2016-06-09 E-Edition

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Give praise to pops

Father’s Day is Sun., June 19, and The Acorn wants your dad to receive the recognition he so deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your father is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a small story you’d like to tell or just a few kind words for the dad you love, your Dear Dad […]

Westlake spins magic in the park

ACT 1, SCENE 2—At top, 5-year-old Lauren Bisenius, left, of Newbury Park and her 3-year-old brother, Benny, appear tickled at a performance of “Snow White” by Gypsies in a Trunk on June 4 at Foxfield Park in Westlake Village. The play’s cast includes, above from from left, Colin Grumney, Chris Carnicelli and Vivian Gibson. Part of the Fairy Tales in […]

Cat rescue opens new adoption center

After looking to relocate for 13 months, Valley Cats Inc. has found a new home for its adoption center in Westlake, 15 minutes from its previous Woodland Hills location. The new address is Valley Cats Adoption Center, 790 Hampshire Road, Unit H, Thousand Oaks. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and weekdays by appointment. For information on […]

Golden Globe winner to perform

Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his class act to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. For over 40 years, Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records, garnered four Grammy-Award nominations, earned a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year, certified 63 gold and 24 platinum records, and […]


Agoura Hills Burglars stole $6,000 in cash and caused $2,100 in damage cutting into a safe and shattering a door to get into Padri’s Restaurant & Martini Bar in the 29000 block of Agoura Road May 26. A thief stole a wallet containing a driver’s license and several bank cards from the seat of a car while the driver was […]

The pursuit of ‘trustworthyness’

Single Files

About a decade ago I, like many people, was moved by the biographical drama “The Pursuit of Happyness.” The film starred Will Smith as a struggling salesman and single parent trying to make a difficult career change while caring for his young son. I never quite understood the misspelling of the word “happiness” in the title. With a little digging, […]

Mama deer brings her babies around

NEW IN THE NURSERY—Louann Leone of Westlake Village told The Acorn last year how the deer above had visited her yard April 29, 2015. Friends said the doe looked pregnant. On June 11 last year the deer returned with her new baby to say “hi.” On May 17 this year the mother deer came back to show off two new […]

Eighth-grader already junior college grad

Pranav Kalyan, an eighth-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, wants to attend college at Stanford, Cal Tech or UCLA, and that day could be coming sooner rather than later for the exceptional student. The 13-year-old plans to start college after he’s completed his freshman year at Agoura High School. Pranav is prepared for the challenge. On May […]

Dangerous day could have been so much worse


Calabasas hadn’t seen a major wildfire like this is more than half a century. By the time big flames fueled by the day’s scorching heat began licking up to homes, schools and parks, it was clear the city was in trouble. Residents had to leave their homes— their nerves jangled and personal property in jeopardy—and large animals were forced to […]

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