Makes Eagle

SOARING- Kurtis Freedland, 15, of Hidden Hills Boy Scout Troop No. 642, has reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Freedland logged more than 300 comunity service hours in replacing fire damaged and destroyed trail signs and markers on the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

New office

Stephen Mardell, a certified marriage and family therapist, has opened a new office in Agoura Hills where he will be providing psychotherapy to children, teens, and their families. Mardell, whose office is at 5014 Chesebro Road, helps children and adolescents resolve issues related to depression, anxiety, anger management, behaviors and social struggles. For more information and other helpful links, visit […]

Viewpoint’s postseason run comes to an end

Newbury Park teen is Youth of the Year

Fluoride folly

Although the American Dental Association’s position on fluoride (hydrofluosilicic acid) suggests they would be the main authority on dental health, they are simply a trade group with no medical expertise. Why should they be allowed to determine whether we ingest something that can affect us systemically? The ADA has not conducted its own studies. They are merely endorsing others’ endorsements. […]

Stream team finishes work

New and improved Calabasas creek unveiled

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Photos by IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers NEW LOOK–Above center, Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian leads the ribbon cutting for the Las Virgenes Creek restoration project. Below, children explore the pristine stream. The mayor of Calabasas, members of the City Council and other residents of the community were among the 150 people who attended a dedication last weekend for […]

Toastmasters speech contest

The Conejo Valley Toastmasters will conduct the annual spring competition of the Tall Tales and International Speech contests from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon., March 3 at the Baxter building auditorium, 1 Baxter Way in Thousand Oaks. Guests and new members are welcome. For information, call (805) 879-9590 or visit www.conejovalleytoasmasters.org.


All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to send updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 29: Dance concert/G building/7 p.m. Mon., March 3: TAB meeting/faculty dining room/7 p.m. Tues., March 4: College Knowledge workshop/Oak Park High School Pavilion/6:15 p.m. Wed., March 5: Open […]

Lion cub in the bathroom

Eighteen years ago a bundle of tawny fur was brought into the Los Angeles Zoo. Who could imagine then that it would one day become a 150pound, 7footlong mountain lion? We called him “Phoenix”- not for either the Arizona city or the fabled bird, but just because it sounded like a good name for a mountain lion. As an animal […]

Lindero Canyon hosts FiddleFest

The award-winning orchestra program at Lindero Canyon Middle School presents the annual FiddleFest at 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 5 in the school’s Steven Capretta Memorial Gymnasium, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The program spans many styles, including Bach, bluegrass, pop classics and rock. Performers include student soloists and three school orchestras: Beginning Strings, Concert Choir and Concert Orchestra. Eklektikos, an […]

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