2015-04-16

Oak Park musician receives $100K grant



Five emerging artists, including one local resident, were given a total of $300,000 in grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. Oak Park resident Sean Chen, 27, received a $100,000 grant. The fund has paid or pledged more than $5 million over the last eight years in career-development grants to artists. The arts fellows […]

Pinewood Derby now open to all youth



The Conejo Valley District of the Boy Scouts of America, Ventura County Council, invites Cub Scouts and other youths to compete in the Pinewood Derby Race at 11 a.m. Sat., May 2. The race course will be at Janss Marketplace at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, on the grassy area near the fountain and the entrance to […]

Fly like an Eagle

High jumper thrives for Oak Park track and field team


Competitiveness can’t be taught. It’s in a person’s DNA. Some athletes simply try to keep pace. For others, success is a necessity. Abby McPhillips, a sophomore high jumper for the Oak Park High track and field team, is a competitor. The 16-year-old needs to win. “Despite her quiet nature, she’s very competitive,” head coach Kevin Smith said. “It’s her genetics. […]

Chemtrail theory



The subject of chemtrails has generally been relegated to conspiracy theorists or those on the fringe. However, many are beginning to question the reasoning behind the spraying, including scientists and the highly educated of those among us. Having chemicals placed purposefully into the air we breathe on a somewhat constant basis begs for answers. Several Acorn issues ago, Mr. Bill […]

Awards luncheon



The Democratic Women’s Council of the Conejo Valley will host an awards luncheon for the Fran Pavley Scholarships for Empowering Young Women from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., May 2 at the mountain view estate of Jane Hasler Henick in Lobo Canyon. State Sen. Pavley will be there along with other elected officials. The afternoon will include a silent auction […]

Poetry slam slated



California Lutheran University will present a poetry slam from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., April 22 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. American spoken-word artist David A. Romero will host the event, which will feature poets with their latest works. […]

Stars seize Camarillo tournament



Water awareness

Guest opinion


While water efficiency has become routine for many of us, this is a time when all of our customers must take extraordinary measures to deal with the state’s record drought. In the months ahead, all of us are going to be challenged to use less water, particularly outdoors, and working together will carry the day. On April 1, the governor […]

Open house at the yacht club



The Westlake Yacht Club invites prospective members of the community to a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., April 24 at 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The club will provide appetizers, salads, desserts, live music and boat rides on the lake.

Street art on display at Whizin’s




The Los Angeles art scene comes alive in Agoura Hills tomorrow, April 17, with a program that organizers hope will be a regular monthly gig at the city’s Whizin Market Square. Called “The Street Art Live,” the community art event is being produced by artist Michael Cook (aka Cookie) and art enthusiast Lori Monaco, founders of the Street Art Loft […]


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