June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Elswick resigns Boys & Girls executive post

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is on the hunt for a new CEO.  Mark Elswick, who headed up the local nonprofit for the past nine years, submitted his resignation May 5.  The chief executive said in an email that the time More...

Health & Wellness

What’s app-ening with technology on the exercise front?

COMMENTARY /// Fitness today

Summer’s here and swimming pools, bathing suits and beach trips are on the agenda. It’s time to tighten our belts, people. Put away the cookies, crank up the treadmill and rediscover those lost curves and muscle tones. More...

Business

Janss mall floats idea for a new aquarium

Snails. Sharks. A stingray touch tank. Janss Marketplace may be entering uncharted waters. More...

Stater offers home delivery

Residents who have limited time or are unable to run to the store can order groceries online through a handful of local retailers and have goods delivered in two hours or less.  More...

Sports Academy targets youth development

Sports Academy will host a series of informative briefings on its Personal Development Year program for seventh- and eighth-grade students and their families from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Sports

A Patriot for every season

Errol Ashby competed in five sports for Viewpoint

Among multi-sport athletes, there’s no one like Errol Ashby. Ashby, a recent Viewpoint High graduate, competed in five different sports in his four years roaming the campus on Mulholland Drive. More...

Conejo Classic passing tourney is this weekend

Calabasas High’s football team will try to defend its title at the Conejo Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament, which will be held Sat., June 17 at Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park high schools.  Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Westlake, Calabasas, More...

Climbing higher

Three youngsters qualify for climbing tournament in San Francisco

In the hit song, “Views,” rapper Drake sings “It’s only up from here, I promise, you just gotta wait.” The wait is almost over for three athletes on the youth climbing team at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing in Thousand More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills   A $500 golf set was stolen from a vehicle parked on Colodny Drive June 3.  More...

Faith

Catholic school bids farewell to retiring principal

Duffy is first lay head administrator at St. Pascal school

For the past 20 years, when the students of St. Paschal Baylon School in Thousand Oaks heard high heels clicking down the halls, they knew they’d better be on their best behavior. More...

Guest speaker at Simi church

Michael Cohen, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sun., June 25 at Lighthouse Bible Church, 4910 Cochran St., Simi Valley.  The service is open to the community.  More...

Family

Happy Father's Day

This Father’s Day we asked our readers to describe their favorite Dad moment, a loving tribute to the man who means so much. Here’s what they said . . . More...

Dad says you two are better than U2

Family Man

I’ve been married almost 17 years, and I know my wife is not materialistic. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, she doesn’t want much. She’s more into the thought and love behind a gift than the price. More...

School celebration has an international flavor

Sumac Elementary presented its inaugural Festival Internacional with the whole school performing to a packed house June 6 at the Agoura High School Performing Arts Center. More...

Letters

Fashion show not eco-friendly

The May 11 Christian Dior fashion show was apparently a smashing success, at least in the fashion world. More...

We don’t need a new area code

Last week the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new 820 area code to be “overlaid” on top of our existing 805 area code—using the same tactic that was implemented on our neighboring 818 area, which received the 747 a More...

‘Phony’ uproar from the right

In watching recent events unfold, what letter-writer Vic Miranda called a “fait accompli,” in his self righteous pseudo-patriotic screed, is looking less certain. More...

Editorials

This Father’s Day, think outside the box

Another holiday, another retail bonanza.  For Father’s Day, it’s plaid ties, electric shavers, wallets, hatchets and drones. Those beer micro-brew kits are the latest trend.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Weapons drawn in road rage incident

One man had bat, the other a knife, CHP says

A rookie Simi Valley police officer returning from court was in the right place at the right time to intercede in a potentially deadly confrontation Monday on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks.  More...

District will install new artificial turf on high school athletic fields

Price tag to hit $1.4 million

New artificial turf is being installed on the athletic fields at Agoura and Calabasas high schools this summer. It will replace the artificial turf installed at both campuses in 2007. More...

The 805 no longer special

New area code introduced

Make some room, 805. Here comes the 820. More...

Community

Worker killed while stopped on Reyes Adobe Road

Alan Mulder, a 68-year-old landscape contractor and family patriarch, sustained fatal injuries Sat., June 10 when a passing car struck him while he was standing next to his work truck on Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills.  More...

Chabad honors Mayor Weber

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE—Rabbi Moshe Bryski from the Chabad of the Conejo, left, and longtime friend Denis Weber, mayor of Agoura Hills, enjoy a moment at the Chabad’s June 11 gala fundraiser. More...

Westlake Village making plans for big Fourth

Activities include pancake breakfast, games, fireworks

Westlake Village will offer plenty of activities on Tues., July 4. The day will begin with the Boy Scout Troop No. 752 pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the former Westlake Village hospital site at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road. More...

Schools

Westlake grads rejoice

OH HAPPY DAY—Left, Matthew Wolff, standing, receives congratulations from Bill Culpepper after receiving his diploma. More...

SENIOR STANDOUTS

CALABASAS HIGH

Olivia Bleidner Singing, acting and creative writing are the driving forces for Olivia Bleidner, who will attend UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies for Writing and Literature. More...

Most seniors will attend college, but some have other plans

The yearly senior survey that Agoura High’s college and career counselor Marcy Heider sends out demonstrated once again that students are prepared to go on to college. More...

Pets

New Acorn correspondent snoops the daffy world of ducks

Four-legged reporter debuts

I might be a squirrel, but I’m a very observant one. Not only do I notice all the wonderful flora and fauna in these fabulous local counties, I also communicate with fellow critters, big and small. More...

Pet of the week

RUB-A-DUB-DUB—Lucy is a female brown shorthair Chihuahua about 3 years old. She really enjoys belly rubs. If you would like to adopt Lucy ask for ID No. A5075050 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Snake avoidance class available for dogs

Mountains Restoration Trust’s last rattlesnake avoidance training clinic of the year will be Sat. More...

On the Town

Towering acting drives alternative history

The Movie Nut

In June 1944, France was under Nazi control. To liberate the country, Allied troops planned a massive assault on that country’s northern shore. What history would call the Normandy invasion turned the tide of the war. More...

Killer concert with Queen Nation

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspapers will once again present the annual summer Concerts in the Park series.  All concerts are free and will begin at 6 p.m. More...

She writes music from the heart

Sandy Shanin Lasarow is a composer on a mission. While others in the music industry write for financial gain, fame or status, she has different goals in mind. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JUNE 15 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. Bring a bottle of nice wine or wine accessories to sell at luncheon. Table centerpieces to be sold. Proceeds go to local charities. Cost: $30. More...

Columns

Please check your baggage at the door

Single Files

Do you ever stick Post-it notes up all over the place or have stacks of paper bits around to remind you of things, and then the longer they sit there the less you notice them?  As a positively motivated and spiritually inclined human being, I ha More...

Which cell provider has top travel plan?

Flying Squirrel

In the world of computing, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore observed in the early 1970s that computer processor speeds would double every two years.  Moore’s Law, as it is famously known, has generally held true in the years since. More...

Turning small donations into big potential

Conejo Valley Impact Club supports cancer support group

Every community has many people who feel inspired to impact lives and who want to make a difference. They want to be a part of something bigger than themselves.  More...