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 […]

Animal patrol is on the prowl

Dogs and cats require licensing and rabies vaccinations

Officers from the L. A. County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Topanga, Calabasas and Agoura Hills beginning Wed., July 8. These efforts are to ensure that residents’ dogs and cats are in compliance with licensing requirements and the mandatory spay/neuter and microchip ordinance. State law requires that all dogs […]

‘Bride of Frankenstein’ on outdoor screen

As part of its 91301 Film Series, the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council will present Classics at the Adobe, celebrating the 80th anniversary of “Bride of Frankenstein” with a screening under the stars on Sat., July 11 at the Reyes Adobe, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. A panel discussion on the classic sci-fi horror film led by local science […]

Break on through

Coyote baseball star Grant Nechak, Marmonte League MVP, continues to improve at game

What a difference a year can make. Last season, the Calabasas High baseball team licked its wounds following a winless run through the Marmonte League. This year, the Coyotes celebrated a second-place finish in league and a trip to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Grant Nechak is arguably the biggest key to the team’s success […]