Parks and recreation department seeks ‘mystery lady’ who planted coastal oak trees in Oak Park


Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation is concerned over 13 coastal oaks that were recently planted in the vicinity of North Oak Hills Drive and Medea Creek Lane by a "mystery lady." An Oak Park resident said he met the woman while walking his dog. She took credit, he said, for planting the trees and said she was very proud of […]

Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion’ inspires introspection

Special to The Acorn

What’s most moving about Mel Gibson’s "The Passion of the Christ" is that it plays like a metaphor for much of what’s wrong with our world. Unfortunately, it seems that humanity has learned almost nothing in 2,000 years. After all this time we still hate and fear the things we don’t understand, and we still pretend to preach the truth […]

Red Cross to teach students

The American Red Cross of Ventura County Youth Emergency Services Clubs and Rio Mesa High School will provide free safety training to students in grades three to five on Sat., March 6 at the Rio Mesa High School gymnasium, 545 Central Ave., Oxnard. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and event programs begin at 9 a.m. Local area youth will be […]


Month of March celebrates crafts

Month of March celebrates crafts Did you know that 80 percent of families include a crafter? They scrapbook, knit, bead and paint while enjoying the benefits of crafting, which range from relaxation to higher self-esteem. To help spread the word on crafting, the Hobby Industry Association (HIA) sponsors National Craft Month every March. In celebration, craft retailers around the country […]

Anonymous campaign literature should be trashed immediately

Anonymous campaign literature should be trashed immediately As another election cycle draws to a close, it’s a good time to remember that the American political system is far from perfect. The wise voter must sort through all kinds of campaign literature, commercials and advertising––and be cautious. You can’t believe everything you see and read. A perfect example occurred several years […]

LVUSD to offer early retirement program


For the third time in the history of Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), a Supplemental Early Retirement Program (SERP) will be offered to veteran teachers. The last SERP ended this year. At a recent school board meeting, staff reported that as part of the budget process, they’ve been investigating ways to save money. According to LVUSD Dep. Superintendent Donald […]

Excursion to explore architecture

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering an excursion open to senior adults to explore "Architectural L.A." from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri., March 19. A local guide will provide insight as the tour explores some of the city’s "magnificent engineering feats." The cost is $82 and pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (818) […]

Free eye exams offered to the uninsured

Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., gradually steals sight, often without symptoms. Nearly 3 million people have glaucoma, but half don’t know it. EyeCare America, the public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, offers medical eye services through its national Glaucoma EyeCare Program. It promotes early detection and treatment, raises awareness of risk factors, provides […]

Lions play for title


The Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team utilized a late goal by Alena Avedessian to defeat Oak Park, 1-0, last Friday in a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division V quarterfinals match up. The Lions traveled to Marymount for yesterday’s semifinals. Oaks Christian and Oak Park shared the championship last year when they tied 1-1 in the CIF championship game. […]