2011-05-19

Robotics camp opens



Robotics & Things will present the seventh annual summer Robotics Camp/Workshop. The five, three-day sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 N. Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. The camps are for children ages 7 to 14 (grades two through eight). Sessions are: June 27to July 1; July 11 – 15; […]

Chris Mann back in Westlake

Former mayor to run again


The filing period for the 2011 Westlake Village elections won’t open until July, but Chris Mann, a former council member who served one term between 1999 and 2003, is already in full campaign mode as he seeks one of two seats that will be open in this fall’s election. Mayor Ned Davis and Councilmember Philippa Klessig are up for reelection. […]

A new Sprout Farmers Market takes root in Westlake Village



Golf tourney to benefit Manna



The second annual golf tournament to benefit the Manna food pantry will be Fri., June 3 at Los Robles Country Club, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration for the four-per- son scramble will start at 11 a.m. The cost is $135 per golfer and includes lunch and dinner. Guests can come to dinner only for $30. For information, call […]

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.

Leading Edge Cosmetic opens new Calabasas location



Self-defense expert strikes a favorable impression with girls

Former officer recalls own brush with disaster


One night in January 2005, State Police Officer Jodie King responded to a disturbance at the California State University Channel Islands student housing complex in Camarillo. When she arrived, a man attacked her and engaged her in a hand-to-hand combat. But even as she was hit hard on the head and sustained several injuries, the police officer fought to control […]

Volunteers fill bags with good stuff for foster kids




About 150 volunteers worked to fill one large duffle bag after another with blankets, toys and other personal supplies at My Stuff Bags Foundation’s third annual stuff-athon in Westlake Village on lucky Friday the 13th. The bags will be given to children entering foster care. “The fortunate thing is we have many volunteers. The unfortunate thing is every one of […]

“The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”



Directed by: Morgan Spurlock Starring: Morgan Spurlock MPAA rating: PG-13 (brief adult language) Running time: 90 minutes Best suited for: those fascinated with (or confounded by) movie advertising Least suited for: everybody else (or so you might think) Acorn rating: Morgan Spurlock, the tonguein cheeky documentarian who brought us 2004’s “Super Size Me,” has turned his attention on the film […]

Pet of the Week




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