March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Making haircare available to all

For most people, getting a shampoo and a haircut is a simple, relaxing routine that’s easy to take for granted.  But for 65-year-old Lisa Montoya of Van Nuys, who’s been using a wheelchair for more than 20 years, going to a salon has More...

Dispelling myths about childhood vaccinations

COMMENTARY /// Early healthcare

If you’ve ever been the subject of a rumor—one that was later proven false but by then had taken on a life of its own—you’ll understand the challenge pediatricians face when it comes to the issue of vaccine safety.  More...

Business

Report looks at changing face of industrial and office real estate

Location, location, location, has long been the go-to answer Realtors give when asked what’s the most important factor when looking at real estate. More...

HomeStreet Bank expands

HomeStreet Bank announces a new Home Loan Center at 21700 Oxnard St., Ste. 2000, Woodland Hills. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Squirrel of the month

SUPPER TIME—Sabrina Kirkland of Agoura Hills sent in this shot of a little guy that comes with its family daily to eat all the bird seed. Acorn readers are encouraged to submit pictures of the squirrels who visit their homes. More...

Pet of the week

TOO CUTE FOR WORDS—Oliver is a male brown and white domestic longhair cat about 10 years old. He is a sweet boy but must be feed canned food because he is toothless. If you would like to adopt Oliver ask for ID No. More...

Fundraiser is the cat’s meow

The Valley Cats volunteer cat rescue organization will host a Catsino Royale fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., April 22 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A vandal shattered the window of a car parked on Kanan Road March 13 resulting in $300 damage. A thief stole a package containing $970 worth of merchandise from the front of a home on Jon Dodson Drive March 10. More...

Family

Wig and Stache Party raises $20,000 for worthy causes

Club gives charities financial support

In the spirit of charity, 200 people donned colorful wigs and fake mustaches to raise funds for local causes during the third annual Wig and Stache Party presented by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club. More...

AT THE LIBRARY

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following programs and activities at 29901 Ladyface Court.  Used book donations to the Book Cellar or library help fund library programs. For largecollection pickup, call (818) 584- 7219.  More...

Squaring off in Solvang

The Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club traveled to Solvang for a weekend event March 3 to 5 at which the 53 local members danced to the steps of two international callers.  The Buckles and Bows club dances the fourth Saturday of every month at t More...

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THURS., MARCH 23 Portuguese Fraternal Society 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon at noon. For any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. More...

Letters

Seeking help for Agoura family

I have been a resident of Agoura Hills for the past 22 years. More...

Difficulty in name pronunciation

I was recently mailed the spring 2017 Recreation Program Guide from the City of Agoura Hills.  On page 27, at the end of the Reyes Adobe information it says, “To schedule a group or private tour, please call (818) 597-7361 and ask for Xoch More...

Use proper CPR

I have comments on the March 16 article on cardiac arrest victims.  First, it states that “people suffering from cardiac arrest will likely be unconscious and not breathing.”  More...

Editorials

Let’s address affordable-housing crisis before state does

The Gov. Jerry Brown-led Legislature is sending a clear message to California cities: Address your lack of affordable housing, or we’ll address it for you. More...

Political Cartoon

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Democratic Congressman doesn’t go quietly

Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat who represents the 33rd U.S. Congressional District including Calabasas and Agoura Hills, is determined to unravel President Trump’s agenda one vote and one tweet at a time. More...

Bowling for dollars

Failed Conejo Valley entertainment venue costs investors dearly

When news hit in August 2013 that Thousand Oaks would be getting an indoor skate park and bowling alley at the Janss mall, Jenell Smith thought it was exactly what her hometown needed.  “It seemed like a great idea and a great opportunity, More...

Community

Wild colors greet local women’s hiking group

FLOWER POWER—Adrienne Jauregui of Ojai, in front, and Denice Stouffer, behind, lead a group of 11 women on a March 19 hike into Zuma Canyon near Malibu. Third in line is Susan Pourzia of Oak Park. More...

FOR THE RECORD

The bird shown in last week’s Acorn at a Feb. 4 Oak Park High School fair was incorrectly labeled as a turkey. The bird pictured at event was a turkey vulture.   More...

Inundated family still looking for answers

The hum of fans, pumps and dehumidifiers has continued practically nonstop since Jennifer Dato’s home was flooded in the Jan. More...

Schools

La Reina makes a mock trial comeback

The queen has reclaimed her throne. More...

Open house

La Reina High School invites prospective students and their families to the spring open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., March 30 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.  Students will lead campus tours. More...

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Agoura Chargers  Fri., March 24: Senior Servants/ 12:30 to 1 p.m.  Every 15 Minutes/A1/1:30 p.m.  Lip sync/main stage/7 p.m.   More...

Sports

Set up for greatness

Coyotes want to be best boys’ volleyball team in school history

Teams come and go. Seasons change. Greatness is fleeting. Calabasas High’s boys’ volleyball team is on the precipice of greatness. The Coyotes, 11-1 overall, are ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 poll. More...

No shortcuts

O.C. softball team will not face easy path to defending league title this year

It’s a new era for the Oaks Christian High softball team.  Former pitcher Marie “Mo” Sobel is now at Seton Hall, and the Lions are learning how to survive in the Marmonte League without a go-to ace pitcher ruling the circle.&nb More...

Basketball stars capture league title

BUZZER BEATERS—The Calabasas GameTymers U-14 boys’ basketball team went undefeated and won an ARC league championship. More...

Faith

Acorn columnist to discuss sin, redemption

Acorn columnist Sally Carpenter will give a PowerPoint presentation titled “Thou Shall Not Kill: a Mystery Writer Looks at Sin and Redemption” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. More...

Briefs

Scout Shabbat Scout Shabbat will be celebrated in the round at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 14 in the Temple Etz Chaim social hall, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Obituaries

Robert "Reber" Carroll

Robert “Reber” Carroll, age 63 of Westlake Village, CA, passed away suddenly, but peacefully in his home on March 11th 2017. More...

On the Town

Oaks Christian musical is a magical delight

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Cinderella’

In one of the most memorable images of any fairy tale, Cinderella loses a glass slipper after leaving the Prince’s fancy ball.  But wait. More...

Gilbert & Sullivan opera takes satirical aim at class struggles, British politics

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Gondoliers’

Political junkies will roil at the view of “Republicanism” as expressed in “The Gondoliers,” but that’s just part of the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan, who wrote the 1889 opera satirizing class struggles an More...

Comedian Bob Saget will turn theater blue

Bob Saget has a dirty mind, and he’s not afraid to use it.  Though he’s best known as the star of two family-friendly TV shows, “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Saget’s stand-up c More...

Columns

‘Know & Tell’ app a fun and revealing icebreaker for daters

Single Files

It’s been a fun and informative foray into the world of online dating over the past few weeks. And the subject got even more interesting recently when Patricia McTague-Loft of California Psychotherapeutic Resources Inc. More...

Weather matters whether or not you have a great vacation

Flying Squirrel

Imagine that you are a tourist from another country and you happened to be visiting Southern California during our recent stretch of thermostat-busting days of temps in the 80s and 90s.  You’d probably be thrilled to experience the dazzlin More...