Calabasas writer develops stories for familiar characters

Television’s ‘Monk’ is his latest

SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers In his latest book, “Mr. Monk on the Road,” Calabasas author Lee Goldberg takes a brilliant but obsessive-compulsive detective on a new adventure to the open highway where “crime is a hitchhiker that won’t be ignored.” Goldberg, 48, wrote numerous scripts for the “Monk” television show starring Tony Shalhoub. His novel for the complementary Penguin Group book […]

Comedy pet theater coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Performances To Grow On will present the World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 14 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Gregory Popovich’s show is a family-oriented blend of comedy, juggling and the talents of his performing pets, including cats, dogs, geese, doves and parrots. […]

Tri-Valley League tips its cap to fall’s top student-athletes

The Tri-Valley League honored student-athletes from fall sports teams at Oak Park, Oaks Christian and La Reina high schools. Here is a breakdown of the postseason awards: Girls’ cross country Kaycee Holcomb, who placed sixth at the Division 3 girls’ state championship race, is the Tri- Valley League MVP in girls’ cross country. Holcomb also led the Eagles to a […]

Talkin’ turkey

With heartfelt appreciation, we are proud and thankful to all the people involved in making the Turkey Bowl such a huge success. Much time and effort was placed into this event. We especially want to thank Monte McNair and Matt Koller for turning the annual Turkey Bowl into a fundraiser for the Conejo Valley Support Group- Depression Bipolar Support Alliance […]

Ladyface Ale to double production capacity

Ladyface Ale Companie recently announced plans to double its annual craft beer production capacity from 600 barrels in 2010 to a projected 1,200 barrels in 2011. The company recently took delivery of new 15 barrel brewing vessels at its facility in Agoura Hills. “With the arrival of new brewing tanks, we’ll have the means to keep more of our regular […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We want to give your pets the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Youth tennis teams serve up aces in advancing to Palm Desert tournament

The Pacific Tsunami No. 1 team from Pacific Tennis Club in Westlake Village was the undefeated champion (13-0) for the fall season of USTA Junior Team Tennis for players 12 and under. The Tsunami No. 1 squad, top photo, competed against seven other Ventura County teams to claim the title. Tsunami players are David Guinn, 12, of Newbury Park; Cade […]

Jewish tradition misunderstood

If orthodox Jews get numbered in Oak Park, my kids may end up being member numbers 71, 72, and 73. For arbitrary reasons, they might not be allowed to attend their own synagogue, as you’ll often find 70 already attending Sabbath services at Chabad, and that’s more than enough, according to Ventura county planning staff. The Oak Park MAC, the […]

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Early application update

A number of colleges have seen record numbers of early applications this year. At some highly selective schools, more early applications resulted in lower admit rates. Stanford’s early action applications were up 6.5 percent to a record 5,929 applications. The admit rate fell from 13.5 percent to 12.7 percent, with 754 students admitted and 500 deferred. Georgetown’s early action applications […]

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