OpenBorders family fun

The OpenBorders Festival features children’s entertainment with “Once on this Island Jr.” at 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 23 and 24, and two 45-minute shows, “Razzle Bam Boom” at 2 p.m. and “Twinkle Time” at 3 p.m., on Sun., July 31. The fest is in the former Borders bookstore at 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. “Once on […]

Seabee Days has carnival, parade

The 24th annual Naval Base Ventura County Seabee Days will be Sat. and Sun., July 23 and 24 at Port Hueneme. Admission and parking are free. The event provides the public with an opportunity to learn about the Navy’s construction engineers. The event will have hands-on demonstrations of construction and disaster recovery skills, displays of construction equipment, carnival, music, food, […]

Magazine names new publisher

Director of marketing Rhonnie Curt has been named the new publisher of the bimonthly Society Social Calendar Magazine Curt succeeds the magazine’s founder and publisher, Holly Mitchell, following her recent death. Prior to joining the Westlake Village-based magazine two years ago, Curt worked for several Los Angeles advertising agencies and specialized in entertainment industry clients.

Church and state

In a letter to the editor of The Acorn on June 30 Mr. Felsman argues against the notion of separation of church and state. His comments serve to align him with those who assert that this country was founded as a Christian nation. We owe a great debt to James Madison, the father of the constitution, and Thomas Jefferson when […]

Dream comes true for Foxfield riders

Young equestrians perform for a royal audience

July 9 was a special day for members of the Foxfield Equestrian Team, a group of girls from Foxfield Riding School of Westlake Village who perform drill routines on horses without the aid of saddles or bridles. Several months ago, when the Westlake Village equestrians were invited to perform at the Santa Barbara Polo Club’s centennial celebration, they didn’t know […]

Run fast for Salsa Dash

The fourth annual Oxnard Salsa Dash, presented by the Oxnard Salsa Festival and Team in Training, will be on Sat., July 23. 5K/10K walk/run starts at 8 a.m. and the Kids Fun Race begins at 9:30 a.m. The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The races will run through historic downtown Oxnard from Heritage Square through the Henry T. […]

Red Cross names new development officer

The American Red Cross, Central Coast Region, has appointed Jill Muchow Rode as its Chief Development Officer to lead the organization’s fundraising and emergency preparedness awareness efforts across the Central Coast region, including Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. For 22 years Rode has worked with many nonprofit organizations on the Central Coast, including Girl Scouts, American Heart […]

STOP . . . in the name of the law

By now, many drivers have encountered the periodic DUI checkpoints in the area, but not everyone is happy with the sheriff’s effort to curb drinking and driving. While the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station says the checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drunk driving, Agoura Hills resident Bruce Boyer from the civil rights group SonsofLibertyLA believes the monthly checks are an […]

High school performing arts center is overkill

Are we sheep? In the last issue of The Acorn, “Schools ponder new tax,” there was a poll indicating a 66 percent approval for a new school tax. Are you people out of your minds? Go to page 18 and see the new Fine Arts Center. This is where your money will go. A school is a simple building with […]

Collection captures history of Conejo Valley

Thousand Oaks recently bought a slice of its history as reflected in 40 years of photographs taken by longtime resident Ed Lawrence. The City Council joined with the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, the Conejo Recreation and Park District and California Lutheran University in the $75,000 purchase of a collection of 17,000 photographs taken by Lawrence from the 1950s through the […]

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