Violinist to perform Tchaikovsky concerto

New West Symphony wraps up its 2018-19 season with an all-Russian program featuring violin virtuoso Philippe Quint playing Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s daunting Violin Concerto. The “Russian Troika” concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 4 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. New West, led by guest conductor Mikhail Agrest, […]

Squirrel of the Month

HELO THERE—SaraPassmore,12,asixth-graderatLinderoCanyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, took this photo atYosemite National Park in July 2018. Sara was excited to test out her photography skills during the family’s vacation last year. If you spot a furry friend, also The Acorn mascot, send your high-resolution photo to newstip@theacorn.com.

Humane Society welcomes new vet

Director to oversee spay/neuter clinic

Christina Sisk, DVM, is the new director of veterinary services at the Humane Society of Ventura County. Hired in March, Sisk joins the HSVC team to oversee the low-cost spay and neuter clinic and the general well-being of the animals in the HSVC’s care, making sure every animal at the Ojai shelter is vaccinated and receiving treatment. Sisk will also […]

Middle schoolers open Medieval Market

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 26: Sophomore pancake breakfast/7:50 to 8:30 a.m. Karaoke night/G building/7 p.m. Thurs., May 2: Spring musical/ main stage/7 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., April 26: Student spotlight production/pavilion/7 p.m. Sat., April 27: Saturday school/ R17/8 a.m. to noon Student spotlight production/ pavilion/2 and 7 p.m. Sun., April 28: Track banquet/ off site Mon., April 29: SSA […]

Jazzed about Savannah festival

SPRING SWING—The Jazz A bands of Agoura and Calabasas high schools are among the 12 groups chosen nationwide to compete at the April 3 Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, Ga. ln addition to their performance at the city’s historic Lucas Theatre, the teens attended multiple workshops and rehearsals with two dozen top jazz musicians, led by artistic director Marcus Roberts, […]

Student advocates for online awareness

Hindsight is 20-20, the saying goes. In the digital world, where photos and messages can have an immediate and lasting impact, teenagers who are on the cutting-edge of technology may not have the experience they need to consider the consequences of hitting “send.” But some teens are taking it upon themselves to become more responsible about the freewheeling use of […]

Ride on against ALS

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will host the third annual SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Trail Run/Park Walk on Sat., May 4 at Dos Vientos Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The event is open to all cyclists, runners and walkers. All funds raised will support the ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s care services, public policy and research. […]


Aging well for solo seniors Senior Concerns will present a community seminar titled “Meeting the Challenge of Solo Aging” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 9 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. A solo ager is one who is single, married without children, has adult children who live far away or does not have extended family as […]

Neurosurgeon joins local neuroscience institute

Surgeries at Los Robles, West Hills hospitals

Board-certified neurosurgeon Ha Son Nguyen, M.D., has joined the staff of the California Institute of Neuroscience in Thousand Oaks. Nguyen will treat patients with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, and infections and degenerative diseases of the brain and spine. He will perform his surgeries at Los Robles Regional Medical Center […]