Adamson tours set for Malibu

Special holiday tours of the historic Adamson House, located near Surfrider Beach in mid-Malibu at 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, will be presented at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays throughout December. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (310) 456-8432. Admission is $10 per person payable at the door, and the parking fee is $2.

Calabasas denies that it wants popular bar annexed only for its tax revenue

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Many residents probably assume that Sagebrush Cantina is a Calabasas establishment, but it’s really part of the city of Los Angeles. Calabasas officials want the popular bar and restaurant as part of their city. Calabasas has tried unsuccessfully to annex the Sagebrush Cantina on Calabasas Road at least two times since 1990. It sits […]

Warriors win thriller, move to CIF semis

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake football team defeated Paso Robles, 36-29, in a California Interscholatic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals matchup played at Westlake last Friday night. Marcus Maddocks, a junior defensive back, intercepted a Paso Robles pass in the end zone as time expired, allowing Westlake (10-2) to advance to the playoff semifinals where it will travel to face Oxnard […]

It might be dangerous but we still use cell phones while driving

Acorn Automotive Editor

I’m as guilty as the rest of you. You know who you are. You’re a "cell phone user while driving" person and despite all the news stories and information about how it distracts you from the road ahead, you still use it. You still look down to enter a number and you still divide your time between the traffic on […]

Angels on display in T.O.

Angels on display in T.O. Gardens of the World is hosting "Angels Around the World," an art exhibit, through Feb. 3 in the Resource Center, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The show presents artistic interpretations of angels. More than 40 local artists submitted works for consideration and 20 pieces were selected by a panel of three jurors who also […]

Oak Park cheerleaders show off their winning spirit at contest

Holiday shoppers inspire optimism at local stores

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Following a national trend, local area retailers have reported strong earnings during the Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. However, bucking the rest of the nation, department stores and high-end retailers have also ridden the wave of recovery with discount stores and on-line retailers. Though most major retailers won’t produce […]

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

The real star of the new Harry Potter movie

There’s a good chance that you’ve already seen the latest Harry Potter movie and, perhaps, wondered what car is featured in the opening sequences. It’s a British Ford, to be exact an Anglia 105E, and it just happens to be exactly the same model and color of the very first vehicle I ever owned. Introduced in 1959, the Ford Anglia, […]

Local couple checks in on charity

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Charity starts at home, says Agoura resident Lisa Sonne, founder of the home-based, nonprofit organization called Charity Checks. Three years ago, Lisa and her husband, "Good Morning America" producer Victor Dorff, left New York City and moved to the quiet lifestyle of the rural Santa Monica Mountains. They wanted to pursue a unique business […]

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