Things get serious on the diamond

Local softball update

Preseason jitters, for the most part, have been ironed out. Winter sports stars are back on the diamond, and lineup cards have finally begun to develop a familiar feel. Tournament games, all the rage only a few days ago, now take a back seat to critical crosstown matchups. Fans and players must wait no longer—varsity softball action is officially under […]

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Dern to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Academy Award-nominated actor Bruce Dern will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Method Fest slated for March 25 through 31 in Calabasas and Agoura Hills. Dern will be honored at 6 p.m. Sun., March 28, before the screening of the festival’s centerpiece film, “The Light-keepers,” at the Regency Agoura Hills 8 Theatre in Agoura Hills. The film […]

Cajun Creole fest to liven up Memorial Day

Bayou sounds, plenty to eat and crafts for kids

The 21st annual Cajun Creole Music Festival with a Blues Infusion will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 29 and 30, at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Guests will have the opportunity to dance on a canopycovered parquet dance floor and listen to live […]

Tennis teams eager to match up with elite competition

Tennis is about experience, desire and wearing out the guy across the net. Nobody should be surprised to find out that schools with a history of success are strong once again. The Westlake High boys’ tennis team has the depth and versatility to challenge defending Marmonte League champion Thousand Oaks. Calabasas will be in the mix for a playoff spot, […]

Address snafu befuddles some Oak Park census recipients

91377 ZIP code confused with Agoura Hills

When the United States census packets were delivered to Oak Park earlier this month, some residents noticed that the envelopes contained the address, Agoura Hills. Although Oak Park’s 91377 ZIP code was typed on the envelope, the name “Oak Park” was not. The error, coming from the Census Bureau, proved disconcerting. “My question is, are they looking at 91377 as […]

Acting studio opens in Thousand Oaks

Actor Markus Flanagan has opened a studio for actors who seek professional training in Thousand Oaks. Flanagan is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, where he trained under Sanford Meisner, creator of the Meisner technique of acting. The studio will offer classes for all age groups. Youth classes for ages 6 to 12 and 13 to […]

Westlake Rotary Club to host runs for global clean water

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village will host the Westlake 5K/ 10K Run/Walk for Global Water at the Community Street Festival on from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 11 at the corner of Agoura Road and Lakeview Canyon in Westlake Village. Awards will be given in various individual and team categories. The street festival will also have musical […]

Agoura High wins big at Fullerton drama festival

Agoura High School’s thespian troop earned several awards at the 30th annual Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival on March 12 and 13. For the second consecutive year, the troupe claimed the Grand Sweepstakes award for garnering the most points overall and the highest average scores. The students captured three first-place awards and one second-place award, said Agoura High drama […]

Murder in Westlake stuns community

The Westlake Village man charged with murder during a Persian New Year’s party March 20 in Westlake Village might have killed several people had he not been stopped in his tracks, a guest who witnessed the incident has told The Acorn . Steven Honma, 54, is charged in the shooting death of Norman Schureman, 50, of Altadena. The guest, a […]

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