Expert goes to bat

Golf classic needs sponsorships

The sixth annual Golf Classic, jointly sponsored by Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura College foundations for Education is scheduled for Mon., May 23 at Spanish Hills Country Club. Nearly 150 community and business leaders are expected to attend, and proceeds from the Golf Classic will be distributed equally among the three college foundations, for use in scholarships and institutional programs. Complete […]

Grand opening

High schools announce finalists for National Merit Scholarships

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Fourteen students from Agoura High School and Calabasas High School have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists. At Agoura High, Jacob Barak, Poorav Bawal, Harn Chiu, David Chu, Ellis Kim, Andrew Morris, Philip Xie and Nikhil Kumar claimed the honor, which qualifies the students for scholarship money. Calabasas High School finalists include Veronica Anderson, Jessica Azani, […]

Young Artists

to perform

Ensemble to perform ‘Stuart Little’ The Young Artists Ensemble (YAE) will present "Stuart Little" at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from April 8 to 24 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Based on the classic children’s novel by E. B. White and dramatized […]

Rains bring new concern over West Nile

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The standing water left behind by the wet winter weather is resulting in an earlier outbreak of West Nile virus throughout California. As of last week, 32 dead birds in 19 of the state’s 58 counties, including L.A. County, tested positive for West Nile Virus. Ventura County was not among the counties in the study. The […]

Redesign specialist re-elected as director

Local redesign specialist Marcia Smart was recently elected for a second term as the executive director of the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists. Founded in Southern California, Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS) is an international professional association for members of the interior redesign community. IRIS is a nonprofit organization that exists to encourage, enlighten and educate the profession of interior redesign […]

Safety award

Made for the mound

Thanks to a loaded stable of strong arms, Agoura is an early favorite to win a Marmonte League title

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Most experienced pitchers will tell you without trying to sound too pretentious that it’s impossible to understand all that goes into being a pitcher unless you’ve actually stood out on the mound and been one. Comparable only to a quarterback in football, the art of good pitching requires a laser-sharp mind and a short memory—a genuine […]

Park Place Restaurant: A quaint treat in Oak Park

When it comes to excellent dining, The Park Place Restaurant may well be the Conejo Valley’s best-kept secret. Tom Averna, former owner of the Gray Whale, a five-star, Zagat’s rated, first class restaurant, opened The Park Place at 788 Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. The restaurant takes its name from the surrounding park-like area. The restaurant features a five-star […]