Funds for Santa Monica Mountains center

Federal stimulus package helps pay for park service projects, including Gillette Ranch

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will receive $10.54 million for visitor facility improvements as part of the federal stimulus funding announced last week by Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar. The funds will allow construction of the long delayed park service visitor center at King Gillette Ranch at the former Soka University Campus near Calabasas. The center, which is […]

Free water-wise garden workshops for Las Virgenes customers

Customers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District may register for free classes on how to produce a waterwise “Californiafriendly” garden. The four-week garden workshops, which include a complimentary light supper, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting Wed., May 6 at LVMWD Headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The workshops will cover developing a landscape plan, plant selection, […]

Fundraiser for mental health alliance

The Ventura County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a 5K NAMIWalks for the Mind of America at 10:30 a.m. Sat., May 2 at the Ventura Beach Promenade in Ventura. The event will benefit NAMI Ventura County which provides help to those dealing with mental health disorders and their families. To sign up, call (805) 641-2426 […]

Landecker hitting well for Coyotes

Calabasas High senior shortstop Adam Landecker has been swinging a hot bat for the Coyote baseball squad. Entering the week, Landecker was hitting .556 with three home runs, five doubles and a .644 on-base percentage. He has already signed with USC. Prior to Wednesday’s game against Royal, Calabasas was 10-13 overall and 2-7 in league. The Coyotes posted an 11-10 […]

Guests solve mystery of historic murder

John Baker

John Baker took the honor for Top Selling agent Top Listing from Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office for January 2009. Baker has lived in the area since 2005, and enjoys temperate yearround climate in Camarillo and the lifestyle of Leisure Village. Before his career in real estate, he had a strong background in business and sales, which enables him to […]

Make it special for mom

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 10, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory you have, a small story you’d like to tell or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even […]

Learn steps from a pro at Agoura Hills dance school

Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center will present master classes with professional dancer Hilary Rushford on Sun., May 3 at the studio, 5015 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Rushford will present original choreography of “The Encore” from the Broadway revival of “42nd Street.” Beginning through advanced levels of tap students are welcomed. From 3 to […]


FRI., MAY 1 Thousand Oaks-WLV Chamber Of Commerce Networking breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m. at Los Robles Greens banquet center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) leads panel discussion on “surviving the current economic crisis.” $27 at door. Registration 6:45 a.m. Phone: 805.370.0035 Web: www.towlvchamber.org Time: 7:00 a.m. Date: 5/1/2009 Magic At The Dudley […]

Fink claims pair of titles in Ojai

Amanda Fink, a graduate of Calabasas High, won the Pacific10 Women’s Championship final at the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament on Sunday. Fink, a senior at USC, defeated Natasha Marks from the University of Arizona 7-5 and 6-2 in the title match at Libbey Park. In addition to the singles win, Fink and her Trojan teammate, Gabriela Niculescu, took the Pac10 […]