‘Strings of Gold’ kicks off Aug. 10

The Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival will present “Strings of Gold,” the opening concert for its eighth season, at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 10 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Featured artists will be the Escher String Quartet and pianist Shari Raynor performing works by Haydn, Debussy and Schumann. The Escher String Quartet is […]

Pat Helton

Pat Helton, a broker associate in the Coldwell Banker Westlake Regional Office, is co-sponsoring a series of free jazz concerts at The Gardens of The World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks. The concerts are Sundays at 5 p.m. July 27- Jeannie Tatum & Company Vocalist Jeanne Tatum has been compared to Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughn. […]

Pot law ignites new debate

Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 that decriminalizes medical marijuana, might be the law in California, but dispensaries that are used for selling the weed will be against the law in Agoura Hills if city officials have their way. According to California law, cities have the right to prohibit the operation of certain businesses under their general plan […]

Westlake man returns to ‘Mamma Mia!’ island

With the hit musical “Mamma Mia” currently in movie theaters, one Westlake Village resident has decided to return to the Greek island where the film was made. This fall, screenwriter Chris Canaan will travel to Skopelos for a second time to teach a workshop to Greek acting students who want to learn about American film. When he was on the […]

Local school officials lobby the governor

Las Virgenes Unified School District officials and parents heading the grassroots organization, C.O.R.E. (Californians Organized to Rescue Education), met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to explain how their budget needs differ from other school districts in the state, and to seek financial relief. A one-size-fits-all spending program for public education doesn’t work, local educators say. LVUSD Superintendent Donald Zimring and school […]

Local 14-year-old pursues his dreams

It isn’t every day that children are recognized for their extraordinary ambition. Fourteen-year-old Zachary Johnson from Agoura Hills is one such young person, his hands involved in numerous extracurricular activities and his eyes set on a future career in politics. “He used to say in kindergarten, if I’m not mistaken, that he wanted to be the president, and I used […]

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ will make you smile

Play Review

When David Engel decided to join Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of the classic “Singin’ in the Rain,” he determined that audiences would want to see a faithful reproduction of the 1952 film rather than the 1985 Broadway revival. The result is a stunning, highly entertaining production that comes close to replicating the iconic film version, which (with apologies to “The […]

Home Features Many Upgrades And Access To Community Pool

This Agoura Hills two bedroom, one and a half bath home is approximately 1614 square feet. Both bedrooms are upstairs. The entry, kitchen and half bath have designer tile floors. The kitchen has an upgraded gas range. The countertops are made of granite and have a granite backsplash. The formal dining room overlooks the landscaped backyard. The family room is […]

Commissioner Stu Sobol dies

Stu Sobol, 50, a longtime member of the Calabasas Traffic and Transportation Commission and volunteer in the community, died on July 10 due to complications from pneumonia. Sobol was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1958 and moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Julie, in 1981 where he became one of the top artist managers in the music industry. He […]

Make a date with The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales which benefit a worthy cause, […]

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