Oaks security guards harassed over their radios

According to security personnel at The Oaks mall, an unknown male voice was coming over their official radios, using profanity and threatening to jam their frequencies. The incidents were reported to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Communications Commission and after a crime report was filed, the two agencies coordinated efforts that resulted in the arrest of Northridge […]

Online course provides tips for parents on pool safety

To help saves lives and prevent home drownings, the American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation have developed a new interactive online computer course titled “Home Pool Essentials: Maintenance and Safety.” The approximately two-hour course covers the basics of operating a home pool, raises awareness of how to make a safer environment, and teaches basic rescue techniques. Participants […]

Local YMCAs offer beach trips, movies as part of summer teen camps

The Conejo Valley YMCA, Triunfo YMCA and Simi Valley Family YMCA will offer teen summer camps through August 21. •The Conejo Valley YMCA serving Thousand Oaks and Moorpark and the Simi Valley Family YMCA are both hosting Teen Extreme day camps for sixth- through eighth-graders. Campers go on field trips every day of the camp week. Activities include swimming, the […]

Summer concert in the park has Zoot Suit Revue, fireworks

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspapers announce the second concert in the summer Concerts in the Park series for Summer 2009. Zoot Suit Revue will perform at 6 p.m. Sun., July 5 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. A fireworks show will follow the concert at 9 p.m. The event […]


Baha’i meeting marks one-year anniversary of imprisonment of seven

The imprisonment of seven members of the Baha’i Faith in Iran has not been forgotten by local Baha’is. Followers of the religion who live in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas met on June 25 at Westlake Village City Hall to mark the oneyear anniversary of the imprisonment of Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz […]

Playgrounds are no fun when children get hurt

As a mother, I love to take my daughter to our local park and play on the swings and slides and dig in the sand together. But as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, I’m also aware of the inherent danger that playgrounds can pose to young children. It’s not uncommon for us at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to have to treat […]

Synagogue program to help youngsters with social skills

Temple Adat Elohim Early Childhood Center in Thousand Oaks and educator Penni Seller present a program called Social Skills for Preschoolers designed to facilitate social interactions and turn taking for children ages 3 to 5 and also to expand their interests and develop peer relationships. Classes meet weekly. The group is limited to eight children with two facilitators led by […]

“The Proposal”

Directed by: Anne Fletcher Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White Rated: PG-13 (partial nudity, adult situations, adult language) Running time: 107 minutes Best suited for: the noexcuses romcom lover Least suited for: those looking for anything remotely original Predictable, predictable, predictable. Didn’t care, didn’t care, didn’t care. Lightweight, nonsensical, exaggerated, formulaic, recycled and oh, […]

For the record

In a tease on last week’s front page of The Acorn, it was stated that an Oak Park High School guidance counselor was leaving her post. Tess Wilkoff will be returning to OPHS next year. A June 11 article about the Benson House incorrectly identified the home’s architectural style. The style is called deconstructivism.