Council candidate wants to combine environmentalism with ‘smart growth’

Acorn Staff Writer

An ardent environmentalist, planning commissioner Michael Harrison would continue to preserve Calabasas’ natural resources while allowing for some of what he calls "smart-growth" development, if he’s elected to the city council in March. He also wants to forge a community that will continue to provide and increase the amenities that brought people to Calabasas in the first place. "There are […]

Cabrillo Music Theatre gets new director

FRESH FROM THE WINDY CITY––Hillary Metcalf is the new executive director of Cabrillo Music Theatre. She moved to the Conejo Valley from Chicago where she was the administrative director of the Lookingglass Theatre Co. It’s a theatre that David Schwimmer of the popular TV show "Friends" co-founded.

Bath time turns into fun time for kids If it’s impossible to get your children into the bathtub, here are some tips to turn bath time into fun time:

Bath time turns into fun time for kids If it’s impossible to get your children into the bathtub, here are some tips to turn bath time into fun time: Run a child’s bath at the same time every day. Then, remind your child that it’s coming. Sometimes it’s not the bath they’re set against, but having to stop what they’re […]

Event set for Reagan Library

In celebration of former President Ronald Reagan’s 90th birthday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host its second annual Reagan Retrospective Classic Car Show and a presidential look-alike competition from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 4. It’s free. The classic car show will feature more than 90 vehicles. Presidential look-alikes will be competing to win the grand […]

Students become job shadowers

"Operation Shadow" isn’t about super-sleuthing double agents but is a special opportunity for Agoura High School students to test the real world waters of a variety of careers for one day. On Fri., Feb. 2, the students will shadow such interesting folks as an astronomer at Cal State University Northridge, electrical engineers at Teradyne, a Thousand Oaks elementary school teacher, […]

Religious Education Congress to meet next month

The Religious Education Congress, an annual event for the general public sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, will be Feb. 16, 17 and 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 Katella Ave. The theme this year is "Clothed in Love, Summoned Beyond." Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and Sister Edith Prendergrast along with the staff at the Office of Religious […]

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Plantation Shutters and a Concrete Shake Roof Are Just Some of the Features In This Home

This large two-story, 4/5-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is located in a desirable, prime area of Westlake Village and presents an easy walk to elementary school, parks, shopping, lake, tennis and recreation center. Features include upgraded kitchen with oak cabinets, plantation shutters, large private rear yard with pool, slide and spa. French doors, new garage doors, 3-car garage and a new concrete […]

Yerba Buena student, 5, helps pets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Yerba Buena student, 5, helps pets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND––Liana Moss, left, 5, a Yerba Buena Elementary School kindergarten student, donates dog treats and towels for animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. Shelter volunteer Sally Sakai receives the treats while a female Labrador/retriever mix anxiously waits to sample the goodies. Liana loves animals and hopes to be […]

For the record

In a photo caption last week, Vince Trombetta III wasn’t identifed and Paul Gormley was the bass player, not Dave Carpenter. In Jason Love’s column last week, the area he referred to is La Barranca, not La Branca.