End of an era––


By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Denny’s longtime slogan, "Always Open," no longer applies in Agoura Hills. The restaurant on Canwood Street, a fixture in the community for 35 years, served its last customers on Sept. 5 The familiar restaurant is being torn down to make way for a new 40-acre development east of Kanan Road called Agoura Oak Creek. […]

Acorn Festival to celebrate autumnal equinox

The second annual Acorn Festival will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 at Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. A celebration of the autumnal equinox, the festival will feature arts, crafts for children, Native American dancers, live bluegrass music and other entertainment. In addition, there will be a native wildlife exhibit by […]

Heavy backpacks may put strain on students’ backs

Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to Eric Blum, D.C., of Atlas Chiropractic in Thousand Oaks. During Spinal Health Month this October—sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)—doctors of chiropractic nationwide are urging parents, teachers and school administrators to take steps to help […]


THURS., SEPT. 12 Tales of Irma’s Travels World traveler Irma Kackert hosts "Whizzing Around the World with Irma" program at 7 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This time, Irma’s slide presentation will depict Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Stockholm. (805) 381-2744 Gem of a Country? Conejo Gem & Mineral Club’s program at 7:30 p.m. […]

Lions ready for Tri-Valley League football

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian High School football team made it to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) semifinals last year, in the school’s first year competing as a varsity football team after playing JV and soph-frosh games the year before. Now in its third year of existence, Oaks Christian will have seniors for the first time as it heads to league play […]

Event features beauty of flowers, flute and harp

The opening reception for the exhibit "For the Love of Flowers" featuring floral watercolors and ikebana flower arrangements, will be presented from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Camarillo Johrei Center, 379 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. A special musical performance of koto (Japanese harp) and flute will run from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibit will open Sat., Sept. […]

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We remember 9-11-01

Women’s club donates bell

Special to The Acorn

To help remember California history, the Westlake Women’s Club donated a replica of the El Camino Real mission bell last Friday morning on a sidewalk in front of the Gardens of the World park area in Thousand Oaks, across from the Civic Arts Plaza. Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes is located along the celebrated route of El Camino Real ("The King’s Highway") […]

Comedians help children heal with laughter

Television sitcom star and standup comic Ray Romano will headline a comedy benefit at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Fri., Sept. 27 to raise money for Rx Laughter, a UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center study examining the effects of laughter and humor on the immune systems of sick children and adolescents. Tickets range from $30 to $125 and are available by calling […]