April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Calabasas is no dump, but some treat it that way

Piles of junk and debris being left on rural streets

Illegal dumping problems are piling up in Calabasas. City employees report finding discarded debris, furniture and appliances at various places near the 101 Freeway at Las Virgenes Road and on the side of Mulholland Highway. More...

Got their goat

SNACK TIME—Goats have been brought back to Morrison Ranch Estates in Agoura Hills for weed abatement. This crew was spotted munching on a hillside at Rolling Ridge Drive. More...

Health & Wellness

Cancer support group honors essay winners

Students in grades nine to 12 shared personal, heartfelt stories about their experiences with cancer during the third annual “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” essay contest April 18 at the Cancer Support Community in Thousand Oaks. More...

‘Dear Cancer, It’s Me’

Essay by Seamus Morrison, 15

It’s me, the boy whose dreams you shattered, whose innocence you soiled, and body you stomped on. I have something to say about that. More...

Business

Westlake Albertsons now a Haggen store

A handful of Albertsons and Vons grocery stores in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo closed their doors and reopened this week under the Haggen brand. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Logix in the limelight

GREETERS—Officials from Logix Federal Credit Union are hosts of a Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce mixer in Thousand Oaks on April 15. More...

Pets

Support the Sheriff’s K9 officers through a dinner fundraiser

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation, along with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and Search and Rescue K9 Team, will host Dining with the Dogs from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Pet of the week

LET’S PLAY!— Crunchy is a male black terrier mix about 8 years old. He is a sweet dog that likes to play. If you would like to adopt Crunchy, ask for ID No. More...

A day for horses

The ASPCA National Help a Horse Day Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sun., April 26 at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 49525 Agoura Road. Animal Guardians Horse Rescue Inc. and the shelter will host the event. More...

Faith

Church members to give a helping hand

The annual Helping Hands, a community-based volunteer day sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and JustServe.org, will host hundreds of volunteers as they help their communities on Sat., April 25, with projects all day through More...

Church raises ‘bail money’ for charity

JAILBIRD—Pastor Brian Campbell of Gateway Community Church in Agoura Hills gets “arrested” for drinking the communion wine at the third annual Diamond American Music Fest on March 1 More...

A jubilee concert

The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles will perform at 4 p.m. Sun., April,. 26 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

Bands on stage for regional jazz fest

Hundreds of young musicians in 60 bands and combos will join together to entertain the community at the ninth annual Jazz Festival at Westlake High School from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 2. More...

A cappella singers on key in New York

Students from Calabasas High School’s a cappella groups, Unstrumental and Bare Rhythm, participated in the Total Vocal program at Carnegie Hall in New York City. More...

Blues fest this Saturday

The 10th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival takes place this Sat., April 25, with some longtime favorites returning to help commemorate the anniversary. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

RV travel

If you’ve driven along the coast on a holiday weekend and seen the line of RVs enjoying our fantastic sunsets, you might’ve thought, “That looks like fun!” And if you’ve ever seen your neighbor spending an entire day cle More...

Editorials

Oak Park aging gracefully

Longtime residents of Oak Park have seen their community come a long way since the late 1960s, when a builder named Metropolitan Development Corporation purchased large swaths of ranch land in the area and constructed the first homes there. More...

Political Cartoon

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FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s story about a street art event at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills, a photo caption incorrectly identified Britt Arnett as a subject. More...

Seal Beach

GOING BACK HOME—Workers for the California Wildlife Center release young sea lions at Nicholas Canyon Beach in Malibu on April 15. More...

Drought stokes chance of fire

Firefighters stay on high alert

This week’s promised rain won’t even be a drop in the bucket, and because the dry weather persists, fire crews in the region remain on high alert. More...

Draw Mom

The dads have spoken. Yes, they loved seeing themselves through their children’s eyes, depicted in the annual Acorn Draw Dad feature. More...

Community

Recipe for success remains elusive

The high-turnover, intensely competitive world of restaurant ownership isn’t for the faint of heart, and several local eateries have come to realize this cold, hard fact. More...

Seat vacant

The Westlake Village City Council seat that belonged for former member Philippa Klessig will remain vacant until the next municipal election in November. Klessig retired last month after 12 years of service to the city. More...

Beloved teacher remembered

Deb Frank taught Agoura High students about the world

After battling cancer for many years, Deborah (Deb) Frank, beloved English teacher at Agoura High School, died of a blood disorder, leaving her family, friends and current and past students shocked and grief-stricken. More...

Schools

Math winners

Ninety members of the Agoura High School Math Honor Society participated in the 66th annual American Mathematics Contest on Feb. 25. Agoura Math Honors Society members had an outstanding performance on the AMC 12 test. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Tues., April 28: Faculty, staff appreciation luncheon/G building/ noon to 2 p.m. Spring musical/performing arts education center/7 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., April 29 and 30: Spring musical/PAEC/7 p.m. More...

Sports

No reLAXin’

Local schools battle for playoff spots

Lacrosse season is heating up in Acorn Country. More...

Different strokes

Results from Oaks Christian High’s boys’ tennis team’s matches are the definition of an up-anddown season. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 necklace and a $500 bracelet from a car parked near a medical building in the 29500 block of Canwood Street April 10. More...

Family

Kids imagine a winning idea

Six Yerba Buena Elementary School fifth-graders put their imaginations into high gear for a competition that values creativity and innovation. More...

Family Men

Fitbit sweatshop

Being competitive is work, which is why I don’t like competition. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t compete. Cheaters bring out the competitive spirit in me. More...

Carnival fun raises funds

Jr. Variety held its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival on April 18 at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Jr. More...

Calendar

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THURS., APRIL 23 Independent Writers Of Southern California 10 a.m. to noon at County Supervisor office, 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Kenneth Wade discusses how publishers make decisions. No fees. Contact: Sharon Schnell. Phone; 805. More...

Letters

No rain, no development

I read in last week’s Acorn about our need to cut back more on water usage. We are in an historic drought and everyone needs to pitch in. More...

Green grass or shower?

I am dismayed that I will eventually have to forego my daily shower because my neighbors want pretty green lawns. They claim a willingness to pay higher water rates and don’t seem to understand that drought means no water. More...

Water on the open market

We have been informed by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District that they are going to decide our water allocation based on the “number of occupants, property size and other considerations.” More...