Very poignant Nancy tribute

Dear Acorn publisher, staff and friends, I speak from the heart when I say thank you for the beautiful and meaningful tribute you wrote about former first lady Nancy Davis Reagan (March 17). Writer Melissa Simon wrote so movingly about Mrs. Reagan’s life, her family role, her inspiration to and for her beloved husband, “Ronnie,” and the community of Simi […]

Bunny fan

Visiting with Chris Sams of ‘Ragtime’

In “Ragtime,” the 1998 Broadway musical about America at the turn of the 20th century, the concept of racial tolerance is making the show more relevant than ever considering today’s volatile political stage. The national tour of the award-winning musical, adapted by Terrence McNally with a memorable score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is being staged at the Thousand […]

Just keep swimming

Westlake boys, girls are determined to maintain grip on Marmonte League

Westlake High’s swim team wasted no time getting back into elite shape. The Warriors’ season began Feb. 16, but they’re already in mid-season form. “I think we’ve worked really hard to get where we are,” fifth-year head coach Shannon Breese said. “It will take someone really powerful to come along and knock us off.” Westlake’s boys’ and girls’ teams, both […]

Great time at the Great Race

On behalf of Danny and Traci Greenberg, the race directors, and all the vendors and runners, a big thank you to the over 500 volunteers who helped make the 31st year of Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills even possible and this year so memorable. Their community spirit, enthusiasm and hard work were appreciated by the runners as they passed […]

Baking with a purpose

Concert with Don Randi and Quest

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts and BrogdenBay will present the Eclectic 2016 Music Series, beginning with Don Randi and Quest at 8 p.m. Sat., March 26 at the center, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A part of The Wrecking Crew studio musicians, Randi played on most of the recordings by the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys, Cher […]

USTA Calabasas tourney on tap this weekend

Some of the top tennis players in the world will put their skills on display this weekend in Calabasas. Eight qualifiers will compete in the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships at Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. The tournament starts Friday; finals will be played Sun., March 27. Camarillo native Corey Karen, a Ventura College sophomore, will face Australia’s Matthew Barton […]