2011-05-12 E-Edition

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Early deadlines for The Acorn

Because Memorial day is on Mon., May 30, The Acorn editorial and advertising deadlines for the issue of June 2 will change. The deadline will be noon on Thurs., May 26 for real estate ads and noon on Fri., May 27 for retail ads. Editorial submissions such as letters to the editor must be turned in by noon on May […]

Westlake High softball coach facing accusations

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is investigating a possible battery by a coach on a player after a May 3 Westlake High School softball game. The incident involved a student athlete under the age of 18, said Dep. Jim DeSoto of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, refusing to divulge the name of either party. Sources tell The Acorn that the […]

Squrrel of the Month

“Something Borrowed”

Watching the first half of “Something Borrowed,” I suspected I’d seen it all before. Rachel and Darcy (Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson) are lifelong best friends. Shy, prim Rachel’s had a crush on her handsome college buddy Dexter (Colin Egglesfield) for a long time, but despite all those doe-eyed dormroom evenings alone, Rachel never expected more from Dex than friendship. Along […]

Dog parks give new leash on life

The trappings of modern society—especially in litigious-happy Southern California—have conspired to keep our dogs at bay. The days of free-range Fido are over; the era of dogs on the loose is no more. The dog of yesterday—if it even stayed inside at all—went out in the world in the morning and didn’t come home until late at night. There was […]

‘Lucas Tree’ planted at Willow Elementary

Students rip in ROP

Several students from Agoura and Calabasas high schools’ Regional Occupational Programs earned top prizes at the annual ROP competition March 22 at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. According to Judy Aggarwal, the ROP counselor at Agoura High, only 114 students of the 38,000 students enrolled in the county ROP classes were nominated to compete. Of that number, five […]

High school benefit honors moms

The annual Mother’s Day show benefiting local high school choirs took place Sunday afternoon at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The show is sponsored by the Harmony Oaks Chorus. This year’s theme choice, “Songs of the Silver Screen,” was mystifying since many of the songs performed had nothing to do with motion pictures. The benefit’s usual host, Dick Van […]


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