2013-06-27

Performers needed for Renaissance Faire



Auditions will be held for the Renaissance faire coming to Simi Valley on Nov. 16 and 17. The Nottingham Festival is seeking outgoing stage acts, acoustic music and dance groups to perform on one of four stages. Strolling or stationary musicians and entertainers that will interact with the audience are also needed. Open auditions will take place at 11 a.m. […]

Who’s walking whom?



Agoura man called to serve in Africa

By Stephanie Bertholdo sbertholdo@theacorn.com

Kevin Hamilton, an Agoura Hills father of six and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve his church overseas. Hamilton, the Southern California public relations director for LDS, will move with his family to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he will help supervise the local congregation starting in August. Hamilton said he […]

Acorn expanding coverage on Twitter, Facebook



As the number one source of news and feature stories in the community, the Acorn Newspapers want to make sure you’re being served in the best way possible both in print and online. Whether you’re on a cellphone, tablet, laptop or desktop, now you can receive breaking news and up to the minute event information on Twitter by following @theacornonline […]

Docents needed at library



Adults who like history, enjoy sharing their knowledge with visitors from around the world, and who can volunteer for four hours a week are encouraged to apply as a docent for the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Applications are being accepted for consideration for the September docent training class. The library will soon begin scheduling interviews for volunteer docents to […]

Pet of the Week



White Oak students receive hands-on government lesson by the City Council




Students from White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village learned firsthand about government when they took park in the city’s 10th annual city-toschools program. On June 12, six students, who had been selected by classmates and faculty earlier this spring, joined city officials in a real council meeting. Students browsed through agenda packets and made motions while seated next to […]

Too many bank robberies in the area



The sight of police helicopters buzzing overhead, though rare, has become way too frequent in this area since the start of the year. The biggest reason: an alarming string of unsolved bank robberies. Monday’s two-person heist of the First State Bank & Trust on Agoura Road between Lakeview Canyon Road and Westlake Boulevard in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks […]

Eye on the Conejo

Another reason to love the Conejo

While watching “True Blood” on HBO the other night with my daughter, I was reminded of another reason I love living here. Bugs. Specifically, the lack thereof. People who’ve come here from other parts of the U.S. or the world at large cannot forget mosquitoes, gnats and flies. The pesky flying insects are locked in our memory banks. But stop […]

Family Men



Fire! Bad things happen. And people always say, “It could be worse.” Those are terrible words of encouragement. Nobody ever gets up off the floor after being told what they just went through isn’t the worst it could be. I always think the worst. When I board a plane, I scrutinize the passengers, hoping we’re worthy of surviving the flight. […]


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