•Last week’s front page Halloween photograph was taken by Illece Buckley Weber, not Stephanie Bertholdo. •Paulette Lambert was incorrectly identified in a photo and is the director of nutrition at Westlake’s California Health & Longevity Institute.

Marissa Lynn Djernes

Marissa is an Oaks Christian High School graduate where she was a member of the equestrian team. Outside of school she was a member of the Foxfield Equestrian Drill Team for eight years. Marissa attends Southern Methodist University where she enjoys riding on the equestrian team. Marissa is a business major and wants to become a lawyer. Marissa is the […]


THURS., NOV. 5 Evening Of Films Directed By Women 6 to 10 p.m. at Essential Wine Co., 2390-F Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Women’s Film Institute Short Films Tour presents premiere screening of 11 award-winning films directed by women, champagne reception. Two filmmakers discuss their work. $10 for top-tier VIP tickets, champagne, reserved seating and donation to Women’s Film Institute. Phone: […]

Oak Park girls, Westlake boys go the distance at cross country meet

Westlake and Oak Park high schools were big winners at last weekend’s Ventura County Cross Country Championships at Lake Casitas in Ojai. The Warriors edged past shorthanded Royal to claim the boys’ team title, while Oak Park outpaced Simi Valley for the girls’ championship. Oak Park had five girls finish in the top 20: Melissa Skiba (second), Kaycee Holcomb (sixth), […]

Calabasas out of its league

The Acorn has once again proven to be an insightful and responsible news organization. This week’s editorial and the article by Eliav Appelbaum have hit on the real salient points of the Calabasas/Marmonte debate. It is refreshing to see an unbiased view of this situation for what it truly is and not through the distorted prism of deluded parents and […]

Wellnesss Community hosts gingerbread fundraiser

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present the second annual Gingerbread House Event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 15 at the Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Gingerbread houses created by local chefs will be on display. Children will be able to reserve time slots to make their own gingerbread creations and take their picture with a gingerbread […]

Conejo Players will have auditions for ‘Dreamcoat’

Conejo Players Theatre will have auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Performances will be 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 20, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. No […]

Morgan Nicole Evans

Morgan graduated from Oaks Christian High School where she was a member of the interscholastic equestrian team. Morgan was a yearbook editor and writer. She was a member of the Future Leaders of America and received a writing award for published materials. Outside of high school Morgan was a member of the Foxfield Riding School and the U.S. Equestrian Team. […]

Thanksgiving creates early deadlines

  The issue of Nov. 26, which will be delivered on Wed., Nov. 25 because of Thanksgiving, requires early deadlines. Editorial items, including letters to the editor and press releases, must be received by 11 a.m. next Thurs., Nov. 19 for that edition, which is the same deadline for reserving real estate ads. Display ads must be reserved by 11 […]

Tech strategy calls for new job

To more fully integrate technology into the Las Virgenes Unified School District, local computer guru Neil Ticktin is advising the board of education to hire a chief technology officer who will oversee tech strategies in the district. Ticktin’s Westlake-based Xplain Corp. provides technology planning services. Using financial backing from the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation, Ticktin conducted a yearlong study and […]