Earthquake preparedness event set for April 19

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 19 at Westfield Shoppingtown Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Along with Red Cross, the Los Angeles City Fire, Police, Building and Safety, Public Works, Water and Power and Emergency Preparedness […]

Westlake gets past Newbury Park, 1-0

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake softball team defeated Newbury Park, 1-0, in a Marmonte League clash that took place at Westlake High School last Thursday. The win improved the Warriors to 4-2 in league (8-4 overall) and dropped the Panthers to 3-2-1 (8-5-1 overall) as both teams are fighting to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs later this spring. In the […]

Dinosaur books are becoming extinct

How can parents and teachers relay how dinosaurs lived and what caused them to all disappear millions of years ago? As any parent or teacher knows, one of the biggest keys to get kids excited to learn is to make it fun. Interactive Websites on dinosaurs combine education and entertainment. On the Internet at www.yahooligans.com is a guide for kids […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Annual Street Fair draws a crowd

Stage Door production full of laughs

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Coming to the Stage Door Theatre on a Friday night to see "Over the River and Through the Woods"—alone and after having a fight with my boyfriend—well, let’s just say I wasn’t in the best mood. All I wanted was a box of chocolate chip cookies with some milk, a warm blanket and a […]

Local Wellness Community names new boardmembers

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, which provides free support programs for cancer patients and their loved ones, has elected Redonna Donatto, vice president/sales, Community National Bank; Wayne Krok, CPA, Farber & Hass LLP; and Charles Padilla, president, Padilla Management Associates, to the board of directors for three-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2005. Robin Campbell, Ph.D., retired vice president/general manager, Oncology Sales […]

Lions aim one step higher in softball

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian softball team has made it to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship game in each of the school’s first two years of existence. Both times the Lions came up short, finishing as runnersup in the race for a CIF title. This year, OCHS, coached by Pete Ackermann, his third year as Lions’ head coach, is 11-2 overall […]

Conejo Players ‘Pinafore’ sets sail

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Now at port in Thousand Oaks, the Conejo Players’ production of "H.M.S. Pinafore or The Lass Who Loved a Sailor" is a very entertaining almost two-hour "cruise." "Pinafore" questions love between the ranks. The two-act operetta plays from now until May 3 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 […]

Smeck named superintendent of National Recreation Area

Woody Smeck, a 12-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been promoted to Superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). NPS Regional Director Jonathan B. Jarvis made the announcement. Smeck has been serving as acting superintendent for the 153,750-acre national park in the Los Angeles region for 18 months. A licensed landscape architect, Smeck has worked […]

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