2012-10-04

Combating student apathy




When Colina Middle School teacher and martial artist Monica Kern takes her 20-mile walk each Sunday, she leaves her radio at home. “ I’m listening to my own thoughts,” Kern said. “I try to figure out how to be a better wife, mother, friend and teacher.” The 47-year-old Westlake Village resident and mother of two is committed to improving herself […]

Pet of the Week



The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (3-2) at Calabasas Coyotes (1-4) Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas High


Anthony Wright didn’t know much about the Calabasas High football team’s struggles in the Marmonte League. He didn’t care. Wright, a junior running back transfer from Crespi of Encino, was going to suit up for the Coyotes no matter what. “I had no idea about the losing ways until I got here,” Wright said. “The past is the past.” Junior […]

Fresh lineup but same great songs



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present The Kingston Trio at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The current lineup is George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. The original Kingston Trio was formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard while […]

New housing planned for west Calabasas




The Calabasas Planning Commission is considering a new multifamily project slated for a vacant parcel on Las Virgenes Road. The proposed Entrada at Malibu Canyon townhomes would consist of 78 units in 12 two-story buildings nestled between the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District offices and the Colony at Calabasas homes. The development would occupy 5 acres of a 21-acre parcel. […]

All On Board



Oak Park knows how to beat the heat



Other local football matchups



Agoura (2-3) at Oaks Christian (5-1) Outlook: The Lions made a statement against Thousand Oaks, vanquishing the Lancers 36-6 last weekend in a Marmonte League West opener. The Chargers had a bye week to prepare for this game, and they’ll need any help they can get. Oaks Christian dominated TOHS with a big and fast defense, including big plays from […]

‘Grand Duke’ makes an entrance



Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Co. will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Grand Duke or the Statutory Duel” Oct. 5 through 21 at Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays with one Thursday show at 8 p.m. Oct 18. […]

Calabasas public safety advocates promote earthquake preparedness




Imagine that the 101 Freeway is blocked and no traffic can get through. Water and power are out, and emergency workers are overwhelmed with calls for help. This is just part of what could happen in the aftermath of a big earthquake. Yet few people are prepared to cope with such a situation, said Martha Fritz, a member of the […]


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