Volunteers needed for great outdoors

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is seeking friendly and dynamic volunteers to help educate schoolchildren and work within the park’s education programs. An interest in teaching and/or the natural sciences is desired. Programs are usually during the school week starting in late morning. For more information, call Barbara at (805) 370-2348, ext. 201.

Blood drive to help Oak Park graduate

Tim Potter, a 2007 graduate of Oak Park High School, was diagnosed with acute leukemia last year. On March 4 he underwent a bone marrow transplant with marrow donated by his brother, Stephen, also an OPHS graduate. Tim Potter is still a patient at UCLA, waiting to see if the transplant will be effective. He will need blood transfusions for […]


In reference to last week’s Marmonte League baseball preview, the Acorn was provided with inaccurate information regarding Thousand Oaks High shortstop Tyler Smith and third baseman Danny Leon. Smith has signed a National Letter of Intent with Oregon State. Leon hasn’t committed to any college.

Hillcrest Players present twisted fairy tale

The Hillcrest Players will present “The Smartest Woman in the Kingdom,” a humorous twist on a fairy tale, at 1 and 3 p.m. Sat., March 28 and April 4 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The play is written by Robert W. LaVohn and directed by Laura Mason. The story revolves around Prince Eldric […]

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters will not be published. After sending us your letter—which should include name, […]

Features A Tuscan-Style Kitchen

This Rolling Hills estates home has been remodeled. The entire first level has Walker Zanger travertine flooring. A gourmet Tuscan-style kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, refinished cabinetry and a custom wood and granite island with wine rack. The redesigned kitchen with eating area opens up into the family room with fireplace and builtin furniture. A wrought iron and […]

Westlake Track Club athlete wins championship in pentathlon event

Zachary Bornstein of the Westlake Track Club beat 200 other athletes from across the U.S. and won the pentathlon at the amateur Athletic Union National Indoor Youth Championship in Merrillville, Ind. on Feb. 20 to 22. The pentathlon consists of five events. Zachary ran the 55 meter in 9 seconds; high jumped 4feet9-inches; threw the shot 29 feet; long-jumped 15.6 […]

Los Robles and Yale launch study

The Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine has chosen Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center to participate in a fouryear study of young women with heart disease. The National Institutes of Health will provide a $9.7million grant for the project. Los Robles will participate along with 119 leading health institutions such as Stanford University Medical Center, New York University […]

Lancers in a landslide?

Marmonte League spring preview: Boys' tennis

There isn’t much doubt that the Thousand Oaks High boys’ tennis team is the favorite to win the Marmonte League title. How TOHS goes about accomplishing that feat, however, remains a bit of a mystery. The Lancers’ lineup is strong, but, like last season, head coach Dave Assorson won’t be able to utilize his top talent all the time. Thousand […]

New recital hall showcases top young talent

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic announces the opening of a new recital hall in the Paseo Marketplace at 3749 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Principals at the Paseo Marketplace offered the site to the performing arts group in support of the Philharmonic’s mission to give solo performance opportunities to young artists in the region with the professional orchestra it sponsors. […]

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