2013-04-04 E-Edition

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A great thanks to the volunteers

On behalf of Danny and Traci Greenberg, race directors, and the vendors and runners, a big thank-you to all the community members who turned out to cheer the runners on and to the over 450 volunteers who helped make the event possible. Your community spirit, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness were appreciated by the runners as they passed by or were helped […]

Celebrate National Park week at Paramount’s science festival

In commemoration of National Park Week on April 20 through 28, Paramount Ranch in Agoura will be the site of Science Fest from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 27. The fourth annual familyfriendly event hosted by the National Park Service will feature hands-on demonstrations, live animals and more than 50 interactive exhibits. People of all ages can experience […]

Student isfinalist for Spotlight

Veronica Dunne will compete in non-classical voice

Veronica Dunne, an Oaks Christian High School student, was named one of 16 finalists for the 25th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. The top two students in each performing arts category will perform during a finals show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Sat., May 4 where the first place and runner up in all categories will be announced. Dunne […]

Barn cat program helps feral problem

Ventura County Animal Services is launching a program that will bring the shelter one step closer to becoming a “no-kill” facility. Donna Gillesby, interim VCAS director, told the Acorn in January that in addition to its new foster program, the shelter was creating a barn cat program to further its mission to find every animal a home. “We have wild […]

Hospitalizing a parent: 10 things to consider

Part one of a two-part series The phone rings. Your 80-yearold mother has fallen. They suspect she has broken her hip. An ambulance is on its way. Whether the relationship with your mother is strained or loving, you live near or far, you are her only child or one of six, most likely you will play a role in her […]

Too many hands reach into the Prop. 30 pie

Your opinion piece in last week’s paper was, as usual, well done. Unfortunately, you missed a point that might make the surprising method of distribution of Prop. 30’s proceeds to the state’s schools relatively benign in comparison. Before voting, I read Prop. 30 all the way through, which isn’t my normal practice. If you did the same, you would have […]

Discovery Center to host lecture on saving the ocean

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Crusade to Save the Oceans” by Holly Lohuis, executive coordinator of the Ocean Futures Society at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Apr 11 at the Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The oceans are beset by many problems caused by human activity, including overfishing, […]

New charter school will open in the area

Sanctioned in February by the Ventura County Board of Education, a new public charter school for grades six through 12 will open in Thousand Oaks in August—the first in the city to cater to middle and high school students. Slated for a vacant building on Moody Court, the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEALAS) will be open […]

Teenage rebellion at Oaks Christian


“Footloose,” the 1998 show about teenage rebellion and repression in small-town America, is one of several Broadway musicals that have become popular with high school theater companies. Along with “Grease” and “Bye, Bye Birdie,” it’s known for its exuberant dance numbers, hit-laden score and characters that teens can identify with. The Oaks Christian High School Theatre Arts Department put on […]