Narcissism is alive and well. A topic of much clinical interest back in the ’80s, it has experienced a resurgence with the advent of Gen Y’ers (the cohort born between 1979 and 1994). My colleagues on college campuses are noticing a sense of entitlement in students that appears to ignore traditional climbtheladder approaches to success. They want what they want, […]

Tips offered on taking photos of kids’ sports

Heeding a few simple tips can result in professional quality shots

A sporting event can be a gold mine when it comes to taking great photos of children. Soccer matches and swimming lessons are prime material, but capturing fast action can pose challenges. How can you be sure to take digital pictures that are truly worthy of frames? Here are a few easy suggestions: Pick your spots. Just like the pros, […]

Jogging buddies

Online test screens for heart disease

Community Memorial Hospital has launched an online screening for early detection of heart disease in Ventura County. HeartAware is an interactive, seven-minute, online personal health risk questionnaire that focuses on the prevention and early detection of heart disease. To take the test, visit www.cmhhospital.org and click on the HeartAware icon. Those without access to the Internet can call the Community […]

Arts scholars honored

The Ventura County Arts Council recently awarded certificates to 20 arts scholars from Ventura County. They are: Monica Adrian, Simi Valley, Santa Susana High, visual arts. Violet Bruce, Camarillo, Adolfo Camarillo High School, visual arts. Maxwell Fisch, Camarillo, Newbury Park High School, instrumental music. Alexandra Fragoso, Simi Valley, St. Paschal, vocal music. Daniel Iglesias, Moorpark, Moorpark High School, theater. Jacqueline […]

Westlake High seniors step out, will not fear tomorrow

Kelly Feiweles, Westlake High School’s senior class president, offered encouragement to her fellow graduates moments before they would pick up their diplomas. “We must never fear tomorrow, as we’ve already accomplished so much today,” Kelly said. “We go with wisdom and knowledge. . . . It’s because we’ve given so much to Westlake that we leave with so much.” The […]


Jessica Renee Vincent, 21, of Agoura Hills, California, formerly of Knox, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, June 9, 2007 in Los Robles Hospital, Thousand Oaks, Calif., following a sudden illness. Born Dec. 16, 1985, in Oil City, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Robert J. Vincent of Tionesta and Tim and Roni O’Neil of Knox. Ms. Vincent was a 2004 graduate of […]

This Home Includes A Loft And Spectacular Views

This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home includes a loft and spectacular views behind the gates in Bellagio. The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, upgraded black GE appliances, a walk-in pantry and built-in desk. The dining room is separate from the kitchen. The master suite has French doors that open to a private balcony. The laundry room is upstairs. Secondary bedrooms are […]

Sweet Greek melodies grace festival

Make a date with The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. Submit to the attention of Datebook Editor at the address on page 4A at least two weeks prior […]