Plans made for Spring Fest

Spring isn’t far away, and to put the community’s many new and vibrant businesses on display the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn will host a 2005 Spring Fest and Business Expo Sat., April 9. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also will showcase the recently opened Oak Park Community Center in Oak […]

LCMS band to perform at convention

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Concert Band at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills will represent all state middle schools at the California Band Directors Association convention Feb. 18 in Fresno. The 92-member band is directed by Matt McKagen. The longtime Lindero music teacher has become somewhat of a community folk hero for his ability to motivate students to […]

Pilates class forming at Agoura Hills Recreation Center

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will offer a Pilates fitness class for adults from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 14 through April 18, at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The course is described as "a great workout for your whole body, that uses your own strength to lengthen and define your […]

Local soccer squad heading to Bakersfield

Cosmos Grill serves same great food in new location

This locally owned restaurant is a neighborhood tradition. Cheerful colors, new furnishings and innovative lighting welcome customers to Cosmos Grill’s new location at 23663 Calabasas Road in the Courtyard of the Calabasas, only a few doors down from the eatery’s original site. Cosmos Grill offers an extensive menu with a wide variety of salads, sandwiches and specialty entrées. The house […]

Saberhagen miffed over city’s actions

Donation issue

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas High School Baseball coach Bret Saberhagen, the former major league pitching star, requested $32,000 from the city of Calabasas for a scoreboard at the new varsity baseball field he’s building, but later withdrew his request following a funding disagreement at last week’s city council meeting. Calabasas City Councilmember Lesley Devine said she had concerns about […]

Dirt bike rider, 13, lets it roll

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Even at age 5, Shelby Thirkill, of Agoura Hills felt the need for speed. Today the Lindero Canyon Middle School eighth-grader is the youngest and only female dirt bike racer in her Southern California motorcycle club. "Shelby is one of the few 13-year-olds that we see out in the desert racing motorcycles, which is pretty impressive […]

Maintain cleanliness to avoid the flu

Whether you think you’ve got a shot at getting a flu vaccine or not, there are still steps you can take to help you avoid getting sick. That’s important, because the influenza virus (flu) affects anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of Americans every year. In addition, more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized from flu complications annually. […]


Chamber group to play arias, American songs

Under the direction of Anthony Kissane, the Valley Cultural Chamber Orchestra will present an evening of classic arias and American songs at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 19 at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Composers to be featured include Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and more. Featured vocalists will […]

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