Senior vocalist sought by local group

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Program is seeking a vocalist, male or female age 50 and up, to join the Music Makers. The Music Makers is a four-piece music combo band that performs at Senior Program functions, travels to senior retirement homes and participates in other activities. Rehearsals will be at noon Fridays at the […]

Water board candidate will rely on his experience

Water board candidate will rely on his experience By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Experience counts, which is why 16-year incumbent Glen Peterson, a candidate in next month’s water board election, says he’s the best person for the job. Peterson, an Agoura resident, is running for Division 2 in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors election. […]

Warriors defeat Agoura Chargers in football

Acorn Sports Writer

Warriors defeat Agoura Chargers in football The Westlake football team battled back from a three-point halftime deficit to overtake Agoura, 28-23, in a game played at Agoura High School and televised to a regional audience last Thursday night. Down 17-14 at halftime, Westlake came out in the second half and scored touchdowns on its first two possessions to take a […]

Shakespeare takes a trip west in outdoor presentation of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Shakespeare takes a trip west in outdoor presentation of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Oak Park High School will present Shakespeare with a spin—"The Taming of the Shrew," set in the wild, wild West. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., Oct. 17, 18 and 19, under the stars on the great lawn in front of […]

State Water Project visitors confront wildlife, other important issues

Two-day tour examines water delivery system

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Sound water management practices will be needed to prevent another salmon die-off like the one that occurred recently at the Klamath River in Northern California, environmentalists and public officials warn. Critics blame the death of more than 20,000 Chinook salmon on low river flows caused by the federal government’s policy of diverting water to […]

Marketers rely on kids to follow trends

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Adolescents have the largest amount of weekly disposable income in the nation Many adults find it puzzling when adolescents wear bizarre clothes, dye their hair orange and green and act like fools. Some explain it as a normal stage of adolescent rebellion. However, there’s another factor and a lot of it has to do with advertising and marketing. Many of […]

Incumbent member of Oak Park school board sets her goals

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Cindy Vinson still has big plans for Oak Park Unified School District. One of two incumbents seeking three available seats on the OPUSD school board, Vinson, 54, said she’s seeking reelection to complete unfinished work and to implement future goals. "Education is very important in this community," she said. "We need to make sure […]

Athlete of the

WeekSpecial to The Acorn

Athlete of the Week Special to The Acorn Senior Merrill Mullaly created a memory for himself and his Westlake High football team last week against the Agoura Chargers, one that head coach Jim Benkert hadn’t anticipated. The Warriors’ starter at running back was Kenneth Mackins, also a senior. But he was unable to use his speed in the open field […]

Saturn’s L300 gives a pleasant suprise

Acorn Automotive Editor

Sometimes it’s a difficult choice to make. Test vehicles that are available for me to drive include the pick of luxury and exotics from manufacturers around the world so it’s sometimes difficult to schedule a domestic sedan. "Try our new Saturn," was the request and I’m glad I did. Since the debut of the L series almost three years ago, […]

Calabasas carves out Pumpkin Festival plans

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Salute to the ‘Calabaza’ will be Oct. 19, 20 The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Festival returns to Paramount Ranch, a site in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. Oct. 19 and Sun., Oct. 20. The ranch’s well-known Western town movie set will be home to such activities as pumpkin seed-spitting and […]

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