May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Grandmother stays upbeat despite illness

Despite having a rare neurological condition that affects her mobility, Calabasas resident Judy Sherman is determined to stay active and upbeat. More...

Business

Landscape renovation at Lakeview Center

Residents concerned about trees being removed around the perimeter of Lakeview Corporate Center in recent weeks should know that none of the trees are protected under city law and all have been deemed unhealthy, an official with the City of Thousand More...

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Sports

Coyotes savor ‘storybook finish’

David Hershman has coached the Calabasas High boys’ and girls’ swim teams for 38 years. Steve Snyder has roamed Royal’s pool deck for the past 36 seasons. More...

Calabasas track stars surge forward

ON THE FAST TRACK—A handful of Calabasas High track andfield standouts will continue their athletic careers in college. More...

Dominant decade

The Patriots have dominated for a decade. Viewpoint High’s boys’ tennis team claimed the Gold Coast League title this spring. The team has won 10 straight league titles, including crowns as members of the Liberty and Alpha leagues. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A resident of Lobo Canyon reported that someone vandalized his tractors. The incident happened April 25. The value of the loss was not listed. More...

Faith

Congregation awaits completion of church

Sanctuary built in Byzantine style

The Rev. Gary Kyriacou likened the process of building a church to the ebb and flow of water in a creek. The priest has helped the congregation of St. More...

Registration open for Vacation Bible School

Children age 4 years through sixth grade in the fall can participate in Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 22 to 26 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Tour of Jewish culture in L.A.

Congregation B’nai Emet is offering a bus tour of Jewish Los Angeles on Sun., May 31. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from 3050 Kadota St., Simi Valley and return at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Sower

1942 - 2015

Ron was born in Boise, Idaho, and died peacefully at home on April 24th. He is survived by his wife, Patty, her four children; his first wife, Diane and their two sons Scott and Ryan (wife, Marianne) and their sons Zachary and Oliver of Pasadena. More...

On the Town

‘Marvelous’ show at Agoura High School

’Marvelous Wonderettes’ opens June 5

One of the most famous clichés in Hollywood was the “Hey, let’s put on a show!” story line in films starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Eighty years later, two Agoura High School students are saying the same thing. More...

Master class open to teens and adults

Actors and singers can work with Broadway,film performer

Of Note Productions, a nonprofi t organization, will present a master class with Broadway and film actor Rogelio Douglas Jr. at 10 a.m. Sat., May 23 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Class sign-in is 9:30 a.m. More...

Country fans: Mark down June 6 in T.O.

Walking Phoenixes among the acts to play at OakHeart

The fourth annual OakHeart Country Music Festival will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 6 at Conejo Creek South Park, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

‘Honey, I’m home’

I get the most wonderful greeting every time I get home from work, or even if I just step out for a minute. When my little dog, Abbey, hears the door open, she comes running to me—tail wagging effusively as she wiggles all over with happiness. More...

Ask the Arborist

Trim when the time is right

As I write this, I’m on the incredible North Shore of Kauai on a much-needed vacation. My wife and I are staying in a two-story condo perched upon the literal edge of a 200-foot cliff overlooking the beautiful Hanalei Bay. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Identity theft hits home

Who would have thought my parents would become the victims of identity theft? More...

Agoura High musicians jazzed about New York

Band scores high at (Duke) Ellington competition

Agoura High School’s Studio Jazz group wowed the judges at the prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York City earlier this month. More...

Daughter they loved

A year after 19-year-old Veronika Weiss was killed in a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, her family and friends still feel her presence. Bob Weiss said that his wife, Colleen, and their only daughter loved to shop together at Nordstrom. More...

Community

Vehicle smashes business, another hits a home

A woman drove her car through the entrance of the Agoura Antique Mart May 12, and destroyed approximately $30,000 worth of antiques, including pricey furniture, crystal and other merchandise. More...

Agoura Hills talking budget

Revenue for the City of Agoura Hills will continue to climb due to an improved economy that generates sales tax, City Manager Greg Ramirez said during a recent budget workshop. More...

Estate Diamond is robbed

Armed intruders make getaway

Two armed robbers held employees at gunpoint and stole an estimated $700,000 worth of jewelry and watches from Estate Diamond Exchange on Kanan Road May 13. More...

Schools

Area schools sound off at jazz fest

Event a fundraiser for Westlake High

Winners of the Westlake High School Jazz Festival on May 2 were announced, and Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills won two first-place awards for its “A” Combo and the school’s “B” Jazz Band in the Novice catego More...

ACORN BITS

Volunteers needed for curriculum council

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is seeking applicants who reside within the district’s attendance area to serve on the LVUSD Curriculum Council. Three volunteer positions are available, each for a two-year term ending June 2017. More...

Lutheran school has new principal

Jonas has worked in church-related schools since 1979

Ascension Lutheran School has appointed Karen Jonas to serve as its new principal effective July 1. Jonas will oversee both the Early Childhood Center (infant to pre-K) and the K-8 campus. More...

Pets

Dinner raises funds for animal nonprofit

Proceeds provide for no- and low-cost spaying/neutering

Valley Vet Nonprofit of Simi Valley will host the 12th annual Love Your Pet Dinner at 5 p.m. Sun., June 7 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Sights of Spring

MOMS AND BABES— Left, amateur photographer Jeff Schwartz, a resident of First Neighborhood in Westlake Village, saw this hummingbird with nest and eggs near his back patio. More...

Pet of the week

SH A GOOD GIRL—Renee is a female black and tan German shepherd about 6 years old with an engaging personality. She is good on a leash and knows commands. More...

Family

Tourney scores big with donors

Triunfo YMCA board members, community partners and longtime YMCA supporters came out to the Moorpark Country Club and got on the “Course for a Cause” for the second annual Triunfo Golf Classic on May 11. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs honor John Anderson

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will recognize John Anderson of Silver Star Automotive Group at the sixth annual golf tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Girls shut out competition

CATCH THE WAVE—The Wave U-16 travel team wins the Girls’ College Showcase Softball Tournament on March 28 and 29 at UC San Diego. More...

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THURS., MAY 21 Channel Islands Gulls Spring Hat Luncheon More...

Letters

Mom drawings were a delight

I wanted to thank you for having the “Kids Draw Mom” activity during Mother’s Day. My kids enjoyed creating their drawings of Mom, and my wife enjoyed seeing the pictures published. It was one of the highlights of her special day. More...

The way it used to be

This last weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying my annual Cub Scout Pack 333 camp out with my third-grade son. More...

Don’t ruin the Chesebro space

Being a student of Agoura High School and a long-term resident of Agoura Hills, I understand how important the Chesebro Meadow is to our community. More...

Editorials

As vacation season approaches, keep your Acorn in hand

With the end of the school year almost upon us, families are already planning their summer vacations. More...

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