Finalists compete for top ‘Idol’

“American Idol Live! 2018” brings the top finalists to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. After returning to television in 2018, “American Idol” is taking the show on the road for three months this summer with the tour. The shows will feature the current season’s talented top […]

Jacoby is a warrior with a ‘heart of gold’

Nine-time world champ recently won tourney in Las Vegas

Dale Jacoby went from getting bullied on campus to being the bully on the mat. The 53-year-old Simi Valley resident, who is a seventh-degree black belt in karate, used to get picked on as a youth. Since starting his martial arts training in 1978, Jacoby’s been the one playing gold-medal keep-away with foes who dare to square off against the […]

Eruv discussion

When Rabbi Moshe Bryski says, “There’s not a single report in the entire world of a bird being harmed by an eruv,” he is either being disingenuous or his global access to information puts even the internet to shame. The Acorn allows him to float this sweeping generalization unchallenged, as if it was accurate because he stated it. Oh, please! […]

Six simple tips to entice buyers by staging the exterior of a home

Easy, quick and effective changes

Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what’s inside the home that’s on the market. If you want a buyer to respond positively to your home and make an offer, you need to assess the space as a buyer would and make improvements that reflect the sales price. Fix minor repairs and paint. Small […]

Symphony names director of development

Stephanie Wilson, long active in the arts and in numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Ventura County, was named the new deputy director and director of development for the New West Symphony. A member of the Thousand Oaks Cultural Arts Commission since its inception, Wilson also served on the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Board of Governors from 1999 to 2007. Wilson […]

Locals make All-CIF teams

Coyote baseball’s Goosenberg honored

The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF teams for baseball and softball. Five local players were named to All-CIF first teams in baseball. Shawn Goosenberg, a senior shortstop and honors student for Calabasas High, is on the Division 2 team. Goosenberg is bound for Northwestern. Simi Valley’s Owen Sharts and Camarillo’s Andrew Lucas join Goosenberg on the Division 2 squad. Sharts […]

Enjoy safe summer swimming

Letters from Vietnam

In early 1966, as the war raging in Vietnam dominated the American psyche, a newlywed civilian named Lauri Meno watched Martha Raye perform in Las Vegas. Raye, the famed comedic actress and singer, had not only entertained troops overseas but often served shoulder to shoulder with them as a nurse on the battlefield throughout the Vietnam War. The night Meno […]

Entertainer’s home in Thousand Oaks with unobstructed canyon views

This view home is in the neighborhood of hilltop Kevington at the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,473 square feet of living space. The entertainer’s home has unobstructed views of the canyon from the huge front deck, living room, dining area and bedrooms. The open floor plan has natural […]

NAWBO promotes mentoring

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has announced a new mentoring program for college seniors, graduate students and young professionals who are in their first five years of business. “This valuable program is designed to connect aspiring young women entrepreneurs with successful and inspiring women business owners throughout the county and is ideal for […]

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