Village Voices will host auditions soon

The Village Voices Chorale will host open auditions for their spring concert beginning Mon., Jan. 12 in Westlake Village. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus for those planning to audition. Men and women singers from throughout Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley are encouraged to call (805) 495-2701 for additional information and to schedule an […]

Ahmanson hiking trails are now open

Acorn Staff Writer

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer While rain has hit the Southland, hikers can find some new trails as the skies have cleared. About 15 miles of dirt pathways that run through Ahmanson Ranch are now open to the public. Washington Mutual Bank previously planned to build a 3,050-home, two-golf-course development on the 2,800-acre site in eastern Ventura County, north […]

Youth events to kick off SpringFest

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Plans for April’s SpringFest are in progress with the launching of two youth-oriented events on the theme of "Celebrating the Arts." The arts theme is being promoted to students through a design contest and an art exhibit. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has distributed information on the contest to local schools, asking […]

Become a hero: Donate blood this month

As part of National Blood Donor Month, the following blood drives will be conducted by United Blood Services (UBS) in the Thousand Oaks area. For any questions or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call UBS at (800) 715-3699. The American Red Cross recently reported that blood supplies are at critically low levels both in Southern California and nationwide. […]

Coaches, players enjoy all-star football game

Acorn Sports Writer

Though their team was defeated, 24-22, after Florida made a furious second-half comeback, the California football all-star coaches and players were pleased to have been part of the fifth annual CaliFlorida Bowl, an all-star game featuring players from California and Florida. The game was played at Moorpark College, the game’s new home. Bill Redell, the Oaks Christian head coach, was […]

Brits to go country at Conejo Players

Conejo Players Theatre, Inc. will present the musical "Chaps!" from Jan. 23 through Feb. 21 at the theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The show is set in Studio "B" of the BBC in 1940s London, where a radio show’s anticipated American guests—Tex Riley and his Singing Cowboys—have failed to show up. The producer’s job is on the line, […]

Money found for interpretive center

Funds will also help restore
habitat for wildlife

Funds will also help restore habitat for wildlife Seven acres at Headwaters Corner on Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas have been identified to house a new interpretive center that will teach the management practices for living or working near a natural resource, such as the Los Angeles River. The city of Calabasas and the nonprofit Mountains […]

T.O. man, his dog active in FEMA search program

Thousand Oaks businessman Ron Weckbacher and his dog, Manny, who serve the Los Angeles City Task Force, were recently recertified at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Type 1 Advanced level. They’re one of the 37 California Canine Search Teams trained by the Search Dog Foundation and among 10 teams to achieve success in a recent assessment of their skills. […]

Learn about genetic factors that affect you

Find advantages in starting a
health-related family tree

Find advantages in starting a health-related family tree Communicating with relatives is key to learning about your family’s history and your own future health. That’s because your family history contains information critical to your health, including risks for certain inherited conditions and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. One easy way to document your family history […]

Lightning strikes

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