Rotarians honor service above self

Sandi Notthoff was impressed by one little girl during a shopping spree sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village on Dec. 6. As part of a holiday program offered by the club, 20 underprivileged children were given $125 to spend at the Target store on Russell Ranch Road. Each child was assisted by a club member. While the other […]

Advanced drama training for kids

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory will begin its spring session for advanced students in grades three through 12 from Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 through March 28 (no class on Feb 14). Classes are offered on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. In each class, students begin with a […]

Art shows pinpoint accuracy

Acorn policy of free speech comes under question

I am writing in support of Martin Jansen’s letter to the editor, “Letters could use some censorship (Dec. 11), and to dispute the feeble answer given by The Acorn. The rants about the current administration, specifically about President Obama, have no place in any newspaper. Remember the utmost respect with which we treated President George W. Bush. The answer by […]

OCS student completes ROTC leader training

USC student Justin H. Yim, a 2012 graduate of Oaks Christian School, has completed the Army ROTC Leader Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the goal of becoming a U.S. Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve, and are […]

Registration open for kids’ winter sports

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s winter 2015 coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League. The Jr. NBA Basketball League is open to ages 3 to 10. The eight-week session runs from Jan. 18 through March 15 at the Los Cerritos Middle School Gym, 2100 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand […]

Call for film fest entries

The 21st Los Angeles Film Festival is accepting submissions through Jan. 6 (official deadline) and Jan. 30 (late deadline). The festival will take place June 10 through 18 in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. Visit www.lafilmfest.com for submission guidelines and forms. Also, Funny Or Die will return for a second year, partnering with the festival for Make ’em LAFF, […]


Martin Jansen hit the nail on the head and your response was disingenuous at best. You often support Obama bashing, Christianity and right-wing agendas despite your level-playing-field counterpoint to Martin Jansen, so shame on you. I genuinely respect your perspective no more, no less, as is your right because you own the paper. Your selection to publish is completely controlled […]

Gift wrapping for a cause

Donations go to assist cancer patients

UCAAN’s sixth annual Gift Wrap4aCausestoreisopenfrom 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24 at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. Wrapping is on a donation basis with all the proceeds benefiting programs and services of the United Cancer Advocacy Action Network, a nonprofit grassroots organization. The store is in a new […]

Visions of sugar plums

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