2009-02-26

Thomas A. Mitchell



On Feb. 20, 2009, after a year long fight with cancer, Tom went home to be with the Lord. Born Feb. 9, 1931, moved to Agoura in 1972 with his wife, Eileen, where they raised their 2 children, Kim Stephens and Scott Mitchell. Tom will be remembered for his many bicycle rides to Agoura High with a backpack full of […]

Got a beef?



E-mail or fax your letter to the editor to the addresses on page 4. The Acorn strives to print all letters.

Local Scouts really make the grade



“The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass,” the former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley once said. “They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain.” Scouts, welcome to real world. Now, more than ever, the skills you learn as Boy Scouts and the stature they gain by earning Eagle rank will be valuable […]

Guild to host art show, reception

Local artists display works

The Westlake Village Art Guild will sponsor an Open Juried Art Show from March 19 to April 11 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. A reception and awards ceremony for the show will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., March 22 at the gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday […]

High School Highlights



All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 27: CSF forms due Mon., March 2: Spirit team meeting/7 p.m. Tues., March 3: College knowledge workshop/Calabasas High School/6:30 p.m. TAB meeting/teachers lounge/ 7 p.m. Wed., March 4: Every 15 Minutes meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 27: El Camino swim team […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

What’s new on DVD



Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. W. (Lionsgate)—Josh Brolin stars as two-term President George W. Bush in this engaging biopic written by Stanley Weiser and directed by Oliver Stone. The seasoned filmmakers focus on Bush’s wild youth and maturation process, including […]

Little need for change in Calabasas



Calabasas voters will go to the polls Tues., March 3 to elect three members to the City Council. Incumbent Mayor Mary Sue Maurer, Mayor Pro Tem Jonathon Wolfson, and veteran Councilmember James Bozajian are running for reelection. Former mayor and council member Bob Sibilia is mounting another challenge; so is Dale Reicheneder, who lost his first bid for the council […]

Memorial planned for late author, local trailblazer Milt McAuley



Milt McAuley, a Santa Monica Mountains trailblazer, author and dedicated member of the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, made such an impact on friends and colleagues that a special memorial has been planned three months after his death. McAuley died of natural causes at his Canoga Park home on Dec. 10. He was 89. McAuley’s life and achievements will be […]

Senior center fundraiser is March 8



A fundraiser for the Friends of the Agoura Hills Senior Center will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sun., March 8 at Outback Steakhouse,137 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks. The menu is salad, beverage and choice of salmon, sirloin or chicken. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12. To register, call (818) 5977361 or visit […]