2012-08-09 E-Edition

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If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work and take part in our upcoming “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how the Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and email it to newstip@theacorn.com You may also send it by mail to […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief caused $200 in damage to a car parked on Passageway Place on July 27. The culprit stole a $150 battery during the incident. A vandal caused $ 650 in damage to the window and blinds of a home on Hillrise Drive July 27. A thief stole a purse containing a wallet with debit cards and caused […]

Good as Junior Olympic gold

New store puts its best foot forward

Young Soles, a children’s specialty shoe store in The Oaks mall, will celebrate its grand opening Sat., and Sun., Aug. 11 and 12 at the mall in Thousand Oaks. Young Soles features selections of trendy, high-quality brand shoes and accessories for infants to preteen. The store is a family-owned business run by the husband-andwife team of Jason and Erin Lata, […]

Calabasas puts on a ‘very, very, very nice show’

PLAY REVIEW ‘The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee’

One of the most vivid and angst-ridden memories of middle school is the annual spelling bee, when young adolescents are put on the spot to spell difficult words in front their peers and parents. These moments were beautifully and sensitively captured by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn in the hit musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which was […]

‘Once upon a time . . .’ Not

The dog days of August shouldn’t zap your creativity. If anything, the extra time on your hands should lead to new pathways of thoughts and ideas. If you believe you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put on your thinking cap and take part in this month’s “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how The Acorn’s popular […]

Park wins water award

Malibu Legacy Park, the centerpiece of the city’s $50-million commitment to improving ocean water quality, has won the Water Quality Improvement Award administered by the Water Environment Federation. This prize marks the seventh major award for Legacy Park in the past year. The park now holds an array of commendations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Project of the […]

Nevitt returns for second term as Soroptimist president

Nancy Nevitt, president of Soroptimist International of the Conejo, has returned for a second term and will serve the professional women’s club again in 2012-13. Nevitt was recently installed during induction ceremonies at the Sheraton Hotel in Agoura. Past president Jacque Turner led the 29th annual installation and paid tribute to the work of Nevitt during the past year. “Her […]

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