2017-10-12

Gun-control sound off

For society to manage, however imperfectly, who owns firearms is the Gordian knot no one has figured out how to untie. The lethality of firearms calls for measures to get us from seeming intractability to solution; however, the stark reality is that with some 300 million firearms— many feeding the underground market—in Americans’ hands, it’s impossible to unring that bell. […]

Rotary street fair rolls around again

The 26th annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 15. Moorpark Road between Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road, in front of Janss Marketplace, will be closed to traffic to permit pedestrian access to the fair. The event will have nearly 300 vendors with items including crafts, clothes and gadgets, two stages […]

Joan Osborne channels Dylan at Scherr

Joan Osborne is tangled up in Bob on her new album and tour. From “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Masters of War” to “Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35” and “Tangled Up in Blue,” the seven-time Grammy nominee is having a blast exploring Bob Dylan’s immense catalog. She’ll dig into Dylan’s songbook at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28 in the […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Grace Brethren Lancers (4-2) vs. Oak Park Eagles (3-2)
Friday, 7 p.m. at Oak Park High School


Cole McCreary and Casey Webb sat in the coach’s office. The lights were off, the air conditioner hummed and game film flickered on the wall. McCreary, Oak Park’s quarterback, and Webb, the team’s head coach, were hunkered down investigating the tape. Jon Gruden, the Thucydides of the Telestrator, was allegedly preoccupied, chasing squirrels in Chicago’s Grant Park. McCreary, a first-year […]

Veteran agent is an all-time top producer in Conejo area

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. Young is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards, including being inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and […]

Santa in Agoura

Santa Comes to Agoura is just around the corner. The Boy Scouts of America local troops help collect food in front of grocery stores on Nov. 11 to give to the needy in our community. I have served in this event for the past several years as a Boy Scout. Our troop No. 756 loves to help collect cans of […]

Financial tips for seniors

Senior Concerns will host a seminar titled “Save Your Mind, Save Your Money” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 19 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Led by Paul Norr, the program will cover common mental traps that can sabotage money choices, provide an understanding of how to train the mind in order to improve money behavior and reveal […]

Comedian Heather McDonald brings her wit to the Kavli

Things are about to get juicy. Stand-up star Heather McDonald, whose “Juicy Scoop” podcast is downloaded more than one million times per month, brings her biting wit to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for a 7:30 p.m. show Sat., Oct. 14 in the Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. McDonald will almost certainly rip into film producer Harvey […]

The Acorn Power Poll, Week 7

1. Calabasas (6-0) Coyotes roll Westlake 52-14 and may have found running back of future: Sophomore Kaylan Wesley rumbles for 125 yards, one TD. 2. Rio Mesa (7-0) 3. Oaks Christian (5-2) Bo Calvert, a star linebacker and U.S. Army All-American bound for USC, breaks leg in 48-0 win against Newbury Park. We wish him a speedy recovery. 4. Westlake […]

Upgraded home is next to the Hillcrest Open Space Preserve

Backyard has pebble-finished pool, spa and waterfall grotto

This single-story home in the Estates at Mountain View is at the end of a cul-de-sac next to the Hillcrest Open Space Preserve. There is only one neighbor, on the west side. The home, which has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, has been highly upgraded. It includes a separate study, a formal dining room and abundant recessed lighting. The living […]


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