Fire department quickly puts out small blaze on Canwood Street

HELP ON THE WAY- Above, Courtney Boer holds her cat and observes, along with her mother, Sharon, the fire that broke out July 11 between homes on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills. Below, a firefighter cuts through some bushes. The blaze reportedly was caused by young males igniting fireworks.


Prior to winning to winning the North Region Distict Championship on July 4, the Agoura Mustang A (under 10) Pony Baseball team also won the Las Virgenes Tournament on June 29. It was the first Agoura Mustang A team ever to win the Las Virgenes competition. The players are: Brandon Shearer, Justin Gastwirth, Austin Kratochvil, Hayden Luff, Brandon Lowe, Ben […]

Beautiful ballerinas perform in ‘Wonderland’

ON POINTE- Dancers, from left, Jackie Ku, Katrina Mitchelll, Melissa Wabby, Carly Melber, Stephanie Goretsky and Brigita Budginas perform during the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center production of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Scherr Forum Theater in Thousand Oaks on June 29.

Winery art show involves community

‘HOW DO YOU DO’- Above, artist Douglas Tharalson, right, a Cornell resident, greets the Eroclono family- Conrad, Julie and baby Raven- as they arrive to view a recent art show at Cornell Winery by Tharalson and Robin Ray Branham. The historical, Santa Monica Mountains winery is at 29975 Mulholland Highway in Agoura Hills.

Westlake grad dances her way to Boston

By Joann Groff joann@theacorn.com A Westlake High School graduate saw last month’s NBA championship games up close, although she didn’t score floor seats. A dancer for the Boston Celtics, Alex McElroy, 22, took the same court as team standouts Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. This season, McElroy’s first one dancing in Boston, was one of the most exciting in recent […]

Doobie drummer to perform

The Agoura Hills Summer Concerts in the Park series presents Chet McCracken, former drummer with The Doobie Brothers, and his band at 6 p.m. Sun., July 20 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The concert is free, although donations are accepted. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs or lawn seating and may bring picnic dinners. Food is […]

Future Foundation director to retire

For the last 13 years, Fran Brough has been at the helm of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation think tank that has championed many conferences, events and study projects designed to help citizens of all ages. Brough recently announced her retirement, but said she will remain with the organization until the end of the year. Brough launched her career with […]

Local Little Leagues team up to raise funds for ALS research

Tournament begins today in Thousand Oaks

Rivals by nature, Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley Little Leagues have decided to join forces to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)- also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Beginning today, the two leagues will host the fourth annual Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Tournament, which lasts through the weekend. Over its first three years, the tournament has raised nearly $250,000 […]

Play Review

Hillcrest Theater tames the 'Shrew'

William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” was one of The Bard’s earliest plays, written in London around 1592. Set during he Italian Renaissance in the town of Padua, this lighthearted comedy deals with marriage as a financial nstitution, the motivating factor behind the story. Produced by Classics in the Park at the Hillcrest Theater for the Arts, the play […]

Adam Sterling nominated for ‘Do Something’ award

'Teen Choice' show to air on Fox, Aug. 4

Adam Sterling, director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force, a project of the Genocide Intervention Network, has been nominated for the “Do Something” Teen Choice Award. The winner of the award, determined by online votes, will be announced live on Aug. 4 at the Teen Choice Awards, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox, and will receive a $90,000 […]

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