2014-03-20 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 1,500 in damage to the steering column and vinyl rooftop of a car and stole a $300 car stereo. The incident occurred March 12 on Quail Run Drive. Someone caused $ 225 in damage to the tire of a car parked in the 28000 block of Agoura Road March 12. A thief stole a […]

Tennis pros ready to rally in Calabasas

Finals will take place March 23

Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center will present the 2014 USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas, a men’s $15,000 USTA Futures tournament, from Fri. to Sun., March 21 to 23 at the center, 23400 Park Sorrento. The Wild Card tournament took place Feb. 21 to March 2 with the singles winner getting a wildcard spot into the main draw. The […]

Healthy shop atThe Lakes

Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins, a natural and organic foods grocer, is set to move its market this summer to The Lakes shopping center in Thousand Oaks. For more than four decades Lassens has operated as a family run business selling organic produce, natural and organic groceries, full service deli and juice bar, and an extensive selection of supplements, vitamins […]


THURS., MARCH 20 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Pamela Berstler of C3 Green Garden Group gives presentation on creating a sustainable sponge garden. Free. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Sterling Hills Country Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Membership drive for women interested […]

Keeping tabs on locals in the pros

Many baseball players from Acorn country are competing in Major League Baseball’s Cactus and Grapefruit leagues this spring. Some pros are fighting for Opening Day roster spots. Others are battling for starting roles. Christian Yelich made his major league debut last summer with the Miami Marlins. The Westlake High product was a first-round pick in 2010. Yelich, a left fielder, […]

Darleen Principe named new editor of the Simi Valley Acorn

Acorn staff writer Darleen Principe has been named editor of the Simi Valley Acorn. Principe, 32, replaces Scott Tittrington, who stepped down March 7 after accepting an editorship with the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. Tittrington was head of the Simi paper for the past three years. Principe joined the Acorn Newspapers as the lead Simi reporter in August 2007, […]

Aerospace engineer a two-decade volunteer at Park Service

Melvin Caradine of Agoura Hills recently reached his 20- year milestone as a volunteer with the National Park Service. Coordinating special events, teaching people about nature, and seeing them beam as they enjoy the great outdoors are all part of the reward, he said. “The one thing that’s kept me going (all these years) is the people I’ve worked with—the […]

Race car driver opens auto care business

Performance NAPA Auto Care, the newly opened car repair shop at 621 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, is the brainchild of former NASCAR driver Tim Huddleston and longtime West L.A. auto shop owner Tom Schmachtenberger. A grand opening is planned for the community to tour the new site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 12. With the goal […]

The Movie Nut

You can respect a filmmaker who knows exactly what he’s got and doesn’t try to make it anything more. And what stuntmanturned director Scott Waugh has here is an exciting street racing movie based on the most successful video game racing franchise ever. Early stunts are implausible, later stunts are impossible, but the whole thing becomes infectious. If you downshift […]