Agoura Hills film student has an eye for talent

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Agoura Hills resident Brandon Nicholas hated high school and couldn’t wait to graduate. Funny how things change. Now he loves school and he can’t wait to wake up in the morning to attend class. Nicholas, a film student at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, said he feels more passionate about his passion for filmmaking […]

Survivor takes message on a ride

Pancreatic cancer survivor Tom Cronan will spend nearly six weeks on his Harley-Davidson visiting 22 Wellness Communities across the country and waging a nationwide war on cancer across 6,600 miles. The retired professor of health and fitness will bring his "W.A.R. (Wellness/Attitude/Research) on Cancer. . . from a Motorcycle" message to Southern California on Mon. and Tues., May 16 and […]

Former area football player finds a spot on an unlikely team

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Newbury Park graduate Mike Tromello has spent much of his athletic life proving his critics wrong on and off the football field. First it was those in middle school who said he was too big and didn’t have the footwork. Then it was those in high school that said he didn’t have the makings of a […]

`Oaks Chamber singers to present comic operata

The Oaks Chamber Singers will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty" at 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 15 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. This musical satire features "the usual perplexities of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, with hyperbole, confusion, betrayal, love […]

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There were big-town and small-town happenings in the Conejo Valley this week in 1975. "Mrs. Ronald Reagan" was the honoree at a tea sponsored by the local Republican Central Committee, based in Canoga Park. The tea was held at Pepperdine University and attended by the wives of a number of local legislators, including Barry Goldwater Jr. and Lou Cusanovich. Construction […]

Local teen accepted to five Ivy League schools

By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com Princeton or Yale? Choosing between the two Ivy League kings wasn’t easy, but Agoura Hills teen Daniel Sebastian Cano-Besquet made his decision. Next fall, the 17-year-old will become a full-fledged Yalie. "Looks like I’m going to be a Bulldog," Cano-Besquet said on a cell phone while en route to mail his letter of intention. With less […]

Seniors honor volunteer helpers

Coyote softball squad drops final home game

By Steve Ames Special to the Acorn The Calabasas High softball team takes a short road trip today to complete its ’05 season against the Agoura Chargers, and while the Coyotes might not climb out of last place in the Marmonte League, head coach Barbara Hofer hopes the game will be a positive beginning looking ahead to the ’06 season. […]

Elton John band helps local school

Elton John Band members and their friends will perform at The Canyon club this Sun., May 15 in a fundraising event to benefit Lupin Hill Elementary School. The event, titled "All Shook Up," is an Elvis tribute featuring the entire Elton John band, minus Elton. Fritz Coleman, local television anchor, will host the evening which will also include performances by […]

Water regulations leave bad taste

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is about to set some incredibly high standards for water and sewer agencies upstream from the Pacific Ocean. As now proposed, the board’s expectations are excessive. While nobody wants public beaches to be closed because of pollution, the new standards must be realistic and allow reasonable time for compliance. The regulations, although […]

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