Oak Park is off to the races with grant for a new track

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Kevin Smith, Oak Park High School track and cross country coach, has been talking about the need for a new track as long as most people can remember. Despite the fact that he’s built one of the most successful programs in the area, an effort that has resulted in three state championships and seven […]

Donations needed

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Carpinteria is seeking donations. Proceeds fund this center, which houses 100 men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. The center will accept vehicles, household items and clothing. "We are in dire need of donations," said Capt. Michael E. Roland of the Salvation Army. For convenient pick-up, please call (800) 95-TRUCK.

Elderly caregivers can attend free seminar

Villa Esperanza Services is offering "Care for the Caregiver," an educational seminar for caregivers of the elderly, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fri., April 18 at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. There’s no cost to participate and all are welcome to attend. For additional information, please call Cathe at (805) 446-1939, ext. 203.

Oak Park begins softball rebuilding process with only one senior

Special to The Acorn

For the Oak Park softball team, with one senior among its 13 members, this is definitely a rebuilding year. So far the Eagles (2-8) have struggled playing non-league and tournament games, but head coach Roger Newell is pleased with the team’s progress as the Tri-Valley League season begins next week. The Eagles are 2-4 the past two weeks. "(Third baseman) […]

Musical on tap at CLU

California Lutheran Univer-sity’s drama department will present the musical "Company" from Fri., Sat. and Sun., April 25, 26 and 27 and Fri., Sat. and Sun., May 2, 3 and 4 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. except for 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, April […]

Are we expecting

too much from our kids? Dad played sports and excelled at baseball, football and basketball. He expects his son to be athletic, too. But the son has lousy hand-eye coordination and hates sports. Dad belittles his son for playing videogames instead of playing sports. Mom was a ballerina. She expects her daughter to be one, too. The daughter has a […]

Water agencies reach agreement

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Three years of legal wrangling at a high cost to taxpayers came to an end last week as representatives of two local water districts announced an agreement over disputed expenditures and other long-standing differences. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District had been at odds over the amount of power that each […]

Students raising funds for Scotland trip


THURS., APRIL 3 A Hair Raising Show Oak Park High School’s Performing Arts Department presents the rock musical "Hair" at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Fri.-Sat., April 4-5, with 2:30 p.m. show on Saturday, in Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. $12-$17. (818) 735-3342 Making Ethical Choices Biola University extension campus presents "Ethical Choices […]

Conejo Recreation and

Park District offers summer aquatics, golf, tennis, more

The Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) sports office invites patrons to register for summer recreation activities. Mail-in registration is April 29 to May 31. Recreation Program Guides are available at all community centers. Late registration is conducted at the sports office, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, starting June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Internet registration is […]

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