For the record

Regarding the Calabasas Education Fund story last week, Round Meadow Elementary School is in Hidden Hills, not Calabasas (although its address at the district website lists the city name as Calabasas). The organization funded one full-time counselor to share time between both middle schools in Calabasas, not one full-timer at each. The correct name of a book and a series […]

Craft vendors sought for Oktoberfest

Craft vendor booths are still available for the 18th annual Oktoberfest scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 12 at Conejo Creek Park North, adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. The event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newbury Park and Premier America Credit Union, attracts several thousand festival-goers with […]

WED., AUG. 18

WED., AUG. 18 Mega Mixer! Mega Mixer sponsored by chambers of commerce from Calabasas, Camarillo, Moorpark, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village and Woodland Hills is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. $5-$10. (818) 222-5680

United is Sun and Surf champs

Smokey the Bear has a birthday

Smokey the Bear has a birthday Earlier this month, the USDA Forest Service, National Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council joined together to celebrate Smokey the Bear’s 60th birthday. The "bear in the big hat carrying the shovel" character is a very visible part of the Wildfire Prevention campaign, created in 1944 and described as the longest-running public […]

Two dead after separate accidents in T.O.

Two dead after separate accidents in T.O. Two Conejo Valley residents were killed in separate freeway incidents last weekend in Thousand Oaks. Both died at the scene of the accidents, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office reported. Ryan Paul Clark, 20, of Agoura Hills was driving in the slow lane of the southbound 23 Freeway when he lost control of […]

New recreation brochure mailed in Oak Park

New recreation brochure mailed in Oak Park The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District has mailed Oak Park residents its fall brochure about classes and activities for various ages. Several new senior adult activities have been added to the fall schedule. Highlights of the fall program include tennis instruction, yoga, art, tai chai, tae kwon do, dance for adults and […]

Scholarships available for kids whose folks are self-employed

When is a scholarship serious business? Some might say, when it goes to support a future entrepreneur. Recently, the largest scholarship in the nation devoted to the promotion of entrepreneurship among young people was awarded to a 19-year-old college sophomore who will study plant sciences at Cornell University. An organization described as the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and […]

Oak Park’s lethal weapon says he can do even more

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Oak Park senior wide receiver Gavin Ketchum says he’s anxious to finally put all the discussion about his potential––about what he might do or could do in an Eagles’ uniform––to rest. Enough with the predictions, the ratings, the calculating—Ketchum, who many consider the county’s top collegiate prospect at wide receiver and defensive back, wants […]


"Collateral" Directed by: Michael Mann Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Mark Ruffalo and Bruce McGill Rating: R (for adult language and violence) Running time: 119 minutes Best suited for: Suspense thriller fans, Cruise and now Foxx fans Least suited for: Those who prefer their psycho-killers chuckle free Acorn’s Rating Guide: 3.5 acorns Rule numero uno for wannabe hit […]

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