Vivaldi’s in season at Music Guild

Free concert at Church of Epiphany

No matter what time of year is your favorite—whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall—Antonio Vivaldi has you covered with his majestic masterpiece “The Four Seasons.” Oak Baroque, a professional period instrument ensemble, will perform the classic work at 5 p.m. Sun., March 31 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The program will also include […]

You drive an autonomous vehicle, now what?

Insurance liability becomes an issue

Science fiction has been selling the story of self-driving cars for decades. Hop in, type your destination into an onboard computer, and sit back and watch the world go by. Self-driving vehicles with semi-autonomous capability are, in fact, on the road today. While the fully computerized car is still a ways off, manufacturers are offering an increasing number of autonomous […]

Focus on PRISMM

PRISMM (Protectors and Residents in the Santa Monica Mountains) is not an anti-development organization. We believe in putting community needs before developers’ interests. We know that local residents should have input and influence over what is about to become our “downtown” regarding traffic, density and aesthetics. These decisions should not be made behind closed doors by developers alone. Development was […]

Spring fling in Westlake

The City of Westlake Village will host the inaugural Spring Fling in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 7 at the Westlake Village Community Park, 31107 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The new state-of-the-art park facility has volleyball courts, turf soccer and baseball fields, two tot lots, a skate park, fitness equipment and a walking trail. The event will […]

What will you get for Lent this year?

Roots of Faith

We’re in the church season of Lent, the 40 days of preparation leading to the festival of Easter. In the early church, Lent was a time of teaching the faith to new converts before they were baptized on Easter Sunday. Now Lent is a time of reflection for all believers. Why 40 days? Jesus spent 40 days alone in prayer […]


Stop the ranting

Instead of writing a response to disagree with Chris Ashoff’s right wing rant last week, I implore The Acorn to stop publishing broad, politically charged letters. These are not op-ed pieces nor do they have anything to do with our local community except reinforce any divisions we may have with our neighbors. While the Borderline tragedy and the Woolsey fire […]

Oak Park students are winners at science fair

More than 600 youth take part in county competition

The winners of the 2019 Ventura County Science Fair were announced during an awards ceremony March 25 at the county’s Conference and Educational Services Center in Camarillo. Awards at the 65th annual fair were presented in 14 science and mathematics categories. Among the winners were Oak Park High School students Rushil Janguli in engineering, Kevin Ma in mathematics and Abheerava […]

Local United Methodist pastors react to church-wide gay ruling

Days after the United Methodist Church voted to uphold the denomination’s bans on gay marriage and the ordination of gay clergy, rainbow table runners adorned the altar at Moorpark United Methodist Church. The worldwide Methodist church voted to affirm that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” as stated in its Book of Discipline, the denomination’s governing rules, at a special […]

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