Weather cooperates with Oak Park cheerleaders’ car wash fundraiser

Oktoberfest is coming this Sunday

The 18th annual Oktoberfest, presented by the Rotary Club of Newbury Park and Premier America Credit Union, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 12 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. The day will include live German music and dancing and traditional German foods and beverages. A parade, Bavarian costume contest (lederhosen and dirndls), […]


THURS., SEPT. 9 Back to School Events Hillcrest Christian School, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks: At 7 p.m. tonight and Thurs., Sept. 16, the school presents Back-to-School events. Tonight it’s for parents of middle and high school students; on Sept. 16 it’s for preschool through elementary grades. Tour remodeled facility, meet new administrator. School is at corner of Erbes Road […]

Oak Park still running on full tank

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn With great expectations, the Oak Park High School cross country team is looking to fly high again at the end of this season, even though the Eagles boys’ and girls’ teams will be competing in a new division. Based on state enrollment figures of sophomore through senior students, OPHS has grown enough that […]

Always monitor instant messaging on kids’ computers

By Father Val J. Peter What’s the hottest thing for junior high kids across America? It’s not cell phones, DVDs or games. It’s IM (instant messaging), and it is something every parent should know about. Recently, I played "Denny the Dunce" while asking some eighth- graders why IM is so popular. A bright lad in the back raised his hand […]

Realtor’s sign a safety problem

I am taking the time to write to you regarding the Re/Max sign recently placed at the Kanan/Lindero shopping plaza. On behalf of myself and several residents of our immediate community, this does not meet the architectural expectations of Sutton Valley. In addition, when cars are exiting the plaza onto Lindero Canyon, the sign obstructs the view of the oncoming […]

Different taste in water no health risk

Taste and odor changes in local drinking water—noticeable primarily in the Westlake Village area and portions of unincorporated Agoura—are being attributed to algal blooms in the local reservoir.  Customers of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) are assured their drinking water remains healthy and safe to consume. "We’ve received calls from some people who detect an earthy scent to the […]

Bike event attracts many

Hidden Hills recently staged its inaugural Family Bike Day, an event designed to promote kid’s fitness and bicycle safety. The biking prowess of more than 80 cyclists was tested in competitions that included a safety rodeo, an obstacle course and cross country "Tour de Hidden Hills." Officers Tom McGee, Gale Sumpter and John Nadas from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department […]

SUN., SEPT. 12

SUN., SEPT. 12 Oktoberfest Fun Rotary Club of Newbury Park/Premier America Credit Union presents Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, Thousand Oaks (behind the library), featuring live German music, dancing and traditional German foods and beverages; a parade, Bavarian costume contest, stein-holding contest, face painting, children’s games and festival clowns and jugglers. Parking $2, […]

Quick Take

Mike Williams must sit out this season of collegiate and NFL football after the NCAA (not my favorite sports governing body) refused to reinstate his eligibility because Williams hired a pro agent and the courts ruled he was ineligible for the NFL draft because the league has the right to bar players who are out of high school for less […]