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First brain injury conference seeks to increase awareness

Organizers want Ventura County’s first brain injury conference in Oxnard this month to alert the public to the possibility and consequences of a brain injury and the need for more services. In recognition of March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Ventura County Brain Injury Conference will take place March 21 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. The […]

In Laker Land, these guys have Celtic pride

Dancing an Irish jig for St. Pat’s Day

They must match

My wife and I lost our washing machine last month. It died. We were forced to get a new one promptly. We bought the really expensive front loader. It’s worth the cost because it saves us money in the long run. At least, that’s what my wife and the salesman told me. As much as I didn’t want to buy […]

Pretty princesses


THURS., MAR. 19 ‘Lysistrata’ Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department presents classic Greek comedy, Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” at Main Stage, Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. 8 p.m. shows March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, April 2, 3, 4. 2 p.m. shows March 22, 29, April 5. Call for ticket prices. Not recommended for children. Phone: 805.378.1485 Contact: Box office […]

Oak Park star pitcher Rice trying to work out the kinks

Senior hurler says arm injury has her throwing at '70 to 80 percent'

In the biggest games of the season, the premier softball pitcher in the Conejo Valley will enter the circle for Oak Park High. Typically, that serves as a huge advantage for the Eagles. On Tuesday at Oaks Christian, however, Oak Park senior righthander Julia Rice was out-dueled by Oaks Christian sophomore Kiana Quolas as the Lions defeated OPHS, 1-0, in […]

Late filmmaker’s movie at Westlake Twin

It was a dream come true. After years of working on a screenplay, Tom Nance saw his movie, “Sherman’s Way,” come to the big screen. He was surrounded by family and friends as he watched the film’s premiere in Hollywood last June. Unfortunately, Nance wouldn’t get to read the favorable reviews or see his movie at local theaters. On Sept. […]

Speaking of education . . .

Judging by the response, our editorial last week about education and the California budget struck a nerve. We’re glad it did. The reservoir of knowledge nourishes when the spigot is turned on. Last week’s editorial opened the floodgates. Most letter writers felt The Acorn showed a disdain for public education and the personnel who work so hard to teach our […]