Chasing life (and noodles)

Agoura Hills man reflects on his travels abroad

By Jeremy Goldberg Special to The Acorn Well, it’s all coming to a slow and painful end now. I fly out of Bali in about six hours bound for Australia. Two days there and then back to the pollution, traffic and chaos of Los Angeles. What a ride it’s been. What started as a simple, spur-of-the-moment idea to explore Southeast […]

Executives to tee off for Jewish Home for Aging

The Executives, a support group of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, will host its fourth annual Golf Classic on Mon., Sept. 10 at the recently-renovated Calabasas Country Club. The day will include a light breakfast, full lunch and an awards reception. Awards will be given to the first, second and worst place teams, as well as for […]

Reach Out to Your Local School District

Las Virgenes Unified

District Office Switchboard: (818) 880-4000 Administration Donald Zimring, superinten dent: 878-5225 Mary Schillinger, assistant superintendent of education: (818) 878-5218 Dan Stepenosky, assistant superintendent of personnel: (818) 878-5212 Karen Kimmel, chief busi ness official: (818) 878-5203 Rose Dunn, director of elemen tary education: (818) 878-5219 Jim Nielsen, director of second ary education: (818) 878-5220 Susan Curtis, director of pu pil services: […]


SWEETIE- Charles, a 5year-old male shih tzu mix, has a cheerful personality but is blind and requires daily eye medication. Charles gets along well with other dogs and loves traveling in cars. To take Charles home, visit the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. As for ID No. A3595080. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) […]

The Movie Nut

“Superbad” Directed by: Greg Mottola Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz Plasse, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader MPAA rating: R (for adult language, adult situations, un derage alcohol use, drug use) Running time: 114 minutes Best suited for: those under 25 Least suited for: those over 25 For better or for worse, nothing defines a genre film more aptly than […]

No man is an island

Every American is responsible for the deaths of the coal minters in Utah. Our insatiable demand for electrical power, which predominantly comes from coal, fuels the greed of mine owners like Robert Murray. In their lust for wealth they are willing to risk the lives of hard-working Americans by sending them into unsafe conditions. These pigs act with impunity with […]

Author publishes acting primer

Agoura Hills author Wayne Evans Collier has published “An Actor’s Primer: S.T.A.G.E. or a Simple Approach to Acting.” The book is written as a road map for both the beginning and seasoned actor who is trying to create a living, breathing character for film, stage and television. In it, Collier breaks down the art of acting into five steps, or […]

Beach benefit to support Doctors Without Borders

Malibu Global Awareness celebrates changing the world at its fourth annual fundraiser to benefit Doctors Without Borders on Sat., Sept. 15 at the Malibu Road home of videogame entrepreneur John Garcia. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:30 p.m. Live music and dancing on the beach begin […]

Spilka receives Mortar Board Fellowship

Samantha Spilka, a recent graduate of San Diego State University, was named recipient of the Mortar Board Diane Selby Fellowship, a $5,000 award. She is the daughter of Mark and Judy Spilka of Agoura Hills. Spilka was initiated into Mortar Board in 2006 and served as chapter president. She will attend Columbia University Teachers College this fall to obtain her […]

Squirrel of the Month

DON’T BOTHER ME, I’M EATING- Sheila and Stephen Cox of Oak Park submitted this shot of a furry friend intent on devouring a peanut in their backyard. Lots of squirrels visit the Cox family, taking sips from the bird bath and nibbling on nuts before scampering off to tell their friends about the local hospitality.

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