Local man takes a bird’s-eye view

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer How many different species of birds can be found on Westlake Lake? That’s a question Agoura High School and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate David Cordover, 24, asked and used for the basis of his college senior thesis last year. Cordover wrote a book on the local birds for his collegiate project. It […]


Eagles ready for Tri-Valley League

Special to The Acorn

With its pre-league games completed, the Oak Park boys’ basketball team looks ready for the Tri-Valley League season. The Eagles were to open the league season last night at Bishop Diego in Santa Barbara. Two other non-conference games were on this week’s schedule: Monday vs. St. Bernard’s (a 68-39 win) and last night against Santa Paula. Oak Park was 10-6 […]

‘Sleeping Beauty’ coming to T.O.

Photo courtesy of Donner Photographic

‘Sleeping Beauty’ coming to T.O. Photo courtesy of Donner Photographic ‘AWAKE MY LOVE’—Brett Weidlich and Helena Pokorny will dance the leading roles of "Princess Aurora" and "Prince Florimund" in Conejo Civic Ballet Company’s production of "Sleeping Beauty" at the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Civic Arts Plaza. There are two shows with the curtain going up at […]

Acorn editorial misses the mark

It was with some dismay that I read The Acorn’s Dec 26 editorial, "The lawyers win again," regarding Ahmanson Ranch. That there is a dispute and that it will cost a great deal of public money to resolve is not in question. This is a most unfortunate situation. What I found offensive was the all-too-familiar stereotyping of attorneys as unfairly […]

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FIRST BORN––The first Conejo Valley baby born in 2003 is Maia Jenis Werth at six pounds, 15 ounces. Parents Russell and Linda are all smiles, as is new "big" brother Aliah. The birth at Los Robles Regional Medical Center occurred at 8:50 p.m. on Jan. 1. Los Robles welcomes New Year’s baby

What to expect from teens

What’s normal and what’s not? That’s a common question. To provide information about healthy adolescent development, the American Psychological Association created "Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals." The booklet presents information about the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral development of teens. Although much has been written about adolescent development, much of the information is published in specialized journals not […]

Slow pitch softball in Oak Park

Adult Spring Slow Pitch Softball leagues—both men’s and coed—are now forming in Oak Park. Games will be played at Valley View Park. League fees of $400 per team will include a 10-week season, umpires, balls, lights, field set-up, scorekeepers and awards. Men’s league will play on Monday, Tuesday or Friday evenings. Coed leagues will be scheduled to play on Wednesday […]

Village Voices to host auditions for new singers

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The Village Voices Chorale invites men and women who enjoy singing and are enthusiastic about performing to attend open auditions beginning Mon., Jan. 13. The chorale is a 60-voice group from throughout Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley known for its "lively and eclectic" blend of classical, popular and Broadway music. Directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine […]

Outraged over Ahmanson

Outraged over Ahmanson This letter is in response to the Dec. 26 editorial regarding Ahmanson Ranch, written by Mr. Steven Holt (unless he was sick or on vacation). Okay, for the millionth time! All roads and byways that will be impacted by Ahmanson lie within L.A. County. The reason why L.A. County is going to sue Ventura County is that […]

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