Mediation gets last chance in Agoura

Pony Baseball lawsuit

Mediation gets last chance in Agoura By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com After six years of court battles, Agoura Pony Baseball is preparing for one more conflict, probably a court trial to determine whether the league has the right to continue playing on Lupin Hills Elementary School baseball facilities in Calabasas. Agoura Pony Baseball, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), which leases […]

Mother’s Day history

Mother’s Day has roots in the old English custom of honoring mothers on "Mothering Sunday" just prior to Easter. In 19th Century America, Anna Reeves Jarvis organized mothers’ days to work for sanitation, to care for the wounded in the Civil War, and to encourage peace after the war. Julia Ward Howe, the author of the "Battle Hymn of the […]

Blood drives coming to Kaiser

Kaiser Permanente will host the following blood drives: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues., May 18 at the Simi Valley Medical Offices, 3900 Alamo St., Simi Valley. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tues., May 25 and Wed., May 26 at the Thousand Oaks Medical Offices, 365 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, please call (818) 719-4329.

Group will showcase programs available to schools

Performances To Grow On, a showcase of performing artists geared for schools, will appear at the Scherr Forum Theatre of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon., May 24. Performers in dance, music, theater, mime and storytelling will offer excerpts from their full-length productions. The event, geared for elementary to high school students, lets […]

Music for a worthy cause

Local boys do well in county championships

Lepisto sets personal record

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn Lepisto sets personal record Senior Branden Lepisto of Agoura won the 300-meter hurdles in 38.96, breaking his 39.0 best mark for this season in last Friday’s Ventura County Track and Field boys’ Championships at Moorpark High School. Last year, Lepisto finished fourth in league finals and didn’t make it to the California Interscholastic […]

Calabasas hosts Arts and Crafts Festival


Where I grew up there was a very famous old public botanic garden noted for its great beauty and the breadth of its collection. However, its sprawling wooded acreage was situated in what our parents characterized as a bad neighborhood. Often, during a stroll there along a secluded path, a visitor could be jumped and mugged or worse. There was […]

Uninvited guest comes to town

Get ladies’ accessories here

A new ladies’ accessory warehouse called The Look-a-Like has opened in Westlake Village. The store features the latest in handbags, jewelry, scarves, hats, watches and many other items inspired by the likes of Gucci, Coach, Louis Vuitton and other well-known designers. The Look-a-Like is a comfortable and inviting setting, where patrons enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies while they […]