Community Center must undergo a financial audit

Red ink causes alarm

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is operating in the red and an audit has been ordered to determine whether the 30,000-square-foot facility remains a viable community resource. Amy Jones-Brink, director of community services for the city of Agoura Hills, outlined the center’s financial problems to the Agoura Hills City Council last week and asked the panel for advice on how […]

Department promotes fishing in local waters

The “California Fishing Passport” program, introduced by the Department of Fish and Game, will offer awards, prizes and other incentives to encourage anglers of all skill levels to explore California’s full range of fishing opportunities. Set to kick off on Sat., June 10, the program contains a list of all game fish in California waters, including more than 40 species […]

Interface sponsoring salute to volunteerism

Time is running out to identify employees or teams your company or organization wants to publicly recognize during an elite recognition program honoring volunteers in the Southland. The program is sponsored by Camarillo-based Interface Children Family Services at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One Pavilion in Simi Valley on Fri., April 21. “We are encouraging your commitment to […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., March 31: Spring play/7 p.m. Sat., April 1: SAT Spring play/7 p.m. Mon., April 3: AP late sales/ through Friday Wed., April 5: PFC […]

Temple to screen Jewish films

Temple Beth Haverim will be the exclusive Conejo Valley venue for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival. “The Night Trotsky Came to Dinner,” directed by November Wanderin, will be screened at 7 p.m., Tues., April 4. This 12minute film parodies historical fiction, documentary and early silent Yiddish films and deconstructs a family legend. “From Philadelphia to the Front,” directed by […]

Follow Pavley’s endorsement

The primary election in June will have a big impact on the quality of life in Agoura and Calabasas. Fran Pavley, our 41st District’s popular and effective assemblywoman, is termed out and the race to succeed her as the Democratic candidate is crowded. Voters who are unsure might look to Fran herself for guidance. She, along with state Sen. Sheila […]

Feels Like A New York City Loft

With more than 1,400 square feet, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath home feels like a hip New York City loft. The spacious great room leads to a granite kitchen and bar against clean white cabinetry. Amenities include vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, elegant tile floors, central vacuum and custom paint in soft sage hues and harlequin accents. With a beautifully landscaped oversized yard, […]

Local wildlife organization comes to the rescue

SEAL OF APPROVAL- Above, a young 70-pound elephant seal stranded on El Matador Beach in Malibu is carried to a truck near Pacific Coast Highway by the California Wildlife Center’s Deanna Thompson, Tim Root and Gregg Feingold. The seal will be taken to a Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro to be cared for and eventually released back to […]

Tracking in the wilderness

THE BEAR FACTS-Acorn publisher Jim Rule inspects a set of bear tracks that he happened to see while backpacking in the Sespe Wilderness north of Fillmore last weekend. In the close-up, notice the claw marks at the top of each toe pad. Although the tracks were somewhat fresh, the bear was nowhere to be seen. For more information about trekking […]

Wildlife on hand for the curious