2017-04-20 E-Edition

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Knight urges NASA to save test stands used at Simi field lab

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight is spear­­heading an effort to save the remaining rocket test stands and preserve the Chumash cave paintings at the Santa Susana Field Lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley, north of Oak Park. On March 21, Knight (R-Simi Valley) sent a letter to Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s acting administrator, urging the preservation of the test stands […]

They’ll toast the value of public speaking

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel welcomes District 33 Toastmasters

District 33 Toastmasters will hold its 2017 Spring Conference on Fri. and Sat., May 5 to 6 in at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel. The conference will include District Level Table Topics and International Speech contests and many educational sessions. Organizers expect around 200 Toastmasters to attend this event. The special guest will be Region 2 international director and Distinguished […]

Chili fest sure to be hot stuff

This year’s cook-off and car show is April 30

The Rotary Clubs of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley will present the 41st annual Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 30 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Chili tastings will run from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature food trucks, booths, a Kids’ Zone […]

Coyotes find groove on baseball diamond

THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK—Jack McPherson, a junior catcher, and the Calabasas High baseball team won five of their past six games entering Wednesday’s Marmonte League showdown against Agoura. A final score was not available at press time. The Coyotes were 4-4 in league outings, picking up two huge wins against Thousand Oaks on April 4 and 7.

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

In The Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. We’ll opine today about Mom only, since May 14 is Mother’s Day, the one day of the year you do not want to forget. We invite dads and kids to start […]

Democrats host a party

Ventura County Democrats will host the annual Spring Fling luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., April 29 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Room, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event is for local Democratic Party activists, elected officials and those interested in elections, pending legislation and the political process. Funds raised will help support Democratic Party […]

Cookies and kids

The Cookies for Kids’Cancer club at Calabasas High School will host its fourth and final bake sale of the school year from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 22 at Ralphs at The Commons in Calabasas, 4754 Commons Way. The club has raised nearly $5,000 this year. The club was formed eight years ago and has donated over $50,000 […]

New ideas at remodeling show

The 43rd Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show returns to Westlake Village Sat. and Sun., April 22 and 23 with more than 170 vendors including local contractors, landscapers, interior designers and smart home experts. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. […]