Boxing plus hair care proves to be couple’s formula for success

Boxing gold medalist Audley Harrison and his wife Raychel, a celebrity hairstylist, pooled their talents to launch a premier hair salon featuring the sophistication of a Beverly Hills shop with the friendly ambiance and pricing of the Conejo Valley. Salon Nuuvo opened at The Summit at Calabasas shopping center last month. The shop offers superior haircuts, hair coloring and skin […]

Artists shine in exhibit

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present the “Connections” exhibit from Thurs., March 1 through Wed., May 30 in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Artists from Ventura and Los Angeles Counties will present a variety of media, including painting, photography, mixed media, fiber art and sculpture. The exhibiting […]

The Acorn Movie Nut handicaps the Oscars

    Although I try to see every movie nominated in every major Oscar category, intelligently picking winners remains problematic. Still, if I were the one opening the envelope on the stage Sunday inside Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, these would be my "best."                                                                Picture—"The Help"     This one has just the right "helping" of everything: hardship and compassion, bits of humor […]

More school money is not the answer

Year after year the LVUSD asked for special funding, more taxes, and the drums never cease. With all of the asking, the money given, allocated by the state, and the denied extra taxes, could the reason be the results are not there? Where are the Agoura and Calabasas High Schools in the state or even the national decathlons? Where are […]

Choosing a major with job prospects in mind

In recent years, a bleak job market, increasing college costs and unprecedented levels of student debt have made students and parents more anxious about choosing a marketable college major. Even families that don’t need to take out loans want to know that after spending more than $200,000 for a degree, there will be career options other than serving cappuccinos. The […]


Tea party pride

Regarding Fred Eisenhammer’s letter in the Feb. 9 Acorn: Mr. Eisenhammer writes that he’s proud of his son’s recent speech to the local Tea Party group. I’m happy that he’s proud of his son. But his letter is thinly veiled right-wing political propaganda. I’m proud of my kids too. I’m proud of my 11-year-old son’s recent school essay about Jesus […]

Acquainted with La Reina

La Reina High School will host an information meeting for parents of prospective students from 7 to 8 p.m. Tues., March 6 in the school’s cafeteria, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. In a Q&A format, the event will feature information about admissions criteria, financial aid, transportation options, placement testing, recommendations and the personal interview. La Reina is a Catholic […]

Boy Scout troop turns 40

It didn’t take long for Greg Metzgus to learn what it meant to be an Eagle Scout. It was 1966, the country was at war in Vietnam, and Metzgus had just entered the United States Marine Corps. On one of the first days of boot camp, a drill instructor addressed a roomful of prospective Marines. “Out of 2,000 people he […]