Junior women’s club invites new members to join

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host a new member social at 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 20 at Zin Bistro Americana, 32131 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 111, Westlake Village. Wine and appetizers will be served. New members can meet active members and learn more about the club’s philanthropic and social events. Club members work to serve the people in […]

Riding away with top honors

COLORFUL PRIZES—The Agoura 4-H Club were winners of numerous ribbons and prizes at the Ventura County Youth Horse Fair. From left are club members Kelsie Mordetzky, Kalista Chaffin, Katy Rishoff, leader Valerie Roser, Emily Ellingwood and Stormy the horse. 4-H clubs from Chief Peak, Citrus Valley and Santa Rosa also took part in the horse fair that ran from July […]

City, school celebrate new sidewalk

The new sidewalk on Reyes Adobe Road near Yerba Buena Elementary School brings a much-needed element of safety to the Agoura Hills campus and was cause for celebration on Monday. Las Virgenes Unified School District and the City of Agoura Hills hosted a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 5 to celebrate the long-awaited 6-foot-wide, quarter-mile long sidewalk on the east side of […]


I am amazed that anyone, black or white, male or female, anywhere, at any time, could believe that George Zimmerman was innocent of being a gungho guardian of the night. From reading three Acorn letters to the editor responses, I am now flabbergasted to learn how exalted that position is. I suppose my biggest sin was not to follow the […]

Seniors can have items appraised

Calabasas Savvy Seniors will host a luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 21 at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. Attendees can bring an antique or family heirloom item to be assessed by appraiser Elizabeth Stewart. She will select 25 of the items to talk about on stage. The CSS luncheons provide an occasion for men and […]

Parade names winners

A parade down Ventura’s Main Street celebrated the annual Ventura County Fair on Sat., Aug. 3. Produced by Ventura Elks Lodge No. 1430, the parade honored the fair’s 2013 theme of “Boots, Barns and Banjos.” Judging the 78 fair entries were Nan Drake of Harrison Industries, Leticia Austin of Ventura County United Way, and Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett. The […]

Baseball coaches go way, way back

Former high school teammates Goldfield and Gintherfind success coaching the game

Matt Goldfield and Tom Ginther reunited at a Conejo Oaks baseball game earlier this summer. The Conejo Valley-based skippers go way back. Goldfield, the head coach for Newbury Park High’s baseball team, watched his stepson Nick Lovullo patrol the infield for the Oaks, a collegiate wood-bat summer team. Ginther, a longtime Little League coach, was in attendance for his son, […]

California’s attorney general lauds local deputies

Most of the work performed by detectives and deputies at Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station involves routine property crimes and minor transgressions, but every now and then a situation arises that requires quick thinking and courage in the line of duty. Last month, Lt. David Thompson and Detective Jill Greenwood received a Valor Award from California Attorney General Kamala Harris for […]

Library is the place for teens

Westlake Village Library will host a reading meet-up for teens entering grades nine through12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Teens can discuss their summer reading assignments. Librarians will be available to help access literary criticism and other tools. For more information, call (818) 865-9230 or visit www.colapublib.org.

Eye on the Conejo

Fishing Frenzy fun It warms my heart to see and hear children having fun. When kids—especially toddlers— enjoy themselves, you can recognize it in their eyes and in their smiles. You can hear it in their voices. Some of them literally jump with joy. The sights and sounds of frolicking children filled Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks at […]