2014-08-14

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Send us your best fiction tale

Deadline Aug. 29

The Acorn’s popular annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway, and it’s easy to enter. In 100 words or fewer, write a fiction story and send it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry please, and you must include your name, home address, age and phone number. No poems, only tall tales. The fiction genre holds no bounds. You can choose […]

How to train your dragon . . . and frog



Making strides against breast cancer



HATS OFF—Above, Tina Brewer of Simi Valley removes her hat to announce her eightmonth survivor status at the third annual Making Strides 5K on Aug. 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Plaza. In photo left, from left, Joanie Prince of Westlake Village, Susan Malone of Thousand Oaks, Shirley Dragicevich of Westlake Village, and Bonnie Adamick of Westlake Village show […]

Actor shares his bittersweet tale



The producers behind last year’s production “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” return with a new comedy, “My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy,” starting Wed., Aug. 27 for four weeks at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show is written and performed by Brad Zimmerman (“The Sopranos”) who waited tables […]

Amgen retrenches despite surge in stock

Growth has been spectacular, but so have the layoffs


No private employer has had a greater impact on the city of Thousand Oaks than Amgen. With 6,000 employees at the company’s headquarters, the drug maker’s footprint in T.O. is pervasive, forged by years of tremendous growth and profitability that saw it expand from a few laboratories into the world’s largest independent biotechnology firm. “We sort of joke that on […]

Teen’s efforts to identify donors earns respect




Morgan Davidson, a 16-yearold from Woodland Hills and a volunteer with the City of Hope for the past five years, is receiving national recognition for her efforts in helping to save lives. In addition to raising more than $45,000 for City of Hope, a leading cancer research center, the incoming high school senior has recruited more than 250 potential donors […]

Pet of the week



One show, seven comics, many laughs

Drinks available for those over 21

After three nearly sold-out shows, HashtagComedy returns with headlining comics for an evening of entertainment under the stars at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 15 in the courtyard at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The evening features seven comedians in a 90-minute show offered in an intimate cabaret setting. The show, open to ages […]

Body found in Calabasas



The body of a 23-yearold woman was found in an area near Ruthwood and Hatmor drives in Calabasas on July 22. Deputies responded to a call at about 2 p.m. saying a person appeared to be lying on the ground near some bushes. They found the woman to be deceased, and the case was given to the sheriff’s homicide bureau […]


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