Local horse trainer preaches gentle psychology

Chip Mandeville has the ability to train horses with gentle psychology rather than force. The local horse trainer offered tips and techniques to equestrians at a horsemanship clinic March 14 at Old Agoura Equestrian Park. The training was part of a fundraising effort for the Old Agoura Homeowners Association, said resident Mary Keenan. Mandeville taught riders how to improve their […]


THURS., MAR. 26 11th Annual Method Fest Film Festival Opening night film “Adam” screens at Regency Theater, Agoura Hills. Continues through April 2. Screenings of independent films, workshops. Sponsored in part by the city of Calabasas. Tickets available through www.brownpapertickets. Web: www.methodfest.com Time: 7:00 a.m. Date: 3/26/2009 Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber Grand opening Re/Max Commercial Real Estate, 5:30 to […]

Pet of the Week

Take a cruise

A Mediterranean 12-night cruise deal is available on Celebrity’s “Summit” from Venice to Barcelona on May 22. The cruise will visit Venice, Split, Athens, Santorini, Naples, Florence, Rome, Nice and Barcelona. Prices start at $1,330 for inside cabins, $1,590 for outside cabins and $2,020 for balconies. The price includes a $200 per cabin onboard credit. The prices include all port […]

Four Bedroom, Two Bath One-Story Model Has A Spacious Floorplan

This popular 1-story model has a spacious floorplan and approximately 2,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is a large living room with a fireplace and soaring vaulted ceiling, dining room and kitchen opening onto a roomy family room. All the bedrooms are an excellent size and have mirrored wardrobe doors. There are contemporary window treatments and […]

Bring long locks to Relay for Life

Supporters of the Agoura Relay For Life have an opportunity to do something special for cancer patients, by donating hair that can be made into wigs for female chemotherapy patients. Summa Salon of Agoura Hills will be on site at the relay to cut the hair of any man or woman who wishes to donate their ponytail for the worthy […]

Muvico’s financial woes don’t affect T.O. theaters

Local company is owned by separate entity

Recent reports that the new Muvico theater in Thousand Oaks are already in trouble financially are incorrect, a company spokesman has said. The Florida-based Muvico Theaters company is behind on payments for a $60-million line of credit held by New York affiliates of iStar Financial, a real estate investment trust, but the Florida corporation is not the same group as […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

May election to decide taxes

I read a description regarding Proposition 1A recently, and nowhere did it indicate that the measure would extend the taxes recently passed by our state representatives an additional two years, for a total of four years. If that is not bad enough, the “spending limit” can be offset by additional taxes. With everyone having to tighten their belts and many […]

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