Oaks Chamber singers to perform a musical interlude on Sunday

The Oaks Chamber Singers will perform "A Musical Interlude" at 3:30 p.m. on Sun., March 17 in the Romanesque chapel at St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo. Opening the concert will be Chris Tedesco, trumpet, with Paul Fagundes, piano, playing Guiseppe Torelli’s "Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet" in three movements. Soprano soloist Joanna Bushnell will be joined by the strings […]

On the Trail

Born a Scramblin

Rock climbing is not my favorite pastime. As if a lack of formal training and official equipment were not impediment enough, a fear of heights is probably the definitive kicker. But I have the misfortune to occasionally hike with a Scramblin’ Man. Though he’s big and bulky, around rocks he’s part mountain goat. He’s no daredevil—this is a fellow who’d […]

VIPs honored–– Calabasas Chamber hosts recognition dinner

VIPs honored–– Calabasas Chamber hosts recognition dinner The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its first "I Love Calabasas" Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Calabasas Inn. The event’s program included several award presentations, honored the 2001 board of directors and installed the 2002 board. Awards were presented in recognition of community members who have performed outstanding community service. The […]

Rotary fair

The Westlake Noon Rotary Club will host its seventh annual Street Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun., March 17 on Lakeview Canyon Road, between Agoura and Watergate Roads, in Westlake Village. Admission is free. Event highlights include more than 140 vendor booths featuring handmade arts and crafts, a food court and a main stage with a variety […]

Camp Sunny Skies to host Open Houses soon

Sunny Skies Summer Day Camp offers boys and girls ages 4 to 14 an outdoor summer day camp experience on a 23-acre ranch in Agoura. Their program includes swimming, canoeing on the creek that runs through the property, nature, crafts, animal care, fishing, archery, horseback riding, team sports, special theme days, sleepouts and more. Campers are placed into small camp […]

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills Four juveniles in a blue Mustang began yelling at a teenage male and his mother as they drove westbound on the 101 Freeway the afternoon of March 3. The subjects followed the mother and son to a parking lot in the 5600 block of Kanan Road with a silver Honda Civic and a gray Mercedes also […]

Get someone else to teach your kids to drive

Acorn Automotive Editor

Television is full of reality shows, including a few that get both celebrities and the rest of us to face their greatest fears. The programs get actors to sit in a tank of worms or rock stars to climb the side of a building. But I’ve determined that there’s a fear much worse. It’s teaching your teenage daughter to drive. […]

Regarding Measure H, the beat goes on

Regarding Measure H, the beat goes on Measure H, one of the most confusing and contentious chapters in Agoura Hills history, is over—for now. As this week’s stories on page 1—and many letters to the editor will attest—the ballot measure regarding the 60,000 square-foot retail limitation in the city was a drawn-out, dirty little affair. If only half of the […]

Stunt ranch presents a natural wonderland in our own backyard

Acorn Staff Writer

With spring just around the corner, signs of life are sprouting everywhere at the Stunt Ranch Reserve in rural Calabasas. As the flowers and trees begin their annual growth spurt, birds warm up to the idea of nesting here. A tiny bush tit scouts the terrain from the branches of a California live oak, while a ground squirrel peaks out […]

Free ‘Small Business Tax Day’ is next week

A "Small Business Tax Day" will be presented free to the public from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 21 at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Keynote speaker is the Talk Radio host Mark Rothstein, a certified tax and financial planner. Topics to be discussed include: record-keeping and reporting requirements; how to […]