2018-04-05

Rah rah robotics

CASH FOR THE KIDS—The Oak Park High School robotics program, run by Erik Amerikaner, left, receives a $4,000 grant from Michael Bastine, second from left, director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies. The funds will be used for students competing in robotics contests. The center has funded the program for several years.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On March 28 someone smashed the right front passenger window of a car parked outside Agoura Fitness on Roadside Drive. The vandalism caused $500 in damage. The thief stole a purse, containing a wallet and driver’s license, as well as two wedding rings. The stolen property was worth over $6,300. A woman reported that her purse was stolen […]

Native American artist to create giant dreamcatcher

Native American artist Michael Chas Williams, a member of the Wichita Tribe, will be available to meet the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 7 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. His work will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through April 30. During the event, […]

What seniors can expect when leaving a home

COMMENTARY /// Moving and downsizing

Are you thinking of selling your home to move into a supportive senior community? Perhaps you are considering moving in with an adult child who can help you with your needs as you grow older. Many seniors would prefer to continue living in their own home, but sometimes circumstances work against those preferences. Home maintenance can become a burden. A […]

Science projects winners

GOOD WORK—Eighth-grader Elisha Tong, 13, left, of Medea Creek Middle School and 11thgrader Grace Mas, 16, of Oak Park High School are honored for their science projects March 24 at the Ventura County Office of Education. Elisha’s project was named Finding Calm: Meditation Verses Mobile Games. Grace’s project was Using Manifold Learning for Unmanned Aircraft System’s Package Delivery. Carol Sun […]

Mother of Oaks mall shooter seeks custody

Victim’s family, friends vow to fight back


Two little boys who found themselves motherless and, for all intents and purposes, fatherless, following a shooting at The Oaks mall last month now find themselves in the midst of a custody battle. On March 17, Kevin Crane shot and killed his ex-wife, Parisa Siddiqi, inside the Paper Source store where she worked before turning the gun on himself. As […]

Benefit for nonprofit nursing facility

Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital will host its 21st annual fundraising Spring Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., April 26 at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Titled “Celebrating Mothers,” the event will kick off with boutique shopping and champagne. Silent auction and raffle items will include an eight-day, seven-night ocean […]

Local real estate company announces winner of the 2018 Raymond T. Dilbeck Award

Each year, Dilbeck Real Estate gathers to recognize and celebrate the exemplary performance of their agents at the Dilbeck Awards event. This year, Dilbeck agents gathered at Castaway in Burbank, to recognize the hard work and dedication of the SoCal team. Chief among the awards given this year is the Raymond T. Dilbeck Memorial Award, presented by company president Mark […]

Yerba Buena trashes the competition

School aces contest geared toward recycling awareness

Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills won a first- place and second- place finish in the 2018 California K-12 Schools Recy- cling Challenge. The annual statewide program encourages a healthy competition among schools and school districts in an effort to promote on-campus recycling and make students more aware about the need for a cleaner California. With more than 9,890 […]

Beyond the Acorn magazine goes the extra mile

For the past six years, Beyond the Acorn magazine has delighted Thousand Oaks Acorn, Camarillo Acorn and Acorn newspaper readers with in-depth features about the people, places and events that make our sunny little corner of Southern California so special. Soon, Beyond the Acorn will share a fresh new design that matches the warm and approachable, yet modern voice the […]


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