2017-05-11

Professor wins CLU teaching award



Cal Lutheran University associate professor of mathematics Karrolyne Fogel received the 2016 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the honors convocation April 25. The award was created in 1995 to recognize professors who are held in high esteem by the university community. A committee of past honorees selected her to receive the honor and $2,500. Fogel joined the CLU faculty […]

Coach recovering from fall




Rob Hall, a longtime teacher and coach at Oak Park High School, is recovering from the serious injuries he received after falling into a ravine while walking near his home in Moorpark on April 14. According to fellow Oak Park teacher Todd Creason, Hall fell into a steep arroyo near Los Angeles Avenue as he attempted to climb over a […]

Writer gets taste of some of the best chili around

COMMENTARY /// Thousand Oaks cook-off


You could say I get around. That is to say, in my relatively short time covering Thousand Oaks for the Acorn Newspapers, I’ve visited nearly every school and park in the city and more churches than I can recall, and I’ve attended countless civic commission, committee and board meetings. I’ve also made it to nearly all the large-scale events, but […]

The arts are fine in Calabasas



ALL EYES ON BEAUTY—Above, 10-year-old Trace Garcia of Hidden Hills takes a look at sculptures by artist Nobe Babayan during the 20th annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival at The Commons shopping center and Calabasas Civic Center on April 6. At left, 7-year-old Frankie Cortese of Sherman Oaks tries his hand at painting at the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool booth. Below, Jack […]

The Doors’ Robby Krieger will jam at the Simi Cajun & Blues Festival




The annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival is known for presenting current top performers, but on occasion legends of rock ’n’ roll make appearances as well. This year, in addition to the Yardbirds and Mitch Ryder, the lineup includes an appearance by the Robby Krieger Band. A founding member and lead guitarist for the Doors, Krieger, a West […]

Free resource for writers



AuthorsPreview.com is a free website where writers can showcase their short stories, poems or book chapters and receive feedback from readers. Authors can also read the writings of others. Some works are personal life stories, serious and funny, from writers of different cultures, countries and religions. Alan Wills is the web- and blogmaster. For more information, email AuthorsPreview@gmail.com.

In Agoura Hills, everyone chips in



CIVIC-MINDED—Volunteers join the annual Community Service Days clean-up and repair work in Agoura Hills on May 6. Far left, Jim Womack prepares a tree for planting on Roadside Drive. Center, Mayor Denis Weber joins 16-year-old Nick Burns for some sprucing up at Old Agoura Equestrian Park. Below, Elisabeth Schnebele and Jordan Simpson paint a fence along Driver Avenue.

Bike across the county



The Ventura County Fire Department will host a family-friendly 10-mile recreational bicycle ride to inaugurate the installation of the department’s first public bicycle repair stand Mon., May 15 starting at Giant Bicycles, 3587 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. Led by VCFD fire captain and cycling enthusiast Jack Nosco, riders will travel from Giant Bicycles to Fire Station 33 in Thousand […]

Farmers and officials talk about marijuana laws

Future of local fields at stake


Although a few farms and nurseries in San Luis Obispo have begun cultivating marijuana in anticipation of the legal sale of weed next year, Ventura County’s strawberry and lemon fields won’t be growing cannabis anytime soon, a local agriculture official said. At least for now, the county’s farmers think the pot market is still too risky, according to Farm Bureau […]

Ballet company’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ to sail into T.O.



Pacific Festival Ballet will present “Noah’s Ark,” a multimedia show with ballet, contemporary dance, aerial work, video and special effects, at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. The performers are guest artists and select students from California Dance Theatre, the company’s training school. The show features an original […]


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