July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Pedaling for arthritis

Supporters of a major annual bicycle ride that raises money for the Arthritis Foundation gathered last Friday in Westlake Village to kick off the fundraising efforts of one local rider, Barbara West, who is planning to participate. More...

Business

Tips to getting your financial house in order for 2014

The year is half over and savvy people are making financial moves that will improve their 2014 tax picture. The following tips can help. More...

Land sale

A land parcel entitled for 18 apartments was sold to a Westlake Village-based developer for $116,000 per unit, real estate broker Lee & Associates announced. The land sold for $2.1 million. More...

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Sports

Mossfinds sweet spot with Brandeis

Agoura grad excels on and off softballfield

Liana Moss is more than just a softball player. She is a renaissance woman. She double majors in biology and politics at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. More...

Westlake’s well-traveled superhero

WHS track and field standout will continue sprinting at Cornell University

Brooke Edell recently returned from a three-week trip across Europe. She visited historic landmarks in London, Paris and Florence. “I was in awe of all the amazing architectural work,” Edell said. “The art was beautiful. More...

Section honors Lion coaches

The CIF-Southern Section honored two Oaks Christian High head coaches. More...

Faith

Biker-friendly congregation welcomes all

When he was younger, Rick Fish never thought he’d become a pastor, let alone create his own church. More...

Fundraiser supports African women

The public is invited to join in an interactive “journey” at A Woman’s Worth, the fourth annual fundraiser presented by The Greater Contribution, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. More...

Book signing

Dennis Merritt Jones, Acorn columnist, will host a signing event for his new book, “Your (Re)Defining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., July 26 at Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. More...

Obituaries

Leonardo Maseda

LEONARDO MASEDA, 88, PASSED AWAY ON JULY 3, 2014 in Tarzana, CA. Leonardo, was Agoura’s oldest established barber. He was not just a barber, but a staple in Agoura. His motto: More...

– Brenda Barry –

Our beloved BRENDA BARRY born 2/21/50 passed away on 7/9/14. She was a beautiful soul with the most unselfish giving heart, who spent her entire life helping those around her in anyway she could. More...

Calendar

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THURS., JULY 24 ‘The Music Man’ 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Hwy. Calabasas Summer Theater presents Meredith Willson’s family musical. Admission: $12 to $22. More...

Letters

Thanks for help at ALS event

A charity event was held in Agoura recently to benefit amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). A Zumba/family fun event was sponsored by the Golden West chapter of The ALS Association and Gateway Church in Agoura. More...

Rules of the road

Regarding bikes and cars on roads: Why is there so much conflict? Laws are for bikes, too. Ken Berkman Agoura Hills More...

Sad about books

I was very upset to read that Calabasas High School threw out several hundred books as part of their weeding process. I’d like to know how far CHS went to find a place to take them after the two charities mentioned turned them down. More...

Suspects charged in Oak Park burglaries

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two Oak Park men in connection with a July 16 burglary spree in the community. More...

For women who seek balance in their lives

Chamber of Commerce to host empowerment forum on July 31

There is no doubt about the power of women in today’s economy. According to the U.S. More...

Community

Pork legislation wanted in Westlake

Residents take a poke at pet pig

Since arriving at his home in Westlake Village seven months ago, Chuy, a miniature potbellied pig, has become a beloved companion for Marcela Iglesias and her family. More...

Shuttle needs money on board

The Kanan Shuttle may not be a free service for much longer after Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District voted 3-2 against earmarking $25,000 for the Oak Park bus service. More...

Popular Acorn contest returns, write on!

The dog days of summer are here, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? The Acorn’s seventh annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is here, and you’re invited to take part. More...

Schools

Rotarians to provide needed school supplies

The Rotary School Backpack Stuffing Event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2 at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. More...

Actors strike up the band with ‘Music Man’

Clabasas High School’s Summer Theater presents Meredith Willson’s timeless classic, “The Music Man,” at 7 p.m. Thurs. to Sat., July 24 to 26 at the Calabasas Performing Arts and Education Center. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

SWEET BOY—Boy is a male gray and white domestic shorthair mix about 12 years old. He is a mellow cat that likes to play and is good with small children. More...

The interesting saga of Budge Sourpuss

Sporting atop my laboring shoulders a head bursting with dreams and plans as I carried moving boxes into my newly acquired, first-ever home of my own in rural Agoura, I initially failed to notice an object on the deck railing. More...

Rescue me

The Ventura County Camarillo Animal Shelter and Rescue Me Inc. plan to find homes for every one of the shelter’s homeless animals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 27 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. More...

Family

All-star team is number one

GREAT GAME—The Agoura PONY Baseball U-14 all-star baseball team wins 10-5 against Simi Valley in the Las Virgenes Tournament championship game on June 16. Back row from from left: Asst. More...

Signs-up open for YMCA before, after school care

Four schools offer enrichment programs

The Triunfo YMCA—serving Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills—is registering students in kindergarten through fifth grade for before and after school childcare programs for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Lazertag fundraiser for Cabrillo theater

Lazertag Extreme will host a special fundraising event for the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon., July 28 at 591-A Country Club Drive, Simi Valley. More...

On the Town

College musical honors late actress

Last Friday evening, Broadway’s lights were dimmed for one of its most legendary stars, Elaine Stritch, who died July 17 at the age of 89. More...

The Movie Nut

When a movie is targeted at young children, you can learn a lot by listening to what’s happening in the audience while the story is being told on screen. More...

‘Birdie’ actress worked with the stars

When the curtain goes up on Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Civic Arts Plaza, there will be more than one Kim McAfee in the house. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Belly up to the barre Dear Fat Fairy, Seems we’ve been on a chubby trek this summer. To add calories to catastrophes, my gym threw me under the Weber. Barbecue, that is. More...

Flying Squirrel

Can you hear me now?

When you travel, do you need to stay connected? In this era of ubiquitous Internet access, that’s a question many of us face in our experiences on the road. Yes, I’d like to have constant access to the web. But do I need it? More...

Family Men

Fetching torpedoes It’s summertime and my 11-year-old son wants to do nothing but three things—swim, swim and after that swim some more. He’s part human. I think his love for swimming, however, comes from the fish in him. More...