2013-11-07

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (8-1) at Westlake Warriors (7-2)


Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High It took Oaks Christian and Westlake almost a decade to finally meet on the football field. It was definitely worth the wait. Students, teachers, locals and thousands of prep football fans loved every minute of the four-game series between the two high schools separated by less than a mile during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. […]

Wants traffic officer back



As of Nov. 1, Sgt. Phil Brooks, a longtime traffic officer at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, was transferred to patrol duty. This is a loss to the citizens served by Malibu/Lost Hills. For many years, Sgt. Brooks, a civil engineer as well as a sheriff’s deputy, has consulted on traffic issues with the county and the five cities that […]

Author tells seniors to embrace aging

Part two of a two-part series


After her mother died three years ago, Annette Broersma found herself sinking into despair. The 59-year-old Thousand Oaks resident had lost her father four years earlier and the grief was overwhelming. “I was thrust into a depression that I had never experienced in my entire life,” she said. “The sadness just hit me. I was suddenly thinking of my mortality […]

Farmers marts holiday closures



The Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association has announced its holiday hours for the 2013-14 season. The Thousands Oaks Farmers Market at The Oaks mall will be closed from Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 28, through Jan. 2, 2014. The market will reopen on Thurs., Jan. 9. The Wednesday Farmers Market at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura will be closed […]

Rockabilly music in T.O.



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents Chris Isaak at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. A self-taught guitar player, Isaak became well-known with the Top 10 song “Wicked Game.” His gold- and platinum-selling albums feature hits such as “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing,” “Somebody’s Crying” and “Forever Blue.” Isaak has appeared […]

Other local football matchups



Agoura (6-3) vs. St. Bonaventure (6-3) Outlook: Agoura is heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The Chargers, who defeated Calabasas 55-31 last weekend, won a three- way coin flip between Moorpark and Thousand Oaks to settle a three-way tie for second place in the Marmonte League West standings. Before joining the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division postseason […]

Former resident feels maudlin



It’s hard to believe that it has been over four years since I moved to West Los Angeles from my more than 45-year home in Oak Park. Since my heart is still in Oak Park and the surrounding communities, I manage to keep up to date by reading two online sources. First, thank you to The Acorn for its continuing […]

In the spirit of love and giving



On the Trail

How the hiker got her groove back

Being a “sufferer” of seasonal affective disorder sounds embarrassing to admit, although I am one of the “afflicted.” There are poor souls with far graver conditions requiring drastic medical intervention, while my “recovery” depends only on the return of spring. For many years I have relied on “ridgeline relief” to put the brakes on the seasonal blues bus bearing down […]

‘3 Blonde Moms’ comment on life in ‘burbs



Back by popular demand, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present the nationally touring comedy show “3 Blonde Moms . . . See How They Run!” at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 14 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Returning with the show is founding member Joanie Fagan, who brings with her guest cast members Donna Cherry […]


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