2015-06-18

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Nostalgia for Oak Park



NPIt saddened me to read of the proposed plans to build a new park building at Mae Boyer Park. Having moved to Oak Park in early 1967 as an 11-year-old, that old park building has a lot more history than most of you know. There was whole lot of nothing out here in what was simply known as Agoura back […]

Saving wildlife, one pipe at a time

Rangers find solution to protect animals


Conejo Open Space Conservation Area rangers are saving wildlife one pipe at time, and the Conejo Valley Audubon Society applauds them. What do wildlife traps and open-topped vertical pipes have in common? Both are death traps for birds, lizards and other small animals. Staff from Audubon California disassembled a 20-foottall ventilation pipe from an abandoned irrigation system in 2009. What […]

Fourth of July activities throughout the Conejo Valley



The Conejo Recreation and Park District will offer the following Fourth of July celebrations at various locations throughout Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. At 8 a.m., the Borchard Community Center will host the annual Pancake Breakfast, featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes, music and prize drawings at 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. The cost is $3. For more information, call (805) 381-2791. After […]

The Acorn Epicurean

DIY pizza

Pizza has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Naples, Italy, and Urban Pizza in Thousand Oaks is riding high on the wave of the fast-casual, create-your-own craze. So what are the advantages of the new trend over the traditional parlor? It’s a great way to get a fast meal with fresh ingredients, said Urban Pizza owner Arman […]

Editorial position open



The Acorn Newspapers are looking for a full-time news and features reporter, primarily for coverage in the Moorpark community. A journalism degree and employment track record required. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits. Send resume and clips to newstip@theacorn.com.

Sensing hypocrisy, part 2



The hypocrisy of the far-right conservatives in this country continues to astound me. How can you claim to care about the environment and protecting open space when you oppose every effort to clean up our air and water and also support bills to roll back the protective laws we have on the books now? I know facts are the enemy […]

A Real good season



Clothing exchange for CASA



Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ventura County will hold a CASA clothing exchange from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 28 at 2669 Via Zurita Court, Santa Rosa Valley. Guests will bring five gently used clothing items, jewelry, accessories or shoes, and shop or trade their items for five other items of their choosing. The event will have appetizers, beverages […]

‘Godspell’ at OCS wins for best director

Comparable to a Tony Award for high school theater

Rosalind Allen-Enciso, Oaks Christian High School theater arts director, was named the best director at the Jerry Herman Awards—the Tony Awards of high school musical theater. Allen was the winner from a field of 13 directors nominated from Southern California high schools, public and private, for her direction of “Godspell” at OCS. “Godspell” was also nominated for best lighting design, […]


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