War is justified

As we are on the verge of war with Iraq, I felt the need to clarify a couple of definitions or popular notions. While I support our government’s position to rid Iraq of its leadership and weapons of mass destruction, I do not consider myself as "pro-war" as the "anti-war" demonstrators label me. I consider myself as part of the […]

Local citizens can show their support to troops overseas

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer As the war with Iraq heads into its third week, local groups and organizations are stepping up their plans to deliver care packages to the troops and sailors abroad. Among the efforts, Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated said it plans to send one package a month to the U.S. forces. The first box to […]

It’s all happening at the zoo

Special to The Acorn

There were lions and tigers and hissing cockroaches, oh my! These and other unusual creatures are part of the 13th annual Spring Spectacular produced by students of the Exotic Animal Training and Management program at Moorpark College’s America’s Teaching Zoo open to the public on weekends through April 6. One of the main events of the Spring Spectacular is a […]

Youth Congress XIX explores stress, its effect on teenagers

Student delegates from six public and three private high schools in the Conejo, Oak Park and Las Virgenes area will assemble to discuss "Stress Stinks! What Works?" at Youth Congress XIX, an annual Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) event. This gathering of students will be from 8 a.m. to noon, this Sat., March 29 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, […]

‘Wholeness’ is sermon topic

‘Wholeness’ is sermon topic "Wholeness" will be the message delivered by the Rev. Irma Oestmann at 10 a.m. Sun., March 30 at Unity Center Church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. Special music will be performed by pianist Peter Shea. Children’s church is at 10:10 a.m. and childcare is provided. For further information, call (805) 496-6901 or […]

Silent majority should speak out

It does not go without notice that there is only one letter from an Acorn reader printed within the last two issues regarding the impending war with Iraq. Were there no more sent in by this community, or were they just not printed? The cartoons have been obvious in their criticism of President Bush, so we know how the editor […]

Band dispute causes cacophony at Agoura High School

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The recent decision to fire first-year music instructor Brandon Young at Agoura High School has rankled some of the school’s parents, but officials say the move was necessary to make way for further growth in the music program and accommodate a new marching band which could take the field as early as next fall. […]

Another Medallion Hunt clue

Hidden somewhere in the Conejo Valley is the CVD rabbit medallion. The person who finds it will win $1,000 if they possess an official hunting license or $500 if not. Clues as to the medallion’s hiding place will be given every week. They will be announced on 92.7 Lite FM every Monday morning between 8 and 9 a.m., and repeated […]

Senior facility offers scholarships to OPHS kids

Agoura Hills Senior Retreat has launched a scholarship program for seniors at Oak Park High School. To qualify for the scholarship, interested students must visit the Retreat to interview one of the residents and then write a story about the life of that senior. A luncheon will be presented on Sat., May 17 when students will have the opportunity to […]

Community members await youth festival

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the Kiwanis Club of Calabasas-Agoura and the Las Virgenes Optimist Club will present the inaugural "Our Community Celebrates Youth," a children’s health and safety festival, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 5 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. Tickets are $5 and available at the park on the […]

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