2011-06-23

Oak Park grad is now a doctor



Erin Meisel, a 2002 graduate of Oak Park High School, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine on May 15. Meisel graduated with highest distinction and was recognized by the dean of the medical school. She received the American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glascow Achievement Certificate and the Jeannette Wilkins, MD, Memorial award which […]

God and country



Recently several letters appeared in The Acorn which claimed that God does not exist, that he had no influence in the establishment of the United States and that expressions of faith in God have no place in public discourse. I think our Founding Fathers would have disagreed with those claims. Many of our nation’s founders made public statements affirming that […]

An editor’s view



The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Sunrise gave me an opportunity to speak last Thursday. Since I retired last September after more than 20 years with the Acorn, most of them as an editor, I titled my speech “Everything You Wanted to Know About a Community Newspaper But Were Afraid to Ask.” I began by thanking them for inviting me, […]

Theater for ‘shrewd’ people



Experienced Shakespeare director Jan Powell will make her Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival debut with “The Taming of the Shrew” to open the festival’s 15th anniversary. The show’s performances are at 8 p.m. July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 in Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for […]

Golf tournament to benefit Teddy Bear group

Nonprofit supports families of children with cancer

The SCE Ventura District’s fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament will be on Sat., June 25 at the River Ridge Golf Course, 2401 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. The event raises money for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, a Central Coast nonprofit dedicated to supporting the families of children with cancer by providing middle- to low-income households with financial aid for rent, […]

American muscle

Westlake, T.O. grads team up for the Red, White and Blue


Football is a uniquely American game. For Daniel Tromello and Taylor Malm, football will take them across the world. Tromello and Malm will play on the U.S. Men’s National Team in the International Federation of American Football Senior World Championship July 8-16 in Austria. “ I’m looking forward to the overall experience,” said Tromello, a 2004 Westlake High graduate. “I […]

Early deadlines



The Acorn will have early deadlines due to the July Fourth weekend. Because our offices will be closed Mon., July 4, the advanced deadline for real estate submissions will be noon on Thurs., June 30. Retail advertising is due by noon on Fri., July 1. Editorial submissions, including letters to the editor, are also due at noon on July 1. […]

Spending time with dad



“Green Lantern”



I’m getting awfully sick of superheroes. . . . But wait! Maybe one more. Because just when you think you’ve seen every superhero under the sun, along comes somebody slightly different, somebody slightly jauntier, somebody slightly greener. Okay, so “Green Lantern” is yet another unlikely superhero. Like most of the lot, his sudden powers are bestowed on him without his […]

Keep pets safe on July 4



Deena Case-Pall, companion animal behavior consultant, will present a free class, “Keeping Pets Safe and Comfortable on July 4,” at 3:30 p.m. Sat., June 25 at Newbury Park Veterinary Clinic, 1536A Newbury Road. Case-Pall will discuss why the Fourth of July is the worst day of the year for pets, why owners should not take pets to fireworks events, how […]