2012-11-29

Newbury Park wrestling event on tap Saturday



The 31st annual Newbury Park High wrestling invitational will be Saturday at NPHS. Twenty-eight teams from California and Nevada, including defending state champion Clovis, will compete at the tournament. Matches begin at 9 a.m. Finals start at 5 p.m.

Election redux



This is regarding Larry Brown’s letter dated Nov. 15 in The Acorn and his remarks about John Sununu’s statement that Colin Powell’s support for Obama was because he was black. So what, facts are facts! Obama would not be president if he was white. Obama’s experience to hold the office as president was zero percent in 2008. Also Mr. Brown’s […]

Church stages holiday presentation



The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present a Christmas concert and Advent celebration at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2 in the church sanctuary, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. All are welcome to the free program of carol singing, seasonal music presented by vocal and handbell choirs, and a staging of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” with soloists, […]

Full-day kindergarten coming to White Oak Elementary




White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village will be the first school in the Las Virgenes Unified district with a full-day kindergarten when it introduces the program next fall. Principal Sarah Medler said the kindergarten school day will run six hours, up from its current 3.5 hours per day. Medler said the decision to extend the school day for some […]

The Acorn Epicurean

Holdren’s Steaks and Seafood

Clay Holdren began working in his uncle’s Santa Barbara pizzeria when he was 14 years old. He recalled telling his uncle that one day he’d like to own a restaurant. But instead of receiving the encouraging response he’d been hoping for, he was advised to do something else with his life. Nevertheless, Holdren held on to his dream, and when […]

Oaks Christian, St. Bonnie could soon be out of Marmonte

. CIF-Southern Section recommends moving football powers to parochial division in 2014-18 releaguing cycle


The releaguing madness that has captivated Ventura County high school sports teams and their fans has taken another twist. Earlier this week, the CIFSouthern Section recommended removing Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure from the Northern Area to the Parochial Area division for the 2014-18 releaguing cycle in all sports. Barring any successful appeals, the Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure football […]

Hippocratic oath



Angels do exist on earth— they are two local doctors. Three weeks ago, my wife, Phyl, passed away from a horrible, rare cancer. Four local doctors and a hospital operation had all misdiagnosed it in the previous two years. This year she endured five surgeries, 36 radiation and 11 chemotherapy treatments, all very costly and all very futile. In her […]

Kimberly Lasater



KIMBERLY DENISE “KIM” LASATER, 44 DIED NOVEMBER 21ST at Thousand Oaks, CA. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Cross Community Church of God in Borger, TX. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Kim worked at the Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas, CA. as an office technician. […]

Robots come alive at tournament



Fourth- through eighth-graders will compete at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Qualifying Tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2 at California Lutheran University in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center in Thousand Oaks. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring young people’s interest in science and technology. The […]

Guild’s musical caught in time warp




With the presidential election finally in our rear-view mirror, you’d think we’d had enough of politics for a while. But saying, “Not so fast,” the Music Theatre Guild last Sunday presented at the Scherr Forum a staged reading of “Call Me Madam,” a political satire of American foreign relations that was a hit in the 1950-51 season. The show was […]


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