Dog lover honored by county as shelter Volunteer of the Year

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com A dog might be man’s best friend, but if you asked a canine at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter who his best friend is, he’d probably mention Robin Kahrs of Westlake Village. Referred to as the Head Dog Volunteer at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, Kahrs was recently named Volunteer of the Year by Los Angeles […]

Seniors make a difference through volunteer programs

The Conejo Valley Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is recruiting men and women ages 55 and older to volunteer at various local nonprofit agencies. The following volunteer positions are currently available, including tutors for elementary schools for the upcoming year: The American Red Cross needs CPR trainers and office assistants, and the American Cancer Society is in need of […]

Lighting firm illuminates exclusive gated community

Westlake Village-based Lantern Masters, Inc. recently announced completion of its 15th project in the gated community of Beverly Park Estates. Gerald Olesker is the senior designer/partner of Lantern Masters, and the firm has worked with homeowners, designers and architects to provide individual properties in this community with interior and exterior light fixtures "that not only illuminate the architecture, but also […]

For returning Warriors, one CIF title ring isn’t enough

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Maybe it’s tradition. Maybe it’s peer pressure. Or maybe it’s that Westlake Warrior teammates Jason Berg and Jeff Rapoport are just plain greedy. Whatever the reason, Berg, a wide receiver/safety, and Rapoport, a tailback, have decided that just one California Interscholastic Federation title simply isn’t enough, and with the help of a group of […]

Stage Door Theatre presents new play

The Stage Door Theatre is presenting the J.B. Priestly classic, "An Inspector Calls," through Sat., Sept. 18 at 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Directed by John Barker, the play revolves around a respectable family in an English industrial city and the turmoil caused when a police inspector arrives and questions each member of the family about their past contact with […]

Photo contest featuring animals accepts entries

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is calling for entries for its ninth annual Animal Watch photo contest. The theme of this year’s competition is "About Face," and the ASPCA is inviting all photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, to submit a photo depicting their idea of the ultimate animal face. Grinning gorillas, funny ferrets, happy […]

Calabasas resident is writer of children’s dreams

Calabasas resident Steve Syatt has written a book and a collection of songs that will put your children to sleep. "Shushbybye" is the name of Syatt’s book, which is currently available at Borders bookstores throughout Los Angeles, as well as specialty bookstores. The book will also be sold at FAO Schwarz when their stores in New York and Las Vegas […]

Off to College for Parents

Before taking her son to college last year, a mother wrote little notes of encouragement. In his dorm room, as she unpacked his clothes, she hid the notes in the pockets of jackets and jeans, along with small amounts of cash, so he could treat himself to something fun. She left campus knowing that her tokens of affection would brighten […]

Pet of the Week

Whimsical kingdoms visited in production

Trinity Pacific Christian School is presenting "The Phantom Tollbooth" through Sat., Aug. 14 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show invites the audience to take a ride with Milo, a bored young man, as he explores the whimsical kingdoms of Digitopolis and Dictionopolis in a theatrical performance adapted from Norton Juster’s story. Nearly 70 […]

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