2016-01-28

Modern adaptation is lacking

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’


Can you imagine “To Kill a Mockingbird” set in Brooklyn? “A Streetcar Named Desire” in Chicago? Taking classic stage productions and placing them in different times and settings is something that playwrights have toyed with for years, but except for Shakespeare’s plays, it rarely works. Such is the case with “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Tim Kelly’s stage adaptation of […]

Miller heats up for Chargers on court

Senior guard ignites Agoura boys’ basketball team


The Chargers notched their signature victory. Now they’re ready to make the proverbial leap in senior guard Hudson Miller’s breakout season. Agoura High’s boys’ basketball team, which has frolicked in the shadow of Calabasas within its own school district, defeated Thousand Oaks 49-47 on Jan. 12 on the road. Agoura’s second-year head coach Conley Oliver, who conferred with the Lancer […]

Article follow-up



A few weeks ago, The Acorn editorialized about the Calabasas High School football team recruiting players from other districts to strengthen their program. You loudly condemned this. The current Acorn has a big article about Ryan Murphy, a holdback (double?) basketball player who has returned to California from several years on the East Coast to play his senior year at […]

Tall ships sail to Oxnard

Weather diverts vessels from Ventura

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have departed Ventura Harbor and moved to Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Heavy swell systems from storms in the Pacific Ocean have created hazardous conditions at the Ventura Harbor entrance, affecting safe operations, officials said. The ships were already slated to visit Oxnard from Feb. 9 to 15. All public tours and […]

Scare up a donation



Reign of Terror Haunted House will host a special one night only Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13 at the Janss Marketplace, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The walk-through haunted house has over 82 rooms with sets, props, lighting, sound effects, actors and animatronics. The 15,000-square-foot space will provide a scary experience […]

Knights do the right thing

Cal Lutheran rugby team, spurred by Bryce Henderson, feeds homeless on Skid Row


A spur of the moment decision made Bryce Henderson’s 22nd birthday unforgettable. Teammates with the Knights Rugby Football Club at Cal Lutheran University asked Henderson how he wanted to celebrate another year on earth. The senior from Northridge didn’t hesitate with his answer: He wanted to feed the homeless. “I immediately thought about doing some charity work,” the business administration […]