2012-10-11

Ghouls galore haunt Janss



The 13th annual Reign of Terror Haunted House is opened above Gold’s Gym near Sears at Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive at Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. This year the expanded 55- room haunted house features new scenes, animatronics and a frightening Miner’s Revenge experience. Janss Marketplace will again donate proceeds from the $15 Haunted House tickets to the Conejo Recreation and […]

Kevin’s struggle



I have not known the Cordasco family for very long. I am the health clerk at Kevin’s school, Calabasas High School, and was at a few administrative meetings with them. I had the pleasure of talking with Kevin on one or two occasions in the school office. We joked because I had just gotten a traffic ticket and Kevin retorted […]

Mike Paule wins Oak Park annual Golden Acorn Award



The Community Foundation for Oak Park announced that Mike Paule is the recipient of the 2012 Golden Acorn Award. The announcement was made at candidate forum hosted by the foundation at Oak Park High School on Oct. 4. The Golden Acorn Award is given to an Oak Park resident who has demonstrated a high level of volunteer community service in […]

Meals, deals and wheels at school event



The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week



Oak Park Eagles (4-3) at Nordhoff Rangers (6-0) Friday, 7 p.m. Nordhoff High Ojai is a sleepy little town from another age. There’s Bart’s Books, which proclaims itself the world’s greatest outdoor bookstore. The Ojai Cafe Emporium—and a slick stack of banana flapjacks— is around the corner. A couple miles away, the Deer Lodge hosts cowboys sipping Sioux City sarsaparilla. […]

Artists open their studios all weekend

. Tour includes complimentary breakfast

The Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Commission Visual Arts Committee, in cooperation with the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council, will sponsor the 2012 Greater Conejo Valley Open Studio Tour on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 13 and 14. The weeklong tour will showcase the work of 40 visual artists who live and work in the greater Conejo Valley. On Saturday, the self-guided […]

CHP commended



The California Highway Patrol is constantly doing its job in protecting the safety of the driving public from dangerous and uncaring drivers who speed up and down the freeways without a thought in the world. Thank you, gentlemen, for saving us from all the crazies out there. On Thurs. afternoon, Oct. 4, I was driving north on the Kanan Road […]

Viewpoint graduate establishes new world’s record by flying a jetpack from the mainland to Catalina Island




After more than 10 years in the banking industry, Dean O’Malley, 36, quit his job to join a startup company in pursuit of new adventures. His gamble is paying off. On Sept. 29, the Viewpoint School graduate set a world record when he scooted through the air between 5 and 20 feet above the Pacific on a 26-mile journey from […]

Youth organization launches bilingual website



In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recently launched LatinoBigs.org, a bilingual website focused on one-to-one longterm youth mentoring services. The website features Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and mentees, families, supporters and donors. The national website will serve as a hub to encourage Latinos to consider becoming youth mentors. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters […]

Weekend schedule



Newbury Park at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. Sierra Canyon at Viewpoint Friday, 3:30 p.m.


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