2014-09-04 E-Edition

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Deputy will not face charges in Calabasas cycling death

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said it will not press charges against the Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputy whose patrol car struck and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last December. Dep. Andrew Wood swerved into a bicycle lane on Mulholland Highway while typing into his vehicle’s onboard computer—and had texted with his wife multiple times just prior to the […]

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks will swing by The Canyon

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, a band that fuses jazz, country, swing, folk—and maybe even a little free-wheeling rockabilly— will perform at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills on Sept. 11. Hicks, the 72-year-old band leader, talked recently with The Acorn from his home in Mill Valley, Calif. about inspiration, his breadth of work over 50 years—and dealing with […]


Clean water tech The Conejo Valley Clean Technology Council will present an educational event titled “Water Desalination: Inventing a Low-Cost Technology” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Total Wine Conference Center, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can meet Dr. Yorum Cohen, inventor of a mobile desalination purification system being tested in California that cuts the cost of […]

Child abuse bill passes Senate

The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Aug. 21 to a bill by state Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Calabasas) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after the offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly. Senate Bill 910, sponsored by Los Angeles County District […]


Ice bucket challenge comes to town

Square dance classes in Calabasas

A free introductory square dance class will be offered on Wed., Sept. 10 or 17 at Bay Laurel Elementary School, 24740 Paseo Primario, Calabasas. Classes will then take place every Wednesday for about two hours starting at 7:30 p.m. Casual attire such as jeans are acceptable. An optional dinner is available before class. For more information, call Marilyn at (818) […]

Hot Flashes

To dress or not to dress I’m old school. And not just because I know all the verses to “Columbia, Gem of the Ocean.” When I was growing up, there was no greater sin than leaving the house in something that wasn’t starched, tailored, polished and classy enough to pass Big Jean’s inspection. It was sort of like being at […]

Bus trip to see Autry center exhibits

Artifacts of Route 66 and Dust Bowl

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library welcomes the fall season with a trip to the Autry National Center of the American West on Sat, Sept. 20. Guests can view two exhibits. “Route 66: The Road and the Romance” illustrates the 2,400-mile-long historical highway from its 1926 beginning to its displacement when the interstate highway was built. More than 250 […]