Public schools reopen in

Las Virgenes,
Oak Park and Conejo Valley
unified districtsT.O. Acorn Editor

Las Virgenes, Oak Park and Conejo Valley unified districts T.O. Acorn Editor The back to school rush hit full force this week as more than 37,000 local students returned to classes. School began yesterday for students in Oak Park and Las Virgenes school districts—and today for those who attend the Conejo schools. From the smallest pre-schooler to the oldest senior, […]

Motorists to enjoy a smoother ride

Local artists display their work

CLU ranked a top 20 school in the West

For the ninth consecutive year, California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks has been placed in the top tier of western regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings. The selective liberal arts and science university ranked 18th among schools from Texas to the West Coast offering quality bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Based on higher scores in […]

Know your limits while skateboarding

The most extreme thing about skateboarding may be the speed with which its popularity has grown. Evolving from what originally was an exclusive, niche activity, skateboarding now is one of the fastest growing sports in America. According to the National Sporting Goods Association, the number of U.S. boys aged 7 to 17 who took up skateboarding between 1995 and 2000 […]

Local students are back in class

Disaster training offered

The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles is offering free workshops to introduce participants to the many roles they can fill as volunteers in times of disaster. "Introduction to Disaster Services" workshops will be offered as follows. All workshops are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 6, Tues. Nov. 4 at the East Los Angeles Service Center; call […]

Just in time for football season


Don’t give bacteria a sporting chance at your next football tailgate party. Although tailgating is considered a cool weather activity, you still need to exercise the same safe food handling practices as for summer picnicking. Food and football have long been paired. In fact, football fields are called "gridirons" after a grate used for grilling food. Keeping food safe at […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Story of the Week Steve Carlton never won the hearts and minds of baseball writers, but he led the National League in innings pitched and strikeouts five times each, won 329 games and captured four Cy Young Awards. I’ve said it before and will again: Carlton might have been the best left-hander of all time. He trained by using isometrics, […]

Take a home safety audit

Relaxing with your family and keeping everyone safe and secure may be even easier after you complete a quick home safety audit. Here are some safety suggestions from the American Furniture Manufacturers Association: 1. In with the new. Review the manufacturer’s tags on new outdoor furnishings for important safety information. 2. Out with the old. Examine older outdoor furnishings for […]