2015-10-08 E-Edition

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Mountain lion found dead on popular hiking trail

An adult mountain lion was discovered dead Sept. 30 within the boundaries of Point Mugu State Park near Newbury Park. Kate Kuykendall, spokesperson for the National Park Service, which tracks and researches the animals to help aid in their survival, confirmed to The Acorn the animal’s death but would not release any further details. The animal’s death is being investigated, […]

Get ready for the ShakeOut

The Great California ShakeOut drill is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 15 as a reminder that a highmagnitude earthquake could occur at any time. During the drill, residents are asked to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” as if a major earthquake were occurring at that moment. They should hold their safe position for at least 60 seconds. There will […]

Book drive

The Assistance League of Conejo Valley is collecting new and gently used books for children in grades K-8 through Sat., Oct. 24 at the chapter’s Thrift Shop in the Skyline Plaza, 2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. This effort is part of a National Make a Difference Day campaign recognized by USA Weekend. The books will be donated to […]

High schoolers shine in ensemble play

‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Oak Park High School’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” which concluded four performances last weekend at the school’s Pavilion, marked longtime teacher Don Enoch’s first go at directing the 1936 classic comedy. Enoch chose the play, which was written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as a lesson in […]

Button sales tied to awareness

Ventura County Credit Union is in partnership with the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During October, VCCU will sell breast cancer awareness buttons at each of its seven branches with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the local nonprofit organization. In November 2014, VCCU donated $2,353 to Ribbons of […]

Where’s the beef?


A diet devoid of fruits and vegetables is not good for anyone, but neither is a diet lacking in protein. While the recent push by some Ventura County school districts to eliminate meat on their Monday menu (see meatlessmonday.com) is wellintentioned, we think the message is not 100 percent genuine. More than 120 schools nationwide are now part of the […]

Best time to go

One of the questions I’m asked most often by travelers planning a trip: “When is the best time to go?” I’ve heard this so often, I’ve come up with a simple answer: “It depends.” People sometimes hate hearing that and I understand why. W hat they might be asking is if there’s one perfect time to visit a destination, a […]

Magical day

The Conejo Valley Guild of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation will have its annual Magical Day of Hope Luncheon fundraiser at 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 7 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. In addition to the luncheon, the event will have a fashion show, boutique, raffle baskets, and special grand prize raffles. All […]

Australian comedian brings laughs to T.O.

Australian Tim Minchin brings his special brand of comedy to the Scherr Forum Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Minchin is a musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He won the Directors’ Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his show “Darkside,” and also won […]

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