2016-04-07 E-Edition

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Nominate an outstanding volunteer

Don and Doña to be recognized

The Conejo Valley Historical Society is seeking nominations from members of the Conejo Valley community—Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Newbury Park—who have provided outstanding volunteer service to their community. Since 1965, the society has recognized a Don and Doña del Triunfo, a local man and a woman who have provided exceptional volunteer service. All local residents can make […]

Plant power

Classic musical performed with panache

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Wizard of Oz’

There’s a joke going around that describes the plot of “The Wizard of Oz” as “two women fighting to the death over a pair of shoes.” But to millions of fans around the world, “Oz” is an almost sacred subject. The classic 1939 film is so embedded in our collective psyches that anyone from 8 to 80 can tick off […]

Teacher of the Year nominations

The Ventura County Office of Education is accepting applications for the 2016 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. This program recognizes outstanding local teachers for the dedication and innovation they bring to their students and highlights the contributions teachers make in their schools. Candidates must be nominated by a school district, charter school, private school or service club and be […]

Hit and run driver caught

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified and arrested the alleged hit-and-run driver who struck an elderly cyclist with his vehicle on Argos Street in Agoura Hills last month and fled. The male juvenile from Agoura Hills expressed his remorse, “But he screwed up,” Detective Michael Ranes of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station told The Acorn. According to authorities, the […]

Moves on Mae Boyar

Improvements at park being debated

Plans for a new community center that will replace the 50-year-old building at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park are coming into focus, but questions still remain regarding the structure’s design and whether parking spaces should be added and existing trees removed. An ad hoc park committee that has been tackling the project met March 11 and will recommend three […]

Going to the dogs

Trainer puts furry students on best behavior

A dozen calm and well-behaved dogs wait patiently in the back of Tony Cortez’s truck, ready for their weekly walk around Lang Ranch Community Park in Thousand Oaks on a sunny Thursday. Cortez speaks quietly to the pack comprising a dozen breeds, including a Chihuahua and a Great Dane. There is no barking or squirming around. The canine’s eyes are […]

Donate items for care packages to go to adopted military unit

City asks Agoura residents to help

The City of Agoura Hills is asking residents, businesses and organizations to help to create care packages to send to the city’s recently adopted U.S. Army military unit “The Wild Boars.” The military unit is Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain District out of Fort Polk, La. Items are needed to make […]


THURS., APRIL 7 Marines/FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1571 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for business and dinner. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. Web: www.MCL597.org. Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: Rick McHenry. Phone: 805. 405.4566. […]

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