Dangerous fire season likely, authorities warn

The Ventura County Fire Department has declared that fire season starts this week. Ventura County and other Southland fire departments have already begun gearing up for what’s expected to be a dangerous fire season. The greater alert level helps add more fire engines, handcrews, dozers and helicopters if a brushfire is reported. Aggressive response can keep many wildfires from burning […]

Garden Club to host major show

HOME PARADISE—Elise Kahn, 12, enjoys sunning herself at one of the five home gardens to be showcased in the 29th annual Westlake Garden Club Garden and Patio Tour set for 12:30 to 5 p.m., Sun. April 28. Proceeds from the tour will fund college scholarships for local students in the fields of horticulture, environmental science or forestry. Among other tour […]

SpringFest coming soon

The city of Agoura Hills will host its third annual SpringFest "Happy Birthday Agoura Hills" event from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sun., April 28 in Chumash Park. It kicks off with a Push ’n’ Pull Parade for children beginning 11 a.m. at W. Driver Avenue and Easterly Drive (the Agoura High School faculty parking lot). Parade participants are encouraged […]

CLU drama students compete

Ten students from California Lutheran University (CLU) recently performed a scene from "Blood Wedding" in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII. CLU was one of 12 schools invited to participate in the Festival of Scenes competition held on the campus of Cal State University Hayward. Kelly Bader of Calabasas and Jennifer Wertheimer of Newbury Park received meritorious achievement […]

Middle East myths to be discussed

Conejo Jewish Academy will host Joseph Farah, the editor and founder of WorldNetDaily, in a lecture at 8 p.m. on Mon., April 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel. Farah, of Arab descent, will discuss "Myths of the Middle East: An Arab American Journalist Speaks Out." According to the Academy, Farah "has made it his calling to speak out on […]

Maybach, the very top of the line luxury automobile

Acorn Automotive Editor

We are used to driving top of the line German built luxury cars. The German manufacturers have reworked our impressions of what a luxury car should be and the rest of the world has followed their lead. But now, the height of luxury, the Maybach will be appearing in front of an American audience for the first time in more […]

Reward offered for tree vandal(s) in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Discovered early Sunday morning on April 6, willow trees near McCoy Creek and the Oak Park Condominiums on Park Granada in Calabasas were sawed down and left on the ground. CPHA (Calabasas Park Homeowners Association) officials don’t know if it was isolated vandalism or if someone was trying to create a better view from his or her home. But a […]

Mixer celebrated at Canyon Club

Scouts prepare for event

The Simoroaks District of the Boy Scouts of America will host the annual Camporee from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sat., April 20 in Alamos Canyon, located between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark. There’s an assembly at 8 a.m. with a flag ceremony when special guests will be introduced. An estimated 1,200 Boy Scouts from Thousand Oaks, […]

It’s time for a hoedown

Westlake Elementary will host an "All American 2002 Hoedown" from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Fri., May 3 on the school campus at 1571 E. Potrero Road (at Westlake Blvd.), Westlake Village. The event will feature games, a gourmet barbecue dinner, cakewalk and prizes. This is a fundraiser for the school’s PFA which provides funding for specialists, cultural events, art […]