For the record

It’s Casey McCarthy who plays for the Agoura American Legion baseball team, not Ryan McCarthy (who played high school baseball last year for Westlake). Casey McCarthy also plays for the Agoura High School Chargers.

Plot twists highlight an amusing Backlot production

A suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn aptly titled "Murder at the Howard Johnson’s" will be presented by the Vagabond Players from July 19 through Aug. 11 at the Backlot Theater, 1408 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The "light and funny" play pokes fun at three foolish lovers and their futile attempts to […]

Celebrating in Calabasas

Scam artists at work in

Ventura County

Scam artists at work in Ventura County District Attorney Michael D. Bradbury announced recently that his major fraud unit recently investigated a new advance fee sweepstakes fraud operation that targets citizens in Ventura County. By posing as unsuspecting citizens, investigators confirmed that the scam operates in the following manner: Suspects call citizens at home and tell them they’ve won $300,000 […]

Westlake-Agoura (WAGS) 14 and under softball finishes strong

Acorn Sports Writer

After winning its first-ever California Western District championship, the Westlake/Agoura 14 and under All-Star softball team (WAGS) played in the American Softball Association (ASA) California state championships last weekend. Westlake/Agoura finished the Western tournament undefeated and outscored its opponents from Newbury Park, Ventura and Simi Valley by a margin of 24-5, and claimed the title after beating host Simi Valley, […]

Bob Smith dealerships break ground in Calabasas

Acorn Automotive Editor

After many months of deliberations and anticipation, ground was finally broken last Thursday for the new Bob Smith dealerships on Calabasas Road in Calabasas. In a ceremony attended by Bob Smith staff, members of the Calabasas City Council and Chamber, representatives of BMW of North America, who flew from the East Coast, and others, the first ceremonial shovels of dirt […]

Agoura High School graduates shoot for a career in the movie industry

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Children’s cancer is a very serious subject matter for a film. Agoura High School graduate Ari Averbach, 18, and a friend from New York University, Eric Becker, 19, were watching a documentary made by Averbach’s friend and classmate at AHS and NYU, Adam Gerstel, 18, about cancer when they hatched an idea for a […]

Topic: Creative writing

Novelist Aram Saroyan, the son of noted American writer and playwright William Saroyan, will speak on "The Process of Creative Writing" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sun., July 21 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. He’s also a poet, biographer and playwright whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, […]

Calabasas summer team prepares for Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs

Special to The Acorn

It’s summer, but not the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer as the Calabasas Coyotes prepare for the Valley Invitational Baseball League (VIBL) playoffs. With the championship game slated for July 28 on Dedeaux Field at USC, head coach Rick Nathanson hopes his team will be there. The VIBL has adopted the same format used by the NCAA to determine […]

Shopping center security was ill prepared for an altercation

Shopping center security was ill prepared for an altercation As a Calabasas teenager, I occasionally go to The Commons to see a movie. I was glad to see security guards walking around there because I felt they would keep me and my friends safe. My opinion changed after I witnessed an out-of-control fight there three weeks ago. I was leaving […]