Local singer says it’s never too late to do what you love

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills personal talent manager Frank Campana, in his senior years, has a lot to smile about lately. He’s waited much of his life to record his second album and he recently finished it. Campana’s love for music is displayed on his office walls, which are covered with photographs of him posing with his idols. Singers like Mel Torme and […]

New care center is open

A VERY WARM WESTLAKE WELCOME—Sofie Kaechele, 94-years young, lower left, is the first patient to move into the recently opened Westlake Health Care Center. Her nurse, Robertina Sanchez, Westlake Health Care executive director Gabriel M. Kelemer, her daughter, Charlotte Berger, and son Walt Kaechele accompany her. The skilled nursing facility is located at 250 Fairview Road in Westlake Village. For […]

New camp comes to Malibu

Creation Station, a new performing arts camp, is coming to Malibu this summer. Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will have an opportunity to perform a play complete with costumes, makeup, sets, lights and music. They will work to improve acting, dancing and singing abilities "through blending artistic accomplishment and discipline with fun and the joy of performing." Classes […]

Live jazz performed at Le Cafe in Westlake Village

Live jazz performed at Le Cafe in Westlake Village For a delightful outdoor dining experience this summer season, be sure to visit Le Café. Chris Banta will perform cool jazz on the patio every Friday and Saturday through August 31. Listen to live jazz while dining on the culinary creations of executive chef Robin Nishizaki. The Le Café dinner menu […]

World’s largest rodent found in Thousand Oaks

Acorn Staff Writer

World’s largest rodent found in Thousand Oaks Rats, it almost got away. A T.O. resident living on El Monte Drive recently caught a 30-pound capybara on his property, a rare animal in these parts. Dubbed the world’s biggest rodent, the capybara (pronounced cappy-bar-ah) lives primarily in Central and South America and probably came to Southern California illegally, according to officials […]

Quacky weekend in store

T.O. Acorn Editor

It’s "beak-to-beak action" next Sunday as 10,000 yellow, plastic ducks sporting sunglasses and attitudes swim the fourth annual Great Conejo Duck Race for Many Mansions at the Westlake Landing, with race ground opening at 11 a.m. This year, the person who "adopted" the winning duck will drive away in a new car, as the grand prize is a two-year lease […]

Free fitness walks offered

Free fitness walks offered Personal fitness consultant Gail Holloway will lead a series of once-monthly fitness walks from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays from June 6 through September 6 on the campus of Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Additional walk dates are July 5 and Aug. 2. Walks are free but reservations are suggested; call (818) 878-3741. […]

Willow fifth grader is among nation’s most talented youth

Mark Brandon Haskell, 11, a fifth-grader at Willow Elementary School, Agoura Hills, has received an award for being among the highest scoring participants in the state of California in the mathematics and verbal talent search for fifth/sixth grades conducted by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). He participated in a national talent search conducted annually by CTY […]

Ballet tryouts

Channel Islands Ballet will host open auditions for their 23rd annual production of "The Nutcracker" between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., June 8 at their studio on the campus of California State University-Channel Islands, Camarillo. Ages 7 to 18 are welcome. Those auditioning must have prior dance experience. For more details and to make an appointment, please call […]

Deputies to push for safe graduation parties

Capt. James N. Glazar and the Juvenile Intervention Team of Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station have issued a reminder to parents about hosting responsible graduation parties. According to Glazar, deputies have responded too many times to unsupervised teenage parties at this time of year. Too often, authorities found no adult supervision and guests who expected a chaperoned event. To help parents […]

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