July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Home invaded

An Agoura Hills woman got the scare of her life last week when she woke up and saw a strange man standing over her bed at her home on Silver Creek Road. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. More...

Health & Wellness

Go dancing and do away with depression

Jose Hernandez hit a low point in his life when the end of a bad relationship caused him to withdraw and not want to see other people. More...

Business

Ergonomics Important to Workplace Safety

If you are in the 85 percent of the population whose work station is at a desk, odds are pretty good that your computer, chair and keyboard are misaligned and that your posture isn’t pretty. More...

Spa Atmosphere Makes Dental Treatment Easier

Dr. Tania Baker’s Calabasas Dental Spa offers technologically advanced care in a spa-like environment, including full-body and foot massages in the latest massage chairs. More...

Underwood Farms named Small Business of the Year

Thousands of school children have visited farms over the years

A popular Ventura County farming business was recognized as a Small Business of Year during a special day at the state capital. More...

Sports

Robin’s song

Calabasas grad helps Oklahoma gymnastics team win NCAA championship

Alec Robin reached his tipping point. He started doing cartwheels and forward rolls in his home at 2. He had been a gymnast since he was 4. He was a dynamic, hardworking, cerebral athlete who loved performing on a stage. He was a natural gymnast. More...

A wild, wacky Wildwood run

Acorn reporter offers first-person perspective on race

Editor’s note: Acorn staff writer Jonathan Andrade ran the 10-kilometer race at the Wildwood Trail Run on June 27 in Thousand Oaks. This is his account of the experience. More...

Break on through

Coyote baseball star Grant Nechak, Marmonte League MVP, continues to improve at game

What a difference a year can make. Last season, the Calabasas High baseball team licked its wounds following a winless run through the Marmonte League. More...

Faith

Adat Elohim selects spiritual leader

After a two-year search, Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks has found a new spiritual leader. Rabbi Andrew Straus joined the temple July 1. More...

New Hope, new appointments

New Hope Lutheran Church, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has appointed Nichole D’Onofrio as director of youth services and Aleta Braxton as music director. More...

Or Ami names leadership team

SHOWING THE WAY—Gary Kaplan, center, is installed as president of Congregation Or Ami along with other board members and leaders of the teen Light of My People Temple youth group board. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JULY 2 Camarillo Community Band More...

Letters

Stop developing and save water

Save our sycamore trees, mountains and water. I live in Calabasas, and the city is going to build two 200-room-plus hotels and 77 houses along Las Virgenes Road. This is a scenic corridor, home to birds and wildlife. More...

Why does it cost more to use less?

I want to applaud Randall Kennedy for his spot-on statement of facts regarding the drought situation. Remember, LVMWD is in the business of selling water. They state that 70 percent of water usage is for irrigation of our lawns and plants. More...

Was misquoted

The article in last week’s Acorn about the expansion of the National Park Service boundary said that I “expressed concern that government agencies might take control of private property through the power of eminent domain.” More...

Editorials

Is it graffiti, a hoax or a cry for help?

No sooner had construction been completed on the new Lindero Canyon Road freeway overpass bridge in Westlake Village than a tagger struck. Words were written almost exactly at the bridge’s midway point. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Water awareness

Guest opinion

As a member of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, I’d like to provide you with an update as to how we’re addressing the drought and other challenges. More...

Scandinavian summer

ROLE PLAYERS—At top, dancers get into the swing of things at the 95th Vasa Park Midsummer Festival hosted by the Swedish American Central Association of Southern California. More...

Senior center construction underway

A ‘dream come true’ for city’s elderly

The City of Calabasas says welcome to the golden years. More than 100 people, many of them elderly, gathered at the Civic Center Tuesday to take part in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new 9,500-squarefoot senior center. More...

Community

Staid Calabasas business closes

Nursery began 40 years ago

It’s the end of an era for Sperling Nursery, an original Calabasas business that is being turned into a Nissan auto dealership. More...

District releases water report

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has mailed its annual Water Quality Report to homes and businesses in the district’s 122-square-mile service area. More...

Creative experience

Guests can party in different eras with new Dream a Theme concept

Wearing a leather bomber jacket, aviator hat and jodhpurs at a recent 1920s-themed party in Newbury Park, Penny Hill played the role of the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Schools

School districts adopt three-year LCAP plans

The state’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a three-year blueprint of how school districts will meet a variety challenges in and out of the classroom, was recently approved by the Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts. More...

Team Venom stings opponents

TROPHIES FOR ALL—Team Venom of Calabasas is the champion of the 2015 Agoura Recreation Center’s spring/ summer league U-8 division. More...

Open house at Oak Crest

Academy offers classes for gifted

Oak Crest Academy, which offers classes for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade eight, will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., July 18 at 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Parents can drop in any time. More...

Pets

Rare albino raven shot and killed, reward offered

Only three other similar birds are in known in the world

Pearl was lucky, for a while at least. The rare albino raven was taken in as a fledgling by Madena Bennett after it was brought to the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas. More...

Pet of the week

LUCKY BOY—Lucky is male beagle about 8 years old. He is very playful and walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Lucky, ask for ID No. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole a $50 wallet containing a driver’s license and bank cards from a vehicle parked on Yankee Drive June 24. Someone ransacked the interior of a vehicle parked on Country Glen Road June 23. More...

Family

Tournament champions

SHINY AND BRIGHT—Above, the WAGS (Westlake Agoura Girls’ Softball) U-10 Bronze team takes first place in the Thousand Oaks Memorial Day Softball Tournament. More...

July 4 fun at the Reagan Library

To celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday, the Reagan Library will host a day full of family activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 4 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, All outdoor activities are free. More...

Crutch collection

The Cronies Crutch Crusade has begun. Used crutches can be donated at any Cronies location. With the assistance of Partners for World Health, the crutches will be distributed to people in need throughout the world. More...

On the Town

Big names booked for local entertainment

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s eclectic 2015-16 lineup includes popular singers, a highly anticipated Broadway show, a former “Tonight Show” host and a musical production of a Disney classic. More...

‘Bride of Frankenstein’ on outdoor screen

As part of its 91301 Film Series, the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council will present Classics at the Adobe, celebrating the 80th anniversary of “Bride of Frankenstein” with a screening under the stars on Sat., July 11 at the Reyes Adobe, More...

Elvis sighting in the Conejo Valley

STILL THE KING— Above, Moorpark resident Raymond Michael portrays Elvis for a standingroom only crowd at the Goebel Adult Community Center in T.O. on June 28. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

H-e-l-p!

Recently I was enjoying a delicious homemade popsicle when a chunk of it lodged in my throat. I immediately went into panic mode, and my very first thought was that this was how someone would find my cold, dead body. More...