Milo saves the day

Critter Tail

My parents are the owners of our “special hero.” His name is Milo. One afternoon Milo was in the house and started barking until we noticed there was fire outside. We reached it just in time. Our little hero saved the day. When the doorbell rings, Milo runs to my parents to make them aware someone is at the door. […]

Free guitar workshop

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host a free guitar workshop for musicians ages 12 and up from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Wed., Jan. 20 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Guests can meet professional musician and instructor James Swing and view some of his collection of resonator and electric slide guitars.  Patrons […]

Internet car salesman guilty

Claudio Jean Negrea, a 42-yearold Thousand Oaks man, pleaded guilty on charges of two felonies and forgery of a driver’s license. Police said Negrea had advertised two vehicles on the Internet that he didn’t own and didn’t intend to ship to buyers. Photographs of a recreational vehicle and a BMW sedan posted online and listed well below market value piqued […]

Beatnik to neatnik

My mother was German. Achtung. Inclined to regimen and devoted to routine, dinner was served promptly at 5:30 p.m., beds were made with Euclidean square corners, Dad’s handkerchiefs were ironed to precise, geometric specifications and we always drank beer with lunch. We didn’t have any alcoholics in the family but a lot of people with bad breath. Wearing immaculately clean, […]

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.

Here comes the Bridal Premiere

The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, will take place Sun., Jan. 10 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and fashion shows will be at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 online at www.bridalpremiere .com. Discount coupons […]

Getting rid of plastic bags

New president named for Calabasas Chamber of Commerce

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Kimberly Bordonaro, president of ProStyle Image, an image management firm based in Calabasas, is the organization’s 2010 chair. Bordonaro’s vision of “The Power of Community” will be the theme for the Chamber’s Jan. 30 “Night in Rio” installation gala that will take place at the Calabasas Country Club. New programs for the […]