Taking another crack at sidewalk repair

Homeowners in the unincorporated portions of the county must continue to shoulder the cost of fixing public sidewalks adjacent to their properties, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors say. The board voted 4-1 Aug. 4 to repeal its 2014 decision in favor of having the county pay for minor repairs—those that only require grinding and not pavement replacement—after Supervisor Steve […]

Pool party for girls

American Heritage Girls Troop CA1412 will host a family pool party, open house and bring-a-friend day at 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 at the Casa De La Senda community pool, 3780 Cabrillo Ave., Newbury Park. American Heritage Girls is a national Christian scouting experience for girls ages 5 to 18. The pool party is for girls and their parents who […]

Woofstock in Malibu

BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE—Above, vendors keep canines entertained at the Aug. 16 Woofstock dog festival at Malibu Bluffs Park. Left, Oliver, a French bulldog from Encino, pays a visit with his GoPro ready to go. The event benefitted Healthcare for Homeless Animals, a Thousand Oaksbased nonprofit that pays for medical care for pets at the Agoura Animal Shelter.

Shade balls rolled out

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District released close to 1 million black plastic balls into a recycled water reservoir in Calabasas to protect the supply from contaminants and to prevent evaporation. The 4- inch plastic balls protect the water against dust, algae growth and other chemical reactions caused by the sun, LVMWD associated engineer Eric Schlageter said. The balls were […]

Gas stations offer Lotto at the pump

Motorists traveling through Agoura Hills Simi Valley can now play the lottery while filling their gas tanks at stations that offer the new “Play at the Pump.” Alex Traverso, spokesman for California Lottery, said players wishing to participate in the program have the option to buy Powerball, Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus tickets right at the local pumps. “When they’re […]

Cooking up some good Indian food

The Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center will host an Indian Tandoori Grilling Classtonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug 20 in the teen room at 29900 Ladyface Court. Cooking instructor Farhana Sahibzada will present simplified recipes from Indian and Pakistani cuisines, and share tips for cooking Indian at home. The session will end with a sampling of the […]

Pet of the Week

BIG GIRL—Brooke is a female, brown Great Dane mix about 8 years old. She is a lovable dog and a great companion. To adopt Brooke, ask for ID No. A4853246 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Campaign season off to exciting start


Acorn readers will be treated to unprecedented election coverage by the newspaper this fall. With the City of Calabasas moving its municipal election from March to November in 2015, voters will decide city council races not only in that city but also in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Ballots also will be cast in the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

‘Home Alone’ star sculpts statue for City of Agoura Hills

Actor Daniel Stern also keeps busy as an artist

Actor, artist and family man Daniel Stern likes to keep busy. He hasn’t had one year off from acting, directing or having some kind of film or television project in the works since he landed his debut role as Cyril in the 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” His breakthrough role in the 1982 film “Diner” led to scores of acting jobs […]

Farm fresh to you

GOOD TO EAT—Malibu Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Civic Center Way, Malibu. Vendors sell a variety of organic fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared food and packed food. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Patrons can come for lunch, to shop and to hangout.

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