Frivolous funding

Driving down Las Virgenes Road north of the 101 Freeway I noticed a landscaping project in the center divider. It was complete with stones and other materials. I guess that the politicians consider these beautification projects as improving the infrastructure. I also noticed the condition of the pavement of Las Virgenes Road. It is in need of repair. It is […]

Free sports for military kids

Youth games this Saturday in T.O.

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks’ inaugural Youth Sports Extravaganza/Give Back Games is offering free registration to the children of police, fire and military personnel. Scheduled for Sat., March 24 on the campus of Cal Lutheran University, the all-day event will feature indoor and outdoor contests and clinics in basketball, football and soccer with professional guidance and direction from CLU’s […]

Medieval Market comes to A.E. Wright

Squirrel of the month

GUZZLER—Susan Pratt of Oak Park submitted this picture of a squirrel copping a drink at the backyard fountain. To share the squirrels in your life, submit photos to newstip@theacorn.com.

Don’t be so quick to take our guns

Recently you published an editorial about how kids might save us from the danger of guns that we have brought upon ourselves. In the editorial, you talk about students being mowed down by a military assault weapon. I’m not sure if you said this out of malice/agenda pushing or ignorance. I’ll be polite and assume it’s ignorance. Just so you […]


THURS., MARCH 22 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host lunch at noon. For anyone of Portuguese decent or interested in the culture. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805. 483.6285. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. doors open and refreshments at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, […]

Ventura County Science Fair in T.O.

The Ventura County Office of Education will present the 64th Ventura County Science Fair on Fri., March 23. This year, the science fair moves from its longtime location at the Ventura County Fairgrounds to a new venue: Gilbert Arena on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The exhibit halls will be open to the public […]

Robo-bird pulls con on naturalist

On a recent North Ranch ramble, my dog and I passed the most lifelike bird statue. There was a construction project on that particular mansion’s grounds, and it appeared the statue had been moved out of harm’s way, set down at the foot of a mound of sand. The sand was of so vast an amount it created a rather […]

Time to defend our schools

April 20 will be the 19th anniversary of the outrageous attacks that took place at the Columbine High School in Colorado. From that sad event through the recent school attack in Parkland, Fla., the United States has experienced a series of attacks on its schools. The time has come to take real action to prevent these horrible events from occurring […]

CHS alumn on national tour comes home

PLAY PREVIEW /// ‘A Chorus Line’

On Thurs., March 22, when the national tour of “A Chorus Line” comes to the Civic Arts Plaza for a weekend’s worth of shows, probably the most excited person in the theater will be Nick Berke, who plays Greg. Berke got his start in Southern California studying theater at Calabasas High School before moving on to NYU Tisch School of […]