The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., JULY 18 ‘Wings Of Life’ 7 p.m. at Horizon Hills School, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Screening of Disney nature film “Wings of Life,” a look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers. Sponsored by Moms Across America and Label GMOs. Ventura County Astronomical Society 7 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Dr. Bernard Luskin, […]

Host families needed for exchange program

International Student Placements, LLC is seeking host families for Chinese exchange students from Tues., July 22 to Tues., Aug. 5. The students, ages 15 to 17, will study for two weeks at Cal State Channel Islands. ISP programs provide international students with exposure to American culture and the English language. Host families are compensated. For more information, go to www.isphomestays.com, […]

Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships

The Ventura County Community Foundation awarded nearly $1.3 million in scholarships at its recent Scholarship Awards Reception at the Ventura County Office of Education. Almost 270 local students received 323 scholarships for college and career training, including the Sean Stephen Harris Memorial Scholarship for a graduating Adolfo Camarillo High School student. Harris, who died suddenly at the end of his […]

COMMENTARY Parenting skills

Parenting styles often determined by past

I have heard many people exclaim, “Why isn’t there a class for parents? We all have to take driver’s education to get a license, so why isn’t there some training for parenting?” The following are four common ways we learn how to parent. Childhood experience. Our first classroom experience in parenting comes from our childhood. Some of us had incredible […]

805 Dash takes on cancer

Proceeds from the inaugural 805Dash4ACure5K/10Kfun run on Sat., Aug. 2 will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund cancer research and patient services The event will feature a finish-line expo with food, raffles and a beer garden at at Road Runner Sports, 1714 Newbury Road, Newbury Park. Packet pickup will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. […]

Lessons of rock

A confession: When I was young, “good” rock ’n’ roll somewhat eluded me. I was born in 1958. I loved songs like The Foundations’ “Build Me Up Buttercup.” Petula Clark’s “Downtown” was also one of my faves and the innocence of early bubblegum rock (The Monkees, The Archies) really stuck to me. But the British invasion (Beatles, Rolling Stones) was […]


Grand Opening Of American Farmhouse Community In Chatsworth

After much anticipation and favored to the Southern California market, a New American Farmhouse community is opening in Chatsworth, offering design solutions for a variety of family types. The grand opening will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 19 at Stoney Point Estates, a community of 15 homes at 10867 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Planet HomeLiving selected award-winning […]

PLAY REVIEW ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

Show tunes take audience back to the past

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” has only been around since 1999, but it seems like longer than that. After making its debut in Milwaukee, it piddled around the country until 2008, when it finally reached off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre, where it ran for over a year. Since then it has become as ingrained in regional and community theater as its cousin “Forever Plaid,” […]

College grads

Kyu Yun Park of Camarillo has graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology from the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Commencement took place May 19 on the Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Brennan Monro, of Camarillo, received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with finance applications from Southern […]