2015-06-11

War story



The story published last week in The Acorn brought back memories of World War II and my own story of that time in the UK. I was 9 years old at the outbreak of war on Sept. 3, 1939, and lived in Newcastle upon Tyne in Northeastern England. On Sept. 1, all the pupils in my school, West Jesmond Elementary, […]

Entries sought for arts festival



Greater Conejo Valley and Ventura County invites visual and performance artists to apply to be a part of the 12th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Mary and Richard Carpenter Plaza Park, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., and at The […]

High school students embrace yoga



The Movie Nut



In these days of “June gloom” comes a movie to mirror the mood of mornings. Brian Wilson gave The Beach Boys their sound, their early hits and their direction. This is an introspective look at Brian’s music—and his madness. With the number of Beach Boy biographies and made-for-TV movies, most of those who want to know Brian’s troubled story must […]

Warriors takefirst in Burbank tournament



Not a bright idea



Monday, Edison needed to do some much needed work, and they chose to do it starting at 9 p.m. That’s right, in the evening. They would be cutting off our power from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Who came up with this stupid idea? Why don’t they do it in the daytime when you can at least go somewhere […]

Radio license testing on Sunday



The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will administer FCC licensing examinations at 8:30 a.m. Sun., June 14 in the conference room of the East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. There is a fee of $15 for taking the test. For more information, visit www.cvarc,org.

Red Cross offers blood donation opportunities



The American Red Cross will set up blood donation opportunities in various cities. All blood types are needed, especially O, A and B negative. The Red Cross depends on volunteers for 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients nationwide. For information, visit www.redcross.org. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification […]

Summer music



The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and The Acorn, the event sponsor, announce the 2015 Summer Concerts in the Park talent lineup. Except for the concert on July 19, all shows will begin at 6 p.m. Sundays at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The concerts are free. The line up is: Led Zepagain, a […]

Kings reign over basketball tourney




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