Street left an unforgettable legacy at Conejo Valley Little League

I only met James Street once, but it was an introduction I’ll never forget. Last July, Acorn sportswriter Thomas Gase and I were covering the District 13 Little League All-Star Tournament at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. Gase was working a Saturday afternoon 11- and 12-year-old title game between Moorpark and Conejo Valley East. With his team needing a […]

See silent film at Paramount Ranch

“Silents Under the Stars” presents “The Kid Brother” at 8 p.m. Sun., July 15 at the Paramount Ranch, 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura. The film begins at dusk. This 1927 silent movie, starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston, tells how the bashful son of a country sheriff is forced to defend the family name when caught in a plot concocted by […]

The essential skink

In these days of long light and hot sun one often hears complaints about the heat, but not all inhabitants of the Santa Monica Mountains disdain the summer months. Walking through the blazing chaparral at midday, reptiles may be the only other intrepid mountain inhabitants you encounter. When all of nature is taking a siesta, the only movement you detect […]

Las Virgenes students are mayors for a day

Oak Park man working toward F-15 fighter wings

As a new pilot in the United States Air Force, Adam Bushore of Oak Park is living his dream. A 2005 graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Bushore, 24, earned his fighter pilot wings in May and is now undergoing training and testing to become an F-15C fighter pilot. “I got into the Air Force because […]

Créme de La Créme

Summer months are busy with weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, quinceañeras, sweet 16 parties, birthdays and other special occasions. La Créme Bakery specializes in custom cakes for alll occasions. The bakery also offers breakfast pastries, cheesecakes and other desserts. Free samples are available. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. […]

WAGS team takes home state title

Hyatt presents jazz concerts

Euge Groove will perform in concert Sat., July 21, at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Hiroshima will appear Sat., Aug. 18 and Peter White, Sat., Sept. 29. The performances are part of the 2007 Westlake Jazz Series. Concerts will be outside under the stars in Hyatt’s garden setting. Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests to […]

It’s summertime, and livin’s not all that easy

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy” begins a George Gershwin song that many of us can hum. When it comes to California’s four indistinct seasons, a majority of residents might cite summer as their favorite time of year. But to others, summer isn’t such a hot time. If you have children, July and August can be a 62-day challenge, and […]

County draws the line against graffiti

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works wants to reduce summertime graffiti vandalism. With school out and the days longer, graffiti vandalism usually becomes more active. The department offers graffiti removal services to unincorporated areas throughout Los Angeles County. Once a graffiti removal request is submitted, the department tries to meet a 48-hour turnaround for street graffiti removal and […]

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