Young campers present a Disney musical

. Shows Aug. 7, 10 Campers in Shayna Turk’s Academy of Rising Stars will present Disney’s “High School Musical” in four shows Aug. 7 to 10 at the Hidden Hills home theater of Turk’s grandparents, Jerry and Erica Miller. Showtimes are 7 p. m. on Thursday and Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Each night features a different […]

Reporter witnesses showdown with gunman

‘He’s going to shoot me,’ says daughter of Sylvie Belmond

A man driving a car and carrying a weapon used in a reported abduction attempt was chased by law enforcement officers through Calabasas and into Malibu July 30, leading to a tense standoff that was witnessed by Acorn reporter Sylvie Belmond and her 20-year-old daughter, Teza. The mother and daughter, both from Agoura Hills, along with about two dozen soccer […]

Dangerous rock pool claims more injuries

Business of the Month

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce has named Calabasas Pharmacy as July’s Business of the Month. Brenda Johnson, pharmacist at Calabasas Pharmacy, recently joined independent pharmacists from across the U.S. for an afternoon of health advocacy and family fun at the Health on the National Mall event in Washington, D.C. Johnson was selected from thousands of community pharmacists in the nation […]

Get ready to swing at free concert

The second of four concerts in a summer series at the Gardens of the World features the the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 10 at the gardens’ American Bandstand, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The ensemble has played swing, jump, boogie-woogie and Big Band standards since 1992. Lawn seating is available in front of […]

You can go home again

Oak Park grad Skiba leaves UCLA, finds niche at Cal Lu women’s track team

Melissa Skiba ran with purpose during her decorated career at Oak Park High. Skiba wanted nothing more than to earn a scholarship to UCLA’s women’s cross country and track and field teams. Every Oak Park record she broke, every CIF-Southern Section title she won got her one step closer to the university in Westwood. Skiba was infatuated with her then-dream […]

Agoura nixes charter school

Agoura Hills will not change its zoning laws to allow a charter school at one of the city’s shopping centers. But the City Council said the school might be able to open its doors if it was classified as an educational program rather than a public school. At its July meeting, the council met with representatives of Options For Youth […]

Running man

For jogger king David Simon, the open road provides a path to meditation and relaxation

If you do any amount of driving on the local streets, chances are you’ve seen him running. Rain or shine, 54-year-old David Simon runs 15 miles a day on Agoura, Oak Park and Westlake Village streets. Altogether, he’s been doing it for about 35 years. That’s 15 miles almost every day—for more than three decades. Wearing his familiar headset, ponytail […]

Cities lauded for finance

Calabasas and Agoura Hills recently received awards for their financial reporting and accounting practices. For the ninth consecutive year, Calabasas and its chief financial officer, Gary Lysik, were awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award recognizes high standards in governmental accounting and […]

Grandson enjoys the pictures

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