The wonderful world of science

HERE’S PROOF—Above, Bob Hoover of Mad Science demonstrates the principle of air pressure for an enthusiastic young audience during a recent event at the Agoura Hills Library. The presentation was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Top right, Agoura Hills resident Gilad Ron, 7, assists Hoover in another demonstration of air pressure by trying to pull apart two plungers […]

WLV Keller Williams expands

Residential real estate brokerage company Keller Williams Realty of Westlake Village expanded its operations into a newly leased 14,000-square-foot office at 30700 Russell Ranch Road. The seven- year lease is worth $2.25 million, according to Gary Cohen of Lee & Associates- LA. North/ Ventura, who helped broker the deal. “ Keller Williams is expanding, and they needed to find space […]

Ride the train to summer fun at the fair

. Joan Jett, Frankie Avalon, Boyz II Men among the performers

The 137th annual Ventura County Fair continues through Aug. 12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. This year’s fair theme is “Rides, Ribbons and Rodeos.” The fair features exhibits, contests and grandstand performances for all ages. Special admission days offer opportunities to enter the fair free or at low prices. On Youth Day, Fri., Aug. 3, […]

Oaks Christian grad still missing

. David Goeser, a UCLA student, was last seen on July 22

The search for missing UCLA senior David Goeser has extended beyond his Westwood neighborhood to the vast area between Washington state and the border of Mexico. The 22-year-old’s mother, Christi, told the Acorn this week her family is working with police and a private firm to find her son, who had been battling depression and needs regular medication. “We’re hoping […]

Helping teens stay safe on the road

The summer months are the most deadly time of year for young drivers and passengers. According to a 2010 AAA analysis of crash data by the National Highway Traffi c Safety Administration, seven of the top 10 deadliest driving days of the year occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day, including Aug. 8 and 14. Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, the state […]

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Tavern harkens to merry olde England


The Mermaid Tavern, before it burned down in the 1666 Great Fire of London, was a popular meeting place for some of Elizabethan England’s top literary figures. Among its distinguished visitors: Sir Walter Raleigh, Ben Jonson, John Donne and William Shakespeare. John Keats even wrote a poem about the famous watering hole where intellectuals used to meet on the first […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole $300 worth of items from the garage of a home on Kimberly Drive July 21. A shoplifter stole $220 worth of cosmetics from the CVS drug store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road July 20. Someone caused $ 500 in damage to a glass door of a home on Lake Lindero Road July 19. […]

Calabasas Scouts earn gold awards for service

. From teaching English to directing theater, Girl Scouts learn valuable skills that will last

Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 5466 of Calabasas were recently awarded the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award, a culmination of two-and-a-half years of requirements and more than 65 hours of community service each. Avni Desai’s “ Spreading Knowlege” project took her to a village school in Devnagar, India, where she created individualized lesson plans and interactive learning […]

Residents propose building tile wall to honor pets

Two Oak Park residents are launching a nonprofit program to help organizations that rescue animals. They are seeking community support for an introductory project that they say will benefit pet owners and beautify the community. The foundation, called WhatCanWe.org, was inspired by Christopher Myers, an Oak Park High School alumnus who died in February when his car went off Kanan […]

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