DARE survives budget cuts in Oak Park

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Budget restrictions forced the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to discontinue drug education classes last year in Oak Park schools, but that doesn’t mean students who previously received DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) are being ignored. The DARE curriculum is now being taught by Chief Warrant Officer Jack Talbot of the California National Guard, a […]

Calabasas, Agoura Hills organize spring camps

Camp Calabasas will host a spring break camp for children ages 5 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily the week of April 21 to 25 at de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills. Parents may sign up their children for one day or the entire five-day session. The cost is $33 per day/per child. Extended […]

Conejo Free Clinic needs volunteers for its Thousand Oaks facility

The Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks is seeking volunteers to serve as receptionists for its medical and legal clinics. Tuesday morning is available, and the hours are 9 a.m. to noon. There are evening clinic times also open. The evenings start around 5 p.m. and would require three to four hours. Medical clinics are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and […]

This year’s AYBA All Stars

Youth can train to be babysitters

The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are accepting registration for a "Babysitter in Training" class to be offered in conjunction with the Lindero Canyon Afterschool Enrichment Program. Classes run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 17 at Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Registration fee is $48. Youth ages 11 to 14 will […]


Strange Things Be Happening

Strange Things Be Happening Today is the Vernal Equinox (sounds like a disease doesn’t it?). Vernal denotes "spring" and equinox means "equal night." See, reading this column is worthwhile. You be smarter already. So, you be asking, "Why does this happen?" Without getting too technical, it happens because this is the day that the sun travels through the sky for […]

No teacher cutbacks expected in LVUSD

Las Virgenes Unified School District will have no teacher or administrator layoffs this year despite dire budget predictions by both district and state officials. LVUSD must cut $3 million from its budget by next September due the huge rollbacks in state funding, but administrators said none of the 620 teachers in the district would lose their jobs prematurely. The deadline […]

Dreams come true with hard work

Special To The Acorn

When Paul and Katalin Dolak left Hungary for America, the land of opportunity, little did they imagine a Hollywood future awaited them among all their other new experiences. But they were prepared for the diligence and hard work it would take to accomplish their dreams of success in a land and its customs not only foreign to them, but its […]


Passage to India Join Irma Kackert for "Whizzing Around the World with Irma," this time a slide presentation of her trip exploring the rural areas of India, at 7 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 381-2744 Plan Ahead for Future AAUW Thousand Oaks Branch presents author Karen S. Shoff in lecture, "There’s No […]

Coyotes ready for tough Marmonte League baseball

A veteran team, it should play wellSpecial to The Acorn

A veteran team, it should play well Special to The Acorn The Calabasas Coyotes’ baseball team will hunt on new grounds this season. The team plays at its diamond, tucked in the rolling hills of Calabasas, but seems ready for the rigors of the always tough Marmonte League. A perennial dominator of the Frontier League, compiling a 40-19 record over […]