National Night Out keeps neighborhoods, law enforcement in touch

Oak Park residents got to know each other and the public servants who protect them during National Night Out Against Crime, held locally on Sat., Aug. 2. The annual crime awareness program seeks to strengthen the bond between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve in an effort to keep neighborhoods safe. Seven Oak Park neighborhoods participated in this […]

Women may be unaware of osteoporosis risks

According to a nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive of more than 1,000 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, more than half said they are not knowledgeable about osteoporosis, despite being diagnosed with this potentially serious disease. The survey also found that women who considered themselves knowledgeable about postmenopausal osteoporosis were the most likely to take good care of their bone health, […]

USA Men’s Water Polo team ready to make a big splash

The USA Men’s Water Polo team, led by head coach Terry Schroeder, a Westlake Village resident, begins its pursuit of a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing on Sunday with a first-round match against China. USA then faces Italy on Tuesday and powerhouse Croatia on Sat., Aug. 16. The Americans go headtohead against Germany on Mon., Aug. 18. […]

Cabrillo auditions singers for ‘King and I’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will hold auditions for “The King and I” in August. The Rodgers and Hammerstein play will include The Small House of Uncle Thomas Ballet. Performances will be Oct. 17 through 26. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8 for children and ballet performers, Sept. 22 for Equity and other performers. Equity auditions will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 […]

Water district charges unfounded

This letter responds to the July 24 article, “To vote or not to vote a campaign issue for Triunfo board.” In the article, Mr. Paule alleges conflicts of interest involving how the Triunfo Sanitation District (“Triunfo”) conducts business with the Ventura Regional Sanitation District (“VRSD”), including issues regarding management of funds. As the general manager of VRSD, I am compelled […]

23rd Annual Golf Classic To Be Hosted

On August 14, Prudential California Realty will hold its 23rd Annual Golf Classic at the Moorpark Country Club. Monies raised from the tournament go toward scholarships granted to local graduating seniors who are recognized for their outstanding leadership and community involvement. The scholarship is called “The Spirit of the Community Award.” Students fill out rigorous applications, including an Activities Resume. […]

Baseball City takes a final at bat

'Cages' were a fixture in the community

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers FASTBALL—Agoura Hills resident Eric Corsello gets his licks in. It has been about a month since baseball fans learned that the quaint, outoftheway business in Agoura Hills known simply as "the batting cages" would be closing.   On the final day—July 31—a stream of regulars couldn’t help but stop by one last time to bid owners Sol […]


THURS., AUG. 7 Laminating Woodwork Conejo Valley Woodworker’s Association meets 7 p.m., Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Presentation on glue, vacuum-bag laminating techniques. Time: 7:00 PM Phone: 805.529.2030 Date: 8/7/2008 Young GOP Teenage Republicans of Conejo Valley meet 7 to 8 p.m., Ventura County Republican Center, 2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 103, Thousand Oaks. For […]

More college football updates

In last week’s Acorn we featured 10 Ventura County athletes to watch for this college football season. At the request of our readers, we’re adding a few more names to the list this week. Football fans should keep their eyes and ears alert for these locals as well: Casey Matthews, sophomore, LB, Oregon: Matthews, an Oaks Christian grad who hails […]

Her lucky number is 8

DESTINY’S CHILD—The stars appear to be aligned for young Destinee Mercer of Agoura Hills. On Aug. 8, 2008, Destinee will be 8 years old. No, she’s not in the eighth grade yet, but she will be a third-grader this fall at Sumac Elementary School. Happy Birthday, Destinee.

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