Go dancing and do away with depression

Jose Hernandez hit a low point in his life when the end of a bad relationship caused him to withdraw and not want to see other people. It was 2006 and the Chatsworth resident had become angry and then depressed as he tried to push his feelings aside. He began to gain weight and became anti-social, he said. “One of […]

Political Cartoon

Life in the Single Lane


Recently I was enjoying a delicious homemade popsicle when a chunk of it lodged in my throat. I immediately went into panic mode, and my very first thought was that this was how someone would find my cold, dead body. It was a scary thought, to say the least, because no matter how much I tried to dislodge the piece, […]


THURS., JULY 2 Camarillo Community Band 7 p.m. in Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St. Bring picnic, lawn seating. Band plays musical favorites. Kids can “conduct” the band. Free. Contact: Dan Rhymes. Phone: 805.484.8050. Email: camarillocommunityband@lafn.org. Web: www.camarillocommunityband.com. Business-Professional Women of Conejo Valley 7 p.m. at Camboni restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Lydia Steadman shares travelogue on […]

Robin’s song

Calabasas grad helps Oklahoma gymnastics team win NCAA championship

Alec Robin reached his tipping point. He started doing cartwheels and forward rolls in his home at 2. He had been a gymnast since he was 4. He was a dynamic, hardworking, cerebral athlete who loved performing on a stage. He was a natural gymnast. In high school, however, his joy for the sport waned. “I really didn’t like gymnastics, […]

Water awareness

Guest opinion

As a member of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, I’d like to provide you with an update as to how we’re addressing the drought and other challenges. We’ve heard, and the state has explored, many proposals to reduce the impact of the drought. While some of these are imaginative and visionary, the key action everyone can […]

At The Library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. In addition, book donations can be dropped off at the library or Book Cellar to help fund programs. The Book Cellar is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details or large-collection pickup, call (818) 584 7219. For more information on activities, call (818) 889-2278. […]

Big names booked for local entertainment

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s eclectic 2015-16 lineup includes popular singers, a highly anticipated Broadway show, a former “Tonight Show” host and a musical production of a Disney classic. Barry McComb, the city’s cultural affairs director, presented the early bookings on June 9. Additional shows will be announced in fall and spring, he said. Some highlights of the upcoming […]

A wild, wacky Wildwood run

Acorn reporter offers first-person perspective on race

Editor’s note: Acorn staff writer Jonathan Andrade ran the 10-kilometer race at the Wildwood Trail Run on June 27 in Thousand Oaks. This is his account of the experience. I didn’t know exactly what to expect at the second annual Wildwood Trail Run. It was pretty much all downhill from the start of the race. When I reached the three-mile […]

Stop developing and save water

Save our sycamore trees, mountains and water. I live in Calabasas, and the city is going to build two 200-room-plus hotels and 77 houses along Las Virgenes Road. This is a scenic corridor, home to birds and wildlife. They are cutting down all the sycamore trees from Agoura Road to Lost Hills to expand the road. The loss of decades-old […]