Public again warned: It’s illegal to swim in Lake Calabasas

A variety of substances are in the water

Public again warned: It’s illegal to swim in Lake Calabasas By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com At least one teenager was recently reported swimming illegally in man-made Lake Calabasas. The lake is within the Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) area, just off Park Sorrento in Calabasas. The adolescent and other teens were trespassing on CPHA property near the shoreline. The water is […]

Art Classes Still Open

Young at Art Studios recently hosted its annual art show and open houses. More than 800 ballots were cast, and parents, friends and students turned out to view the artwork on display. Attendees voted for Best of Show and first through fifth places in each age group by media division. The show’s top winners may be viewed at www.youngatartstudios.com. Summer […]

Barbecue benefits Pierce College

Sculptor’s drawings on display at free gallery show

See it at Pepperdine University in Malibu

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University is presenting "Claes Oldenburg: Drawings, 1959-1977" and "Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings, 1992-1998, in the Whitney Museum of American Art" now through Aug. 8. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays on the campus at 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. There’s […]

Why are brown bears called black bears and other questions asked, answered by columnist

Bear with Me

Why are brown bears called black bears and other questions asked, answered by columnist Hirsute readers called The Acorn, asking why the bear that recently ambled through Agoura was called a black bear when it actually was brown. The research team sprang into action, asking, "Yes, why is that?"—a question that ranks right up there with "Why is it we’re […]

Libraries closed on July 4 and 5

The Ventura County Library community libraries will be closed Sun., July Fourth and Mon., July 5 for the Independence Day holiday. The Ventura County libraries are in Moorpark, Oak Park and Simi Valley. Other community libraries are expected to be closed on the same days. Books can be returned to drop-off boxes despite the closures.

Store Has an Anniversary

Foundation awards 189 scholarships to students

The Ventura County Community Foundation recently awarded 189 scholarships, totaling $199,340, to 162 outstanding local students. The students received their awards at a reception hosted by Haas Automation at Cal State University Channel Islands. Among this year’s winners were Michelle Ouaknine of West-lake Village and Daniel Jacob of Oak Park, who were awarded the William A. Fairburn, Jr. and Cynthia […]

Young people sought to audition for musical

Conejo Players Theatre is seeking youth between the ages of 10 and 19 to fill roles in their production of "Into the Woods, Jr.," a play featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Auditions will be conducted from 5 to 9 p.m. Sun., July 11 and Mon., July 12 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tues., July 13. Callbacks if […]

In defense of baseball–again

In defense of baseball–again In defense of baseball–again Is there something about Calabasas that breeds contempt for baseball? The lawsuit of a Calabasas resident against Agoura Pony Baseball hasn’t even been adjudicated yet and other residents have already protested a new ball field for the Calabasas High School varsity team. Once again, the Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) crowd […]