2005-09-22

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Stage Door Theatre celebrates 25 years



Even though her friends said it couldn’t be done, Gale Trumbeaux was confident that her small theatre, nestled at the corner of Agoura and Lewis Roads, would survive. Her determination paid off. Trumbeaux, an Agoura resident, has been operating the Stage Door Theater since 1980 when she converted an historical building into a theater. It took a while to get […]

Time for change in Agoura Hills



It’s another Saturday night and my wife and I are going out. I put on slacks that I had to purchase in Malibu because Agoura Hills has no men’s stores, slap on cologne purchased at a Thousand Oaks mall and head out for dinner and the theater in nearby Westlake Village in a new car purchased in Calabasas. This example […]

Private Yard Backs to Greenbelt



Located in the exclusive Oak Hills community of Agoura Hills is this 5bedroom, 4-bathroom home with an amazing floorplan with a huge loft which could be a sixth bedroom and a library/ study. Upgrades include hardwood and travertine flooring, berber carpet, gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, plus security system with video camera, wired for […]

Town hall meetings proposed for Lowe’s



If Westlake Village officials can overcome several logistical hurdles, the city may be able to host two town hall meetings and present information on the proposed Lowe’s development in a public forum. Mayor Mark Rutherford said the point of the town hall meetings is for city staff to give residents unbiased information about the proposed development. Rutherford said the meetings […]

Gourmet food event in very good taste



TRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT—Tastefully Simple representative Noel Kelman of Moorpark hands out a sample of her gourmet treats to West Valley/Calabasas Women’s Connection members Joyce McHenry, left, and Vi Alexander during a food demonstration at the Calabasas Golf and Tennis Club last week. Tastefully Simple offers easy-to-prepare gourmet foods for people who like to eat, but don’t necessarily like […]

Help for teens with cancer



There’s a helpful new resource available to teens struggling with the twin challenges of adolescence and a serious disease. A new website has been created to empower teens who have cancer by connecting them with other young people with the same condition to help them find hope and support. Developed by The Wellness Community, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people […]

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“Just Like Heaven” Directed by: Mark Waters Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder (quick—name his last film), Dina Waters and Donal Loque Rating: PG-13 (for mild sexual innuendo) Running time: 98 minutes Best suited for: the romantic sap Least suited for: the sapless Acorn’s Rating Guide: This one reduced my wife to a sniveling puddle of goo. It’s a […]

Need outsiders



I was initially surprised by The Acorn editorial of July 21, “Winds of change come to Agoura Hills,” because it acknowledged the candidacy of two planning commissioners yet at the same time called for “an outsider, not someone tied to the current administration.” At the time, I didn’t necessarily see planning commissioners as part of the administration. Now, having witnessed […]