SCE pulled plug

As we all know, one never really appreciates the importance of electrical power until one doesn’t have it. That was certainly true last Sun., Sept. 15, when we were part of a planned 11-hour Southern California Edison power outage. Once again, we were in the middle of a typical September heat wave, except this night there was nothing we could […]

Adventures await

FAMILY FONDESS— Above, Frank Padilla congratulates Ryley Riodan for learning to balance a spinning plate at the Triunfo YMCA’s recent “Taste of Adventure Guides” barbecue at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Right, Anna Moss teaches Kayla Ames, 7, to be a straight shooter.

Featured artist inspired by beach culture

Mixed-media artist Crystal Michaelson has been selected as the featured artist for the ninth annual Reyes Adobe Days. Her work will be showcased during the four-day family festival at the Art @ the Adobe gallery at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site Oct. 3 through 6. Her son, Elex Michaelson, is this year’s parade grand marshal. He is a four-time Emmy-winning […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Sept. 20: Club rush/mainquad/10:15 a.m.Sophomore class shirt order deadline/ K4/3 p.m.Battle of the Bands/performing arts center/7 p.m.Sat., Sept. 21: ACT/8 a.m.Mon., Sept. 23: Staff development no schoolTues., Sept. 24: PSAT registration starts/AACWed., Sept. 25: PFC staffluncheon/G building/noon Calabasas CoyotesFri., Sept. 20: ASB retreatthrough Sun., Sept. 22/10:30 a.m.NHS meeting/11:15 a.m.Sat., Sept. 21: ACT/8 a.m.Saturday school tutoring/8:30a.m.Mon., Sept. 23: Staff […]

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Publicity helped

Thanks so much for the writeup on the Juniors New Member Luncheon in last week’s paper. The Acorn is absolutely essential to the success of our club’s community outreach, and we are grateful that you help us in so many ways throughout the year. Nicole Crutcher Westlake Village Juniors Women’s Club

New board members on arts council

The nonprofit Arts Council of the Conejo Valley started its new year with new board members on Sept. 10 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. The new board president is Pat Johnson of Westlake Village. Johnson, who was on the former board of governors, has been involved for many years with the arts council, including as […]

B&G Club Youth of the Month

BRAVO—Sixth-grader Natalie Farnell, 10, was named Youth of the Month at the Lindero Canyon Boys & Girls Club in Agoura Hills. She was recognized for her leadership, good attitude, and for the assistance she provides to the staff and other club members. Her favorite school subjects are math, choir and social science.

Clint Black shines in Kavli performance

What passes for country music in the 21st century is actually just a blurry succession of pretenders— good ol’ boys who learn to play three chords, pose like the Marlboro Man and know how to wear a Stetson. Clint Black, on the other hand, is a throwback: an old-fashioned, dyed-in-the-wool, unapologetic singer/songwriter who knows how to be country just by […]

Four Seasons meal easy as 1, 2, 3

Eating lunch at the Westlake Village Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge Restaurant— perched above the hotel’s serene grounds and soothing courtyard waterfall— it’s hard to imagine how any guest could feel hurried or stressed. But business is business, and many patrons who are on the go, especially during the hectic Monday through Friday work week, desire a midday repast that is […]