Legislator hopes to increase public awareness on perchlorate

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The California state Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson, is trying to publicize the hazards of perchlorate contamination in soil and groundwater. Assemblymembers, city officials, water and environmental experts, concerned citizens and others overflowed the Founder’s Room at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Monday night to hear about perchlorate. Many […]

Free program sheds light on cave exploration

Adventurer Paul McGray will discuss his adventures in caving, the caves he has explored and show what type of equipment is needed in a free program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 18 in the community room of the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. McGray’s four decades of adventuring include his interests in vertical caving, mountain […]

WHS dancers shine brightly in competition

Four Westlake High School Dance Team soloists recently participated in the "Miss Dance Drill California" and "Best of California" competitions hosted at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. All three seniors, Lisa Asari, Diana Chen and Whitney Kirk, placed in the Top 10 of the "Miss Dance Drill Team California." Asari placed in the Top 5 and will be in […]

Adoptive parents orientation coming to in T.O.

Adoptive parents orientation coming to in T.O. With nearly 120,000 children removed from their parents’ homes due to abuse or neglect, there’s a great need for caring adults to provide permanent loving and nurturing homes as adoptive parents, according to Children’s Bureau. The agency will present a parent orientation from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tues., Feb. 18 at the Thousand […]

Incumbents had conflict of interest

I have been a resident of Mulwood for 16 years. I have recently been informed that on Feb. 5 the Calabasas City Council voted to remove from continued public airing a forum among the six city council candidates which had already been taped. This seemed very curious to me. The forum had been sponsored by the Calabasas Homeowners’ Association (CPHA). […]

Murder of

Agoura Hills woman, 20, being investigated
in London

Agoura Hills woman, 20, being investigated in London By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The Don and Joanne Kaplan family of Agoura Hills is dealing with unbearable sadness after they learned about the violent death of their 20-year-old daughter, Alyson Ilene Kaplan, while she was vacationing in England. Kaplan was lured from a train platform in London’s Victoria Station by […]

In step with Fame

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Emily Corney, 19, has already achieved fame with a capital "F" by gaining a role in a touring production of "Fame," the musical playing the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza this week. An Agoura Hills native who has danced at the Kavli Theater for productions such as "The Nutcracker," […]

Registration underway for

Teen Enhancement

Registration underway for Teen Enhancement Program The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is currently accepting registration for the second semester of its Teen Enhancement Program, which runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The program is for middle school students and transportation is available from A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas to the […]

Holly Hobbie at Calabasas Library

Who are Toot and Puddle? Why just ask any kid. For those not in the know, come find out at 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 15 as the Calabasas Library, at 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, hosts a visit from the pair. Okay, here’s a hint—Toot and Puddle are literary characters created by Holly Hobbie. And if you really want to be […]

Deerhill Park revisited

David Ross’s letter to the editor (Jan. 30 Acorn), though well intentioned, certainly rankled many local citizens. I want to point out that we are neighbors of Deerhill Park. I agree that the park would not be a good location for the Boys and Girls Club, but the reference that we did not want "that kind of people" is not […]

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