Developer’s project shot down again

Acorn Staff Writer

Celebrating in the aftermath of a recent Superior Court ruling, lawyers for Los Angeles County said they’ve scored "a complete and total victory" against the proposed Malibu Canyon Continental Communities development near Calabasas. Judge Kenneth Freeman upheld a ruling he made in January that said the $30 million shopping mall should be halted. Following more than 10 years of administrative […]

Agoura Hills actor is cool with upcoming role about jazz

Acorn Staff Writer

Is there a better actor to play the role of beat poet and bass player Charlie Leeds than a man who cut his teeth on the 50s jazz scene? Agoura Hills actor Joseph Lennon McCord got a chance to read for "Beat for Sparrows," an upcoming play about the late musician, after one of his fellow actors turned down the […]

Oak Park girl a debutante

Alexis Nicole Stiny of Oak Park was among 19 young women presented at the 44th Debutante Presentation Ball of the Saint Sophia Cathedral Philoptohos Society of Los Angeles. The event occurred last month at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The Ball is a major fundraiser for the philanthropic activities of the Philoptohos Society. Alexis is the daughter of Elijah Nicholas […]

Oak Park’s Shakespeare play begins tonight CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Oak Park’s Shakespeare play begins tonight CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’–Oak Park High School’s drama department will debut William Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night" this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium on Kanan Road at Doubletree. Lighting director Maxwell Orgel, left, and technical production supervisor Clayton Green work at dressing the stage that will present the 25 cast members and […]

Achievers–in and out of the pool

CIF CHAMPIONS––The Agoura High School girls’ water polo team, recent winners of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section, receive recognition from the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. The team, which started five years ago with a 5-14 record, compiled a 27-4 record this season. Head Coach Jason Rosenthal is on the right. The Charger girls, in addition […]

Rolling blackouts a reality here, elsewhere in Southland

Acorn Staff Writer

Warm weather and a shortage of power generation caused rolling blackouts that had been predicted by electric companies earlier this year. On Monday, blackouts occurred in parts of Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, and were expected to continue into the week, according to Southern California Edison (SCE) regional manager Rudy Gonzales. The first blackout left Agoura Hills City […]

Culinary event finds new location

The sixth annual "Men Can Cook, Too!" culinary event, sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club, will get a new date and a new venue for this year’s popular cooking competition. Ventura Farms in Hidden Valley, kindly provided by David Murdoch of Dole Foods, Inc., will be the new home of the event. It will be 3 to 7 p.m. […]

Interface offers low-cost counseling

Interface Children Family Services provides low-cost, ability-to-pay counseling for individuals and families. Interface, a United Way member agency, has 60 therapists with a variety of counseling specialties. For additional details, please call Interface’s Family Guidance Clinic at (800) 636-6738.

Lindero musicians to appear on TV

PRIME TIME DEBUT––Members of Lindero Canyon Middle School’s (LCMS) Philharmonic group will make a television appearance in the April 14 episode of "Kate Brasher," a new series produced by Danny DeVito and starring Rhea Perlman. LCMS student fiddlers making their debut include Andrea Escobar, Alex Chai, Erika Ishii, Sherman Ng, Alex Cole and Emily Wachtel. The LCMS String Orchestra, from […]


UNDEFEATED–The Blazers of the Agoura Youth Basketball Association went 13-0 to win the championship of the seventh grade. Top row, left to right, are: Coach Tony Calhoun, Kevin Paul, all-star and league scoring leader Brady Bates, Matthew Ianniello, all-star Ben Yarin, Tyler Stone, Ben Fredgant and Coach Chuck Bates. Bottom row: Jeff Milberg and Paul Jeng.