Squirrel of the Month finds good company

WILL THE REAL SQUIRREL STAND UP- This furry fellow tries to break into a rather stiff social circle in the Sherman Oaks backyard of Joey Carbone, who caught the moment on camera. If you have a winning squirrel photo, please submit it to The Acorn. The contact information is on page 4A.

Playing at Lincoln Cente

Standing center stage in the enormous and world famous Lincoln Center, I faced an empty theater and wondered what it would be like to play from this stage for thousands of people with one of the world’s greatest musicians. One hour later, as a member of the Agoura High School Studio Jazz Band, I played with the grammywinning trumpet artist, […]

DMV answers common questions

The California DMV licenses drivers, maintains driving records, registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels, investigates auto and identity-related fraud and licenses car dealersdriving schools and traffic violator schools. Following are some frequently asked questions about DMV rules and regulationswith answers. Q: It’s time to renew my registration. I’ve heard that the DMV has new online features that […]

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Here’s a tip LeTip International will be opening a new chapter in Woodland Hills and Calabasas. The club will host a pre-sign meeting at 8 a.m. Thurs., May 24 at ERA SoCal Realty, 22041 Clarendon St., Ste. 201, Woodland Hills. Brad Burch, LeTip regional director, will give a short presentation on the organization, answer questions and help new members fill […]

Santa Monica, Agoura lead skateboard club standings

FIERCE COMPETITION- Kristos Andrew-Drum, 16, of Santa Monica tries a daring stunt during Event 2 of the California High School Skateboard Club season at Skatelab in Simi Valley on Saturday. Skating off a high overhang, flying through the air and landing a little too hard, Andrew-Drum snapped his board in two pieces but was okay. Santa Monica defeated Agoura to […]

Junior Rangers sign up for service

SET FOR DUTY- Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne swears in a new class of Junior Rangers at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area recently. The class is the first to take oath on the same day as other Junior Rangers across the country on national Junior Ranger Day during National Park Week.

More thoughts about Kanan

For Mother’s Day, my wife wanted me to write a letter to The Acorn on behalf of all her friends who think that the new Kanan exchange is a travesty. Evan Bachner (May 10) beat me to the punch. He outlined everything that is wrong with the interchange and articulated perfect solutions. Now that is refreshing- someone who complains and […]

Travertine Entry With A Curving Staircase And Curving Staircase

This newer Agoura home has approximately 3,150 square feet of family living. The residence offers a travertine entry with a curving staircase and high ceilings enhanced by plenty of windows, including many French windows and lots of recessed lighting. The kitchen has ceramic tile counters and floors, butcherblock is and with a NuTone cener, light ash-style cabinets with under-cabinet diffuse […]

Acorn photographers recognized by CNPA

SHARP EYES- The California Newspaper Publishers Association has awarded honorable mentions to photo editor Jann Hendry and photographer Bill Sparkes for pictures they took in 2006. The CNPA honored the top 10 percent of more than 1,000 entries in its annual Better Newspapers Contest. Above: Military veterans stand beneath fluttering flags during a Veterans Day ceremony at Camarillo’s Constitution Park. […]

Band teacher wins Opus award

“We are your symphony, Mr. Holland. We are the melodies and the notes of your opus. We are the music of your life.” – from the 1995 film “Mr. Holland’s Opus” Matt McKagen, music director at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, has been an inspiration to his students for 17 years, much like the movie’s main character Glenn […]