2017-03-09 E-Edition

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Spurious charge against OPUSD

In The Acorn’s recent school choice article, a statement attributed to Dan Stepenosky, superintendent of Las Virgenes Unified School District, accused the OPUSD of a practice of giving preferential treatment to those of Caucasian and Asian descent—and then followed with nothing. No question about evidence? No sounding out Tony Knight on that accusation? That is not serving Agoura Hills, Calabasas, […]

Civil War event will battle it out at new site

The Rotary Club of Moorpark will present its annual event The Blue and The Gray, the largest Civil War reenactment west of the Mississippi, Sat. and Sun., April 1 and 2. The gates will open at 10 a.m. both days. Battles will be at noon, 3 and 5:15 p.m. Saturday and at noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This family event […]

Christopher Lloyd Goes ‘Back to the Future’

Christopher Lloyd, who played Dr. Emmett Brown in the “Back to the Future” movie trilogy, will share behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the first film as well as his experience working with Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg at 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 17 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Lloyd’s […]

Workshops are a good thing

At the Feb. 22 Calabasas City Council meeting, a resolution was discussed regarding the role public workshops play in large development projects. The practical application still needs tweaks but it’s a step in the right direction, based on the guidelines produced by subcommittee members Mayor Maurer and Councilmember Weintraub. Concerns raised about the cost or burden it places on applicants […]

Making wishes come true

GALA GALS—Above, Natalie Montenegro of Ventura, left, and Moorpark resident Kelly Fitzpatrick ham it up in the photo booth during the eighth annual Wish Night Gala fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. Below, Pattie Mullins, CEO of Make-A-Wish Tri- Counties, left, with Andrew Firestone, event emcee, and Trish Miller, Make-A-Wish board chairperson. The event […]

Operatic voyage lands in T.O.

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Co. will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers” from March 10 to 26 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The Palmieri brothers, Marco (Kirk Garner) and Giuseppi (Jeff Berg), are 18th century gondoliers who choose and marry their brides, Gianetta (Jessica Berg) […]

Decry bigotry

It was sadly amusing to read the article in which interfaith leaders “decry bigotry” in response to a “huge” spike in racist hate crimes while tap dancing all around the elephant in the room. When do you remember any other American president being celebrated and quoted with his campaign slogan on the front page of the Ku Klux Klan newspaper […]

Attorney to discuss Grim Sleeper case at Brandeis meeting

The Conejo Valley chapter of Brandeis National Committee will present “Truth is Stranger than Fiction,” with Dep. District Attorney Beth Silverman discussing the case of the Grim Sleeper, at 1 p.m. Sun., March 19 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Silverman has been a deputy D.A. in L.A. County since 1994 and is assigned to the […]

‘Peter Rabbit Tales’ hops into Civic Arts Plaza

In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company will bring the adventures of the author’s beloved storybook hero, Peter Rabbit, to life with a production of “Peter Rabbit Tales” at 2 p.m. Sat., April 1 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Potter’ s book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” has enchanted […]

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