2002-06-27

Winning video looks at the 1960s

Acorn Staff Writer

Hippies are like, ancient history, but Agoura High School student Peter Lai still considers the topic far out. Lai and three classmates recently produced a 13-minute video documentary on the turbulent ’60s titled "The Counterculture: Liberating America," which won the 36th annual California Student Media and Multimedia contest. The competition is the nation’s oldest student film festival. Peter served as […]

Bright Conejo Valley economic outlook tarnished by lack of affordable housing

Special to The Acorn

Employment and retail sales in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Conejo Valley are strong, but affordable housing is in short supply. Bill Watkins, executive director of the University of California Santa Barbara Forecast Project, made clear these points in his mid-year 2002 report to the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce during its Economic Outlook Luncheon last Thursday. The […]

Heart Association recognizes Medea Creek’s efforts



Medea Creek Middle School was to be honored as the "School of the Week" by the American Heart Association (AHA) for its dedication to the "Jump Rope for Heart" program. The school has been involved in "Jump Rope for Heart" and "Hoops for Heart" for two years and students have raised more than $12,000 for the AHA. "Not only do […]

Conejo Players to host auditions for comedy



Conejo Players Theatre will host auditions for the comedy, "The Balcony Scene," at 7:30 p.m. on July 1, 2 and 3 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. No appointment is necessary, and auditions will feature cold readings from the script. The play sets two very different types of people on a collision course—Alvin, a recluse who has had enough […]

Three area youths receive scholaships from Teradyne, Inc.



Three area youths receive scholaships from Teradyne, Inc. David Breger, son of Peter and Sharon Breger of Calabasas, has been awarded a $1,000 Alex d’Arbeloff Scholarship, an award established in honor of the co-founder of Teradyne, Inc. Breger will attend Stanford University as a computer science major. Daniel Wedge, son of Gene and Marilyn Wedge of Oak Park, received a […]

Controlled burns to continue in city of Thousand Oaks



Controlled burns to continue in city of Thousand Oaks The Ventura County Fire Department, in cooperation with the city of Thousand Oaks, National Park Service and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), will conduct low intensity hazard reduction burns on the hill surrounding the offices of the National Park Service at 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The burns […]

Students selected as apprentices for sixth annual Shakespeare festival



Sixteen high school students have been selected to be junior apprentices for the sixth annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, presented Friday through Sunday, June 28 through August 4, in Kingsmen Park on the California Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Students participating this summer include the following. Agoura High School: Kerry Lacey, Yoel Kirschner; Calabasas High School: Ally […]

‘Dames at Sea’ is a swimming good time



Step back in time to the 1930s era of splashy Busby Berkeley Broadway musicals with the Conejo Players Theatre’s production of "Dames at Sea," showing at 2 p.m. on June 29 and 30 and July 6, with a 7 p.m. performance on June 30, at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The show revolves around the aspiring dancer/chorus girl Ruby; […]

Kiwanis Club gives Sprankling Award



The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club presented the Jack Sprankling Award this year to graduating high school seniors Heather Salazar and Jennifer Newman in ceremonies hosted recently in Westlake Village. The annual award is in recognition of scholastic achievement as well as community involvement and leadership. Each spring, two area seniors are selected from dozens of students participating in either the […]

Visitors get rare library tour in Simi

T.O. Acorn Editor

It was "Ronald Reagan Day" for the Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated last week as they met for a gala affair on the grounds of the 40th president’s Simi Valley library. With the theme "Continuing the Legacy," club members were given a presentation by Katherine Smith, candidate for state superintendent of schools, lunch, and an update on planned Reagan Library […]


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