LVMWD has new manager

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer John Mundy is replacing James Colbaugh as general manager of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). Colbaugh retired from his position after 27 years of service, 10 as general manager. "We are very pleased to appoint John Mundy as general manager," said LVMWD Board President Ann Dorgelo. "His management skills and experience are strong […]

Women will be networking

The Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host guest speaker Diane Gubin, the founder and president of Tech Exec recruiting firm, discussing "Dynamic Power Networking" at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 22 at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The cost for members is $35; for nonmembers, $45. For reservations or more details, […]

Agoura beats Oak Park in non-league basketball

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura boys’ basketball team defeated Oak Park, 76-58, in the final non-league tuneup for the Chargers in a game played at Agoura High School last week. The win improved Agoura to 7-7 while Oak Park fell to 6-8. Connor Faught, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard, led Agoura with 21 points and senior guard Ben Hawkinson scored 13, while junior guard […]

Ventura County Museum unveils France

The Ventura County Museum of History & Art is presenting the exhibition "France under the Ancien Regime: The Bourbon Dynasty," featuring Ojai artist George Stuart’s one-quarter-life-size figures of history’s most powerful and fascinating men and women, through May 2 at the museum, 100 E. Main St. in downtown Ventura. Twenty-five years ago Stuart gave to the museum 200 of the […]

Wright has room to breathe

When Alice C. Stelle Middle School opened in Calabasas last week, A.E. Wright Middle School lost about half its enrollment. Most of the kids and faculty at A.C. Stelle started the year at A.E. Wright. Overcrowding and traffic congestion before, during and after school had been growing problems at A.E. Wright for a long time, according to district assistant superintendent […]

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‘Riverdance’ to spill into Civic Arts Plaza

"Riverdance," the acclaimed celebration of Irish music, song and dance, will run from Tues. to Mon., Jan. 20-26, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The production focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities to, and influences on, the dance of other cultures. Show times vary; please call the Civic Arts Plaza box office at (805) 449-2787. […]

Calabasas acquires new public transit vehicles

The city of Calabasas has taken another step to reduce traffic and protect the environment. Calabasas previously requested federal funding through U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) to purchase five new shuttle buses and a trolley. The congressman delivered. Sherman announced last week that he’s bringing home the bacon—nearly $800,000 for the vehicles. The five shuttles have arrived and are […]

Rheumatoid arthritis victims get back into their gardens

Experts say gardening combats symptoms of RA, improving bone strength, density, flexibility

From the arid climate of the Southwest to the variable conditions of the Northeast, many Americans relish a muddy workout among the marigolds and hyacinths. Some turn to gardening as a form of exercise and emotional peace. However, for many of the 2 million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), bending, stretching and gripping gardening tools can be painful. […]