2011-06-09

Flash mob livens up The Oaks mall

Planned dance promotes ‘The Sound of Music’


A phenomenon known as “flash mobs” is the latest craze on YouTube. You’ve undoubtedly seen them. A public place such as a mall or a train station becomes a stage for a “spontaneous” act or an impromptu performance. Although the first flash mobs occurred around 2003 and involved mass practical joke such as pillow fights or subway parties, the more […]

Pet of the Week



Summer volleyball camps starts



Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes Summer Volleyball Camps for children ages 9 and up. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 20 to 24; June 27 to July 1, or July 18 to 22 at Colina Middle School Gym, 1500 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Participants […]

Claffey receives business leadership award



Cord Claffey, who attends San Diego State University and is president of the SDSU School of Business Student Council, received the inaugural Dean Naughton Leadership Award as a future rising business leader. Cord is a junior majoring in finance. He is the son of Charles and Carol Breazeal of Newbury Park and Doug and Kathy Claffey, former residents of Agoura […]

Well said



Alyson Kessler’s wonderful article on how so many of our children are misusing and overusing the word “like” hit very close to home for me. For nearly 30 years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching public speaking, argument and debate. I’ve seen first-hand what a forensics (speech and debate) program can do to improve a child’s critical thinking skills, public […]

Oak Park girl earns Scouting’s highest award



One afternoon on ‘Parrot Planet’

Critter Tail


One Sunday afternoon the notion of feeding ice cream to a throbbing headache in a bid to chill the agony seized me and I set out for a Westlake Village sweetshop. With cool treat in hand I was heading toward the lake when the squawking of a parrot interrupted my pain-addled progress. Several fellows toting a large bird cage were […]

Roller hockey mom leads team to championship



Wet weather can’t rain on Cabral’s parade

Charger senior hurdler wins a pair of state titles


Reaching the CIF State Track & Field Championships is an incredible accomplishment. Winning gold? That’s just gravy. Johnathan Cabral, Sarah Baxter and the Oaks Christian boys’ 4×100 sprint relay team put together award-winning performances over the weekend. They can take bows, wave at fans and soak in the moment— they are state champions. Cabral, an Agoura High senior, won the […]

Questions LVMWD reimbursement



I was happy to see in the June 2 letters to The Acorn a post from Roy Good concerning the outrageous decision by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to reimburse the irresponsible water users in the district and thumb their collective noses at those of us who actually conserved enough water to make the Metro’s usage penalties unnecessary. What […]


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