2014-09-18 E-Edition

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Attention, travelers: Voting begins today for the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. The Acorn Newspapers’ oldest and most popular reader participation contest is back, and right now you can pick your favorites among the top 10 finalists. Cast your vote online by visiting www.theacorn.com and clicking on the photo contest button at the right. Your vote will […]

Local player is League of Legends gaming star

When Nicolas Haddad started playing the computer battlefield game “League of Legends” two years ago, he didn’t give much thought to the name he would use. “I have always had a hard time coming up with names in video games, and I was just trying to think of something quick so I could get past the account creation page and […]

Oak Park High students reach scholarship semifinals

Oak Park High School seniors, Devika Chandramohan, Kevin Lu, Irena Yang, Jesica Ji, Justin Liu and Audrey Pham were recently honored as semifi- nalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship program. About 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the first step in […]

Radio show celebratesfirst year on the air

Thousand Oaks-based Joyful Truth Ministries is celebrating its first year of the “Moment of Truth” radio ministry, a three-minute Bible-based program that is broadcast in 400 cities across the U.S. and worldwide at csnradio.com. The show was created because most Christian radio programs are 30 minutes long and busy people listen to the radio during car trips. The programs are […]

Case of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Ventura County

Respiratory illness has been sickening kids across the U.S.

A case of enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has been affecting children across the United States, has been identified in Ventura County, the California Department of Public Health announced Thursday. It is one of four cases thus far in the state; the other three were diagnosed in San Diego County. These are the first confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 […]

Former leaders operate behind the scenes

Does anyone else realize what’s going on in Agoura? A group of former City Council people have joined together into a “former mayors group” to affect policy in our area. Past Agoura Hills council members Corridori, Reinhardt, Kuperberg, Rishoff, Yacovone, McBane and Koenig are no longer in office but seemingly are trying to bear their influence as they once did […]

Local art school draws to a close

By December, Thousand Oaks- based California Art Institute will close its doors for the last time. But the 30-year-old institution will live on through its professional artists and instructors. In a telephone interview, Kate Burdick Barnholtz, CAI’s owner and director, cited the economic crisis of 2007 and 2008 as one of the reasons for the school’s inability to gain financial […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersSat., Sept. 20: ACT course/9a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Mock SAT/A1/9 a.m. to 1p.m.Mock ACT/A1/1:45 to 5:45p.m.Mon., Sept. 22: “Brain HealthAcross the Lifespan”/performing arts education center/periods2 and 4Parent assembly: “ BrainHealth Across the Lifespan”/performing arts education center/7 to 9 p.m.Tues., Sept. 23: “Brain HealthAcross the Lifespan/performingarts education center/periods 3and 5SAT course/3 to 7 p.m.Wed., Sept. 24: Club rush/mainquad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m.ACT […]

Do we live in fear of living free?

I learned recently that the reason a dog doesn’t like going outside when it’s raining is not because he fears getting wet, but because the sound of the rain distorts all the other sounds to which he’s normally attuned. When he goes outside, he expects to hear the birds, the barking poodle next door or children playing and laughing down […]

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