Development questioned at old Calabasas farmhouse


Development questioned at old Calabasas farmhouse Despite objections, the Calabasas Planning Commission is considering a development on the "Old Farmhouse" property at 5539 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The applicant doesn’t have any concrete plans at the site, but with the help of city staff, different ideas were presented last week for the commission’s consideration. Several Calabasas residents said they […]

Rare celestial event is topic for amateur astronomers

Joel Harris, president of Twilight Tours, Inc. of Westlake Village, will discuss "Venus Transit, Across the Sun" at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 20 in the Forum Auditorium on the campus of Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark during the monthly meeting of the Ventura County Astronomical Society. Harris will be speaking on the topic of an even rarer celestial event […]

Professionals sought to teach parenting skills at event

Conejo Coalition for Youth and Families and Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will sponsor a parenting conference titled "Celebrate the Family" on Sat., May 22 at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Community professionals interested in leading a session for parents to help them develop and improve parenting skills and relationships within the family should call (805) […]

Eating disorders explored at CSUN

Students, faculty and staff at Cal State Northridge will explore the issues surrounding societal pressures for a perfect body at the university’s ninth annual observance of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The week kicks off with a "Mind, Body and Spirit Fair" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., Feb. 23 in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union on […]

Local football players sign on with college teams

Installment II of two parts

wharrison@theacorn.com Installment II of two parts Area high school players recently announced their plans for playing college football. Braden Lepisto, the all-purpose back from Agoura, will play at the University of Pennsylvania in the Ivy League. Chris Owens, the quarterback from Thousand Oaks, will play at Florida A&M. Loren Rosenberg, the lineman from Oak Park, also is headed to the […]

Children’s concert series announced

The Conejo Valley Children’s Concert Series will present the following children’s entertainers at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. At 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 23 and 24 in the Scherr Forum Theatre, award-winning singer Joanie Bartels will "celebrate the relationships we value the most with a unique combination of original songs, lassics and nostalgic […]

If Words Could Talk

An Underground Business

An Underground Business Reader Discretion Advised: The following material contains graphic descriptions that might be unsuitable for anyone who will die. If that doesn’t make you want to read this stuff, nothing will. Undertakers have evolved into funeral directors; coffins are now known as caskets; burials are internments; graveyards are cemeteries and all of the above are expensive. I don’t […]

Having fun with history on Presidents’ Day

Media relations specialist to enlighten Republican ladies

Thousand Oaks resident Jason Karpf, vice president of Tellen Worldwide, a Los Angeles public relations firm and part of the media relations team for Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon, will be the guest speaker at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated tomorrow, Fri., Feb. 20, at the Clarion Palm Garden Hotel, 495 […]

Kids trained to lead walks

A volunteer leader training course has been scheduled by the Children’s Institute for Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Sat., April 3. Classes, which include trail walks, classroom talks and hands-on activities, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades. No previous knowledge is necessary for the sessions where children will […]