Cancer support programs mapped out

The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/ Santa Barbara will present the following free programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, unless indicated otherwise. For information or to register, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org. National Cancer Survivors Day Family Picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., […]

Skeptical about land acquisition

In response to Mike Malone’s letter in the recent issue concerning the Rim of the Valley National Park Service study area, I agree that anyone interested go to the NPS website to see their map. It shows the same boundary lines as the Land Rights.org map. It would also be instructive to see the final NPS report for the San […]

Janss Marketplace names youth ArtWalk winners

. Students competed in contest

Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks recently announced the finalists and winners of its inaugural Youth ArtWalk competition. Local students submitted more than 260 works of art. Ella Sherman of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School won the first-third grade division. Haley Gilchrist, first-place winner in the fourth-sixth grade division, studies at Art is Our Passion. Jessica Han of Newbury Park High […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; email your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Art scholars are named

The California State Summer School for the Arts and the CSSSA Foundation recently announced the CSSSA California Arts Scholars for the 2013 summer session. Approximately 500 highschool age students were selected from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants from all 57 counties. These students have demonstrated artistic excellence in one of the seven disciplines: animation, creative writing, film, dance, […]

Guest opinion

Clean water not as onerous as you think

A recent editorial in The Acorn asks Heal the Bay to be reasonable about cleaning up the Malibu Creek, arguing that the science is murky and the costs of mitigation simply too much for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District customers to bear. Although not always apparent on first glance, portions of the Creek and Lagoon are severely degraded. Heal the […]

Cool day at the fire station

OPEN HOUSE—A crowd mills around Station 89 in Agoura Hills during the Fire Service and Public Safety Day. Left, Lyon Neil, 2, and his brother Jett, 5, of Agoura Hills try onfirefighters’ gear.

Restaurant gives lesson in fine food

Public School 805, a new full-service restaurant and bar, will open Mon., June 17 at The Promenade at Westlake, 120 E. Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks. Executive Chef Phil Kastel, a Thousand Oaks native, developed the seasonal lunch and dinner menus using fresh, local ingredients. Featured menu items at the 126-seat restaurant will include: Jidori brick chicken and white bean ragu, […]

The Movie Nut

The franchise started with such promise: a fresh idea, lots of laughs and almost $500 million at the box office. Part II served up refried ideas and fewer laughs but enough revenue to make “The Hangover Part III” a certainty. Now the trilogy concludes with a movie that can’t decide what it wants to be: a buddy comedy, a dark […]

Things an artist wood do

CAREFUL CUT—Above, well-known Oaxaca (Mexico) wood carver Jacobo Angeles works on a design during a show at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Calabasas on May 25. Angeles likes wood that is wet and fresh to use in creating intricate animal shapes, such as those shown at right. Meanwhile, Jorge Quintana, above right, sticks with a traditional pottery style […]

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