2012-05-24 E-Edition

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Draw Dad for Father’s Day

Sun., June 17 is Father’s Day and the Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old Dad. Using the template in the ad on page 20, draw a picture of what your father looks like and send it to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. […]

Veteran recalls bloody D-Day battle on Normandy shoreline

Small glasses of a fiery apple brandy distilled in France’s coastal Normandy region greeted U.S. Army Capt. David Honick on the bloody shores of battle 68 years ago. On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, Honick’s ship was among nearly 7,000 American, British and Canadian vessels that swarmed five beaches along a 50- mile shoreline controlled by Nazi forces. By […]

Acorn photos reachfinals of state newspaper contest

California Newspaper Publishers Association

the Acorn Newspapers took home one first-place and two second-place awards at the California Newspaper Publishers Association 2011 Better Newspapers Contest on May 5 in San Jose. All three awards were for photography. the CNPA is a nonprofit trade association representing the daily and weekly newspapers of California. the Acorn was competing against 22 other weeklies with a circulation of […]


THURS., MAY 24 Margarita Mix-off 6 to 8 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, T.O. Restaurants compete in margarita mixing contest. Appetizers, margarita tasting. Dave Blanchard Band performs. Live and silent auctions. Nonalcoholic drinks available. Ages 21 and up. $30 in advance, $35 at door. Fundraiser for Soroptimist International. Contact: Sue Gore. Phone: 805.492. 4806. Email: […]

Bill’s back: Redell takes over at Occidental

Bill Redell is no longer a retired football coach. Redell, a member of the National College Football Hall of Fame and former Oaks Christian head coach, has accepted the top job at Occidental College in Los Angeles, his alma mater. The 71-year-old Redell replaces 30-year Occidental head coach Dale Widolff, who was terminated May 9 amid an alleged recruiting violation. […]

Left with a hangover

Agoura Hills’ love affair with the bars and nightclubs on Agoura Road goes back more than a decade. From the former Chapter 8, Blue and Moz Buddha Bar to the current happening spots at Padri, Sunset Room and the Canyon, the local bar and restaurant scene is nothing if not evolving. The bar scene can be fickle; the Agoura Road […]

Boys & Girls Club honors achievements of local youth

Even though their brightest years are still to come, the Youth of the Year winners for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes have already made an impact on the community. Jaclyn Lee, 17, and Anjali Kokatay, 13, were named the club’s top 2012 members at its third annual breakfast awards ceremony May 16 at the Hyatt […]

Aftershock sends waves

CHAMPIONS—AYSO Region 4 U-11 girls’ soccer team, the Agoura Aftershock, takesfirst place in the Copa Cabana Beach soccer tourney in Long Beach last weekend. Front row, from left: Makenzie Bakly, Sophia Ritz, Samantha Whittle, Diana Lewis. Back: Kelly Iba, Kayla Schulze, Coach John Ritz, Maddie Kearney, Natalie Chiapa.

What’s New On DVD?

Summer is blockbuster movie time. With possible free hours on your hands it’s also a good time to pick up a DVD of one of the following new releases. “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (Universal) This award-winning, double-feature length film tribute to one of music’s greatest icons was directed by Martin Scorsese. It features never-before-seen footage from George […]

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