2015-09-03 E-Edition

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Meet staff at Friendship Circle kickoff

Activities for special needs kids

Beginning its 12th year, the Conejo Valley Friendship Circle will host a communitywide kickoff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 20 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Participants can meet the Friendship Circle staff and mingle with other children with special needs and their families while taking part in an afternoon of family entertainment such as a dog […]

Calabasas hotel development

As residents of Calabasas we must express our serious concerns regarding the planned development at Agoura and Las Virgenes roads in Calabasas. Upon learning the planned development (Canyon Oaks) will include a four-story hotel along with 114 single family homes along the edge of the mountains on Las Virgenes at Agoura Road, we shudder at the thought of the enormous […]

Photography exhibit documents long walk

The Conejo Valley Art Museum will run William Tynan’s photography exhibit titled “The Spirit of Adventure, A Photographic Journey” through Oct. 25 at 275 N. Moorpark Road, Ste. 193C in the Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks. Exhibit hours for the public are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The exhibit is a record of Tynan’s walk from Los Angles […]

Sounds of The Who to fill park

Labor Day brings the last Summer Concert in the Park, featuring the unmistakable live sounds of The Who with tribute band The Who Show at 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 7 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Acorn, the show is free admission and family-friendly. The band was voted […]


Just who is Junipero Serra? Padre Serra Parish will host a free presentation on Fr. Junipero Serra by the Rev. Leon Hutton from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 23 at 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. On that day Serra will be canonized, or named a saint, by Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S. The presentation will examine what […]

Lend a helping hand, please

Today it is 104 degrees in Calabasas, and I just dropped off an elderly lady at the bus stop. She is a housekeeper for a family in The Ridge. The bus stop is nearly a 2-mile hilly walk from her place of employment, and she takes this walk six days a week in the hot sun. She was carrying an […]

Fantastic fabric

SoCal quilters showcase their talents in Newbury Park

Art quilters from the Conejo Valley and beyond will present a free exhibition and boutique of fiber art from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Admission is free. “Art from Cloth,” featuring the work of 27 art quilters, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An opening […]

Flying family meets an ace

MEET AND GREET—The Zdenek family of Agoura Hills—Jason, 9-year-old Preston, Lisa, 7-year-old Trevor, and 4-year-old Kyle— who are all learning tofly, get an autograph from Vicky Benzing at the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow at Camarillo Airport Aug. 23.

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (1-0) vs. Red Mountain, Mesa, Ariz. (0-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High

The roller coaster is closed at Westlake High. From now on, the ride only goes in one direction for the school’s football team—up. “When we break huddle, we say ‘Climb.’ We want to keep climbing,” senior running back Chase Jasmin said. “Every week we’re going to be a new, improved football team. Every Friday night, you’ll see a brandnew set […]