Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Vandals caused $3000 in damages, throwing eggs at a home in the 29100 block of Oakpath Drive, June 21. Someone caused $700 in damages, shattering the rear window and denting the roof of a car parked in the 29800 block of Rainbow Crest Drive June 20. Vandals caused $500 in damages to a car parked on Rainbow Hill […]

Keeping pets safe on July 4

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest times for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. Pet owners should be aware that extra precautions are necessary to protect pets during Fourth of July celebrations. Dogs and cats can become startled and disoriented by the loud noises of fireworks. Pets may panic and attempt to escape […]

Pet of the Week


Agoura High graduate Jason Novak was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 48th round, pick No. 1,449, of the Major League Baseball FirstYear Player Draft. Novak pitched at UCLA.

All-CIF players for softball, baseball

Last week, The Acorn listed the local all-section players for boys’ volleyball. Here are the softball and baseball athletes who made the CIFSouthern Section lists: Softball Julie Rice of Oak Park and Kiana Quolas of Oaks Christian are on the Division III first team for softball. Savannah Carpenter of Oaks Christian is on the second team. Kassy Dunn and Danielle […]

Lacrosse teams get thumbs up for CIF play

After nearly a year of convincing the district that their sport deserves CIF status, area lacrosse clubs are celebrating the Conejo Valley Unified School District school board’s decision to approve teams at Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools for the 2010 season. Many cheered when the unanimous decision was read at last week’s CVUSD board meeting. “It was […]

So Manny reasons to cheer baseball’s non-cheaters


There are players who didn’t cheat Major League Baseball during its lie-to-our-faces performance-enhancing drug era, and on this Fourth of July weekend we should take a minute to honor those brave ballplayers instead of hailing the return of a fake like Manny Ramirez. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that the performance-enhancing drug era began around 1990, a nice, round number. […]

No surefire remedy for releaguing headache

The releaguing situation continues to linger over the local high school sports scene like coastal fog in the summertime. It is a drama that centers around the football programs at Calabasas and Oaks Christian, but it could drastically affect the Marmonte League, the TriCounties Athletic Association and nearly every school and sports team in the area. At each step along […]

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 […]

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 […]