2016-08-18 E-Edition

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Wildlife restoration conflicts with bike jumps

Work will affect popular riding paths in Oak Park

A plan to restore wildlife habitat along Medea Creek in Oak Park could limit the public’s access to an area that is popular among off-road cyclists and BMX enthusiasts who have been using the dirt jumps south of Conifer Street for many years. Calabasas-based Mountains Restoration Trust intends to plant oak trees and other native shrubs in the area to […]

Coyotes set for special home kickoff

The Calabasas High School football team is gearing up for a special home opener at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 2. The Coyotes are playing Salesian High School. In addition to raising the school’s CIF championship banner that night, organizers invite the community to join them as they honor the firefighters and first responders who protected lives and property during the […]

Senior Concerns dinner caters to fine palates

Senior Concerns’ 31st annual Ultimate Dining Experience fundraiser will be at 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event will showcase some of the region’s best wineries along with the culinary creations of fine dining restaurants and caterers from the Conejo Valley. The doors open at 5 p.m. to chef’s […]

Raise a glass for BrewFest

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks will present its fifth annual BrewFest from 4 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 25 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Eighteen breweries will compete for tasting honors. Eight eateries will provide food to go along with the brews. The Kiwanis Club will also cook brats on the grill. A […]

Smile, your Acorn vacation photo could be a winner


It’s that time of year, like it or not. Vacation is almost over, kids are going back to school and autumn is approaching. If you’re already pining for another vacation, don’t worry. You can prolong the joy of summer by participating in this newspaper’s annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. The Acorn’s longest-running and most popular reader contest […]

Century plant is a garden beast

On the Trail

From a rocky vantage point above my rural Agoura community, you can look down on what appears to be a grove of otherworldly trees. They are uniformly slender and rather tubular, lacking bark and foliage. Instead, there are intervals of tufted growths, like so many upraised hands balancing dense, bristling currycombs. Actually they are not trees but flower stalks of […]

Tournament will help sheriff’s K-9 corps

Bid to play golf with Dennis Quaid

The 12th annual Ventura Sheriff’s K9 Golf Tournament, hosted by celebrity Dennis Quaid, will take place Mon., Sept. 26 at the Moorpark County Club. The public can bid to win the Denn is Quaid golf package comprised of: golf with Quaid the entire round as well as entry fees, mulligan package, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, VIP seating for golfer […]

Strange woman is no laughing stock

The Movie Nut

If this woman weren’t real, she might be too strange to be believable. Florence Foster Jenkins was a singer who couldn’t sing, married to an actor who couldn’t act, and accompanied by a pianist who didn’t want be appear in public with the couple. Her life was woven of threads of self-confidence and delusion. Her first husband gave her a […]