Jo Kitz teaches respect for the mountains

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer After working more than 40 years on local tree and plant conservation projects, you would think Jo Kitz deserves a break. But retirement? You can chop down that theory. Kitz, who’s 70 years old, doesn’t tromp through the mountains as much as she once did; planting new trees and waging the war against invasive, […]

Program drums up good health

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present a Drum Circle program from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 24 at their facility, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The program is designed "to enhance the immune system, encourage social interaction, and relieve stress," according to the organization. Beverly Tabet, a cancer survivor and educator, will co-facilitate the program. Trained through the REMO […]

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GREEN EYED FELINE—This is Buster. He’s a 10-year-old white and brown tabby ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. Buster is neutered, very sweet and he comes with his own carrier. Ask about identification No.A1007026. Occasionally pets have already been adopted so call (818) 991-0071 first or see http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Comedy whodunit ‘Gift of Murder’ continues at Stage Door

Special to The Acorn

"Gift of Murder," playing at the Stage Door Theatre in Agoura Hills, has the element of surprise. The comedy-mystery, which director John Barker says is a genre often difficult to direct, was written by George Batson. It keeps the audience in suspense until the last moment when the true identity of the murderer is revealed. The audience has the task […]

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Green Party of California to host Eco-Festival in T.O. The Green Party of California will host an Eco-Justice Festival from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 18 at the Chumash Interpretive Center in Oakbrook Regional Park, 5260 Lang Ranch Drive, Thousand Oaks. The festival will feature more than 30 workshops […]

Parent support group forming

A parent support group called "Because I Love You" meets 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at West Valley High School, 23834 Highlander Road, West Hills. The group aids parents who are experiencing problems with their children (of all ages) in the areas of attitude, curfew, runaways, school truancy, substance abuse, etc. There is also a youth program for ages 13 […]

Sheriff’s blotter

Agoura Hills

No signs of forced entry were noted in the theft of a laptop computer and printer that were stolen from a Provident Road home the afternoon of July 25. Total loss: $1,200. A business window had $1,100 damage after it was vandalized between July 26 and 28 in the 5300 block of Derry Avenue. A male, 37, was arrested in […]

It’s clean, efficient and a GEM

Acorn Automotive Editor

It looks like an overgrown golf cart, but it’s legal to drive on certain city streets. It’s electric but it doesn’t need special equipment to charge it. It’s a GEM and DaimlerChrysler, the nation’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles for use on public streets, has improved upon an already good and clean thing for its GEM zero-emission vehicle. The GEM […]

Marianne Williamson to speak in T.O.

Marianne Williamson to speak in T.O. Best-selling author and speaker Marianne Williamson will be appearing at 1:30 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 8 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Her topic is "9-11 One Year Later: Creating a World of Peace." Williamson has published seven books, three of which have reached No. 1 on the New York […]

Solstice Canyon will be closed

from Aug. 26 through December

from Aug. 26 through December Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Acting Superintendent Woody Smeck has announced that construction projects begun in March are now reaching a level that will require the short-term closure of Solstice Canyon in Malibu from Aug. 26 through December. Overall improvements included in the project include replacement of the Arizona crossing with a bridge leading […]

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