2010-07-08 E-Edition

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Moorpark Acorn names editor

Acorn staff writer Joann Groff has been named editor of the Moorpark Acorn. Groff, 27, replaces Simi Valley Acorn editor Kyle Jorrey, who has headed up the Moorpark paper for the past year. Groff is a 2005 graduate of Pepperdine University, where she served as editor in chief of the student newspaper, The Graphic. She was named Pepperdine’s Journalism Graduate […]

Comedy at The Canyon

Comedy in the Conejo IV will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sun., Aug. 8 at The Canyon, 28921 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The event is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Charitable Foundation and is sponsored by First California Bank and supported by the Acorn Newspapers. The event will have live and silent auctions and feature […]

Outdoor survival taught

Mountains Restoration Trust will offer an outdoor survival class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., July 10 at Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. This program show how to keep from getting lost while hiking and, for those who get lost, how to stay safe and comfortable until help arrives. Bring a compass. The group will conduct […]

RV travel with pets

Nearly 4 million RV owners in the U.S. hit the road with their pets every year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Here are some tips to ensure fun and stress-free travel. •Know the campground’s pet policy. Most campgrounds and RV parks have pet restrictions. They might charge extra for pets or have leash rules or designated areas for […]

Park district reducing costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline its budget, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District has reduced the benefits package for executive managers and new employees. The district includes Oak Park. When Larry Peterson was promoted to district general manager six years ago, he eliminated three of the six executive manager positions, including the one he’d previously occupied. The move […]

Special performance created for theater festival

One week before the California International Theatre Festival kicks off in Calabasas, young actors are making headway in the creation of a special performance, written specifically for the weeklong event. The festival—which is directed by longtime actress Linda Purl—begins July 17 and runs through July 25 and will offer performances in the Carlson Family Theatre at Viewpoint School and in […]

City, YMCA officials building Westlake’s new sports park from the ground up

The first phase of the Westlake Village Community Park project is almost complete, city and Triunfo YMCA officials said last week. Representatives visited the huge graded parcel on a hill north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Via Colinas and La Baya Drive to get a glimpse of the 18-acre development. “It’s going to be a central location for the youth […]

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New charter school to open in Westlake Village

A new charter school for independent study students will open in Westlake Village on Sept. 7. The Ventura County Board of Education on June 28 approved the River Oaks Academy for kindergarten through 12thgrade students. A group of parents, most of whom had children attending Las Virgenes Academy, a home-schooling program in Las Virgenes Unified School District, petitioned the board […]

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