August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns

The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling competition works. More...

Health & Wellness

Soul purpose is to get in shape

PUMP IT UP—Instructor Jake Whetter leads an Aug. 20 class at SoulCycle, the new spin fitness program that opened recently in Calabasas. Whetter also leads spin classes at the SoulCycle Westlake location. More...

Free talk on stress

Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, an endocrinologist in Thousand Oaks, will present a free lecture titled “The Enemy Within: How to be Stress Free in the Stressed Out World” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

Lecture to discuss raising resilient teens

Resiliency, a crucial aspect of growing up healthy and a vital part of navigating the teen years, will be the topic of a free lecture called “The Resilient Teen: Helping Your Teen Have a Great Start to the New Year Inside and Outside the Classr More...

Schools

Oak Park, Westlake high schools among best in nation

Newsweek magazine ranks schools each year

Two local schools have again been identified among the nation’s best in Newsweek magazine’s annual analysis of high schools across the country. More...

Viewpoint hosts Japanese students

Viewpoint School in Calabasas welcomed a group of Japanese student-athletes from Ritsumeikan Uji High School in Kyoto from Aug. 10 to 12 as part of a unique exchange initiative. More...

New director at Halstrom

Halstrom Academy has appointed Sepideh Yeoh the director of its Westlake Village campus. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A robber broke a $2,000 sliding glass door at a home on Calmfield Aug. 8 and then stole $1,200 worth of silver Panda Chinese coins and $1,000 worth of U.S. currency from a bedroom. The thief carried out the loot in a stolen pillow case. More...

Faith

Pastor finds inspiration in Brother Lawrence

Whether caring for family, going to work or running errands, life can sometimes feel monotonous. More...

Vatican exhibit open to Sept. 11

Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art special exhibit has brought in record crowds to the Reagan Library. Since its opening March 13, museum attendance has been up 42 percent from the same time period last year. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., AUG. 25 T.O. Kiwanis Brewfest More...

Letters

A clean community begins at home

What have you done to keep your neighborhood clean? Several years ago I started picking up trash during my regular 5K walk. When I started, I filled a large trash bag every walk. Now, it’s a trash bag total for several walks per week. More...

Pet backlash

A very interesting article about pets and owners in last week’s Acorn. Only a very disturbed person would threaten a helpless cat if it strays a few yards away. More...

Different breed

Regarding the Aug. More...

Editorials

The start of the school year has retailers smiling

Summer may not feel like it’s over, but the lazy mornings and long days at the beach are. Las Virgenes Unified School District classes resumed yesterday. Oak Park schools went back into session two weeks ago. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Murder of Agoura Hills college student solved after 24 years

TRUE CRIME

In the dusky evening of Feb. 7, 1992, most students at UC Berkeley had shoved their books aside to get ready for a weekend of fun. More...

LVUSD students back in class

Enrollment increases by 125, classrooms spiffed

Spruced up classrooms and walls of fresh paint greeted the students who returned to class Wednesday in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. More...

Community

PUC calls for new 805 area code

Region running out of numbers

The California Public Utilities Commission has begun a two-year process of introducing a new area code into the 805. More...

After punishment dished out, Lupe’s reopens

Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant reopened Monday following a four-day shutdown last week due to health code violations. The reprieve won’t last for long as the Thousand Oaks business previously announced it was closing for good on Aug. 29. More...

Help clean up the creek

Volunteers are being sought for annual Medea Creek clean up in Agoura HIlls. The event organized by the City of Agoura Hills and Heal the Bay will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 17. More...

Business

Montecito continues strong core growth

BANKING

Montecito Bank & Trust reported 13.6 percent year-over-year loan growth, ending the quarter at $752 million, company officials said. More...

Westlake woman named company principal

Westlake Village resident Sheila Wray Given has been named a company principal and business development leader for Glendale-based LKG-CMC Inc., which specializes in the planning and construction of infrastructure projects including highways, rail lin More...

Women Realtors light the way

FOR A GOOD CAUSE—Tamara Campbell, far left, president of the Women's Council of Realtors Conejo Simi Moorpark, directs the activities at the organization's Lighting the Way food and wine festival Aug. 18 at O'Gara Coach in Thousand Oaks. More...

Pets

Pet of the week

A SWEET BOY— Brave is a male tan and white Labrador retriever mix about 5 years old. He is very sweet and curious. If you would like to adopt Brave, ask for ID No. A4967429 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Puppies play while their humans mingle

ADORABLE DOGS—Owners and their pets gather for a Bichon Frise Bash on Aug. 13 at a private home in Oak Park. Right, 9-year-old Agoura Hills resident Rachael Koteen feeds a group of hungry pooches. More...

Family

Agoura 4-H equestrians are champs

The Agoura 4-H Horse Project made a good showing at the recent Ventura County 4-H Grange and Youth Horse Show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. More...

On the Town

Musical with puppets offers satire, lessons

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Avenue Q’

To paraphrase one of the songs in “Avenue Q,” there’s a fine, fine line between wild satire and a meaningful life lesson, but YA4Ever’s staging of the show in an outdoor setting at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand More...

Comedy comeback tour in T.O.

Two years after a car accident nearly cost him his life, comedian Tracy Morgan is back on tour— and he’s coming to Thousand Oaks. More...

Company opens season with ‘Parade’

Panic! Productions will begin its 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Parade,” Sept. 9 through 24 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Columns

Finding your alternate universe

COMMENTARY /// Peace through yoga

I recently had the chance to sit down with prolific yoga master Shiva Rea for a fireside chat. More...

Just gimme the simple life

Hot Flashes

What do the simple folk do? Well, as the summer melts on, what we do is . . . not much. Like our lazy labradoodles, napping is our specialty and cowboy burgers are our greatest indulgence. More...

Career paths are winding roads

Other Side of 50

I recently heard about a Twitter meme called #firstsevenjobs. A meme, if you don’t know, is an activity or image spread rapidly by internet users. More...