Memorial Day early deadlines

Memorial Day will be observed on Mon., May 25 and deadlines will be moved forward for the Acorn editions of May 28 and 29 because of the holiday. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases will be noon Thurs., May 21, which is also the deadline for reserving real estate ads. The deadline for display ads will […]

Red Bulls take the trophy

Students say ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Panther Players, the Newbury Park High School drama society, will present the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. May 21, 22, 29 and 30, and a matinee at 2 p.m. May 30 in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. The play follows what happens when an Elvis-type singer comes to a small Ohio town […]

Argue for your limitations and they are yours

Few will disagree that we are being pummeled daily by the media with how bad things are today. If we are not mindful, it’s easy to get seduced into agreement with that opinion because the evidence seems to be so overwhelming. As a mindfulness practice, I have been giving a lot more attention to the words that come out of […]

Level thinking required

Oak Park residents have a right to be nervous following two recent articles in The Acorn about the community’s multiple cancer cases and their possible link to the toxins from Rocketdyne. Fears have surfaced that the many years of rocket engine and nuclear testing activities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory— which was only about five miles from Oak Park—might […]

Westlake Rotary hosts Day of Giving

Make-A-Wish Foundation needs donors

Like other charities hit by the recession, MakeAWish Foundation of the Tri-Counties needs more donations. While cash donations would be nice, the nonprofit would rather have items such as toys, iPods and electronic games. Its toy shelves need replenishing. Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. When […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 15: STAR testing Sat., May 16: Mock SAT/8:45 a.m. Prom Mon., May 18: STAR testing Superintendents’ forum/7:30 p.m. Wed., May 20: Make-up STAR testing Calabasas Coyotes Fri., May 15: STAR testing/8:30 a.m. Senior activities, go-carts/8:30 a.m. Comedy Sportz games/7 p.m. Sat., May 16: ALS Hoopfest/7 a.m. Dance auditions/8 a.m. Saturday school/8 a.m. Mon., May 18: STAR […]

Casino Night at St. Paschal

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will host the forth annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament and Casino Night at 6:30 p.m. Sat., May 16 at the church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will include dinner and professional dealers to staff all games and the tournament. All women will be admitted free. Tickets for men are $50 if […]