Agoura Hills amends appeals process

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura Hills City Council recently approved an ordinance to amend the city’s law regarding land-use appeals. The former law allowed appellants to withdraw their appeals prior to a hearing. Now they cannot. The appeals process must go forward, even if the appellant wants to withdraw his appeal. The revised law puts Agoura Hills more in […]

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Soccer camps coming to Oak Park

Major League Soccer Camps (MLS) will be teaching soccer at Brookside Elementary School, 165 N. Satinwood Ave. in Oak Park, from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13 and from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27. Available for ages 6 years or older are camp programs Munchkins, Nippers, Intermediate and Advanced. All campers receive a ball, a T-shirt, camp evaluation, an MLS gift […]

Sondheim music to be played

"Side by Side by Sondheim," a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim’s early works, will be presented from Sat., July 24 through Sun., Aug. 22 at Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. Described as "an elegant evening of sophisticated music by America’s most prolific musical theatre writer," the show features Davis Gaines (star of "Phantom of the Opera" in […]

Calabasas mayor, councilwoman want play area for east side

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The east side of Calabasas needs park space where kids from 9 to 14 years old can play basketball, handball and other games that aren’t structured, according to Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison. Harrison and Calabasas City Councilwoman Lesley Devine are in the process of finding a free play space and have pondered the idea of an […]

Spirit of volunteerism remains strong

The spirit of volunteerism is alive and growing stronger, according to a recent survey by Lions Clubs International. After a decades-long slide in social activism, it appears that more people are recognizing the importance and rewards of volunteering. In the survey, 54 percent of the respondents said they had volunteered in the past three years. Nearly nine out of 10 […]

Local students earn degrees on East Coast

Local students earn degrees on East Coast Among the more than 5,300 students awarded academic degrees by Boston University this spring were two Agoura Hills residents: Carly Croick, who earned a B.A. in art history, and Andrew Rubey, who earned a B.F.A. in graphic design. Paul Jordan of Oak Park graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., on May 21 […]

“I, Robot”

"I, Robot" Directed by: Alex Proyas Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, James Cromwell and Bruce Greenwood Rating: PG-13 (for adult language, partial nudity, intense CGI action and fight scenes, minor bloodletting) Running time: 111 minutes Best suited for: Sci-fi and futuristic thriller addicts, Will Smith fans Least suited for: Isaac Asimov purists Acorn’s Rating Guide: I’ll admit to immediately liking […]

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Leonis Adobe to host book signing

The Leonis Adobe Museum will host a book signing by gardener Eileen Logan, author of "How to Grow Organic Vegetables in Containers . . . Anywhere!" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., July 24 in the Plummer House on the museum grounds at 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. Logan is described as an expert at growing fresh, […]