as the offices of governor, state assembly and state senate have been invited. The public is invited. Luncheon tickets […]

Agoura plays tough but loses to Panthers

Special to The Acorn

For the Newbury Park boys’ basketball team, the game provided a good test as the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section playoffs approach. For the Agoura Chargers, it was a game of frustration, but the team nearly won its second Marmonte League game this season. In the end, the Panthers prevailed 56-52 last Friday, despite a strong evening of court […]

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