World’s largest rodent found in Thousand Oaks

Acorn Staff Writer

World’s largest rodent found in Thousand Oaks Rats, it almost got away. A T.O. resident living on El Monte Drive recently caught a 30-pound capybara on his property, a rare animal in these parts. Dubbed the world’s biggest rodent, the capybara (pronounced cappy-bar-ah) lives primarily in Central and South America and probably came to Southern California illegally, according to officials […]

Quacky weekend in store

T.O. Acorn Editor

It’s "beak-to-beak action" next Sunday as 10,000 yellow, plastic ducks sporting sunglasses and attitudes swim the fourth annual Great Conejo Duck Race for Many Mansions at the Westlake Landing, with race ground opening at 11 a.m. This year, the person who "adopted" the winning duck will drive away in a new car, as the grand prize is a two-year lease […]

Free fitness walks offered

Free fitness walks offered Personal fitness consultant Gail Holloway will lead a series of once-monthly fitness walks from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays from June 6 through September 6 on the campus of Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Additional walk dates are July 5 and Aug. 2. Walks are free but reservations are suggested; call (818) 878-3741. […]

Willow fifth grader is among nation’s most talented youth

Mark Brandon Haskell, 11, a fifth-grader at Willow Elementary School, Agoura Hills, has received an award for being among the highest scoring participants in the state of California in the mathematics and verbal talent search for fifth/sixth grades conducted by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). He participated in a national talent search conducted annually by CTY […]

Ballet tryouts

Channel Islands Ballet will host open auditions for their 23rd annual production of "The Nutcracker" between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., June 8 at their studio on the campus of California State University-Channel Islands, Camarillo. Ages 7 to 18 are welcome. Those auditioning must have prior dance experience. For more details and to make an appointment, please call […]

Deputies to push for safe graduation parties

Capt. James N. Glazar and the Juvenile Intervention Team of Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station have issued a reminder to parents about hosting responsible graduation parties. According to Glazar, deputies have responded too many times to unsupervised teenage parties at this time of year. Too often, authorities found no adult supervision and guests who expected a chaperoned event. To help parents […]

Sun., June 9 Great Conejo Duck Race schedule:

– 11 a.m. – Grounds Open John Phane, Thousand Oaks Acorn editor, emcee – 11:15 a.m. – Westlake High School Dixie Dudes perform – 11:45 a.m. – 92.7 LITE FM DJ Doug Eldred joins John Phane – Noon – Singer Rachelle Dobin performs – 12:35 p.m. – Singer/guitarist Mike Early performs – 1 p.m. – Announcement of Winner "100 Ducks […]

Adult education available

Encore/Oasis Older Adult Education will accept registration for summer classes in exercise, wellness, arts and humanities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tues., June 11 in the Pierce College Campus Center, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. A trip to the South Coast Botanic Gardens for a special evening performance of "Shakespeare in the Park" on Thurs., July 25 will […]

AHS junior wins scholarship

Csaba Petre of Oak Park, a junior at Agoura High School, has won a $2,500 scholarship from the Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship program. Winners were selected from a pool of nearly 7,500 applicants. While students must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average to qualify, they must also demonstrate accomplishments in three of four areas: special talents, leadership, […]

The Oaks Mall to offer free history lesson

The Oaks Shopping Center will host flag giveaways and the last in a series of informal discussions at "The Fabric of America" sand sculpture in Center Court from noon to 4 p.m. on Sat., June 8. The community can look forward to receiving a free car flag from members of the Boy Scouts and to enjoying an informal discussion on […]