Oak Park’s Holcomb advances to state cross country meet

The finish line is in sight for Kaycee Holcomb. Holcomb, an Oak Park High senior, qualified as an individual to run at the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Last weekend, the Eagle completed the CIF-Southern Section finals Division 3 girls’ race in 18:46, good for sixth place. “She did a real good job […]

Philanthropic Agoura resident earns recognition

Brad Rosenheim, a longtime Agoura Hills resident, received the Valley Cultural Center’s sixth annual Clyde Porter Humanitarian Award at the center’s 35th anniversary gala fundraiser. He was honored again at the Nov. 19 Agoura City Council meeting. The Oct. 8 fundraiser took place at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. The Clyde Porter Humanitarian Award is given to one […]

Drumline seeks percussionists

Registration for Dynamic Marching Percussion Ensemble, a Ventura County independent drumline, will take place at 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St. Youths ages 14 to 24 who are interested in playing percussion instruments are welcome. The $25 registration fee will apply toward the annual membership fee. The drumline rehearses Sunday afternoons December through […]

Memorial service is open to community

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks– Griffin Mortuary will host its annual nondenominational Holiday Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 in the chapel at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The service is open to all members of the community. The program, offered at no charge, will feature special music and a candle lighting ceremony during which every family who […]

An enlightening education

I am a solar panel user and wonder if you would like to print the following response to Mr. Felsman’s letter in The Acorn of Nov 18, “Solar users ‘mooch off’ power grid.” In response to Mr. Felsman’s negative letter regarding solar users, I feel compelled to set the record straight. When you have solar panels installed on your property, […]

Semifinal berths at stake in Northern Division pigskin playoffs

Marmonte well-represented in quarterfinal round

How does a team neutralize Thousand Oaks High senior Richard Mullaney? Can anyone dig in and slow down Westlake’s freight train rushing attack? And is Moorpark poised to make a serious championship push as a fifth-place team from the Marmonte League? These are three key questions heading into the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football playoffs Friday […]

Doctors try their hand at new surgical robot

Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot performs his classic tunes

Concert Review

In the 1970s, Gordon Lightfoot was one of the shining beacons of creativity and talent in a world besotted by the empty calories of disco. His story songs of shipwrecks, railroads, cold winters, freedom and characters of literature have made him a folk music legend, attracting followers affectionately called “Gord’s Hordes.” Lightfoot made an appearance at the Thousand Oaks Civic […]

Men’s chorus to perform at church Dec. 5

The Pacific Sound Men’s A Cappella Chorus will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at the Newbury Park First Christian Church, 801 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. The choir will sing secular Christmas favorites and a finale chronicling the life of Christ. Dessert will be served on the church patio.

One reason why homes cost dearly

The 24-home Riopharm project west of Liberty Canyon is a perfect example of why homes in our area cost far more than the $70 to $100 per square foot that it actually costs to build a deluxe house. I can only imagine what it cost for the interest on the money used to acquire the land and hold onto it […]