2011-09-29

Local teacher, student participate in traveling DNA art exhibit




Graffiti artist Sergio Coronado creates colorful letters and bold urban illustrations on canvas and paper—instead of on street signs or the walls of public buildings. The 18-year-old Indian Hills High School senior said his artwork is a reflection of his emotions. Unlike the defamatory scribbles that some vandals prefer, graffiti is an art form worthy of appreciation, he said. “I […]

Cutie the lion dog small in size, but has a big heart



One small dog is making a difference in a big way. But is it a dog or a small lion? At first glance you might wonder if he is for real. With his white fluffing mane and striking little pose, Cutie has earned the name lion dog. When you see h im, there’s no doubt how he got his moniker. […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Sept. 30: State reduction dayno school Mon., Oct. 3: Music booster meeting/J-3/7 p.m. PSAT sales in the AAC through Fri., Oct. 7 Tues., Oct. 4: Club rush/nutrition Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Sept. 30: No school ASB retreat through Sun. Oct. 2 Sat., Oct. 1: SAT/8 a.m. NHS tutoring/8:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 5: Habitat for Humanity/ 12:25 p.m. Thurs., […]

Tracked by coyotes



Coyotes are a major problem in Calabasas and the surrounding area. Anyone who thinks differently must never venture far from their home. I see coyotes in the Mulwood area and Calabasas Lake area every other day, if not every day. I run in both areas. I have seen them in daylight and usually see them more when the sun goes […]

New group to help autistic people gain life skills through farming




A new nonprofit organization is teaching organic gardening, animal husbandry, cooking and other practical skills to young adults diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities. Agoura Hills residents Sheila and Steve Mayfield launched Farming Independence last January from their home in Old Agoura. Sheila Mayfield said she was moved to start the organization when she learned about the increase in the […]

Spanish guitarist in T.O.



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Benise: The Spanish Guitar at 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Benise, a former street musician and now an international guitarist, and his Emmy-winning Nights of Fire cast, perform “The Spanish Guitar,” a world music and dance spectacular. […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (2-1) at Agoura Chargers (0-3)

By Eliav Appelbaum eliav@theacorn.com The Agoura High football team is looking for something— anything—to turn this season around. Maybe Al Pacino can give the Chargers his “six inches in front of your face” speech from “Any Given Sunday.” Perhaps Herm Edwards can take time off from his busy schedule to inspire AHS. Something has to work. On the field, winless […]

Las Virgenes school tax gains financial backing

Almost $60,000 raised in support of the measure, but opposition looms


A citizen group raising money to pass Measure K, the $95-peryear parcel tax measure to support Las Virgenes schools, received a $25,000 boost from the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation last week. The annual parcel tax will generate an additional $17.6 million over eight years if passed by voters in November. Las Virgenes passed a $98 per year parcel tax in […]

Keep the ‘village’ in Westlake



It seems apparent that Westlake City Council is bound and determined to bring more big box stores into our once-quiet “village,” even though Lowe’s was voted down by a majority of the voters. That doesn’t seem to be understood by City Council members. Russell Ranch Road is a wide expanse of property which could be developed into a real “town […]

Acorn Bits



Farming Independence will host its inaugural Harvest Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at 28347 Balkins Drive, Agoura Hills. The festival will offer program information and activities for families, including food and wine from local celebrity chefs and vineyards. Various artists will perform, including Tamyra Gray of “American Idol.” A silent auction and art exhibit will feature […]


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