Agoura Lightning wins Pony invitational

TOURNAMENT CHAMPS––The Agoura Pinto "A" all-star team swept all four of its games to win the second annual Gold Coast All-Star Invitational Tournament at Point Mugu. Team members are: Josh Comer, Dylan Fraychineaud, Garrett Garner, Blake Hoffman, Brennan Justice, Daniel Levitt, Nicholas Morelli, Keshav Nair, Clayton Priskorn, Brandon Rapoport, Adam Russak and Brian Tanner. The team is managed by Mark […]

Plenty of room for a Home Depot

People are arguing that we shouldn’t mind driving to Thousand Oaks to shop Home Depot. Someone actually said that everything he ever needed could be found at the nearby Do-It store. There is no comparison between Home Depot vs. Do-It. Take this a step further. At the Thousand Oaks Blvd./ Kanan Road intersection there are (among other stores) four banks […]


HISTORIC BARBECUE–– Chef Joey Bell, left, serves up some barbecue taquitos to George French, president of the Calabasas Historical Society, and Mary Ann Hart, the society’s Living History/Scholarship chairperson, during a dance and cook-out last weekend honoring the organization’s members and supporters. The Historical Society hosted the event at Leonis Adobe, the landmark museum located in Old Town Calabasas. For […]

“Clean” school buses would be a breath of fresh air for students

For Southland children the Adopt-A-School Bus Foundation may be a means to help offset the cost of converting buses to clean fuels. Air Quality Management District (AQMD)’s Governing Board formed the nonprofit organization last year to seek and distribute monetary contributions and in-kind services to help reduce children’s exposure to diesel exhaust from school buses. "Today hundreds of thousands of […]

Yacht Club to host Independence Day events

"A Salute to the Stars and Stripes" is the theme for the 32nd annual decorated boat parade to be held by the Westlake Yacht Club on Independence Day, Wed., July 4 on Westlake Lake. The yacht club is at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The full day of events will include all water events open to Westlake residents. A […]

Breast cancer patients sought

UCLA researchers are seeking more than 3,000 women with early-stage breast cancer to participate in new studies of Herceptin, the first successful targeted gene-based therapy for breast cancer. The study will be the largest international clinical trial to investigate Herceptin’s potential in women whose breast cancer has been diagnosed early. Herceptin attacks a specific genetic alteration that occurs in 25-30 […]

Golf shootout at Lindero Country Club

The public is welcome to attend the Lindero Country Club $1 million hole in one shootout at 11 a.m. on Sun., July 1. The course is at 5719 Lake Lindero Drive, Agoura Hills. Since last March, Lindero Country Club members and public golf players frequenting Agoura Hills’ only golf course have been stuffing their names into a bin in hopes […]

Educator speaks out about issues facing Las Virgenes

I would like to thank the members of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Association for allowing me to speak with them about current issues in education in Las Virgenes. But, more importantly, I want to thank this dynamic group of people for reminding me why Las Virgenes is so incredible. These dedicated people work tirelessly to protect and safeguard our community. […]

Field of Dreams

LOCAL RIDER IS A WINNER––Agoura Hills resident Katie Goeller and her Arabian mare "Tessa" are off and running in the recent 25-mile endurance race at Malibu Creek State Park. Katie, only 11 years old but already an accomlished rider, won the difficult event. See story and additional photo on page 9.

Oscar-winning music composer says tenacity pays off in song writing

Acorn Editor

Agoura Hills resident Joel Hirschhorn, who’s won two Academy Awards, says tenacity is the key to success for songwriters. Hirschhorn, 58, has written a book, "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Songwriting." It summarizes his knowledge and advice from several decades of music composition success in both motion pictures and Broadway plays. Hirschhorn won two Oscars in 1973 and 1975 respectively […]