2014-04-17

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Search team returns from Washington state mudslide



Search dog teams from the California Rescue Dog Association returned to California April 9 after helping search for victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash. The mudslide occurred March 22, killing at least 36 people, and causing flooding and blocking of state Route 530. The teams worked mainly at the disaster’s eastern end. Agoura Hills resident Sheila Malavasi and her […]

Agoura Hills, then and now

Library exhibit to feature local businesses with humble beginnings


A city was started, a newspaper was launched and Hollywood scripts were written—all by groups of enterprising people sitting around their kitchen tables. Many businesses in Agoura Hills had small beginnings. The renowned J.D. Power and Associates was founded by James David Power III at his kitchen table in 1968. In conjunction with the Agoura Hills One City One Book […]

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Westlake’s Carrillo is a budding star in the decathlon


World’s Greatest Athlete is the unofficial title for an Olympic decathlete champion. The decathlon is 10 events: the 100-meter dash, 400, 110 hurdles, 1,500, long jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, javelin and shot put. It is grueling, merciless and formidable. Kyle Carrillo is a decathlete on the precipice of breaking out for the Westlake High boys’ track and field […]

Thunderbirds harmonica player to headline blues festival at college




The Ventura County Blues Festival returns to Moorpark College on April 26 and and promises to bring with it another exciting array of talent. Headlining the show is harmonica legend Kim Wilson, who founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974. Wilson, who is currently on the road in Texas, spoke about his blues beginnings. “I started playing to records. It wasn’t […]

Acorn forum set for May 10



Candidates running for state Assembly and U.S. Congress will attend a Sat., May 10 public forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and California Lutheran University. Three candidates from each race will answer questions posed by moderators John Loesing, Acorn managing editor, and Kyle Jorrey, Thousand Oaks Acorn editor, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Gilbert Sports Arena on CLU’s Thousand […]

With new business, couple dives in




Tomar Gross’s love of the ocean began when he was a young boy. “When I was 7 years old, I went to Marineland in Palos Verdes and fell in love with their Baja Reef. I did my first scuba dive in Hawaii when I was 8, and I was hooked.” Gross’ love for exploring the ocean led to a life […]

Lacrosse player will suit up at Ohio Wesleyan



Oaks Christian High boys’ lacrosse captain Dominic Santor has committed to Ohio Wesleyan University. Santor is an attack/midfi elder for the Lions. He also plays club lacrosse with the West Coast Starz and the L.A. Lazers.

Filmmaker Ron Howard reflects on career




You really start to feel your age when you realize that Ron Howard, who played the cute, red-headed Opie Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show,” is now a grandfather. Howard, who has since become one of Hollywood’s most respected directors, appeared last week at the Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, attracting a […]

It’s official—Calabasas election moves to fall

City switches voting to November to encourage better turnout

Beginning in 2015, the City of Calabasas will move its municipal election to the first Tuesday of November in odd-numbered years. County, state and federal elections take place in even years unless a special election is involved. But the city’s switch from March to November in odd years will allow it to consolidate its balloting with the Las Virgenes Unified […]


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