Library puts faith in young artist

Acorn Staff Writer

One thinks of an artist’s studio as quiet and serene, a place where creativity flows and the mind is allowed to ruminate. But inside the new Agoura Hills Library, where artist Denise Jones is painting a unique, 20-foot wall mural, loud construction rattles the brain and the smell of varnish thickens the air. "I’m here painting now," said Jones, practically […]

City offering karate classes

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering karate classes for youth ages 4 to 16 on Tues., Thurs. and Sat. from Sept. 11 through Dec. 11 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. All classes are taught by a certified, experienced black belt. The class fee is $172 per child. For more information, […]

Pools aren’t just for kids

KEEP IT MOVING––Many senior citizens are learning ways to stay healthy by participating in their local Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program, a warm water exercise class designed to releive the strain on muscles and joints. Many participants then eventually become certified instructors.

Agoura American Legion baseball team ends great season at regional tourney in Wyoming

Special to The Acorn

When Agoura’s baseball team returned from Sheridan, Wyo. Tues. Aug. 21, it wasn’t with the Northwest American Legion Region 7 Tournament championship trophy or a World Series title. What the 18 years and under team (32-9) brought back was a world of summer memories from: • Marching through the A Division National League season. • Winning the District 16 playoffs […]

Methodists to celebrate communion Sunday in Westlake

Methodists to celebrate communion Sunday in Westlake Pastor Rob Calderhead will give the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Sept. 2 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Associate pastor Stephen Hansted Meadors will speak at the casual 8 a.m. service. Communion will be served and special music included in […]

Calabasas was going to support Pumpkin Festival

The Aug. 16 letter from Alan Unger, heaping shame on the Calabasas City Council for not supporting the annual Pumpkin Festival, was based on a falsehood. Apart from Dennis Washburn, who recused himself due to a financial conflict of interest, the city council voted unanimously to make our usual $25,000 contribution this year. The Calabasas Parks and Recreation Commission, Arts […]

Westlake Village man named vice counsel general to Norway

Acorn Staff Writer

Just like a link to the old country, a vice counsel general helps those adapt to the United States, makes visits to the U.S. more enjoyable and informative, and helps U.S. citizens to more thoroughly enjoy their trips overseas. Newly appointed Dag Gunnarshaug, 67, is that link to Norway and began his services last week as vice counsel general to […]

Family bowling day will benefit MDA

Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation will host the second annual National Family Bowling Day to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Children 12 and under can bowl free on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 3. Donations for MDA will be accepted at all Brunswick facilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult to bowl free. The day will also feature special […]

Heart Association names new executive director

The American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate has appointed Jason Weaver as executive director of the Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes Division. Previously, Weaver served as senior social market director of the L.A. office. Weaver achieved 137 percent of his fundraising goals last year, increased the fundraising of top community events by 57 percent, and was recently appointed as a delegate to […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

"It’s Not So Easy Bein’ Green." Not only was that the title of a hit song "Old Blue Eyes" did in decades gone by, but it describes us, the young and innocent and naive L.A. Kings hockey fans. Back when we were kids (that was just a few months ago), we were riding high. The Kings had just beaten Detroit […]