Actresses ‘seize the day’ in energetic show

play review /// ‘Newsies’

There is something refreshingly brazen about a Catholic college prep school for young women putting on a production of the male-dominated musical “Newsies,” so when it was announced that La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks was doing just that, we had to check it out. “Newsies” relates the true story of the New York newsboys strike of 1899, when […]

Life in the fast lane

Swim squads gear up for league finals next week

The talent pool of swimmers is deep in Acorn country. Oaks Christian High’s boys’ swim squad, which shared a Marmonte League title last spring with Thousand Oaks, is loaded with standouts. “There’s a bunch of guys contributing,” said Steve Reardon, the Lions’ fourth-year head coach. “We’re not really overwhelming people with stars. It’s a team effort.” Westlake’s girls, the defending […]


Easter is coming: Why are we afraid?

Roots of Faith

Jesus rose from the dead and his disciples were afraid. In Matthew’s Gospel, when the angel rolled back the stone covering the entrance of Jesus’ tomb, the Roman guards assigned to watch for grave robbers “were shaken with fear of (the angel) and became like dead men” (Matthew 28:4 NABRE). The angel said to the women who had come to […]


THURS., APRIL 11 Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter 10 a.m. in Agoura Hills. Orientation coffee to introduce interested people to the club. Address given on RSVP. Contact: Elaine Leff. Phone: 805.876. 0303. Email: elainel@socal.rr.com. Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Joan Woodward gives a program on “The Irrepressible Kathy Van Slyke.” Lunch cost: $15 at door. RSVP […]

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Hustle and flow

The present snow pack has been reported to be 160% above normal. But how much of that melt water will flow into the ocean because environmentalists have blocked the needed storage facilities? Please remember this when we are called upon to undergo needless water rationing. Richard RobinsonCalabasas

Special programs at Temple Adat Elohim

Homelessness presentation, documentary on tap for April

“Homeward LA,” a program with the real-life stories of those who have experienced homelessness, will take place at 6:45 p.m. Sun., April 28 in the sanctuary of Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Teacher and choreographer Leasa Shukiar directs a cast of volunteers from various community organizations for the performance. The synagogue’s event is one of more […]

Scandinavian festival is super

Letters debate

The Acorn apparently printed a letter from a reader Chris Ashoff on March 14, which rankled letter writers John Boylan (March 21), Ryan Steers (March 28) and Jerry Neckanoff (April 4). I can’t find my March 14 Acorn copy to read Ashoff’s offending letter, but don’t really need to. The above letter writers are obvious progressives with a poor understanding […]

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