Thousands pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan

By Saria Kraft kraft@theacorn.com Long after the 40th leader of the United States is laid to rest, local residents will remember that the first and final tributes were paid to him here. In the first days of national memorial events, 106,000 people came to Simi Valley to offer their respects. Former President Ronald Reagan will be interred in a private […]

Class to teach kids etiquette

This summer the city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will offer "P’s and Q’s," a new class for children ages 6 to 10 that will cover basic etiquette and table manners and provide introduction and communication skills "in a fun and creative way." The class will run from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, June 14 through Aug. 9, […]

Viewpoint, Chizever untouchable in boys’ tennis

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Behind the literally untouchable play of senior Geoffrey Chizever, the Viewpoint High School boy’s tennis team and head coach Asif Azhar claimed the school’s first California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title with last week’s 13-5 victory over Oakwood. A year after falling short in the semifinals, Viewpoint played focused and confident tennis against Oakwood, a […]

Movement is a must for healthy infant growth


Clearly, movement is very important for helping children grow healthy and strong. However, as children explore and interact with the world through movement, they are also developing thinking and communications skills as well as self-confidence. Children feel competent both physically and emotionally when they use their bodies to communicate and solve problems. Children learn problem-solving skills as they try different […]

Teacher’s dismissal poorly handled at local school

Teacher’s dismissal poorly handled at local school We are at a loss to understand why you printed the article on the dismissal of the long-term substitute teacher at Brookside Elementary School. Your reporter conveyed a very misleading impression of what was a most traumatic event for nearly 20 7- and 8-year-old children—the loss of a beloved teacher. The article did […]

Deputy nabs Agoura Hills bank robbers

Two suspects were arrested at 1:30 p.m. Mon., June 7 by Sgt. Mark Katz of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station after they allegedly robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in Agoura Hills. Patrol cars were dispatched to 101 Freeway on- and off-ramps after a caller reported a suspect fleeing the parking lot of the bank at 5823 Kanan Road. According to watch […]

Volunteers needed to serve on committee

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education is seeking volunteers to serve on a district-wide Facilities Oversight Committee as it proceeds with the continued expansion and improvement of district facilities. Committee members, who will serve a two- or three-year term, will conduct financial oversight in review of budgets and available funding for district construction projects, as well as […]

Lions No. 1 again in softball

Special to The Acorn

Lions No. 1 again in softball By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn The Oaks Christian High School softball team found another reason to celebrate and head coach Pete Ackermann couldn’t have been more delighted. Twice in a row, Oaks Christian has been crowned champions of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV. Playing last Saturday at Col. […]

‘Barefoot in the Park’ comes to Conejo Players

The ’60s romantic comedy "Barefoot in the Park," by Neil Simon, will be performed from June 11 through July 10 at Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sun., June 13. After a six-day honeymoon, a new attorney and […]

War protester was a hero

War protester was a hero What a sorrow and a pity. An ordained minister of the Christian gospel praises our country’s evil and sinful war against a nation that has done us no harm. How truly shameful it is to be an American in this world now. And how sorrowfully humiliating it is to be a Christian trying to explain […]