2013-03-21 E-Edition

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Elegant wheels roll into Sherwood

Ventura Farms hosts inaugural concours show

The famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the gold standard of automobile shows, but a concours with similar panache is making inroads in the Conejo Valley. On St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., March 17, the Ventura Farms Inaugural Concours Invitational came to the Lake Sherwood estate of David Murdock, the billionaire chairman and majority shareholder of Dole Foods. The garden area […]

Calabasas man competes to see if he’s ‘Tougher Than a Boy Scout’

Calabasas resident Howard Schwartz learned firsthand how tough and resourceful Boy Scouts can be when he pushed himself beyond his ordinary mental and physical limits while competing on the new reality TV show “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” Filmed last summer at Camp Whitsett in the Sequoia National Forest, the National Geographic series pits Boy Scouts against adult […]

Pet of the Week

Ask the Arborist

Consider the trees I was recently hired to inspect a group of trees outside a local home. As soon as I drove up to the house, I noticed that the front yard, from the perspective of grass, shrubs and groundcover, looked really nice. But the six mature trees scattered around were another matter: They were all dead. As I was […]

Woman donates books on Holocaust to library

Ruth Drobman will never forget leaving Germany with her sister. Teenagers at the time, they were on the last train out of Berlin, heading for Sweden on Christmas Day 1938 to escape capture by the Nazis. To teach children and teens about the atrocities of the Holocaust, Drobman has donated 30 books to the Agoura Hills Library. Though the library’s […]

Homeowner infighting follows Calabasas election

Mulwood out of federation

The Calabasas City Council election was decided March 5 with three incumbents returning to office, but fallout from the acrimonious campaign continues and now involves a dispute between two local homeowner groups. The Greater Mulwood Homeowners Association board of directors recently voted to withdraw from the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation. LVHF is an umbrella group comprising about two dozen local […]

Eye on the Conejo

Baby boomers in denial The Goebel Senior Center in Thousand Oaks has been renamed by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. In the Acorn and in other media, we shall now and forever call it the Goebel Adult Community Center. The new name, no doubt, comes from baby boomers who were whining about the reference to “senior.” Make no mistake […]

Kids step back in time for Medieval Market

Diamond mine

high school softball report

Local high school softball teams have returned to the diamond. Oak Park and Oaks Christian are fighting for Tri-Valley League supremacy against defending champ La Reina. The Eagles and Lions shared second place in the Tri-Valley last spring. Agoura, which has postseason aspirations, is on the rise in the rugged Marmonte League. Westlake and Calabasas continue to improve. The head […]