April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidate well-versed in property rights, women’s issues

Janice Reznik one of six in local Senate race

The second in a series of stories profiling contenders in the June California primary election. More...

Health & Wellness

Drug epidemic in the Conejo Valley?

A panel discussion to address the increase of drug abuse in the Conejo Valley is planned for 7 p.m. Mon., May 2 at The Canyon Club and Special Events Center, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. More...

Senior expo on Wednesday

The Cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Westlake Village will host the 19th annual Tri-Cities Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., May 4 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Admission is free. More...

Salon to offer cuts for a cause

David’s hair salon in Agoura Hills will offer free haircuts on Sun., May 1 with 100 percent of donations to be given to a family whose son is suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a potentially fatal genetic disease. More...

Business

Sports Chalet is folding up its tent

For the second time this year, a major sporting goods store will close its doors in Thousand Oaks. More...

Troop Real Estate merges with Century 21

Ventura County’s largest unaffiliated residential real estate broker is independent no more. More...

Conejo Valley marketing firm turns 30 years old

Mustang Marketing, the largest full-service marketing agency in Ventura County, will commemorate 30 years of business with an anniversary party from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Coyotes trending up

SOFTBALL /// Calabasas Coyotes Calabasas softball team finds ways to stay competitive in tough league

The chanting echoed down the canyon onto Mulholland Drive. More...

Child’s play

Oak Park boys’ tennis head coach suspended, team forfeits win due to illegal substitutions

Oak Park High’s boys’ tennis team forfeited a league match and head coach Carl Joyce was suspended for two weeks after the Eagles suited up elementary school students in varsity games. More...

Westlake celebrates volleyball stars

SPIKE, DIG AND SIGN—A horde of Westlake High girls’ volleyball players will continue playing the sport in college. More...

Faith

Orthodox Christians celebrate Holy Week

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host Holy Week services this week at 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo. This is the first time Holy Week will be celebrated in the parish’s new Agape Chapel. The parish is led by the Rev. Gary Kyriacou. More...

Artist creates religious images

MADONNA ART—Local artist Flora Bratt will display her religious folk art images today through April 30 at Harris House Designs, 31149 Via Colinas in Westalke Village. She will be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Lecture on healing and conflict resolution

The Christian Science churches of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Malibu will host a free lecture by Christian Science teacher John Tyler at 12:30 p.m. More...

On the Town

Story about seniors never gets old

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘On Golden Pond’

Growing old is an aspect of life that all of us look forward to yet dread at the same time. It is that kind of dual feeling that inhabits “On Golden Pond,” Ernest Thompson’s gentle 1979 play about love, aging, family and redemption. More...

This year, taking it to the streets

The Event to be held at new venue

The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is taking its big fundraising bash, The Event, to the streets this year. More...

Young musicians to perform in concert

The Ventura Music Festival will present its most diverse Rising Stars concert ever at 8 p.m. Fri., May 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Ventura, 1338 E. Santa Clara. Admission is free. More...

Editorials

State Senate race kicks election season into high gear

editorial

When Fran Pavley campaigned for her California 27th Senate seat in 2012, little did anyone expect that her Republican challenger, Todd Zink, would win more than 46 percent of the final vote in the presumptively Democratic district. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

FOR THE RECORD

There were two errors in the April 21 story titled “Second hotel goes under review in Calabasas.” The quote, “My feeling is that too many projects are going up at one time,” was attributed to the wrong speaker. More...

Agoura Hills doubles down on medical cannabis law

With statewide legalization looming, city bans home pot deliveries

Like many cities across California, Agoura Hills does not allow medical marijuana dispensaries, and at a meeting last week the City Council tightened its 2008 anti-pot law even further to comply with the new state regulations. More...

Sitting down on the job is a good thing, court says

Ruling affects local banks and drugstores

Two local bank branches are abiding by the recent California Supreme Court decision that governs sitting and standing on the job, but other banks and retail drugstores are still studying the high court ruling to see how it affects them. The ruling More...

Community

Rancho Simi to decide Mae Boyar plan

Recommendations about the design of the new Oak Park Community Center at Mae Boyar Park have been placed in the hands of Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District board of directors. More...

Fire doused

STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS— Firefighters worked quickly to knock down a blaze that broke out near the 3400 block of Ridgeford Drive in Westlake Village at about 2 p.m. Sat., April 23. More...

Agoura Hills hydrant knocked over

A water geyser erupted April 23 near the Rondell townhomes at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills after a driver reportedly backed a vehicle into a fire hydrant. The incident occurred midmorning. More...

Schools

Past students invited to farewell party for Brookside teacher

A beloved first-grade teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park is retiring. More...

Young actors to present ‘Anne of Green Gables’

The Young Artists Ensemble will present “Anne of Green Gables” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 6 through 22, and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Science fair wizards strut their stuff

GREAT MINDS AT WORK— Above, Dhruv Aggarwal, 13, from Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park explains his project to the judges at the 62nd Ventura County Science Fair on April 20 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. More...

Pets

Shelter opens new horse barn

PERFECT SIZE!— Newbury Park resident Hadley Noonan, 5, bonds with mini horse Nitro a the ASPCA’s Help a Horse Event at the Agoura Shelter’s new horse barn April 24. More...

Dog have their day in Oak Park

Dog Day will provide a variety of services for pet owners Sun., May 1 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. All dogs must be on a leash. Rattlesnake avoidance training will be provided by appointment only for $75 from 9 a.m. More...

Pet of the week

PLAYFUL—Grayson is a male tan and white Piot Bull about 3 years old. He is good with small children but should be the only pet in the home. He is house-trained and good on leash. He is also very playful. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $100 wallet, a $135 U.S. passport, a $250 pair of sunglasses and a pair of shoes valued at $45 from a car parked in the 30400 block of Mulholland Highway April 8. More...

Family

Blood drive for boy

City of Hope will have a blood drive in honor of a boy diagnosed with leukemia from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Oak Park Dentistry. The boy, 7-year-old Kevin Rodriguez, is undergoing chemo at City of Hope. More...

Making the world a better place to live one community at a time

Oak Park Residential Community Beautification Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 30 at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road. A supervised crew will be on site to help residents unload their vehicles. More...

Program for children’s book illustrators

Industry insiders will lead workshop for artists of all levels

How to Craft the Perfect Picture Book is a day-long workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., May 7 in the community room, Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 28 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No host luncheon and meeting. For any person of Portuguese decent or those interested in the culture. RSVP requested. More...

Letters

Fire response

That was no Chinese fire drill I witnessed directly across Triunfo Canyon on Saturday afternoon. Westlake Fire Station 144 and friends executed a textbook save, stood vigil overnight and evacuated early Sunday morning. More...

Banjo buddies

The nice article “Pickin’, fiddlin’ at Topanga festival” in the April 14 issue of The Acorn left out the fact that we need volunteers to assist us in putting on the wonderful festival for our 56th year May 15 at Paramount Ranc More...

Columns

No passport, no worries

Flying Squirrel

Let’s say you just started thinking about a summer vacation. Maybe you have in mind somewhere tropical, perhaps the Caribbean or Mexico, or a place rich in culture and history such as Europe or Asia. More...

Players are best of the West

SLUGGERS—The Westlake Village Stars 10-U team wins the Best of the West NIT tournament in Fountain Valley on April 17. Front row: Braylen Murth, Evan Fiorillo, Jack Follette and Zack Mora. More...

The power of flowers

Learning the Japanese art of arranging

The Westlake Village Garden Club will meet Tues., May 3 at the North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting from 10 a.m. to noon. More...