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Did you know April is National Card and Letter Writing Month? Probably not. The art of letter writing—once the primary method by which the story of our lives and the history of nations passed among generations—has mostly been replaced by emails and text messages. No more will we experience the great correspondence that used to take place between friends and […]

On the Trail

Choosing favorites

As evidenced by vivid photos in recent issues of the Acorn, this year has produced an abundance of blooming native plants. The specter of drought still looms, but for now these wildlings have adopted a botanical “carpe diem” ethic. Cool overcast days and overnight fog are helping to prolong the color-saturated wildflower display. With such plenitude it is hard to […]

Students meet principal’s challenge and reap the rewards

Legendary rocker Dave Mason returns to The Canyon

Fabled rocker Dave Mason is coming back to The Canyon club in Agoura Hills on Sun., April 12. He’s played the venue several times before and always draws raucous applause from his devoted baby boomer followers. A founding member of Traffi c, the legendary British rock band with such early hits as “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Feelin’ Alright,” Mason later […]


the Winning hand

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 10: Spring break-no school Mon., April 13: Late start day Wed., April 15: Senior Servants/ main quad/12:30 to 1 p.m. ACT course/3 p.m. Thurs., April 16: Senior Servants/ main quad/12:30 to 1 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 10: Spring break-no school Mon., April 13: PFC/9:30 a.m. Dance booster meeting/library/ 6:30 p.m. Tues., April 14: Cheer workshops/ […]

Hillcrest Players tame the Wild West

Imagine a western town where there is no dueling. Instead, all conflicts are settled by a lusty contest of rock-paper-scissors. That’s the gist of the play “Rock, Paper, Shoot!” an original comic satire of westerns written by Michael Fischer and directed by Andrea Tate, which played for four performances on March 21 and 28 at the Hillcrest Center for the […]


Norm Buehring, who was quoted in the March 26 article about the Lost Hills bridge improvement groundbreaking in Calabasas, is vice president of the Community Association of Saratoga Hills. Candice Weber is the president. The two changed positions in January.

Vendors show their wares at home remodeling show

The 40th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., April 18 and 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 19 at the Westlake Hyatt, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The show will showcase local contractors, landscapers, interior designers, solar installers and other home improvement professionals, including Budget Blinds of Calabasas […]

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