Oak Park youth wins first prize at fair

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Nikki Mercado of Oak Park, a seventh-grade student at Medea Creek Middle School, won first place in this spring’s environmental sciences division of the Ventura County Science Fair. Her project was titled "Purification of Water through Solar Energy," qualifying her to compete at the state Science Fair in Los Angeles. Nikki got the idea while listening […]

Coach helps professionals find their lifework

Coach helps professionals find their lifework Deborah Gallant of Westlake Village has just launched Lifework Catalyst, a coaching business helping individuals find unique lifework. Lifework Catalyst is a coaching/consulting practice focused on helping individuals identify their strengths, talents and experience, and find a business need they can address to create their own unique lifework. Gallant also works with entrepreneurs who […]

Local stadiums get extreme makeover

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Come football season, the defending California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) champion Westlake High Warriors might have some added bounce in their steps—at least on their home turf. Thanks to a joint effort by the city of Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley Unified School District, renovations are currently underway to resurface the football fields at Thousand […]

“The Stepford Wives”

"The Stepford Wives" Directed by: Frank Oz Starring: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Jon Lovitz and Roger Bart Rating: PG-13 (for sexual innuendo, thematic material and adult language) Best suited for: Reminiscing male chauvinists Least suited for: Thriller fans, parody fans, black comedy fans, speculative fiction fans (this film caters to none of the above) […]

Medea Creek Middle School Science Fair award winners

As the Science Fair coordinator, Cindy Ligeti is proud that out of the 38 Medea Creek Middle School students who entered the Science Fair, nine received awards. Those students, their projects and the awards were: Nikki Mercado, Purification of Water through Solar Energy (environmental sciences) first place Kelsey Gurnick, Crispiest Crunch (biochemistry) honorable mention Breanna Schaller, Bendable Babies (engineering) honorable […]

Indian Hills seniors exude heart, soul

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com While the pomp was understated, the circumstance diverse, the Indian Hills High School Class of 2004 exuded the heart and soul of students on a mission. At last week’s graduation ceremony, conducted in the grassy backyard at the alternative high school in Calabasas, the atmosphere was one of hard-earned accomplishment—and deserved pride. The quest of the […]

Thunder storms rolls through tourney

Summer Solstice Festival coming soon

Crooked old fiddle tunes, the twang of a banjo, the sweet Appalachian melody of a dulcimer, a chorus of voices raised in song . . . it must be time for the 22nd annual Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival. The festival will run Fri., Sat. and Sun. June 25, 26 and 27, on the campus of Soka […]

Agoura Hills creates wish list for restoring the Reyes Adobe

The city of Agoura Hills has created a wish list of period items it would like to acquire for the Reyes Adobe Historical Site in Reyes Adobe Park, near Reyes Adobe Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The items will be displayed at the Adobe to reflect California rancho living in the early 1800s. Needed items include: rope frame bed, straw […]

Indian Hills

Indian Hills Class of 2004 Stephanie Becker, Ashley Biglow, Eric Cardenas, Avi Cohen, Evan Cooley, Ashley Crawford, Aleksandr Czerskiy, Brent De Benedictis, Tanya Engle, Arthur Enokian, Trevor Fotie, Stephen Frye, Daniel Hanna, Erik Hill, Jesse Jenkins, Jenna Kamzan, Erit Keisari, Joshua Koroyan, Jacqueline Krause, Kaitlyn May, Filimon Nunez, Jessica Papa, Matthew Pink, Julia Ramsey, Kristina Ramsey, Alexander Raphael, Elizabeth Sasson, […]