Registration opens for D.C. trip

Registration is open for the annual student tour to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, Va. The trip, scheduled during spring break, is open to area middle and high school students in grades 8 and above. According to Donald Zimring, superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, and Tom Johnsen, a teacher at Calabasas High School and one of the trip […]


On page 40A of last week’s Acorn, Newbury Park High football player Ryne Thoma’s name was misspelled in a photo. Thoma, who was pressuring Oak Park quarterback Kyle Andrus, is a senior at NPHS.

Learn about singing black holes at Astronomical Society meeting

Professor to discuss celestial harmony, a newly discovered phenomenon

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 19 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Omer Blaes, professor of astrophysics at UC Santa Barbara, will speak about “black holes that sing.” Studies have revealed that X-rays emitted by matter around black holes vary at welldefined […]

Another nod for Kirschbaum

When I was president of Westlake Island Homeowners Association, Carol Kirschbaum served as chairperson of the Island Beautification Committee. She did an amazing job. Carol and Jim Pauly led in the design and development work on the entryway to the island and the impressive security office. At that time I suggested that she run for the board of directors. She […]

View Property

This view property is 10 acres zoned for 30,000 square lots. The property is also zoned for horses. The site is perfect for developers. Utilities are close by. The seller will consider sitting to a tentative map by the buyer. For more information on this property listed at $1,998,000, call the Reznick Group of Aviara Real Estate at (805) 418-2556.

Oak Park athletes reach out to boy with leukemia

Plenty of boys would love to have been in Mateo Franco’s shoes at Oak Park High School on Tues., Sept. 25. The 9yearold was greeted by members of the girls’ volleyball team, who showered him with gifts and attention, treating Mateo “like a rock star,” according to his mother, Sandi Franco. Mateo, who lives in Newhall, came to Oak Park […]

Scary contact lenses can be hazardous to the eyes

Novelty or cosmetic contact lenses may be a favorite way for California teens to spice up their Halloween costume, but by using them without first visiting their optometrist, they are risking permanent damage to their eyes. Used incorrectly or shared, these contact lenses can cause eye infections that, without treatment, can lead to permanent scarring of the eye and vision […]

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 5: Cabaret tryouts/G building/3:15 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6: SAT-subject tests Comedy Sportz/G building/ 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 7: Spirit team carwash/ Vons shopping […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (2-2) at Newbury Park Panthers (4-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

Having already matched its win total from a season ago, the Newbury Park High football team faces another major hurdle this week in its quest for a Marmonte League championship- the defending title holder Westlake Warriors. In the latest installment of the teams’ ultracompetitive rivalry, Newbury Park enters Friday’s matchup redhot, having scored a combined 66 points in backtoback road […]

Plenty to do at Harvest Festival

The Ventura Harvest Festival will take place Fri. through Sun., Oct. 5 through 7 at Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival includes an arts and crafts show, entertainment on an outdoor stage, puppet shows and a “kid zone.” Bands performing […]

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