Mardi Gras Ball will benefit charity

The 17th annual Mardi Gras Ball, which benefits Community Conscience’s Under One Roof, set a record attendance, according to chairman Ricki Mikkelsen. The ball, known for the size of its silent auction of several hundred offerings, attracted 400 guests and volunteers, said Mikkelsen, co-chair with Barbara Ashcraft. “We were very excited to have this kind of support during the current […]

Quilter raises money for Red Cross

Connie Hall began sewing a queen-size quilt about three months ago to raise money for the Camarillobased headquarters of American Red Cross of Ventura County. Hall, a 13-year volunteer with the nonprofit organization, has been making quilts for 35 years. When Chris Johnson, Red Cross chief executive officer, came up with the idea of the quilt as a fundraiser and […]

Agoura grad Metzroth begins season with a bang

University of Richmond junior Ryan Metzroth, a 2004 Agoura High graduate, was tabbed the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week in baseball following his torrid seasonopening weekend at Jacksonville, Fla. The right fielder batted .583 and had a hit in every game, including the first two home runs of his career. The award marks the first weekly A-10 honor of […]

Women musicians shine at Chick Singer Night

20th anniversay show is at Pepperdine

Chick Singer Night will hold its 20th anniversary show at 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 25 in the Smothers Theater at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Chick Singer Night was developed as a showcase for female musicians in all styles of music and experience levels. Tickets are $45 for general admission, $25 for students. For more information, visit www.chicksingernight.com. […]


A Las Virgenes School District official incorrectly told The Acorn that Coach Ed Edsall had met with the Calabasas varsity baseball team about the dangers of hazing just prior to an incident in which hazing occurred and led to the suspension of eight players. The team meeting actually occurred after the hazing incident, not before.

Learn about wild cat

Dr. James Halfpenny will teach a Cougar Ecology and Verification Seminar on Sat., and Sun., March 21 and 22 in Westlake Village. Participants can improve their knowledge about cougars and their presence, dangers, and management. Jeff Sikich, biologist with the National Park Service, will discuss the study of cougars in the Santa Monica Mountains. He will also cover cougar ecology, […]

Bone marrow drive slated

Oaks Christian School will host a bone marrow drive for 2year-old Malachi Smith from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 13, in the executive dining room in the school cafeteria, 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. Directional signs will be posted. Malachi—son of Wes Smith, the school’s head trainer, track and cross country coach—was diagnosed with leukemia a year […]

O.C. lacrosse team tops OPHS

The Oaks Christian lacrosse team won its season opener, 10-8, over Oak Park on Monday. Lion senior Kyle Stanich scored five points on four goals and had an assist, while junior Robbie Thomson posted four points on two goals and two assists. Senior Loren Klein had one goal and one assist, and Dylan Bond and Mike Johnson rounded out the […]

Tour local art spots by doubledecker bus

Reception tops off evening

Art lovers are invited to ride a London-style double-decker luxury bus to several art venues in the Conejo Valley from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun., March 22. The Arts Bus participants will tour the Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theatre, said Craig Morton, a […]

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