Weekend schedule

Rio Hondo Prep at Viewpoint Friday, 3 p.m. Westlake at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. Oak Park at Oaks Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Agoura Hills City Council seeks Chamber of Commerce pact with Thousand Oaks

Move comes in response to the longtime rift between Agoura and its current Chamber

After years of acrimonious relations with its current Chamber of Commerce, Agoura Hills is considering changing its alliances and starting a new business relationship with the Thousand Oaks/ Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce. T.O Chamber officials broached the idea with Agoura Hills City Council members John Edelston and Bill Koehler, who serve on the city’s economic committee. Edelston said […]

Hardware thieves locked up

Members of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department Burglar Apprehension Team arrested a Do It Center employee and his girlfriend for stealing merchandise from the Agoura Hills store. The suspects are Douglas Schmachtenberger, 25, and Melane Brock, 23. At 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, deputies observed two vehicles parked at the rear of the hardware store lot on Roadside Drive. Detecting […]

Boys & Girls Clubs fundraiser brings local community together

Bruce Jenner gives keynote speech

More than 600 supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo/Las Virgenes attended the seventh annual Stand Up for Kids dinner and fundraising auction last Saturday in Westlake Village. The clubs serve 1,300 boys and girls from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks. This year’s event was the Four Seasons Hotel. Bidding on silent auction items was followed by the main […]

Marmonte standings

High water rates: Get used to it

I would like to extend my gratitude to Jana Orkney and public servants like her who put in so much work for this community and make difficult decisions that they know might be unpopular. All of us here in the Conejo Valley and across the planet are beginning to wake up to increasingly uncomfortable truths about the reality of diminishing […]

Halloween bits from the ’burbs

Halloween’s almost here— My 6-year-old son has seen “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at least 3,000 times. That was just this month. After a recent viewing, he said, “Daddy, it’s Halloween time; we better get ready for ‘tricks or treats.’” I said, “We have two weeks until ‘tricks or treats.’” He said, “Then we better hurry and get pumpkins […]

Los Robles vs. the swine flu

Patients and visitors will notice that Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has made some changes as a result of the H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu. The hospital is following instructions from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to protect patients from the virus. Infection control stations, which include a hand sanitizer, masks and tissues, have been […]

Here comes the princess bride

HAPPILY EVER AFTER— Bride-to-be Nikole Shellabarger, of Simi Valley, left, tries on a bridal gown designed by Kirstie Kelly, right, during a bridal event at Costco in Westlake Village last week. The Disney-inspired gowns and veils were crafted for the bride to feel like a fairy tale princess. Shellabarger is planning an October 2010 wedding.