Heads up, it’s fire season again

An extended drought coupled with this summer’s record hot temperatures have raised concerns about a potentially dangerous fall fire season. The year has already proved disastrous with major wildfires hitting the state’s wildlands and urban developments from north to south and occurring much earlier on the calendar than usual. Speaking recently to members of the Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation […]


RAD focus on photos

Having fun at this year’s Reyes Adobe Days festival will be a snap. For the second consecutive year, CReATE Studio in Westlake Village will take over the barn at the historic Reyes Adobe to give people of all ages a chance to create one-of-a-kind artwork, which will incorporate photography and recycled items like tin cans, bottle caps, cardboard, fabric and […]

Holocaust survivor shares experiences with students

Erica Miller, author, motivational speaker and Holocaust survivor, will address two seventh-grade classes at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 16 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Parents are welcome to attend. Miller’s presentation is designed for preteens who are studying the Holocaust. “We want the students to hear about Dr. Miller’s experiences as a child during the […]

Classic, new musicals en route to T.O.

Tickets are on sale for the 2018-19 Broadway in Thousand Oaks series. The lineup features the best of Broadway, including the Rodgers and Hammerstein classics “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music;” rhythmic percussive sensation “Stomp;” direct from Broadway, “The Magic of Adam Trent;” Harvard’s blonde in pink storm in “Legally Blonde The Musical; and the hilarious Broadway […]

Last week’s top performers

Jaden Casey, QB, Calabasas: The Fresno State commit completed 20 of 23 passes for 200 yards, two TDs and zero INTs in 20-14 win against Westlake. Matt Mori, RB, Oak Park: Eagle rumbled for career-high 173 yards and four TDs in 42-26 win against Viewpoint. Jacob Moss, DT, Oak Park: Moss had five tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery. […]

Supporting The Acorn online

I, for one, will gladly pay to receive all the stories online from The Acorn. You are the go-to source for what is happening or going to happen in the Conejo Valley. Your reporters and photographers are at most community events and happenings, and your support of our local nonprofits is critical to their success. Thanks for your thorough, nonpartial […]

Reyes Adobe Days presale tickets for special events

The organizers of Reyes Adobe Days encourage the public to pre-purchase tickets for select events during the annual celebration, Thurs. through Sun., Oct. 11 to 14. Events can sell out, and tickets at the door are subject to availability. Tickets can be ordered for the following events: Senior Fiesta at the Adobe at 11:30 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 11 includes Mexican […]

Prayers for pets

“A Blessing of Our Pets” outdoor worship service open to the community will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 7 in the large upper parking lot at Ascention Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Those who can’t bring a pet to receive a blessing can provide a photo, bring a stuffed animal, or come anyway. […]

Harvest fest graces Ventura fairgrounds

Showcasing a colossal collection of handmade creations, the 46th annual Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show will run Fri. through Sun., Oct. 5 to 7 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival will […]

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