April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Best in Show

75 cars enter Westlake street fair competition

FROM RAGS TO RICHES—A 1946 Ford woody owned by Lawrence and Rosemary Pitman of Newbury Park takes home the top prize in the car show at last Sunday’s 23rd annual Westlake Village Street F More...

Health & Wellness

Ways to stop the sniffing and sneezing during allergy season

Spring is the peak of pollen season and Southern Californians find themselves dealing with the discomfort of seasonal allergies.  Cherlin Johnson, M.D., founder of Exer More Than Urgent Care, an ER alternative, says her medical teams have seen i More...

Conference educates women about living a healthy lifestyle

EDUCATION IS POWER—Dr. Leena Nathan, OB/GYN, center, greets the attendees at the UCLA Women’s Health Conference on April 18 at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. More...

Expo on good aging for seniors

Free shuttle from Westlake Village

The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village will present a free Healthy Aging Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Schools

Oaks Christian teens bring hope to Swedish students

In the aftermath of the April 7 terrorist attack in Stockholm, students from Oaks Christian School’s performing arts department were able to bring hope and light in a time of chaos.  More...

Calabasas student heads to West Point

DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY—Eric Moraly has received an appointment to the Class of 2021 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Agoura Chargers  Fri., April 28: Spring musical/ main stage/7:30 p.m.  Sat., April 29: Spring musical/ main stage/2 and 7:30 p.m.  Hall of Fame/6 p.m.   More...

Pets

Agoura shelter showcases animals big and small

CUDDLING CUTIES—Two-year-old Jamie Miller of Agoura Hills hugs a juvenile bunny as Vicki Anderholt of AdoptABunnyRabbit.org looks on at the third annual ASPCA National Help a Horse Day and Cat More...

Audubon Society schedules busy May

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer the following events in May. All activities are open to the public and are free.  Guests are asked to bring binoculars for the field trips. More...

Pet of the week

OLD BLUE EYES—Ace is a male Siamese cat about 13 years old. He is good with small children and gets along with other cats. He is declawed, so he must be an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Ace ask for ID No. More...

Faith

The faithful gather to pray on Good Friday

OUTDOOR OBSERVANCE—Westlake Village residents Cathy Wright, left, and Maryann Roach worship during a recent Good Friday service at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills. More...

On the Town

Hallelujah! Musical is lively and full of fun

PLAY REVIEW ‘Sister Act’

What is it about nuns and Broadway? First you had “The Sound of Music,” the sugary sweet Rodgers and Hammerstein confection that became a classic. Then came the hilarious hijinks of Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” franchise. More...

Phil Norman Tentet concert

The Great Music at Ascension series will present the Phil Norman Tentet at 4 p.m. Sun., April 30 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.  The Los Cerritos Middle School Band will participate. More...

Agave Maria’s serving breakfast on patio

Acorn Epicurean

This is a perfect time of year to enjoy a tasty breakfast or brunch outdoors on a festive patio with bright, cheerful umbrellas, lots of greenery, the sound of a tinkling fountain and the taste of great Mexican and American favorites. More...

Columns

Stay fit on your travels

Flying Squirrel

If you’ve ever packed for a trip—be it vacation or business— you may have faced one question when deciding what to put in your suitcase: Should I bring exercise clothes? More...

The Empress of Mulholland

On the Trail

After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, I drove out to help a friend whose condo had been damaged. During a trip to the dumpster, I noticed an art nouveau style figurine of a nymph poking out of the trash.  More...

For those who have ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’

Hot Flashes

Last weekend, Mr. More...

Kids put artistic talent on display with Acorn Draw Mom contest

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Acorn invites kids to draw pictures of their moms.  More...

Opponents go to court to stop Cornerstone development

Opponents have filed suit against the Cornerstone shops and homes in Agoura Hills, the first major development planned for the city’s new Agoura Village.  More...

Community

Special district would impose new tax for the purchase of open space

Will open-space advocates put their money where their mouth is?

Residents who want to preserve open space in the region might have an opportunity to put up their own money. More...

Woman caught in Drake’s pad

Not all thieves who target celebrities are after their riches. More...

Agoura Hills accepting community grant applications

The Agoura Hills Community Outreach Grant Program is accepting applications for monetary grants from organizations and charitable groups that serve the community.  In the past, the city has subsidized Many Mansions, Triunfo YMCA, Conejo/Las Virg More...

Business

Business community mourns loss of philanthropic banker

Michael Towbes, philanthropist and chairman of the board of The Towbes Group Inc. and Montecito Bank and Trust, died at home in Santa Barbara on April 13 of cancer. He was 87 years old.  More...

Book signing for ‘Iron Fist’

The Leonis Adobe Museum will host a book signing by author Richard Nordin from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 29 at 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas.  More...

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Sports

Last dance

Westlake captures Marmonte League title for outgoing Coach Magorien

Win one for The Doug.  More...

Setting a high bar

Oak Park senior slugger is bound for Williams College softball team

Gabi Medvene-Cirigliano is used to battling on the diamond and on the hardwood.  After the Oak Park High softball standout, who played basketball for three seasons, graduates this spring, she’ll focus on another kind of court: the courtroo More...

Transfers boost Agoura

Softball squad ranked No. 4 in CIF Division 2 poll

The Chargers felt like they were one or two pieces away from being great.  They were humming with solid pitching and defense. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills   A vandal caused $2,000 in damage scratching the paint and puncturing the tires of a vehicle parked on Freetown Lane April 15.  A bag containing tax documents was stolen from a car parked on Rista Drive April 14. More...

Family

Dignitaries dedicate Grossman Club in Calabasas

FOR THE KIDS—Above, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley Board of Governors and members of the Dr. Grossman Community Foundation Board gather outside the newly named Dr. More...

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THURS., APRIL 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. More...

Letters

Canine care

Such a great, but sad article about animal cruelty by Sylvie Belmond in last week’s Acorn.  Humans should all have the hearts of canines.  My wife, Sandy, is part of an organization, www.operationblanketsoflove.org. More...

Water rates not based on supply and demand

Eric Bergh of the Calleguas Municipal Water District made a great presentation at the Calvary Church in Newbury Park and explained in detail what is going on with water supply rates. More...

Stopping illegal immigration

President Trump was elected for two main reasons, neither of which has anything to do with a phobia or hate.  The first reason was to appoint Supreme Court judges who support the Constitution of the United States, and leave the lawmaking to Cong More...

Editorials

Write a letter and stand up and be counted

The Acorn takes great pride in the articles and editorials we publish, and the comments that circle back in the form of letters to the editor make us proud, too.  More...

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So the long drought is over, right?

GUEST OPINION

California’s unusually wet winter was welcome news for water agencies and their customers alike. The governor has declared an end to the drought emergency and there are adequate supplies for the foreseeable future. More...