Local bands invited to ‘Agourapalooza’

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the city of Westlake Village are currently accepting applications for the fifth annual "Agourapalooza: Battle of the Bands" to be staged from noon-6 p.m. on Sun., May 19 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Demos are necessary and bands must apply in person. The deadline to submit all applications […]

Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills undergoes $6 million renovation

Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills undergoes $6 million renovation The Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel, a beautiful full-service Marriott 280-room luxury property, has just completed a $6 million renovation. Nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in Agoura Hills, the colorful and expressive boutique-style hotel boasts the new H20 Sea Grill and Liquids Lounge. Decorated lavishly with bold artistic […]

Tenth annual reunion for Subic Bay Marines is this summer

The Subic Bay Marine Association will host its 10th annual reunion from Aug. 22 to 24 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa. Anyone who served at the marine barracks, which includes Cubi Point and San Miguel, anytime during the past century, is invited to attend. Prior to its closure and return to the Philippine government in 1992, the […]

Experts discuss social teen drinking

Experts say the problem with many communications efforts which attempt to frighten people into changing their potentially dangerous ways is that they often don’t work on teens and other young people. That’s because contracting a life-threatening health condition or becoming seriously injured isn’t something most teens envision happening in their young lives. For example, there have been myriad communications campaigns […]

Sheriff’s department warns of vehicle break-ins

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station reports there has been a significant increase in the number of vehicle burglaries involving parked locked and unlocked vehicles within the cities of Malibu, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Calabasas. Personal property such as purses, laptop computers, wallets and attaché cases are being stolen after being left on front/rear seats […]

Letter writer distorts the truth

It is offensive to me when writers to The Acorn fabricate a position for a public official and then report their fiction as fact. Last week’s letter from Ralph Giglio and Antoinette Krpan-Giglio is a perfect example. They stated that Councilman Reinhardt advocated replace a "junkyard" with a huge slab of asphalt and a big box store. There’s also irony […]

Easter lore goes back to Germany; holiday influences are centuries old

Easter lore goes back to Germany; holiday influences are centuries old This March 31, it may be appropriate to wish friends and family "Fršhliche Ostern." That’s because a Germanic influence is prevalent throughout many American Easter traditions. In the home and around the table, people have adopted such German customs as the Easter Bunny, egg hunts and the traditional Easter […]

hayward’s Home in Calabasas Offers Unique Selection, More

hayward’s Home in Calabasas Offers Unique Selection, More EXTRAORDINARY INVENTORY––Hayward’s Home at The Commons in Calabasas is a family-operated business that opened in the late 1800s in Santa Barbara. The range of items––antique pillows, lamps, window shades, chairs, couches––are purchased from all over the world and shipped to Calabasas and Santa Barbara. You’ll be surprised by the great selection. The […]

Exhibit explores women’s fashion

An exhibit of ladies’ magazines and books from the 19th Century providing viewers a glimpse of what life was like for women of that era will be on display through March 29 on the second floor of the Oviatt Library’s east wing on the campus of Cal State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. "Fashion, Family and Fancy: The 19th […]

Trio of Oak Park collegians win Teradyne Scholarships

Trio of Oak Park collegians win Teradyne Scholarships Three Oak Park residents are recipients of Alex d’Arbeloff Scholarships, an award established in honor of the co-founder of Teradyne, Inc., a supplier of automatic test equipment and high performance interconnection systems. Daniel and Edward Wedge, sons of Gene and Marilyn Wedge of Oak Park, each received a $5,000 scholarship. Both are […]