Open mic night at Bogie’s in Westlake Village

Guests can join in singing songs by Rodges and Hammerstein

Cabrillo Music Theatre will host an Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 21 at Bogie’s nightclub, adjoining the Westlake Village Inn, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Open Mic Night coincides with Cabrillo Music Theatre’s upcoming production of the musical “Oklahoma!” At the event, local theater companies as well as the public can perform music by Richard Rodgers and […]

Animals don’t tell time

I was quite shocked and appalled to read the caption below the beautiful photograph of the coyote on the front page that stated, “pets should be kept on a leash and protected at night.” How is it possible that The Acorn could so irresponsibly continue to perpetuate this myth? We live in the Santa Monica Mountains, an area resplendent with […]

Pet of the week

Cantor teams with band

Concert also features Chuck Findley

Cantor Kenny Ellis of Agoura Hills will be singing with the Conejo Valley Community Concert and Jazz Bands at 6 p.m. Sun., July 19 at the Agoura Hills High School Performing Arts Education Center, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Ellis will be making his third appearance with the all-volunteer band. He will be singing popular standards from the Great American Songbook. […]

Campfire fun with critters

Water woes

I get that there is a water shortage. I see the receding lake shores. I see the below averages for rainfall. But when California unnecessarily takes in thousands of illegals, continues to allow new home construction, continues to allow pools to be built without the infrastructure to support everything, I have to wonder about the severity of the drought. When […]

Young raptor has growing pains

The parents of the two redshouldered hawks born and reared in a sycamore on my rural Agoura property this spring recently shifted from flying lessons to hunting prey tactics. It would require an interspecies translator to fathom the foursome’s exchanges. My best guess would be that the shrieking includes parental exhortations and childish protests. It was raining prey all over […]

Cal Lutheran University minister challenged, mentored students

Gerald Swanson dies at age 77

The Rev. Gerald Swanson, a Thousand Oaks resident who taught and provided spiritual guidance to California Lutheran University students for three decades, died at his home in Thousand Oaks on July 3 at the age of 77. Swanson became CLU’s first full-time campus pastor in 1969. He helped students through the time of the Vietnam War and concerns for social […]

Filing period opens for seats on city councils, school board

Election season is upon us, and candidates vying for seats in the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village as well as Las Virgenes Unified School District must abide by some deadlines. The filing period for potential city council candidates in all three cities and the school district opened July 13 and will close Fri., Aug. 7. If an […]


There is currently no consideration for pool owners in the LVMWD’s water budget. Water evaporation is unavoidable. Replenishing pool water lost to evaporation is a necessity. If you have an irrigated area in your backyard, it increases your water budget. If you keep horses or livestock in your backyard, it increases your water budget. If you have a pool in […]

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