2010-08-12 E-Edition

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Campfire at Strauss Ranch

The National Park Service will host a free evening program at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 20 at Peter Strauss Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, 30000 Mulholland Hwy., Agoura Hills. The event will feature a simulated campfire experience, singalongs, and a short .6 mile night hike through the woods. Visitors should bring a nighttime snack and a flashlight. To make […]

What’s new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile (Eagle Rock)—A compelling examination of the making of the band’s 1972 tour de force “Exile on Main Street” album, this DVD blends new interviews with band members and prominent producers […]

Golf Classic raises money for youth club

Chabad versus New York mosque

It is ironic that the veto of the expansion request for the Oak Park Chabad comes at the same time as the approval for a mosque and Islamic center to be built within two blocks of “Ground Zero” in New York City. Opponents of the Islamic center said it would be disrespectful to build there. They said it would be […]

Agoura High baseball coach quits

Dennis Reitz has resigned after two years as varsity baseball coach at Agoura High School. Reitz could not be reached for comment about why he stepped down. He reportedly will become an assistant baseball coach at Ventura College. Jason Rosenthal, the school’s athletic director, physical education teacher and girls’ water polo coach, said he returned from his honeymoon on Aug. […]

Driver refresher course for seniors

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program will offer a Mature Drivers Renewal Course from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tues., Aug. 24 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. No driving is involved. This renewal class is open to those who have taken the eighthour course in the last three years. The program, […]

Jim Messina to perform in Agoura

A taste of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes to Agoura when legendary singer/guitarist Jim Messina plays The Canyon this evening. A member of two seminal bands in rock history, Buffalo Springfield and Poco, Messina participated in the first melding of country and rock music in the ’60s. His career culminated with an historic pairing with Kenny Loggins and […]

Movie at the adobe

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host Movies in the Park starting at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 14 at the Reyes Adobe Park and Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. This family friendly event will have children’s craft and interactive games with Camp Agoura Hills staff. “Hook” will be screened outdoors at sundown. The Reyes Adobe […]

Little sugar never kiled anyone

In the past several weeks Acorn readers have heard voices condemning the indulgent treats given to children after soccer games. Giving your kids a gooey wedge of pizza and a hefty coke after an hour of activity is some sort of parental malfeasance, they suggest, an unwholesome distraction from the true object of the day. But the big buffet spread […]

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