Feast at Summerfest

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Prager to speak

Nationally recognized speaker, author and radio host Dennis Prager will speak on religious freedom at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Prager will discuss whether religious freedom is truly under attack or if it is just political rhetoric. A question-and-answer session will follow. The event is hosted by St. […]

War Eagles

High school football report Oak Park Eagles

For almost two decades, Dick Billingsley was the face of Oak Park High football. As Eagles head coach from 1990 to 2008, Billingsley guided Oak Park to 14 playoff appearances and four Tri-Valley League titles. The Eagles thrived in Billingsley’s option offense. Since his departure, Oak Park became a pass-first team that struggled to win playoff games. The Eagles needed […]

Fact check on Joe Bowman

In a recent Acorn article, there was a minor but important to note error regarding Joe Bowman. The article spoke about Mr. Bowman running for re-election. Actually, Joe Bowman was never elected to his position on the Las Virgenes Metropolitan Water District’s Board. Originally, Mr. Bowman was appointed in November of 2002 when Glen Longerini needed to resign since he […]

Nominees sought for Art Stars Awards

The Ventura County Arts Council is taking nominations for individuals, organizations and foundations to be recognized at the Art Stars Awards Sunset Dinner Celebration on Oct. 3 at the Tower Club, 300 E. Esplanade Drive, Ste. 1455, Oxnard. Residents can nominate individuals, organizations and foundations who have given generous amounts of time, talents or funding in support of the arts […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Former church music director sings with Chanticleer ensemble

The Grammy-winning ensemble Chanticleer will kick off its 35th season with a free concert titled “An Orchestra of Voices: Chanticleer in Concert” at 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 in CLU’s Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Named for the singing rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis Botto. Based in San […]


Luca Bruno is a defensive menace who shreds double and triple teams. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound senior defensive lineman is the centerpiece of an imposing Eagles’ front. Bruno had 15 college offers before verbally committing to the University of Arizona. Bruno, a team captain, had 133 solo tackles and six sacks last season.

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