Surfers territorial, like gangs

squared off, he laughed like the fat kid who stole your milk money in third grade. I turned around and saw that his posse had followed me in to see if I wanted to talk things over. The plot thickened. Only 20 minutes earlier, I was having the time of my life. Now, I was at the cusp of a […]

School isn’t out for everyone

Acorn Staff Writer

While some students use summer for rest and relaxation, others use it to catch up or improve their grades by taking summer school classes. Six weeks of summer school began two weeks ago at both Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts. "We’ve extended the elementary this year [from four to six weeks] because of legislation requiring assistance to […]

‘Sunshine’ continues in Westlake

Academy Award-winner Istvan Szabo and acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz bring the story of the Sonnenschein ("Sunshine") family’s rise and fall, loves, losses, passions, tragic betrayals and unbreakable bonds. Over three generations, "Sunshine" unfolds against a backdrop of political turmoil and war. Ralph Fiennes gives a tour-de-force performance as the patriarch of each generation, chronologically playing grandfather, father and son. Moving […]

Local residents take car show award

Score offers business workshops

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, offers a monthly series of workshops and seminars designed to help new business owners and operators conduct their businesses successfully. Staffed by volunteers, all of whom have retired from successful careers as owners or executives in a wide variety of businesses, SCORE also offers free one-on-one counseling at its Glendale headquarters and at […]

Local students recognized

Last last month at Pepperdine University, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University, a gifted youth program of international scope, hosted a special awards ceremony to honor top students in grades 5-8. These students were participants in CTY’s Talent Search, which invited students presently scoring at the 97th percentile or higher on school standardized tests to take […]

Astronomy convention coming soon

The Ventura County Astronomical Society is hosting Astrocon 2000 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 19-22, at the Holiday Inn on the Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Evening events and tours are also planned. Anyone with an interest in astronomy, space or science fiction is invited to attend. Guest speakers include Ed Krupp, Ph.D., director of Griffith Observatory, […]

Private road causes public concern in Agoura Hills

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills officials have ordered Dean Rasmussen, one of the city’s largest landowners, to stop building an unauthorized road that cuts through his property near Old Agoura. The city’s planning department learned that Rasmussen had begun grading a road apparently to connect his home (off Bamfield Drive in the Fountainwood area) to Easterly Road, just north of Agoura High School. […]

Foil burglars during the summer

Piled up newspapers, an overflowing mailbox and an unkempt lawn do more than call attention to a family that’s away on summer vacation. They alert the burglar who’s scouting out the neighborhood for his next victim. Most communities will experience a 10 to 18 percent increase in home burglaries during June, July and August. The greatest number, according to FBI […]

A Sunday sailboat race

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