Club hosts Margarita Mix-off

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will present its ninth annual Margarita Mix-Off from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 20 at the Conejo Creek Park North, behind the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Restaurants from the San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, Agoura, Newbury Park, Simi, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks will compete for the Best Margarita in the West. […]

Clausen to Carolina; Henderson signs with St. Louis

A trio of Ventura County football players were selected during last weekend’s NFL Draft in New York City. Oaks Christian graduate Jimmy Clausen, who played quarterback for Notre Dame, was chosen by the Carolina Panthers in the second round, No. 48 overall. Cornerback Kevin Thomas, a Rio Mesa High product and former USC Trojan, was picked in the third round, […]

Down wrong path in Calabasas?

The Calabasas City Council on April 14 discussed an update regarding the Steeplechase Footbridge that is scheduled to be completed before school begins this fall. The footbridge is to provide access for nearby schoolchildren only to walk from the Lost Hills Road area to A.E. Wright school as part of the “walk to school” program. In order to construct the footbridge, the city […]

Church choirs gather in T.O.

The National Association of Church Musicians will host a choir festival at 4 p.m. Sun., May 2 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Church choirs from Burbank to Santa Ynez will be participating. The guest conductor for the massed choir anthems will be Dr. Michael Shasberger from Westmont College in Santa Barbara.  A freewill offering will […]

Startling behavior by high school students discussed

Survey results that revealed startling, unethical and sometimes dangerous behavior among U.S. high school students were unveiled to the public at a recent Boys & Girls Clubs seminar in Agoura Hills. Lying, cheating, and stealing among today’s teens is rampant, according to a survey conducted in 2008 by the Josephson Institute, a nonprofit organization founded by Michael Josephson whose Character […]

Mystery writers get cozy

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles Chapter will present a panel discussion with four mystery authors at 2 p.m. Sun., May 16 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. The theme is “Cozies and Comedies: The Lighter Side of Murder.” The public can meet authors who treat murder with respect, but with a funnier approach. The authors and the […]

Krems claims second Ojai tennis crown

Westlake High freshman Sivan Krems won the Girls 14 singles title at the 110th annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament last weekend at Libbey Park in Ojai. In claiming her second consecutive Girls 14 crown, Krems defeated Meredith Xepoleas of the Weil Academy 6-4 and 6-1. In the Girls 18 singles final, 15-year-old Thousand Oaks resident Savannah Ware lost to Lynda […]

Incumbents should have the power

I have always honored our presidents, even when my candidate didn’t win, because they represent the “winning” perspective in the nation. But since the late 80s, conservatives have lead this country in a direction that is very offensive to me. I do not agree with what we have become, nor do I think it’s representative of the core values of […]

The Acorn Newspapers once again demonstrate award-winning form

The California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) recently awarded 480 first- and second-place awards in its 2009 Better Newspapers Contest. The CNPA’s annual contest recognizes the outstanding journalistic achievements by California’s daily and weekly newspapers. Nearly 4,000 entries from newspapers across the state entered their best work in 28 categories and nine circulation divisions. The Acorn Newspapers’ award-winning photography team took […]

Free irrigation ‘tune up’

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will conduct a free one-evening class on Improving Irrigation Efficiency from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wed., May 12 at the district headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. A complimentary light supper will be provided. The class will cover such topics as good sprinkler system design, identifying and fixing common problems, how long to water, the […]

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