April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Acorn, CLU political forum will be streamed live

Candidates vying to represent Ventura and L.A. counties in the California Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives will participate in a public forum on Sat., May 10 at California Lutheran University. More...

Health & Wellness

Diet and exercise advice from the expert

Q: I’m 55 and have been a couch potato most of my life. My husband recently had a heart attack, with a long recovery after surgery. I want to exercise with him, but I worry about having a heart attack myself. What should I do before I start? More...

Lindero students support Relay for Life

REMEMBERED WITH SMILES—Lindero Canyon Middle School student Katherine Lundin, 7, and her parent, Gail Diamond, twist with hula hoops at the second annual Relay For Life Field Day on April 9, a More...

Business

Community SchoolHouse for Learning

Work Smart Inc., the umbrella corporation for Camp Helping Hands, a summer day camp for children, announces another venture: Community SchoolHouse. More...

Workouts at Boxing Club Pack a Punch

TITLE Boxing Club offers total body boxing and kickboxing workouts called the Power Hour, which burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour. More...

Clients Feel Good About Infrared Therapy

Oasis Wellness Center, a health and therapeutic spa in Westlake Village, now offers state-of-the-art Far Infrared therapy, a form of safe, electromagnetic radiation treatment. More...

Sports

Catch of the day

Albee Weiss powers Agoura baseball team

Albee Weiss is shedding the training wheels for the chopper. He has the bulging biceps of an alligator wrestler, the formidable forearms of Popeye, the hickory strength of Paul Bunyan, the charismatic smile of Ken Griffey Jr. More...

Revered coach will be celebrated on Sunday

Mark Davis, a beloved baseball coach in the Conejo Valley, will be honored during a ceremony on Sunday. Davis died from an apparent heart attack on Jan. 18 at the age of 51. More...

Sam, the softball slugger

Oaks Christian star catcher leads CIF-SS Division 2 with 10 home runs

Sam Glantz always works on her swing. She takes advantage of the batting cage in her backyard. She gets in her hacks before every game with her father, John, who played baseball for UCLA. She’ll also swing away at 11 p.m. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives. More...

Yes, everyone has purpose in life

I knew she was there somewhere, hidden by the black-eyed Susan vine. I hadn’t seen her in awhile—at least not until she bloomed all red and vibrant in the afternoon sun. The sweet and fragrant rose unyielding, her purpose secure. More...

‘Nicky’s Family’ shown in remembrance

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance in honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust memorial day) with a showing of “Nicky’s Family” at 7:30 p.m. Mon., April 28 at the Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. More...

On the Town

The Movie Nut

If you’re already longing for next year’s NFL season, “Draft Day” will reassure you it’s coming, but you don’t have to love football to love this movie. More...

Fine art on display

The 17th annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 3 and 4 at the Calabasas Civic Center at 200 Civic Center Way and next door at The Commons at Calabasas shopping center. More...

What’s New On DVD?

Hollywood’s latest DVD releases include films starring the great Robert DeNiro and a PBS home-entertainment offering that profiles tennis legend Billie Jean King. Walter Mitty is back, too, and so are the Beverly Hillbillies. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Vacation pictures What’s the best part about being on vacation? Being on vacation, of course! What’s the second best thing? Looking at your vacation pictures— if you have pictures you enjoy looking at, that is. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Singles helping singles It seems the Singles Support System I proposed in my last column has turned out to be a popular concept after all. So I thank everyone who took the time to write me about the idea. More...

On the Trail

When a little rainfall goes a long way How does that old Rolling Stones song go? “You can’t always get what you want . . . More...

Westlake coach accused of sex with student

Alleged contact was off-campus

A Westlake High School junior varsity softball and boys’ basketball coach will appear in a Ventura County courtroom today to answer to charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old female student during the spring recess last week. More...

Vote-by-mail response on the upswing

About half of the ballots cast in Ventura County elections are submitted by mail, and the rush to vote early has prompted some candidates to get their message out well before citizens head to the polls. More...

Community

Dababneh campaigns in West Valley race

Matt Dababneh’s political goals are ambitious but straightforward. More...

Earthquake preparation

The recent series of earthquakes in Southern California are a reminder that we live an area where temblors aren’t just a possibility but a fact of life. More...

Local grape growers feeling crushed

We love our homes in the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys, nestled neatly against the pristine Santa Monica Mountains. There aren’t many places we’d rather live. More...

Schools

Families gather to learn about science

FUN IN THE LAB—Brothers Max and Zach Volpe show off their cube bubbles during Family Science Night at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills on April 10. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Mon., April 28: ASB commissioner interviews through Fri., May 2 More...

Hike to raise funds and awareness

NatureBridge will present its third annual Hike-athon in the Santa Monica Mountains fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Sat., May 3. Participants will hike the 2.25 mile Inspiration Point Loop at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacifi c Palisades. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

FULL OF PEP—Dante is a male red and white pitbull about 1 year old. He loves to play and play. He gets along with other high-energy dogs. He would be great for an active family. More...

Compassion defines character, not species

Shortly after settling in as a rural Agoura resident, I allowed a distance to open between my new world and the isolated Trancas Canyon property where I’d lived previously. More...

Meet the staff and animals

UP CLOSE ENCOUNTER— California Wildlife Center will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m Sun., April 27 at 26026 Piuma Road, Calabasas. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $550 iPad from a home on Elizabeth Court April 7. A thief stole $1,200 worth of tools from a home on Wheelhouse Land April 4. More...

Family

Summer enrichment programs in Westlake

With summer around the corner, residents in Westlake Village will have multiple opportunities to get together and take part in activities, classes and programs offered by the city. More...

Kids have fun while learning healthy habits

Event will feature games, vendors and bounce houses

The Triunfo YMCA will host its annual Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., May 4 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura. The event, which focuses on healthy activities for children, is free. More...

Youth basketball group elects new board

AYBA (Agoura Youth Basketball Association) recently held its annual board meeting and elections. A new executive board was elected. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., APRIL 24 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Carrow’s restaurant, 2401 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. No-host luncheon. For anyone of Portuguese decent. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. More...

Letters

Birds of a feather

I usually stuff The Acorn in my backpack and if I get to it, that’s great, if not I switch it out the next week. More...

Not all dog owners know the scoop

I’m looking for some wellmeaning and constructive suggestions for a problem that I can’t seem to reconcile in my own mind. More...

Can’t take water for granted

Regarding “State’s critical water issues discussed at April 3 summit in Calabasas” (April 10), climate change is a gamechanger, especially when it comes to water policy. More...