2014-08-21 E-Edition

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Ross sees school board as next challenge

Three seats on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education are up for election in November, and four people have filed candidate papers for the job. Community volunteer Derek Ross, 40, is one of the four. Incumbent board member Allen Rosen wants another four-year stint on the panel, and Drew Hazelton, who was appointed to the board last […]

Music under the stars

Owners can learn how cats think

The Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital will host a free cat- centric seminar with Dr. Stephanie Lipp and Dr. Christopher Schneider tonight at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 21 in the hospital’s all-purpose room, 3580 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks. The seminar will give cat owners the opportunity to meet with other feline lovers and learn about such topics as social behavior, fears […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Aug. 22: Movie night/mainquad/7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Aug. 22: Coyote footballbarbecue/6 to 8 p.m.Coyote Connect movienight/7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Aug. 22: Fall sport finalclearance/student store/8 a.m. to1 p.m.Sat., Aug. 23: ASB car wash/9a.m. Mon., Aug. 25: Fall sports parentmeeting/gym/7 p.m.Wed., Aug. 27: First day ofschool Westlake WarriorsFri., Aug. 22: New student tour/meet at […]

Nothing entertaining about losing our big cats


There’s a fun TV show currently running on the National Geographic channel called “Urban Jungle,” in which an intrepid host takes viewers to cities around the world and shows them wild scenes where animals have run amok. The show chronicles snakes, monkeys, bats, wild dogs, elephants, even leopards on the loose in some of the world’s major urban centers. It’s […]

The Other Side of 50

Some like it hot Last week I hosted an earlymorning meeting of care professionals at Senior Concerns. As we sailed into the second hour of our meeting and the early-morning coolness gave way to summer heat, many of us in the room were sweating. When I asked why the room’s air conditioning hadn’t kicked in, I was told the thermostat […]

2014 Reyes Adobe Days gets animated

Ten years have passed since the City of Agoura Hills started its Reyes Adobe Days festival. This year’s anniversary event, scheduled for Oct. 9 to 12, offers new attractions as well as a screenwriter as the grand marshal for the event’s signature parade. The four-day festival is a celebration of California culture and local rancho history with a focus on […]

Send us your best fiction story

The dog days of summer are almost over, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? The Acorn’s seventh annual Fiction in a Nutshell Contest is here, and you’re invited to take part.  Here’s how the Acorn’s popular writing competition works. Sit down in front of a blank piece of paper (that’s a metaphor for pad […]

Trigger happy?

Is there something wrong here? On page 8 of the Aug. 14 issue about the Pepperdine University emergency training session, there is a photograph of a deputy escorting several firefighters. While this may be a posed photo and it is not totally clear, it does appear that the deputy has his finger on the trigger of his firearm. In all […]