2016-03-17 E-Edition

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Overcharged at the grocery

I am sure I’m not alone when it comes to being overcharged at the Vons and Ralphs stores in Agoura Hills. There has very rarely been a time when I haven’t had to return to the store, either from the parking lot or my home, in order to receive the savings that were advertised. Recently, I bought a package of […]

Learn about botanical art at Oak Park Library

Attendees can create their own piece

Local artist Ellie Tu will give a presentation titled “Botanical Wonder: An Introduction to Traditional Botanical Art” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 20 at the Oak Park Library, 899 Kanan Road. She will give a brief history of botanical art, show the process of botanical painting and give a watercolor demonstration. Those attending will create their own botanical […]

Nanny is airborne in OPHS musical

play review /// ‘Mary Poppins’

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” So sings temp nanny Mary Poppins in “A Spoonful of Sugar,” a memorable song from the 2004 musical that has captivated fans around the world. Oak Park High School drama director Allan Hunt, who never shies away from challenges, put work as well as fun into the […]

OPHS Olympiad member on her way to Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Chang, a member of Oak Park High School’s Science Olympiad Team, which is heading to the state championships in April, recently nabbed another honor. The 11th- grader was the recipient of the Jamie Harder Female Youth Leader of the Year award for the Los Angeles area. She received a $500 college scholarship and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, […]

Cougar danger

In response to Dan Lenz’s letter, I’d like to address some of his statements. I too was at that meeting in Calabasas regarding the wildlife catwalk. It’s true that two Liberty Canyon property owners voiced their concerns about encouraging large predators into our neighborhoods, but there were other concerned Liberty Canyon property owners—myself included—in attendance. I visited the purposed bridge […]

Time to fly

KITE FLIGHT—Above, Zane Steele, 6, of Agoura Hills, gets a little help from his grandfather, Wes Steele from Torrance, as he flies his kite at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills March 1. At left, Grandma Naomi Steele tries her hand at the kite flying.

Tony-winning musical is infectious

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Hairspray’

“Hairspray,” now playing at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, is the bubbly, effervescent morality tale about civil rights in Baltimore in the early ’60s that won Tony awards for best musical, book and score. The 2002 musical based on John Waters’ 1988 cult film actually improves upon the original, with a knockout score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman […]

Sticks up high

Local girls’ lacrosse teams seek glory on the field

Local high school girls’ lacrosse teams can’t take off any nights. The gap that once separated elite teams from newbie programs has vanished. Oak Park and Agoura are off to hot starts, while teams from La Reina, Newbury Park, Oaks Christian, Royal, Simi Valley and Westlake are eager for their shot at the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section North division playoffs. […]

Build a tunnel

Thank you for the fine article in The Acorn regarding the Agoura Hills wildlife bridge. I appreciate any input you have regarding this project. A tunnel beneath the freeway wouldn’t have to be that wide and would accomplish this very essential access for the animals. A tunnel would be much less intimidating to them. The $55-million project recently billed by […]

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