Conejo Valley Days is back in town with new patriotic theme

It’s the time of year when Conejo Valley residents don cowboy hats and boots and revisit the valley’s roots during Conejo Valley Days that will run May 1 through 5 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks (23 Freeway at the Janss Road exit). "Red, White and Blue in 2002" is the theme this year. Besides a festival filled […]

Forum explores kids fitness, nutrition

Forum explores kids fitness, nutrition A community forum on children and youth physical fitness will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mon., April 29 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. The forum is sponsored by the L.A. County Task Force on Children and Youth Physical Fitness, a group of professionals nominated by the […]

Two local collegians study abroad

Loni Wiener of Calabasas and Jessica Arsenian of Thousand Oaks are spending the spring semester studying in Madrid, Spain, through Syracuse University’s Division of International Programs Abroad. This program offers credit-bearing study opportunities for SU students as well as those enrolled at other colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. In the Madrid program, students may study Spanish language […]

Family musical explores world of books

Conejo Players Theatre, Inc. will present the family musical, "Mollie and the Last Bookworm," at 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 and 11 and 12 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The play centers on Molly, who hates to read and one day tosses a stack of books into the air. As pages […]

It’s time that elected officials, bureaucrats start tightening their belts on taxes, fees

First we see in letters of the April 11 issue of The Acorn that the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has plans to raise the sewer charges on our water bill. The current charges equal 60 percent of my water bill, not to mention that we pay an annual tax to the county of L.A. for sewers. Although Mr. […]

Winners announced in annual Conejo Valley Days Medallion Hunt

T.O. Acorn Editor

The sleuthing team of Lisa and 4-year-old Angeline Muir of Simi Valley is $1,000 richer. The mother and daughter found the prize in the Conejo Valley Days Great Rabbit Medallion Hunt sponsored by the Acorn Newspapers and 97.1 K-Lite in Jungleland Park in the old town section of Thousand Oaks. "We just followed the clues," Lisa said. "I got myself […]

Low cost exercise programs, yoga available to senior citizens of Agoura Hills at Rec Center

Low cost exercise programs, yoga available to senior citizens of Agoura Hills at Rec Center Members of the city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program are invited to participate in the following exercise programs. A new 10-week course of "Yoga for Seniors" begins April 26. Classes are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and […]

Westlake school kids to visit hotel

On Wed., May 1, fifth-grade students from Westlake Elementary School will visit the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village as they participate in an annual event that highlights job opportunities within the travel and tourism industry. They will join more than 2,000 fifth graders across the country participating in Camp Hyatt Career Day. The students will […]

Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ to be performed on Saturday

New West Symphony Music Director Boris Brott will lead the orchestra, four internationally acclaimed soloists and the combined Los Robles and Ventura Master Chorales in performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Requiem" at 8 p.m. on Sat., April 27 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The four soloists are soprano Sharon Azrieli, mezzo soprano Wendy Hillhouse, […]

A new voice: Acorn Sound Off

A new voice: Acorn Sound Off We begin a new feature in today’s edition of The Acorn called Sound Off. We’ve actually stolen it from our sister publication, the Thousand Oaks Acorn. You’ll find our first installment on page 15. It will each week give five people a chance to briefly express their views on a particular topic. We opened […]