Top cop takes kindly to the kids

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL— Above, 2-year-old Benjamin Best of Oak Park gets a closer look at the book being read by celebrity reader Tim Hagel, the Thousand Oaks chief of police, at a Take 5 and Read to Kids event May 5. At left, 4-year-old Peter Best of Oak Park checks out the story for himself. For the event, more […]

Masterful performances abound

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Amadeus’

The grand rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his mentor Antonio Salieri is mainly apocryphal, generated for dramatic effect by playwright Peter Shaffer in his 1979 play, “Amadeus.” The idea was, nevertheless, a brilliant one. Conejo Players Theatre has put on an opulent, emotionally charged production of Shaffer’s poetically dramatic story, which was famously adapted for the Oscar-winning 1984 film […]

Oak Park heron home to roost

WATER BIRD—Maju Venkat, a local biologist and nature photographer, captured this photo of a male green heron in Oak Park May 8. Please submit your nature photos to newstip@theacorn.com.

Senate candidate experienced in local, state government

The fourth in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election. The issues that face the voters in the state’s 27th Senate District are many: education, water conservation and marijuana legalization, to name a few. As chief legislative deputy for Los Angeles City Councimember Paul Koretz, candidate Shawn Bayliss believes he has the experience to tackle all […]

New rides at Conejo Valley Days will thrill

Insanity, Mach 1 and G Force are some of the mega rides at this year’s Conejo Valley Days running through May 15 at Conejo Creek Park South, Janss Road at the 23 Freeway exit, Thousand Oaks. A new ride this year is Twister, which gives riders the sensation of being in an out-of-control race car. Also new is the 80-foot-tall […]

Priscilla Presley to share life with Elvis

Priscilla Presley will bring an open conversation to the Scherr Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Presley will offer the audience a rare opportunity to gain insight into a world only a few have entered. In this live on stage interview format, she will answer audience questions and share […]

Celebrate Life

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER—Above, Giulia Meloni, 16, a sophomore at La Reina High School, says kind words about the Kids and Teen Circle, a regular program at the Cancer Support Community. Left, Cancer Support Community gala committee member Andrea Roschke (right) presents Tricia Asadurian with the Celebration of Life award at the organization’s May 6 fundraiser in Westlake Village. Photos […]

Louisville ends school year on a high note

SONG BIRDS—Louisville High School’s newest choir, Royal Company, is a first-place winner at the Music in the Parks festival April 15 in Placentia. The choir, consisting of 13 Louisville students and directed by teacher Maura Crawley (top right), sang three classical pieces at the competition.

Senior Concerns offers two free presentations

In partnership with the National Council on Aging, Senior Concerns is offering one-stop shops for free economic check-ups to assist low-income adults in managing budgets, saving money, finding work, and setting financial goals. Participants in the economic check-up program must be age 55 or older with a household income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines: $29,425 […]


THURS., MAY 12 Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Tom Del Beccaro, former chair of the Calif. Republican Party, gives talk. Lunch cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Original One-Act Plays 7 p.m. today and Friday at Moorpark High School performing arts center, 4500 Tierra […]