2016-03-03

Pets for Vets comedy show a howling good time



THE CAT’S MEOW—Comedians Tom Clark and his wife, Stephanie, of Agoura Hills raffle off prizes during the Pets for Vets comedy show Feb. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge. The event raised funds for the Pets for Vets foundation, which matches shelter dogs with veterans.

SOAR rebuttal



It’s interesting that Linda Parks, county supervisor and one of three career politicians who filed the SOAR countywide renewal initiative, would claim in The Acorn that she could “offer balance” to an article written on an economic conference by a staff writer. Typical of career politicians, Ms. Parks goes straight on the offensive. She personally attacks an accomplished economist who […]

Jacaranda jewels

On the Trail

On a sunny but brisk winter’s afternoon at the Westlake Village Marketplace shopping center on Lindero Canyon Road, I fell into a jacaranda fantasy. Although a confirmed bachelorette, I dreamed that if I were ever to wed, I’d want oodles of jacaranda flower petals to be flung my way in celebration, forming a luscious lavender carpet in the Chapel of […]

Pet of the week



SHY BUT SWEET—Vader is a male black and white shorthair Chihuahua/terrier mix about 5 years old. He is a little shy but lovable when he warms up to you. If you would like to adopt Vader ask for ID No. A4905809 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov […]

Calabasas hotel tabled until March 23

West side opposition mounts


After three hours of public testimony Feb. 24, the Calabasas City Council tabled a hearing for the proposed Rondell Oasis Hotel until March 23 to give more people a chance to voice opinions on the development. About 60 people spoke at the meeting last week. With at least a dozen more waiting their turn at 11 p.m., Mayor James Bozajian […]

A close-up on digital cameras



The Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club’s Photo Group will offer a three-part Basic Digital Camera Class from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Mon., March 14, 21 and 28 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Classes cover basic photography concepts, digital camera orientation and operation, lighting, composition, macrophotography, histograms, exposure issues, depth-of-field, camera tips and tricks, […]

Seriously, adopt a bunny



Most people don’t know that rabbits are very sociable and make wonderful house pets. They are easily contained, litter box trained and lower maintenance than a dog or even a cat. Bunnies are also perfect for apartment or townhouse living because they are very quiet and have no body odor. These soft, cuddly, adorable animals are considered an exotic pet […]

16-year-old Agoura/Calabasas Community Center seeks fresh identity




The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is grappling with an identity crisis. The center, which offers a gym, rock climbing wall, basketball courts, rentable event rooms, and teen, senior and after-school programs, is examining how to move forward with innovative programs not offered by other local cities and private fitness clubs. During recent meetings regarding the future of the facility, Agoura […]

International Street Fest keeps IB Program humming




The Munch Madness International Street Fair at Agoura High School on Sat., March 12 is expected to be a grand community affair that will raise funds to keep AHS’s International Baccalaureate program operating at full speed. The street fair has proved to be a successful fundraiser for the program for the past five years. Organizers expect this year’s star-studded event […]

Lindero Canyon named model school




Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills has been designated one of 13 schools in the 2015-16 Schools to Watch— Taking Center Stage program. The state designation recognizes Lindero as a high performing middle school with innovative programs for students in grades six to eight. Schools were judged by middle school educators throughout California on student academic performance, how the […]


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