2010-08-12 E-Edition

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At Reyes Adobe Park, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. Screening “Hook” outdoors at sunset. Children’s crafts and interactive games begin 6:30 p.m. Historic grounds open to public. Free. Sponsored by Agoura Hills Department of Community Services. Phone: 818.597.7361 Contact: Agoura Hills Rec Center Web: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us Time: 6:30 p.m. Date: 8/14/2010 THURS., AUG. 12 IWOSC Ventura Writers Group 10 a.m. […]

Agoura ordinance controls cell tower placement

Growth of wireless industry leads to complications

A new Agoura Hills ordinance hopes to control the growth of wireless communications facilities in the city. The law stems from a disagreement over the safety of a proposed cell antenna at Lindero Canyon Middle School. The city denied T-Mobile’s request, saying that other sites in the city were more appropriate for the tower. The Federal Communications Act of 1996 […]

Scoot on over

Vespa Thousand Oaks, a scooter and motorcycle dealer in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall, will be hosting an introductory scooter riding class with Rick Becker of 13ike Camp on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 14 and 15 at the store, 3602 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Three classes of one-and-ahalf hours each will be offered on both days. The store will provide […]

Private school at public park delayed

A decision by Westlake Village to postpone approval of a private preschool at Russell Ranch Park has school district officials worried. The cashstrapped district is counting on the $84,000 school lease to generate income. The Las Virgenes Unified District wants to lease a 3,670- square-foot building, previously occupied by Buttercup Preschool on Russell Ranch Road, to Montessori of Calabasas. The […]

Send us your best fiction

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity. If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work and take part in next month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how The Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also […]

Westlake officials approve conceptual plans for new park

Progress continues on the new Westlake Village Community Park at Lindero Canyon Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Leaders from the city, the YMCA and the Westlake Village Community Foundation will discuss goals for the park and organize a fundraiser at their Sept. 7 study session. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The 18-acre […]

Park equipment given to Haiti

Sumac Park in Agoura Hills has installed new playground equipment and will send its used swings, slides and monkey bars to Haiti. Great Western Park, working with the city, will remove and replace the old apparatus. The Oxnard based Great Western Park, in turn, is working with Kids Around the World, a nonprofit group that recycles and refurbishes old play […]

Oak Park residents bring back good old days of the drive-in

The drive-in movie theater has long been replaced with swap meets and strip malls here in Southern California, but one local community is reviving the shows in the name of a low-cost family fun. The parking lot of Oak Park High School was filled with almost 80 cars on a recent Saturday night for the screening of “The Fantastic Mr. […]

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 […]