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 […]

‘Lucas Tree’ planted at Willow Elementary

Road work high on Oak Park agenda

School traffic, parking problems, increased graffiti activity and an upcoming road rehabilitation project were among the subjects discussed at the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meeting last week. At the start of the meeting, officials and residents paid tribute to Marie Panec, an Oak Park Unified School District board member and longtime schools advocate who died on May 3 from […]

Families to gather for a day of fun, philanthropy in Westlake

Organizers of the annual Big Sunday and Soap Box Derby events in Westlake Village expect about 1,000 people to attend a day of friendly races, festivities and community service this Sunday at the Farmers Insurance parking lot opposite Westlake Village City Hall on Agoura Road. The Westlake Village Soap Box Derby is organized by Triunfo YMCA and sponsored by local […]

Amgen Tour seeks volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are still available for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 8 Overall Finish on Sun., May 22 in Thousand Oaks. Most volunteers will work along the final circuit race route, where the riders enter into a five-lap, four-mile per lap circuit around Thousand Oaks Boulevard before crossing the finish line in front of the Civic Arts Plaza […]

Youth musical brings history to life

Show commemorates visit by Martin Luther King

The Youth Musical Theatre production of “Ragtime” paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in early 20th century America. “Ragime,” which features middle and high school students from Agoura, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks, will open at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel of the same name, “Ragtime” […]

Opening minds to the wonders of math

Opening a child’s mind to the wonders of mathematics can be difficult when their only exposure to math has been rote learning and worksheets to complete. The Discovery Center for Science and Technology wants to kick- start young minds into mathematical gear with the Math Midway traveling exhibition. The hands-on, educational exhibit will be open this summer from June 18 […]

Oak Park family driven to overcome cancer together

For the past three years, Michele and Eric Blum have walked in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The survivors’ lap carries deep meaning to the Oak Park couple. Michele, 35, has survived a malignant brain tumor. In late 2006, when she was six months’ pregnant, doctors discovered a softball-size growth. “If anyone had ever said to me I […]

Wedding bells for Lawyer

Youth Naturalist Program to welcome younger kids

Mountains Restoration Trust has expanded its Youth Naturalist Program to include 5 to 7 year olds. Both the existing program, for 8- to 12-year-olds and the new program provide an environmental education at the Nature Center at Headwaters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The goal of the Youth Naturalist Program is to help children become aware of local natural history, […]