One-Acts Festival Jan. 14-16

One-Acts Festival Jan. 14-16 The Young Artists Ensemble is presenting a three-day "One-Acts Festival" Jan. 14-16 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts’ Theater on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Eight different directors are coaching young local actors through eight different contemporary productions by such playwrights as Christopher Durang, David Ives and Conrad Bishop. The festival includes […]

New Megan’s Law puts sex offenders on website

Privacy matters
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Privacy matters at stake By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A change in Megan’s Law now permits the public to look on the Internet for detailed information about sex offenders, including their addresses and photographs. The California Department of Justice website provides Internet access to the pictures and addresses of more than 63,000 people who were required to register in California as […]

Kiwanis Club turns 40

By Sylvie Belmnond belmond@theacorn.com As it enters its 40th year in the community, the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis club looks forward to a year filled with new opportunities to serve area residents. But they’re also reaching out to potential new members so they can do even more. Members of the volunteer service organization use their talents and funds toward bettering the […]

Agoura Hills community services offers variety of programs for senior citizens

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program will host its annual "Registration Social" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 11 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. During the event, adults ages 50 and up may sign up for classes, lectures and excursions. An annual registration fee of […]

Group needs mentors to help nurture foster teens

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County is seeking adult volunteers interested in becoming a mentor to a foster teen. "By becoming a mentor to a foster teen, you can help them learn about the world and the simple things so many of us take for granted," said the agency’s Lynne West. "In our own lives, each of us was […]

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Cool, calm and collected—that’s how the USC Trojans and head coach Pete Carroll marched their way to the program’s second-straight national title. They had the best coaching staff and talent in the country for the second year in a row, and they played every game like they knew it. Throughout the course of the Trojans’ 13-0 season, the boys from […]

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Fateful decision saves Calabasas pair from tsunami

Scuba diving job was postponed

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas resident Michelle Miller, 24, didn’t travel much as a child. But once she turned 18, she decided to travel the world. For the last two years Miller has been living in Khao Lak, Thailand, where the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tidal waves devastated the area. Miller and her boyfriend, Mattias Folkesson, just missed […]

Local artist has the drive

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Agoura Hills artist Helane Freeman believes her passion for art fuels her success and is the reason behind her perseverance in the field. Freeman, 40, said she had a strong drive to become an artist at an early age. "When I was 14 years old, my mom came home from the bank and said, ‘You know, […]

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