Movie theater attendance getting bad reviews

By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com Sources indicate that current movie theater ticket revenues are down about 5 percent from last year and that actual attendance is down about 9 percent. Filmmakers, moviegoers and non-moviegoers, especially here in Southern California where the entertainment industry is so important, have different opinions as to the reason why. In the 1950s and early ’60s, television was […]

How to treat a bleeding injury

While slicing bread rolls for dinner, the knife slips and you cut your finger. Instinctually, you drop the knife and tightly squeeze the cut. After a few seconds, you release your grip to examine the damage. At that exact moment most people ask themselves, “Do I need to go to the doctor?” According to medical professionals, there are a couple […]

Another baseball champ emerges from Agoura

Save Ahmanson Ranch, again

Just when you thought it was safe to hike and bike the trail at the Ahmanson Ranch Preserve, you must delay celebrating a victory for the environmentalists. A developer named Faye Huang wants to build a fire road through Ahmanson Ranch Nature Preserve so that she can build 30 new homes known as Faye Estates. She has asked Gov. Schwarzenegger […]

Agoura Hills

Burglars ransacked a home on Patrick Henry Place on July 7. They stole a $5,000 laptop computer and a $500 pearl necklace. Damages to a window screen, valued at $100, were also reported. The door of a chiropractic office on Canwood Street was vandalized on July 12. Damages to the door lock were estimated at $100. Thieves stole a stereo […]

Musician teaches through song

By Sylvie Belmondbelmond@theacorn.com While Craig Newton was unpacking a series of instruments at the Agoura Hills library recently, a group of young children expectantly waited to hear the various sounds. Right from the start, Newton’s show on the history of American music captured the young audience’s attention, inviting them to participate through dance, song and hands-on activities. Newton took the […]


Musical Program West Valley Women’s Connection of Calabasas hosts a “Music of the Heart” luncheon and program at 11:30 a.m. at Calabasas Golf & Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas featuring guest speaker Jan Patrizio on “How to Discover Your Own Personal Oasis,” and Adam Giacopuzzi and his violin students will perform a program of “Strings and Melodies.” $22. Reservations: […]

Pet of the Week

Oak Park drowning in high water rates

Why do we in Oak Park pay much higher rates and charges for recycled water from Triunfo Sanitation District than the folks in Lake Sherwood? I had assumed that Triunfo’s rates were the same for everybody, but found that was not so, when looking through a Triunfo budget packet. According to ordinance TSD51, adopted by the Triunfo board in 2000, […]

Updated Moorpark Home

This tastefully updated home in Moorpark offers four bedrooms and twoand-a-half baths. Highlights include vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, tiled floors, newer carpets, paint, stainless appliances, water heater and disposal. This open floorplan has a nicely upgraded upstairs bath and a 2-car garage. The rear yard sits back to the park. For more information on this home priced at $714,900, call […]