2016-04-07 E-Edition

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Out-of-district kids getting free ride at OPUSD

The alleged support to extend one of four school taxes for an additional 40 years may be misleading. Their main hurdle will be the out-of-district students who pay nothing toward these multiple taxes. Also, the school traffic in the area is progressively getting worse and sometimes dangerous. These schools are nestled in neighborhoods. Trying to negotiate around Media Creek in […]

Celebrating the Spitfire

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Spitfire Aircraft’s first flight, the Commemorative Air Force at Camarillo Airport will present a framed print and plaque at 11 a.m. Sun., April 10 to the newly renovated British pub/restaurant, The Crown and Anchor, 2891 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Special guests, both British and American, will be invited. After years […]

Down the garden path

BACKYARD BEAUTY—This Balinese-inspired garden is one of five on the Westlake Garden Club‘s 43rd annual Garden Tour event Sun., April 27. The tour will also feature a drought-tolerant English-style garden, a well-done example of a xeriscape garden, a tropical paradise and an organic rose collection. During the event, bird, butterfly and bee experts will answer questions and provide information on […]

‘Nunsense’ nonsense creates ‘habit-forming’ show

Dan Goggin’s musical “Nunsense” is, next to “The Fantasticks,” the longest-running Off- Broadway show in history. Since its debut in 1983, it has spawned six sequels, all featuring the quintet of lovable nuns who can’t help but get in trouble while trying to put on a show for the Little Sisters of Hoboken. “Nunsense” uses outrageous puns, boisterous physical comedy […]

Oak Park gets musical

The inaugural Oak Park Music Festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., April 10 at Medea Creek Middle School, 1002 Doubletree Road, Oak Park. This family event will feature all the students of the Oak Park Unified School District music programs. Guests can bring a blanket or a chair to sit outside for an afternoon of music. Two […]

Read all about it: 20th anniversary

Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of The Acorn! The story of Jim and Lisa Rule and their vision for their paper was enlightening. These are some cool people. Love of family, community and animals have always been apparent to me in all The Acorn’s stories and editorials. On top of all the goodies inside the paper, I get this terrific […]

Mom of autistic child to sign memoir

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, LeeAndra Chergey, mother of an autistic child, will discuss, read and sign her memoir, “Make A Wish For Me: A Family’s Recovery From Autism” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., April 24 at Barnes & Noble at The Commons, 4735 Commons Way, Calabasas. For more information, call (818) 222-0542 or go to www.stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2956.

Conejo Pregnancy Center hosts open house

Conejo Pregnancy Center will host an open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 7 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 130, Thousand Oaks. Guests can tour the newly renovated clinic, which provides confidential reproductive health and medical services, counseling and education to individuals and families.

Areté concert will be wild

The Areté Vocal Ensemble at Cal Lutheran University will present “Wild Things: Music of Birds, Beasts and Bugs!” at 2 p.m. Sun., April 10 in Samuelson Chapel, at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. The centerpiece of the concert will be “A Medieval Bestiary” by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. The 11 a cappella songs are based on […]