2004-09-02

Resort, spa proposal gets mixed reception in Calabasas



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A proposal to build a resort-style inn and spa on 126 acres in unincorporated Los Angeles County at the northwest corner of Mulholland Highway and Stokes Canyon Road received both positive and negative responses from residents last week. The project, which would include equestrian facilities, is called the Malibu Valley Inn and Spa. The Calabasas City […]

Local graduate places in top five at national pageant



By Michelle Knight mknight@theacorn.com Nicole Johnson has exceeded even her own expectations. Earlier this month, the Moorpark College student and Westlake High School graduate entered a national beauty pageant and placed in the top five among a field of 50 contestants. This marked Nicole’s third beauty competition this year. In April, she entered a beauty pageant for the first time […]

Foster teens need mentors



Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County is seeking adults interested in becoming a mentor to a foster teen. The organization hopes to find individuals who may be able to help youth broaden their horizons, learn about career options and learn to "stand on their own" as adults with a good understanding of the world. Prospective volunteers are encouraged to make […]

Simi Valley

Pioneers

Last season’s results: (4th in Marmonte, 6-4 overall). Failed to make the playoffs. Improved to 6-4 record after a 1-9 season in 2002 and an 0-10 season in 2001. Concluded season on a high note after defeating crosstown rival, Royal, on the road, 35-6. Notable returnees: Lorne Bell, senior, WR/DB (370 yards receiving, 2 TDs); Robbie Fiero, senior, QB (337 […]

Santa Paula to host Fandango



The second annual Fandango in Santa Paula will be staged from noon to 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 4 in the gazebo at Railroad Plaza Park, at the corner of 10th and Santa Barbara streets, Santa Paula. The day will be filled with nonstop music. Admission and parking are free. Local musician and visual artist Xavier Montes founded De Colores Art […]

Acorn has early Labor Day deadlines this week



Acorn has early Labor Day deadlines this week Mon., Sept. 6 is Labor Day and our offices will be closed. Deadlines for next week’s issue have been moved forward. Editorial items (including Letters to the Editor) must be received by noon today. The real estate advertising deadline is also noon today for the Sept. 9 edition. Display advertising must be […]

It’s a busy time of year at Stagecoach Inn Museum 1897 wedding preparations reenacted



It’s a busy time of year at Stagecoach Inn Museum 1897 wedding preparations reenacted The Stagecoach Inn Museum has a full slate of activities planned for September. On Sat., Sept. 4, the museum will be re-creating the preparations for the Bell sisters’ wedding in 1897. The Bell sisters, Lydia and Minnie, were the daughters of the owner of the inn, […]

THURS., SEPT. 2



THURS., SEPT. 2 Fancy Floral Fantasy Floral Design classes in the Sogetsu style are offered on the first and third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the garden center of the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Cost of each class is $15 plus $10 for flowers, or $50 per month. (805) 498-7421 Camille […]

Royal

Highlanders

Last season’s results: (6th in Marmonte, 6-4 overall). Failed to make the playoffs. Opened the season with two non-conference wins before losing six of their final eight games. Only league wins came against Calabasas and Newbury Park. Notable returnees: Michael Bickley, senior, WR (6 catches, 75 yards, 3 TDs); Matt Morris, senior, TE (691 yards rushing, 6 TDs); Danny Mosier, […]

Free outdoor dance events coming to downtown L.A.



Free outdoor dance events coming to downtown L.A. This fall, the Music Center of Los Angeles County will host free outdoor dance events on the Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles, on select Friday evenings September through October. The evenings will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with step-by-step instruction in such styles as Swing and Salsa, followed […]


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