Charity gala

The fifth annual Care and compassion Fall Gala for the Newbury Park- based Mary Health of the Sick will take place from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills. The red-carpet event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, entertainment by the Angel City Big Band, dinner and honoree presentations. A “choose your […]

“Steve Jobs”

What an amazing piece of work. “Steve Jobs” isn’t constructed as a typical movie. Instead, it’s a series of revealing episodes, taking us backstage before three major product launches. In every case, it’s Jobs (Fassbender) berating and bullying everyone to achieve his view of perfection. “Artists lead,” he insists. “Hacks ask for a show of hands.” Those who contend that […]


For Westlake City Council

I am William Kehaly and I’m running to fill the open position on the Westlake Village City Council. I am a forward-thinking, civic-minded individual ready to give back to the community. I was born and raised in San Francisco with my two older brothers. My father was an electrician, silver miner and a hero of Omaha Beach. My mother was […]

Halloween around town

One-man show back by popular demand

Emmanuel Church will host an encore performance of William Martinez’s one-man show, “SIGNing the Song,” at 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The show celebrates the impact educators and parents have on children’s lives as well as a man’s journey through the deaf and hearing worlds using music and American Sign Language. Martinez will share […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (7-1) vs. St. Bonaventure Seraphs (5-3) Friday, 7 p.m. Larrabee Stadium at Ventura High

Football isn’t easy. It’s not strolling through Central Park with Mick Jagger or talking with tigers in Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s certainly no Sunday Funday with the cast of “You’re the Worst.” “Football is a grind,” said Tony Henney, Westlake High’s head coach. The Warriors keep finding ways to win. Westlake pulled out a 25-21 comeback victory against Moorpark on […]

Chalking up votes for the school board candidates


Three candidates are running for two seats in the Nov. 3 Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election. Among the issues in the race are school finances and the future of the new Common Core standards. One candidate, Gary Mittin, declined to be interviewed for this feature. Wasserman Mathy Wasserman, a candidate for a seat on the Las […]

For Agoura Hills City Council

I am writing to urge Agoura Hills voters to reelect Agoura Hills Councilmember and current Mayor Illece Buckley Weber and to elect Agoura Hills Planning Commission chair Linda Northrup to Agoura Hills City Council. I believe these two candidates have demonstrated their commitment to this city over a long period of time and have also shown a willingness to do […]

Aged to perfection

BEFORE AND AFTER—Tal Datner, 24, and Gabriella Abutbol, 21, of Agoura Hills are going all out this Halloween. They designed lifelike masks and costumes and took on the role of an elderly couple.