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

Gold standard

Every year, the Lions lose stars to college. Every year, rookies come in and rise to the challenge. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team sets the bar high every season. This current squad is no exception. The Lions are off and running with a 5-0 record, which includes a 1-0 shutout win against fellow powerhouse Harvard-Westlake. Oaks Christian, which features […]


I’ve lived in Oak Park for 20 years and in California since 1988. This is my first letter to an editor. It has become apparent that quite a few recent letters to The Acorn have illustrated a contempt and intolerance of views opposed to that of the writer. I would love to see The Acorn use its ink and paper […]

Peace on Earth and at Sherwood

High school alumna publishes novel

Oaks Christian School alumna Caylen Smith, class of 2013, recently published her first novel, “Ripples,” the first in a series. The book is a teen fantasy set in the land of Republic City, where the young and privileged Alexandria finds herself in a battle to save her kingdom, while traveling the path to truth and victory. Smith has always loved […]

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