Career on the move for local actor

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A couple of years ago, Agoura Hills resident Parry Shen, 29, experienced temporary defeat and was about to give up on acting. He accepted a job as a waiter at the Applebee’s eatery in Westlake and about three hours into his first day of work, a movie company tracked him down and asked if […]

Support offered to kids of cancer patients

When a parent or close relative has been diagnosed with cancer, tremendous stress is created for a child. The Wellness Community has developed a support program to meet this need called Kids Circle. Kids Circle will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on four consecutive Saturdays beginning April 26 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. […]

Eagles start inaugural season in volleyball

Special to The Acorn

Oak Park is playing volleyball this season—boys’ volleyball in its inaugural season—and head coach Meredith Mangum and her team are beginning to make believers out of the Frontier League and the non-league teams that they’ve played. Oak Park plays volleyball in the Frontier League. Participating teams include the Bishop Diego Cardinals, the Carpinteria Warriors, the Malibu Sharks, the Nordhoff Rangers […]

Kids are taught to be babysitters

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering a Babysitting Club training program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays beginning the week of April 14 at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills. The class will cover many of the basics youth may encounter as a babysitter including basic first aid, information on CPR, safety and appropriate […]

Homeowner dealt himself two losses

Homeowner dealt himself two losses The owner of the trimmed oaks has been dealt a double whammy. In addition to being fined for his actions, he has created a terrible eyesore in his own front yard. Some of us need more punches in the stomach, I guess, before we figure out it’s not always best to jump into the ring. […]

Paintball trip planned

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the city of Westlake Village are currently accepting registration from youth ages 11 to 17 for "Paintballs: Fields of Honor!" a trip offered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 12. The deadline to register is 6 p.m. Thurs., April 10. The $45 fee includes transportation, admission, paintball gun […]

Research awakens hope for chronic fatigue syndrome

New research may help explain and one day find a cure for the serious medical condition chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS). CFIDS can be devastating, causing profound fatigue, pain and neurological difficulties. Over the past 15 years, scientists have identified numerous biological abnormalities in CFIDS patients, but a cure remains elusive. To […]

Agoura beats Calabasas in Marmonte League volleyball

Acorn Sports Writer

In a battle to win their first Marmonte League volleyball match of the season, the Agoura and Calabasas boys’ teams, both with first-year coaches, faced each other last Friday night in a hotly contested battle at Agoura High School. The Chargers defeated the Coyotes three games to one, 15-4, 11-15, 15-10 and 15-13. It was Agoura’s first league win in […]

Parents, kids can learn ins, outs of commercial business

Class offered at Pierce

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class designed for both children and their parents to explore the possibilities of working in the commercial industry. Children (ages 6 to 13) will learn how to audition for commercials and print ads, how to work in front of the camera and how to take direction. Parents will learn how to get […]

Budget cuts shouldn’t target athletic programs

There was a major budget crisis in California (1991-1992), and many cuts were aimed towards high school sports. Now, history seems about to repeat itself. Eleven years ago there was only a $14-billion deficit while this year there is a projected state budget deficit of more than $21 billion. Many districts had to cut back on coaches and certain sports […]