2011-03-24

Where the deer roam in Westlake



Hit parade

With pitching circle moved back, softball batters are doing damage


The first week of spring started with a torrential downpour. No matter. High school softball games have continued. Local teams are getting their feet wet, literally and figuratively, in the early going. Pitchers, hitters and defenders are also adjusting to a drastic change on the diamond: The pitching circle has been moved back from 40 feet to 43 feet this […]

Record straight



Acorn journalist Stephanie Bertholdo included an incomplete and inaccurate quote attributed to me in her March 17 article concerning LVUSD teacher layoffs. While it is true that I wrote to her to express concern over the budget crisis and the impending teacher layoffs, this quote unfortunately did not include an entire part of our weekend-long dialogue wherein I expressed true […]

Four area Scouts earn their wings



Oak Park residents Austen Thompson, Andrew Taylor, Burdette “Beau” Jordan and Stanley Skinner of Agoura Hills received their Eagle Scout badges in a March 19 Court of Honor at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Oak Park. The boys earned 21 badges and completed a service project to achieve the highest rank in Scouting. Austen built box […]

Los Robles choirs perform at Ascension church




Los Robles Master Chorale joined with the Los Robles Children’s Choir to entertain a full house at Ascension Lutheran Church last Sunday in Thousand Oaks despite the hard rain that fell. The Children’s Choir consists of 130 voices age 6 to 19, who sing in one of four smaller groups. The enchanting choral music included two of the choirs, the […]

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.

Golfers tee off at Oak Park tournament



Nick Thomas of Chaminade College Preparatory and Jonathan Sanders from New Community Jewish High tied for first place at the Oak Park Invitational golf tournament at North Ranch Country Club. Thomas, a senior, and Sanders, a junior, both shot 2-under 69 during the event. Chaminade won the team tournament by 13 strokes over West Ranch of Santa Clarita. Westlake was […]

Landscape, please



Driving up and down Kanan Road so frequently, most of us in the area probably don’t really look at the median much. But last time I did. The section between Laro and Tamarind looks like it hasn’t had any maintenance in months. Some of those yellow-flowered, sharp-leaved weeds that are overgrowing the planting areas are 3 feet high. Please, whoever […]

Steely Dan tribute band still reelin’ in the years



The 10- piece Doctor Wu Band, the first Steely Dan tribute band in Los Angeles, will perform at 9 p.m. Fri., March 25 at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Doctor Wu includes members of Full House, a cantina house band that plays monthly. Seating is first come, first served. Bands begin at 5:30 p.m. on the patio with […]

Kids, families plant trees on Arbor Day




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