Take Your Acorn on Vacation

The deadline for your 2009 Acorn on Vacation contest entry is Mon., Sept. 14. Please e-mail your high resolution photo, with a description of your vacation and who’s in the picture, to vacation@theacorn.com. You can also send a hard copy to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108 Agoura Hills, CA 91301.

Pet of the Week

Life journey honored

Master Chorale needs basses

Los Robles Master Chorale will host a special audition session for basses interested in joining the group for the 2009-10 season. Auditions will be by appointment Monday evening, Aug. 24. No singers in other vocal sections are needed at this time. Prospective bass singers should be experienced in choral singing and have some sightreading ability. No prepared solo is required. […]


•Navy Seaman Michael H. Williams, a 2001 graduate of Agoura High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., with honors. •Air Force Airman Steven J. Goldberg graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree […]

Bumbling off to Buffalo

Tommy Tune is not knocking at my door. There’s no evidence of caviar and absinthe seducing me at the hand of George Balanchine. And oh, it doesn’t matter. Because on Wednesday nights at Agoura Hills Dance Studio, I’m tapping to my heart’s content without a standing “O” or the merest semblance of talent. No paparazzi. No flash dancing. Just an […]

Long road to recovery

Gridiron impact report: Oak Park Eagles

Brent Botwin didn’t know if he would ever play football again. The Oak Park High middle linebacker and running back had just torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee for the second time in three years. It all started innocently enough for the senior-to-be. Botwin tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in eighth grade. He completed […]

Mutt auditions slated for ‘Dog Whisperer’

TV show producers are coming to Thousand Oaks

Producers of National Geographic Channel’s “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” are searching for dogs needing rehabilitation for season six of the series. Pet owners who live in the Los Angeles area and have a problem dog that needs help may audition for the show. The producers will have auditions from 4 to 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 25 at the PetCo […]

Alzheimer’s Memory Walks

The largest fundraisers for the nonprofit California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association are its annual Memory Walks. Last year more than 500 people participated in walks in Ventura County, raising more than $100,000, an association official said. Altogether the association has raised some $300,000 through Memory Walks held within its tricounty service area. This year Memory Walks in […]

Wine Down the summer

The Westlake Women’s Club will host the fourth annual Summer Wine Down, a wine tasting and networking social fundraiser, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 30 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about Southern California wines and how to select the best. The fundraiser will support local charities. […]

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