2015-01-01

Burning ban in the county lifted for permit holders



The Ventura County Fire Department, in cooperation with CAL FIRE, is initiating seasonal changes with respect to agricultural burning, controlled burn projects and vegetation fire response levels. These changes are in response to current rainfall totals throughout the county and the projected shift in weather patterns that will influence fuel moisture levels. The ban on permit burning within State Responsibility […]

Reagan Library names winners of film festival



The winners have been announced for the Reagan Library’s second annual Student Film Festival. The event on Dec. 3 screened original films created by high school students. The local student winners and their high schools follow: Best Story: “Painting The Olympics” by Logan Collins, Royal High School, and Evan Gering, Moorpark High School. Best Use of Historical Resources: “A Presidential […]

Men charged in local Ponzi scheme



Two Woodland Hills men have been charged with federal mail fraud and wire fraud in a Calabasas-based Ponzi scheme involving ATM machines.  A Ponzi scheme is an investment scam that pays returns out of investors’ own money rather than from profit earned legitimately.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74, and Edward Wishner, 76, ran a 15-year-long scheme that resulted in more than […]

For the president



Mark Leinwand’s Dec. 11 letter in The Acorn regarding Republicans’ constant and continuous anti-Obama ranting is right on. There is a huge Republican propaganda machine at work. I have never heard a positive story or comment about our president coming from “fair and balanced” Fox News. If the country is ready to collapse, as has been the Republican mantra, why […]

Voting ends today to name TO cobra now at San Diego Zoo




The world famous Thousand Oaks cobra, which was loose in the city for four days in September, is now settled in its permanent home, an exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. After a mandatory 90-day quarantine, the pearl-colored snake was moved Dec. 23 into the zoo’s reptile house. Its new habitat is filled with mulch, live plants and rock ledges. […]

Conejo Players Theatre wins big at regionals



Conejo Players Theatre received 30 nominations in 13 categories at the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards. The awards, which are reader-nominated and voted on, honor productions that opened between October 2013 and September 2014. For more about the awards, go to www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles. Following is the list of Conejo Players’ nominees in the area of local production: Best Choreography: Wendy […]

911 to the rescue



On Sat., Dec. 27 while waiting to place an order in Starbucks I passed out and smacked my head on the ground. When I came to I heard the voice of a very nice woman who while talking to 911 was also comforting me. I also heard the voice of a nice man who gave me a towel for my […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Chinese art at CLU



The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University will host an exhibit titled “Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st Century” from Jan. 22 through April 9, with an artists’ reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 10 on the Thousand Oaks campus on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard. The […]

In memory of Sam Levine



We would like to express our sincere thanks to all who have donated to the Oak Park Community Fund and to the USC Memorial Fund in memory of our son, Samuel Joseph Levine, who was tragically taken from us in March 2013. The Levine Family would like to give an update on how the funds are being used. All who […]


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