NPS offers free lecture

The National Park Service continues its series of free lectures this month with a program titled "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch…" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sun., July 23 at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Judy Triem of San Buenaventura Research Associates will discuss the development of the historic […]

Mature drivers course offered

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program will offer a defensive driving course designed for individuals age 55 and up who wish to brush up on their skills. The Mature Drivers Course will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 and 8. To receive credit for the course, which can […]

Family Fun Fest set for Calabasas

Family Fun Fest set for Calabasas From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in July, Church in the Canyon welcomes everyone to a Family Fun Fest on the church grounds at 4235 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. "The idea is to provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere where parents can also share some fundamental values with their kids," said Pastor Steve Muzio. […]

Agoura Hills City Council gets praise

Kudos to the Agoura Hills City Council for approving Larry Thomas’ development of eight beautiful homes in Old Agoura. It’s about time that responsible citizens and city leaders realized that Save Open Space exemplified the worst of the 1990s no-growth movement. Actually, reading Jason Love’s column about local Malibu surf rats running him off the waves gives a new perspective […]

Free summer concerts continue

Kids should practice writing skills

By Carol H. Rasco, Director, America Reads Challenge Summer is the perfect time to practice. Kids enjoy repetition when they can take pleasure in it. And they see for themselves that practice works. But what about writing? Like any skill, writing improves with practice. Studies show that many kids would do better in school if their writing improved. Whether it’s […]

Home-schoolers to meet

Parents interested in home schooling: If you want to find an eclectic, nonsecular group of individuals who want to discuss homeschooling through public and private schools, please call Susie at (818) 707-3019.

Presbyterian Church to host concert

Presbyterian Church to host concert The Wessex Big Band of Somerset, England, will be featured during a Concert on the Green planned for Sat., July 15 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas in Thousand Oaks. An 18-member English swing band specializing in playing dance music in the Glenn Miller style of the ’40s and ’50s, the Wessex Big Band […]

Preserving the rural atmosphere always comes first in the city of Agoura Hills

Preserving the rural atmosphere always comes first in the city of Agoura Hills Letters in the last few issues of the Acorn have been critical of projects proposed for the city of Agoura Hills and suggest the city council is somehow not reflecting the desires of the community. The facts are the opposite. Agoura Hills has some of the strongest […]