December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Federation banquet honors environmental activists from area

Environmental activists from throughout the region took center stage at the annual Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation banquet, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service as well as honoring residents who work to preserve open More...

Health & Wellness

Athletes to tackle the hardest 10K race they’ll ever run

When Ventura resident Caleb Guevara set out to create the world’s toughest 10K, he didn’t need to look past the Conejo Valley.  More...

Gala is the Talk of the Town

Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies (ABCs) hosted its annual Talk of the Town black-tie gala Nov. More...

Business

Dr. Ebert Gives You a Very Good Reason to Smile

Daniel Elbert, DDS, of Thousand Oaks Smile Design gives the following healthy reminder why good oral hygiene is critical.  Recent research indicates that oral infections, predominantly gum infections, may be connected to cardiovascular disease, More...

No More Chronic Head and Neck Pain

Dr. Savitha Siddappa in Thousand Oaks offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients suffering with chronic pain relating to headaches, migraines, tension and whiplash. More...

Use Water Wisely with Drought Grid

Simple installation for home owners, gardeners, landscapers

One of the best ways to save money on penalties from a water company purveyor is with Drought Grid’s patented technology that stores water at the root level of all landscape planters, trees, veggie gardens and lawn areas.  More...

Sports

Westlake fires Henney

Three-time CIF champion head coach is gone after only two seasons with Warriors

The news rattled Tony Henney like a blindside sack. He and his players never saw this coming. More...

Eagles, Lions run wild at state cross country meet

Local high school cross country teams went up against the fastest runners in California at the CIF State Cross Country Championships last weekend in Fresno.  More...

The equalizer

Agoura will try to defend Marmonte League boys’ soccer title this winter

The temperature keeps dropping but Marmonte League boys’ soccer teams are just heating up.  Preseason games will mean more now that the league’s high school teams are scattered in different CIF-Southern Section playoff brackets.  More...

Police

Police Blotter

Agoura Hills   Burglars stole a $ 7,000 engagement ring and $11,000 worth of other jewelry from a home on Imbler Court Nov. 14. More...

Family

Helping kids, one book at a time

The community is rallying to help a local family continue a book drive that benefits hospitalized children.  The third annual book drive will take place 2 to 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7 at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., DEC. 1 Lunch And Movie Noon at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Lunch at noon. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” screens at 1 p.m. Movie is free; $5 lunch cost. Lunch RSVP required. Phone: 805.482.4881. More...

Letters

Cost overrun?

I was very disappointed after reading the article on the impasse for the wildlife corridor between Caltrans and the Agoura Hills City Council.  This is a perfect example of why the public doesn’t trust government. Unbelievable. More...

Praise for Chesebro video

Excellent video produced by John Loesing (Acorn editor) that captures the local interest and importance of preserving the 71- acre Chesebro Meadow property for our wildlife, watershed protection and protecting the rural lifestyle of Old Agoura.  More...

Editorials

Don’t forget to shop small for the holidays

Shoppers nationwide got their annual call to arms during last week’s Black Friday craziness. In some locations they took their lives in their hands amid the rabid crowds looking for killer deals. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Name change depicts park more accurately

Guest opinion

We are fortunate that we live adjacent to national parkland known as the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.  Thanks now goes to the region-wide supporters who gave their time, effort and financial donations to save the 71-acre Ches More...

Lion gets death warrant

P-45 attacks more livestock, and officials issue shoot-to-kill order

The male mountain lion known as P-45 hunts for prey, but now he’s the one being hunted. For the second time in the past year, the big cat is a prime suspect in the killing of livestock on private property in the Santa Monica Mountains. More...

Video shows brazen burglars in action

Three men seen ransacking home

A Calabasas resident whose home was recently burglarized hopes the exceptionally clear images captured by his surveillance video system will lead to the arrest of the three men who ransacked the house and stole irreplaceable valuables.  The thie More...

Community

Retiring state Senator names her final Volunteer of the Month

FAREWELL—Retiring state Sen. Fran Pavley, right, names Kathy Colman, an artist and resident of Old Agoura, as her final pick for the 27th Senate District’s Volunteer of the Month. More...

Oak Park residents work toward a safer community

CRIME WATCH

A group of neighbors in the Bent Tree community of Oak Park is taking a stand against crime.  They formed a new neighborhood watch and have installed street signs indicating that the crime-fighting program is in effect in the community.  More...

FOR THE RECORD

Last week’s article about the council reorganization in Westlake Village mistakenly said Judge Lawrence Mira administered the oath to the incoming mayor and mayor pro tem. It was Judge H. Jay Ford who administered the oath. More...

Schools

Schools use various anti-bullying programs

Local schools have established numerous programs over the years to fight bullying of all types, including anonymous online bullying through social media. More...

Students reenact Christmas story

Residents can join Cal Lutheran University students and staff to reenact the Christmas story in the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas from 7 to 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 4 at the Student Union, 3391 Mountclef Blvd., on the Thousand Oaks campus.  More...

Two concerts in Calabasas

Calabasas High School will present two concerts on campus at 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.  •The CHS Vivace advanced women’s choir group will sing Bob Dylan songs at 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. More...

Pets

Pelican spectacle in Westlake Village

The American white pelican is an example of a bird that can be confoundingly characterized as appearing ludicrous one moment and sublime the next. More...

Pet of the week

ORANGE CRUSH—Valerie is a female orange and white tabby domestic shorthair mix about 11 months old. She is sweet and gets along with other cats. To adopt Valerie, ask for ID No. A5002460 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Faith

Chabad to host former Soviet prisoner of conscience

Former Soviet prisoner of conscience Yosef Mendelevich will give a lecture at 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. More...

Hanukkah event at CLU

Cal Lutheran University will host its annual Hanukkah celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. More...

On the Town

Tillis charms at intimate concert

CONCERT REVIEW /// Pam Tillis Trio

As the daughter of legendary country singer Mel Tillis, Pam Tillis cut her teeth on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry when she was 8 years old.  More...

Recital to feature holiday flute music

The community is invited to a Winter Holiday Program presented by the Conejo Valley Flute Society at 12:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 at a private home in West Hills. Toby Caplan-Stonefield is the founder and director of the society. More...

Village Voices in concert

The 70-member Village Voices Chorale will present a concert titled “’Tis the Season” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 2 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd.  More...

Columns

These are some of my favorite things

Hot Flashes

“You look at your engine?” asked Sophia in shock, after our friend Michele said creatures were eating parts of her car’s insides. “Not really,” Michele answered. “Only when I have to.” More...

Bring home flavors of the world

Flying Squirrel

In my last piece, I explored the culinary side of travel—all the delicious options vacationers have both on land and at sea. This is perfect for those foodies who have plans for a trip in the foreseeable future. More...

Team spirit wins

AGOURA CHAMPS—Above, the 2016 first-place league champion girls’U-14 team for Agoura Region 4. More...