Keep kids learning all summer long

It may come as a surprise to some parents–and more for children–but vacation time can be a great time to enhance math, reading and writing skills and prepare for the school year. "Students can lose one or two months’ worth of reading and math skills during the summer, which could prove troublesome the following school year," said Richard E. Bavaria, […]

Authorities rescue Oak Park woman, 44, in China Flats

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team saved Bernadette Schnaible, 44, of Oak Park on Monday evening. Authorities sent a helicopter to search for Schnaible after she became disoriented and stranded in the China Flats area of the Santa Monica Mountains, north of Oak Park and Agoura Hills. Schnaible had been mountain biking when she got lost among […]

Cold Stone helps Make-A-Wish

Cold Stone Creamery will participate in the third annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Cake Social, a fundraising effort to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions "to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy." The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 29. Anyone with "a love for […]

AHS student attends


Alison Giovanelli of Agoura Hills, a student at Agoura High School, will spend nine days this summer among other high school girls at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center Girls’ Leadership Workshop (GLW) at Val-Kill, Mrs. Roosevelt’s historic home in Hyde Park, N. Y. Alison was selected from hundreds of girls around the U.S. and overseas who competed for 60 places at […]

Theatricum brings poet’s play to life

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com "Under Milk Wood," the emotionally charged poetic play written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, opened in Topanga on July 10 at The Will Geer Theatricum Botan-icum as part of its summer repertory season. Theatricum’s 20 cast members performed a perfect production under the direction of Ellen Geer at last Saturday’s performance portraying Thomas’ shady characters with […]

Seagull scaring device disturbs residents

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Brengles have lived in the Lost Hills/Saratoga Ranch area of Agoura Hills near the Calabasas Landfill for about five years. In a letter to The Acorn, Linda Brengle wrote, "We have never been bothered by the fact that just up the street is the landfill; in fact, we have always been amazed that we never […]

Singles activity club off to a good start

Singles activity club off to a good start The Oak Park/Westlake Club (a singles activity group) recently hosted its first mixer at Cabo Palms. Organizers say the club is not just about meeting a mate. It’s about making friends and doing things you like with a group of people you enjoy. The club is currently planning a wine-tasting event in […]

Calabasas Chamber awards scholarships

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce recently presented its annual Education Awards and Scholarship Awards at ceremonies at five local schools. The awards recognized graduating middle school students and high school students for their scholastic honors, positive attitudes, academic efforts and their contribution in the community. The following students were honored: Katie Kargari, Alice C. Stelle Middle School; Katy Stover, A.E. […]

Silent movie coming to Paramount Ranch

The National Park Service in conjunction with the Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage, Inc. will sponsor the screening of another silent film at Paramount Ranch on Cornell Road in rural Agoura. The film will be shown in an open-sided pavilion in the Old Western Town area of the ranch, a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Michael […]