2016-10-06

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OCS grad writes third novel

Author finds niche in young adult fiction

Oaks Christian School alumna Caylen D. Smith, 21, has released her third novel, “Imperfect Hearts,” book three in The Guardian Series, a young adult fantasy-adventure series. Her second book, “Uneven Odds,” claimed a spot on Apple iBooks Young Adult New Releases. A senior at Azusa Pacific University, Smith’s short stories have been published in the English department’s literary journal “West […]

Ventura County launches state-of-the art tech center for teens




Last year, Diallo Wallace taught his aviation academy students about flight dynamics mostly by writing out equations on a white board and supplementing the lessons with field trips to Naval Base Ventura County and SpaceX in Hawthorne. “This was last year,” the aerospace engineer and former Navy helicopter pilot said, pointing to the white board he uses in his class. […]

Student granted $10,000 scholarship



Calabasas High School graduate Christine Aboseif was awarded a $10,000 Community Outreach Award scholarship toward her first semester’s tuition at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. This scholarship recognizes students who have shown exceptional dedication to their communities, hospitals or charities. The award is renewable for two additional semesters for a $30,000 maximum. Aboseif graduated from CHS in […]

Taking on fight against bridge



Last week, I was informed that a large mountain lion was spotted in my neighbor’s backyard, approximately 150 feet away from my property and my three domesticated animals contained within. With this in mind, I want to please ask that The Acorn make sure the public is duly informed in a timely manner of any and all upcoming meetings, forums […]

FCC testing



The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will administer FCC licensing exams at 8:30 a.m. Sun., Oct. 9 in the conference room at the East County Sheriff ’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The fee is $15. For more details, visit www.cvarc.org.

Newbury Park Rotary gets rolling for vets



Rolling Thunder CA-1 and the Rotary Club of Newbury Park will present Rides and Rods to benefit local military veterans Sat., Oct., 8 at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The day will start at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and last-minute registrations for the Poker Run, in which car and motorcycle participants will collect playing cards at […]

Golfers to aid basketball program



Agoura High School Chargers basketball will host its third annual golf fundraiser Mon., Oct. 10 at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. The registration and putting contest will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. No-host cocktails, silent auction and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. All silent auction proceeds go directly to the […]

Opinions about Measure F



A citizens-led coalition of westside Calabasas residents is currently locked in a battle with our City Council to save the natural qualities of our surrounding beautiful city. The City Council refused to protect the voters’ interests as required, so the residents obtained over 2,000 signatures to take the decision power away from the council and give it back to the […]


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