Dark comedy to light up Stage Door Theatre

The Stage Door Theatre in Agoura Hills will open its 24th season on Fri., Oct. 3 by presenting "Black Comedy," written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Sharon Lloyd. The action of this innovative comedy begins with a dark stage. After a few minutes, the characters experience a complete power failure. At this time, the stage lights come on and […]

On the Trail

Bob, Frank, Ike and Me

Street names in the Las Virgenes/Conejo areas run quite the gamut. There’s the enigmatic: Careful Avenue in rural Agoura and Teardrop Court in Newbury Park. We’ve got Roundup Circle in Thousand Oaks—which to the more horticulturally-inclined honors the famous weed killer rather than the neighborhood’s Old West-like setting. Then there’s the lane called Chiquita in Old Town T.O., which in […]

Candidate promises to keep Agoura Hills small, safe

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Seymour Patnode may not have any political experience, but she does have convictions. Patnode is hoping to win one of the two available Agoura Hills City Council seats this November, and said, "If you can’t fight city hall, you may as well join them." Although Patnode is fighting mad about many of the decisions […]

Take up belly dancing this fall

Professional instructor Kamilla, who’s been featured in many Persian music videos, invites the community to "come shimmer and shake to wonderful drumbeats and Arabic and Persian music" as she leads "Belly Dancing with Kamilla" classes. Kamilla will teach morning, late afternoon and evening classes on Mondays at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Participants are advised […]

Free booklet unravels the mystery of Alzheimer’s

Thousands of scientists, health care providers, families and volunteer organizations are seeking ways to manage, treat and, perhaps, eventually prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Though the risk of developing AD increases with age, it’s not a part of normal aging. A look at recent research, a clear […]

Donations help support AYSO

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 9 Dream of Fields chairman Ed Rigsbee recently announced AYSO opening day donations received from local businesses and organizations to the Dreams of Fields campaign. The campaign’s goal is to gather a total of $1 million, to be Region 9’s contribution to the Conejo Creek South playfields master plan to build new soccer fields, […]

Violin virtuoso guest of New West Symphony

Acclaimed virtuoso violinist Cho-Liang Lin will appear as the guest artist when New West Symphony performs the opening concert of its ninth season at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 in the Countrywide Performing Arts Center/Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Under the direction of music director Boris Brott, the symphony will perform the music of Wagner (Prelude […]

It’s the test that gets an F

It’s the test that gets an F Public education isn’t perfect here or anywhere else. But that’s no reason for the state Department of Education’s recent findings, claiming that high schools in both Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) and Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Test scores weren’t the problem. In fact, […]

Westlake Village man killed in motorcycle crash

Westlake Village resident Scott Weinstock, 34, died last week after suffering from severe head injuries from a recent motorcycle accident, according to California Highway Patrol spokesperson Leland Tang. At 3:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 7, Weinstock was heading eastbound on Mulholland Highway just east of Waring Drive in unincorporated Agoura on his motorcycle when, according to officers, he must have lost […]

OPHS yard sale helps cross country athletes

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