Ketchum chooses UCLA

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Last week was a big week for Oak Park’s receiver Gavin Ketchum. First he made a commitment to UCLA, then he was selected Homecoming king, and finally he caught the game-winning pass in the Eagles’ critical 13-10 win over rival Nordhoff Friday night. His decision to become a Bruin for the 2005 season was probably the […]


3-1/2 acorns

"Ray" Directed by: Taylor Hackford Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix Rated: PG-13 (for adult situations and depiction of drug usage) Running time: 154 minutes Best suited for: Ray Charles fans, music biopic fans and, now, Jamie Foxx fans Least suited for: Those not mentioned above Acorn Rating Guide: 3-1/2 acorns The challenge of critiquing […]

Incumbent trustees reelected in Oak Park

Incumbent trustees reelected in Oak Park By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Two trustees in Oak Park will be returning to the board of education. Incumbent Jan Iceland captured the most votes in Tuesday’s Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education race with 43.1 percent. Trustee Jim Kalember and challenger Kenneth Kossoff finished close but Kalember pulled out a 56-vote victory, […]


High School may get additional counselor

Calabasas High School may get another counselor. The Calabasas Education Fund (CEF) will consider awarding $56,000 to the CHS Parent Faculty Association to hire an additional counselor. The CEF, a nonprofit group created by the city of Calabasas, funds programs that serve public schools in Calabasas. A new counselor would handle 200 students who need help in guidance, testing and […]

Local libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving

Local libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving The Ventura County community libraries will be closing at 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14 and will also be closed on Thurs., Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving Day. Books can be returned to the book drops at the closed facilities in Oak Park, Moorpark and Simi Valley.

Wig Maker in Thousand Oaks Helps You Build Confidence

Judyth Carr, owner of Judyth Carr Custom Hairgoods, keeps alive the vanishing art of wig-making by hand in her home salon in Thousand Oaks. She said she is "in the self-confidence business." Carr provides that self-confidence to cancer patients who are in the middle of or at the end of chemotherapy and have experienced hair loss. Carr makes her wigs […]

A lesson in compassion learned by students at Brookside Elementary School

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Skirball to host comedian George Carlin, other authors

Comedian George Carlin will discuss his latest book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?", in a conversation with Harry Shearer at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 16 at a "Writers Bloc" event at the Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. The book is infused with Carlin’s trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. He is the author of […]

Voters go to the polls in droves

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