2016-05-12

Turtle and tortoise show creeping up



The San Fernando Valley Chapter of California Turtle and Tortoise Club will hold its annual educational and fundraising show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 21 at the Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Ave. This family-friendly event has live turtles and tortoises, booth exhibits, a boutique with items for sale and raffle prizes. A veterinarian will also […]

Declining sales hurt district




Facing rising water costs and dwindling sales due to the drought, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is projecting a more than $400,000 deficit when its fiscal year ends this summer. District leaders discussed the budget during a special meeting on April 18. LVMWD serves 70,000 residents and businesses in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Hidden Hills and surrounding unincorporated […]

Top cop takes kindly to the kids



UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL— Above, 2-year-old Benjamin Best of Oak Park gets a closer look at the book being read by celebrity reader Tim Hagel, the Thousand Oaks chief of police, at a Take 5 and Read to Kids event May 5. At left, 4-year-old Peter Best of Oak Park checks out the story for himself. For the event, more […]

Masterful performances abound

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Amadeus’


The grand rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his mentor Antonio Salieri is mainly apocryphal, generated for dramatic effect by playwright Peter Shaffer in his 1979 play, “Amadeus.” The idea was, nevertheless, a brilliant one. Conejo Players Theatre has put on an opulent, emotionally charged production of Shaffer’s poetically dramatic story, which was famously adapted for the Oscar-winning 1984 film […]

Oak Park heron home to roost



WATER BIRD—Maju Venkat, a local biologist and nature photographer, captured this photo of a male green heron in Oak Park May 8. Please submit your nature photos to newstip@theacorn.com.

Senate candidate experienced in local, state government




The fourth in a series of stories profiling candidates in the June primary election. The issues that face the voters in the state’s 27th Senate District are many: education, water conservation and marijuana legalization, to name a few. As chief legislative deputy for Los Angeles City Councimember Paul Koretz, candidate Shawn Bayliss believes he has the experience to tackle all […]

New rides at Conejo Valley Days will thrill



Insanity, Mach 1 and G Force are some of the mega rides at this year’s Conejo Valley Days running through May 15 at Conejo Creek Park South, Janss Road at the 23 Freeway exit, Thousand Oaks. A new ride this year is Twister, which gives riders the sensation of being in an out-of-control race car. Also new is the 80-foot-tall […]

Priscilla Presley to share life with Elvis



Priscilla Presley will bring an open conversation to the Scherr Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 10 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Presley will offer the audience a rare opportunity to gain insight into a world only a few have entered. In this live on stage interview format, she will answer audience questions and share […]

Celebrate Life



A NIGHT TO REMEMBER—Above, Giulia Meloni, 16, a sophomore at La Reina High School, says kind words about the Kids and Teen Circle, a regular program at the Cancer Support Community. Left, Cancer Support Community gala committee member Andrea Roschke (right) presents Tricia Asadurian with the Celebration of Life award at the organization’s May 6 fundraiser in Westlake Village. Photos […]


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