Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar caused $ 500 in damage to wooden front door on Ridgeway Drive March 10 and stole seven Starbucks gift cards valued at $300. One man said he saw another man rummaging through a vehicle March 3 on Davids Road. When he asked the man what he was doing, the person ran away. Nothing was reported stolen […]

Young-at-heart runners

Senior participants take on the Great Race, again and again

Thousands of local runners, plus others from across the nation and around world—are in town this weekend for the annual Dole Great Race of Agoura. Race organizer Traci Greenberg said more than 6,400 people have registered to run or walk in the five events on race day, Sat. March 28. The race is a fundraiser for schools in Agoura Hills […]

Healing sounds


THURS., MARCH 26 Bingo And Murder Mystery Dinner 6:30 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lemon Drive, Simi Valley. Nonprofit One of the Girls sponsors. Proceeds go to Host Town Simi Valley for 2015 Special Olympics World Games. $30. Phone: 818.426.9758. Web: www.oneofthegirls.us. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

The (mostly) good news economy

A report released just today by the Cal Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting predicts 2015 will be a watershed year for the state and national economies. (The water is a figure of speech. Locally, the drought could be a drag on economic growth.) According to all the numbers, the outlook for the economy is the brightest it’s […]

Elected officials talk about the women who inspired them

Don’t know much about history? Then you probably know less about herstory. In surveys of textbooks from the 1960s through the 1980s, women were essentially invisible, wrote Kay Chick, professor at Penn State Altoona, in a 2006 study in which she found only 13.6 percent of historical figures were female. She said her recent findings, not yet published, show little […]

Adult schools seek funding for career-oriented services

Adult Education Week, March 23 to 27, is taking on a whole new meaning this year as adult schools struggle to demonstrate their importance, which translates into much needed funding. The four adult schools in the region, which are funded through the state’s K-12 education budget, have been grappling with the possibility of monetary cutbacks. Over the past two years, […]

School director has scoop ‘Chorus Line’

Tonight through Saturday, Oak Park High School’s Drama Department will present “A Chorus Line,” its last musical of the season. Longtime drama teacher Allan Hunt is excited to be directing this show, which involves some of the most intricate dancing he’s ever incorporated as a teacher. “I have not done ‘A Chorus Line’ before,” Hunt said prior to a recent […]