Inspiratural musician will play at Gateway

Christian music pioneer Randy Stonehill will perform in concert at 4 p.m. this Sun., Sept. 29 at Gateway Church, 29646 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Worship services are at 9 and 11 a.m. For almost 30 years Stonehill, an international recording artist credited with inspiring such artists as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Carmen to embark on careers in the […]

Murdock makes offer to buy Dole Foods

Murdock makes offer to buy Dole Foods Two days after Lake Sherwood billionaire David Murdock made an unsolicited bid to buy Dole Food Co., angry shareholders filed a class action suit hoping to prevent the deal, which they said undervalues the world’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables. Last Sunday, the 79-year-old Murdock informed the board of directors of the […]

Crafters invited

Local crafters of handmade or country-style crafts are encouraged to participate in the crafters’ area at the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival to be presented 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun., Oct. 19 and 20 at Paramount Ranch on Cornell Road in Agoura. In the past, crafters ranged from jewelry vendors to Western wrought-iron artists. According to festival sponsors, the […]

T.O. Chamber of Commerce to host council candidate forum

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the first candidates’ forum for the Thousand Oaks City Council race. The event will be in the Scherr Forum at 7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 9, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Chamber Board Chairman Rick Lemmo said, "Our Chamber believes that an informed electorate is a critical component of […]

Calabasas homeowners prepare to wage war on two-story car wash proposal

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider construction of a new 4,365 square-foot, two-story car wash on future city-owned property located behind the existing Unocal 76 gas station at 24115 Calabasas Road. The request calls for a zone change from "public facilities recreational" to "commercial retail." The item will be […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Baseball, football and basketball. We American sports fans know contact sports the best. We were brought up on them. And even though the NHL has infiltrated the U.S. with franchises all around our country, hockey commands less attention here as a major contact team sport than any other. I was a perfect example of this. I didn’t see my first […]

Words of


Words of By Dr. Jon Wilson Recently I was approached by a parent with the following concern: "I don’t know where I went wrong. I raised my two children the best I could. I committed them to the Lord as babies, but something went wrong somewhere. I am very saddened and I feel guilty for the way they are turning […]

She was there for 9-11–and disappointed in the anniversary

Last week I gave a lot of thought to how I wanted to spend the anniversary of 9-11. With much soul searching, I realized that I wanted to be with my family. I wanted to go out together and play—not sit together at a movie or in the family room—but play together. I wanted to laugh and appreciate them. So […]

Local woman steps up to ‘Hollywood Squares’

Oak Park resident Cathy Wallet’s tic-tac-toe skills will be put to the test when she steps in as a contestant on "Hollywood Squares" beginning tomorrow, Fri., Sept. 27. Wallet’s appearance coincides with an all-new look and feel to the series, including a completely new set, logo and on-air graphics. In addition, Wallet will be interacting with Ellen DeGeneres, the first […]

You have until Oct. 21 to register for November’s election

You have until Oct. 21 to register for November’s election California residents who are citizens of the U.S. and who will be at least 18 years old and aren’t on parole for a felony offense at the time of the Tues., Nov. 5 general election can register to vote. The deadline is Mon., Oct. 21. That’s also the deadline to […]