Voters will be asked to reach into their billfolds in November

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The budget crunch in Sacramento has prompted local officials to consider several new tax measures for the ballot this fall. Taxpayers will be paying not only an increase in their vehicle license fee, but also local homeowners will face the prospects of two new parcel taxes to help cover the cost of schools and […]

Learn self defense on Saturday

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a course designed to teach the basics of self defense for men, women and young adults. Participants will learn basic skills that could help them. No previous self-defense training is required to enroll. "Basics of Self Defense" will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 28 on the college campus […]

LVUSD receives more money

Conejo Players to present a witch of a production

Conejo Players to present a witch of a production Conejo Players Theatre will host auditions for a children’s musical produc-tion, "The Little Witch of Wichita," from 5 to 9 p.m. Sun. and Mon., July 13 and 14 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tues. and Wed., July 15 and 16, at the theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. […]

Soka hosts annual folk music festival

Fourth of July events

From patriotic music to parades, pie eating to home run hitting, opportunities for families to observe a fun and festive Fourth of July abound. Los Angeles The Skirball Cultural Center will present "We the People: An American Celebration" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., June 29 at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. This free daylong celebration pays tribute […]

Ready to move on, Carpenter reflects on Panthers

Acorn Sports Writer

Rudy Carpenter was watching the tape he watches often, the highlight film of the 1993 Newbury Park Panthers High School football team that went 14-0 and won a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship, the film he got from former Newbury Park star quarterback Keith Smith. "I was just watching his highlight film, the 1993 championship team," Carpenter said. "I have […]

Local dancers to perform in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Agoura Hills Youth Ballet Theatre will present the premiere performance of the original ballet "Alice in Wonderland" at 7 p.m. Mon., June 30 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. A whimsical classical ballet for all ages, it features the music of the light-classical pop composer Leroy Anderson, known for his […]

City councilwoman won’t seek reelection, but her brother will run

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Longtime Agoura Hills City Councilwoman Louise Rishoff has announced she’ll not seek reelection this November, but Steve Rishoff, her brother, plans to run instead. Rishoff spent 16 years on the city council and retires as the longest-serving member in Agoura Hills’ 20-year history. Having a family member succeed her would be a first for […]

City wants more applicants

The city of Calabasas has been without a regular finance director since Cindy Borchard resigned in December for a better job. The city conducted an unsuccessful search to fill the position. Of 21 applicants, none were acceptable, according to City Manager Donald Duckworth. An interim finance director has since occupied the position and the council authorized an expenditure of $20,950 […]

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