Teen Center in T.O. to

host classes

Teen Center in T.O. to host classes The Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road, announces its Winter Program season, beginning the week of Jan. 10. Each class costs between $10 and $40. To register, go to www.crpd.org or call (805) 494-5156 any day after 2 p.m. The following are some of the classes available for teens. Athletics and […]

Senior Concerns gets new board member

Senior Concerns gets new board member Ulrich Samietz, general manager of Hyatt Westlake Plaza since August, has been elected to the board of directors of Senior Concerns, a nonprofit service agency that provides quality-of-life services for special-needs seniors in Ventura and western L.A. counties. "We are delighted that Ulrich has joined our volunteer board," said chairman Ronald Goldman. "As the […]

Moms invited to join club

A new chapter of the Agoura Moms Club is forming. Those interested in learning more should call (818) 597-3258.

Puppies, kittens star in circus

Performances to Grow On will present the Comedy and Pet Circus at 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 16 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Gregory Popovich’s Comedy and Pet Theatre is an indoor circus of juggling, European-style comedy and a furry performing cats and dogs—all previously homeless animals […]

Local kids make holidays brighter

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The holiday spirit was clearly visible at The Oaks mall last Friday when a group of local elementary school students arrived at the Thousand Oaks shopping center to help make the holidays brighter for disadvantaged children. About 50 fifth-graders, led by teacher Quincy Melville, traveled from Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park to deliver games, dolls, […]

Holiday spirit doesn’t glow everywhere

Chargers healing in boys’ hoops

By Stephen Dorman Special to The Acorn With one starter nursing an ankle injury and the flu limiting several other key players, the holiday break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Agoura High School boys’ basketball team. Yet despite its recent string of physical setbacks, the Chargers (3-6, 0-1) were able to win their final two games—against […]

Conejo Pops to present New Year’s Eve concert

The Conejo Pops Orchestra will present its annual "Night in Vienna" concert at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 31 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Under the direction of Elmer Ramsey, the Conejo Pops Orchestra will perform a program of waltzes, marches, polkas and special numbers by soloists. Joanna Bushnell will sing […]

Learn history of holiday treats

Chocolate. It comes in dark or white; with nuts, raisins, caramel or crisps; in Santa shapes and bunny silhouettes. The world’s favorite treat is enjoyed in many forms, consistencies and flavors. In a consumer survey sponsored by the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, Americans chose chocolate as their favorite flavor. But although Americans gobble up about 12 pounds of chocolate a year, […]

Everything you need to know about the flu

Healthy people can take important steps to avoid the flu

In response to the unexpected shortage of flu vaccine this year, the American Medical Association, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, is recommending that healthy individuals forgo or delay their flu shots to help ensure that high-risk patients are vaccinated first. Healthy patients can still take important steps to reduce their chances of getting the flu. […]