Farmers’ market dies on the vine

Lack of interest has forced the Agoura Hills Farmers’ Market to close after just nine months in operation. The weekly market, which opened in April 2002, was a joint venture between Agoura High School and the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association. Karen Schott, operations manager, said the farmers’ market began with enthusiasm, but had trouble attracting customers after autumn […]

Media to be speaker’s subject

The Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will host guest speaker Michael S. Emerson, an award-winning writer/director and media-marketing consultant during the club’s Feb. 13 meeting at Westlake Inn, 32001 Westlake Blvd. The schedule calls for an 11:30 networking session and a noon luncheon. Emerson will speak beginning at 12:45 p.m. His topic will be "Media: Friend or Foe?" The cost […]

Elks honor public safety officers

Medders is reinstated to play

The Oak Park girls’ basketball team has played with heart and soul without standout Lyndsey Medders, who was recently reinstated by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) after earlier being declared ineligible by that sanctioning body. The Eagles were 6-0 during Medders absence and the team appeared to be on its way to another Tri-Valley League championship and maybe even another […]

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming

Acorn Automotive Editor

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming Mention the word diesel and you get a multitude of reactions. One colleague remembers his VW Rabbit of many years ago; a diesel engined noisy box on wheels that he was only too happy to get rid of. Others regaled me with stories of getting stuck behind a big truck on a […]

Gratitude shown

Thank you for the support and good review of our December play "Scrooge, The Musical." The players and the audience had a wonderful time, and it was the perfect harbinger for the holiday season. We are in the process of making plans for our next production. We are appreciative as well to all of the dedicated volunteer helpers. This teamwork […]

Calabasas should be a great place to raise a family, says candidate

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Council candidate Robert Sibilia, 44, said he wants Calabasas to be the premier place to raise a family, a city that’s good for everyone. Calabasas voters will on March 4 elect two city councilmembers. Two incumbents, Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee, are seeking reelection. Four others, including Sibilia, are challengers. "This is […]

Sisters unite, fight rare disease

Learning that a loved one had a serious illness–and was given six months to live–helped Judy Simpson find a new reason to live. In 1987, Simpson’s sister, Pat Paton, was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening lung disease called pulmonary hypertension (PH). When Simpson was told by doctors to start making funeral arrangements for her sister, she was devastated. Little did […]

Viewpoint boys improving under Coach Patterson in basketball

Acorn Sports Writer

The Viewpoint School boys’ basketball team fell to 7-8 overall on the season and 3-6 in Liberty League play when it was defeated by Buckley, 77-64, in a game played at Viewpoint School in Calabasas last week. Third year coach Greg Patterson is optimistic, though, and hopes to see his Patriots squad make it to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) […]

New ordinance in Agoura Hills a product of crybabies

New ordinance in Agoura Hills a product of crybabies The Agoura City Council and City Attorney Craig Steele owe an apology to the proponents of Measure H who opposed bringing Home Depot to town. In a front-page article of The Acorn, the city attorney and some of the members of the city council accused Measure H backers of "dirty tricks." […]