Pinewood Derby is oodles of fun

START YOUR ENGINES—Above, Agoura Hills residents Caden Kavanaugh, 5, and his dad John prepare to build a car for the Pinewood Derby during last weekend’s clinic for Cub Scout Pack 227 and their family members. The cars will be raced on Fri., Jan. 23 at Willow Elementary School. Left, Agoura Hills resident Jensen Risko, 9, sands down pieces of his […]

Pharmacy helped

Having just survived an acute heart attack and several surgeries, this is the first chance I’ve had to inform the community that we have a bona fide hero in our town, Tony Cassar and the staff of Kanan Pharmacy. On Nov. 18, 2008, I wasn’t feeling right. I called over to Kanan Pharmacy to ask if they could tell if […]

The Oaks Muvico theater catches fire

Firefighters responded with five engines and two ladder trucks to a blaze Sun., Jan. 10 at the Muvico movie theaters under construction at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. The first call went out at 4:24 p.m. with the report of smoke in the hallway. Four rows of seating in one of the theaters had ignited. The cause of the […]

Powerful presence on the pitch

Oak Park's Arsht specializes in scoring goals

Oak Park High boys’ soccer player Alec Arsht has learned to expect the unexpected. Through the Eagles’ first eight games, Arsht has been an offensive machine. Entering Wednesday night’s game against Oaks Christian, the junior had already scored a teamleading eight goals. The high scoring total doesn’t come as a surprise to Arsht. “After I scored my first goal this […]

DAR to give awards in February

The Conejo Valley National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will have its annual awards night meeting at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 2 in the education wing at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. The winners of the chapter’s annual history essay contest will be announced at the meeting. To make a reservation, call Barbara Spiegel […]

Get ready for Squirrel Appreciation Day

Critters get their due on Jan. 21

Because the Acorn‘s mascot is the squirrel, we were tickled to discover that Wed., Jan. 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Because we appreciate squirrels, and we know our readers do, too, judging by the great Squirrel of the Month photos we receive, we wanted to let everyone know that the furry-tailed rodents have their own holiday. Founded in 2001 by […]

Assessment fees not necessary

Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach and County Consumer Affairs Director Pastor Herrera are warning homeowners to be wary of solicitations from private companies offering to file property assessment reduction forms for a hefty fee when the property value review. The property value review by the Assessor’s Department is free. The county said it has received calls from property owners […]

Westlake star Ignoto gets tough

Junior guard facing plenty of double-teams

Since Westlake High junior Taylor Ignoto previously lived in Massachusetts, it’s easy to forgive her for rooting for the Boston Celtics. When the NBA Finals took place between the Lakers and Celtics last June, however, Ignoto decided to keep her faith toward the green-and-white on the down-low. Ignoto didn’t have any problems keeping her loyalty toward Boston a secret, but […]

Galaxy Girls are out of this world

WINNERS ALL—The Galaxy Girls, named Girls AYSO Area 12 champs, will move on to play in Bakersfield in February. Back row, from left:Assistant Coach Bob Holmes, Coach Darian Cohen. Middle row: Sarah Koep, Emily Feuer, Lacey Weidenfeller, Lindsay Seyler, Rachel Holmes, Tiffany Saffron, Emily Powers and Maddie Cohen. Front row: Adriana C’Dealva, Hannah Klegka, Katy Rupp and Katie Kimes.

Relax, your child looks just fine

Is it just a local thing, or are children nationwide be coming obsessed with their appearance? Nobody, of course, would argue with sending your kid to an orthodontist if his or her teeth are crooked. Bad teeth can affect speech, chewing and oral hygiene. If a child starts putting his hand in front of his mouth when he smiles, his […]