Former local sheriff’s deputy pens children’s book for charity

Jeret Doiron remembers well the day he met MacKenzie Maier, a 4yearold girl suffering from cancer. Doiron, a former Lost Hills sheriff’s deputy, had a tradition of passing out stuffed Santa Claus dolls to kids he encountered while patrolling on Christmas Eve. “I would always hand out the Santas and tell the kids, ‘Santa told me about you,’” Dorion said. […]

Oak Park ‘friends’ supports school district

Friends of Oak Park Schools will donate $103,000 to the Oak Park school district for the 2008-09 school year. The money will fund a district science specialist for the second year. Although the elementary school science program will continue, more emphasis will be placed on reaching middle and high school students, said Friends Chair Barry Myerson. Part of the money […]

Montana’s son transfers to Oaks Christian

Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell has confirmed that junior quarterback Nick Montana, son of NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana, has transferred to the football powerhouse. Montana previously attended De La Salle in Concord. Redell said he was surprised when he found out Montana would be attending OCHS. “I read that if he was going anywhere in the area, it was […]

Young Artists Ensemble presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The Young Artists Ensemble will present its 28th annual teen summer musical “Little Shop of Horrors” from July 18 through 27 at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Evening shows are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. There are no performances on July 21 and 22. The […]

Exquisite Home Featuring Six Bedrooms And Many Upgrades

This six bedroom, six bath home features a gated courtyard with a fountain and outdoor fireplace, high ceilings, covered patio, pool and spa with waterfalls and built-in barbecue. There is a theater upstairs with a 110inch screen HDTV and 7.1 surround sound, as well as a wet bar and fireplace. The kitchen includes a granite center island and Viking/ Subzero […]

Donations fill Manna shelves as food, cash keep rolling in

When the call went out that Manna, the local food bank, was low on food and filled with hungry clients, many people responded with cash and food. Bags, baskets and buckets of fresh fruit and garden vegetables began to arrive immediately, executive director John Gorham said. “These fruits and vegetables from local yards and gardens taste better than anything you […]

Biotech workshops aim for excitement

Making science class thrilling in schools isn’t an easy task, but it’s crucial to the future of the country, according to Marie Panec, a Moorpark College biology professor and member of the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education. “Other countries graduate more students in what we call the STEM fields- science, technology, engineering and math- than we’re graduating […]


The boundaries for Little League District 13 actually extend into Westlake and Agoura Hills, and do not stop at Moorpark Road, as reported in last week’s Acorn.

A legend comes to town

HELLO, IT’S HIM- Recording legend Todd Rundgren plays a stunning set of classics and new material during a soldout performance at The Canyon club last Saturday. The show included “I Saw the Light” and “Couldn’t I Just Tell You.”

Education is a passion for community volunteer

Barry Myerson has a wish he’d like to come true. “If everyone could give something back, outside of writing a check, whether it’s to your church, temple, sports, whatever your passion is, it could do incredible things,” said Myerson, a resident of Oak Park. “We’re so blessed to live where we do that it’s almost an obligation to give back.” […]

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