Western redbud will wow city streets

COMMENTARY /// On the trail

When the City of Agoura Hills remodeled Agoura Road between Ladyface Court and Kanan Road, the installation of landscaping along a new walking path that was part of the project provided a deft finishing touch. The sapling trees are sort of scrawny right now. But with the return of winter rains and supplemental irrigation, it’s hoped they’ll withstand the initial […]


THURS., JAN. 19 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Representatives from Center for Assault Treatment Services give the program. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10:15 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. James Adams, professor of pharmacology and […]

Media specialist, tech advisor honored

HEAD OF THE CLASS—Derek Povah, Las Virgenes Unified School District computer/network technical advisor, and Tina Johnson, the district’s media specialist, are honored for their outstanding contributions to the district at the Jan.10 board of education meeting. Johnson, the December Certificated Employee of the Month, told the board that she hopes to create a movement that demonstrates that libraries are the […]


An Acorn article last week incorrectly stated that the current Los Angeles County sales tax rate is 9.25 per cent. The rate decreased from 9 to 8.75 percent with the Dec. 31 expiration of the statewide Proposition 30 schools and public safety tax, and it will not go back up to 9.25 percent until the countywide Measure M transportation tax […]

Jefferson Starship to land in Agoura

Venerable rock band will be at The Canyon Jan. 21

As lead singer of Jefferson Starship for the past nine years, Cathy Richardson gets to rocket through a hit-packed song catalog popularized by a rock ’n’ roll legend. “(Former Jefferson Starship vocalist) Grace Slick is one of my heroes,” Richardson said. “The very first time I heard ‘White Rabbit,’ I was like, ‘What is that?’” When the latest iteration of […]

Go green and recycle

Oak Park High School will host the Super Saturday Oak Park Sustainability Fair/Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at 899 N. Kanan Road. The event will have hands-on activities for kids including building solar cars, potting plants to take home and other sustainability craft projects. Children can hang out with endangered animals beginning at 10 a.m. […]

County homeless census will seek out teens and adults

Counting starts next week

For the first time since they started tracking numbers in 2007, Ventura County officials will perform two separate head counts of the region’s homeless adults and children this year, hoping for a better assessment of hidden groups that may have been missed by last year’s count. Teams of officials and volunteers will conduct the annual survey of people living unsheltered […]

Lonnie Jordan declares War on Agoura

Band revives ‘70s Afro-Latin funk sound

Practically the ’70s incarnate, War—with its casually multicultural membership, elastic funk beats and staccato horn blasts— came to musically represent the best aspects of the decade. Quintessentially California, the Afro-Latino collective may be best known for cheerful hits “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “Low Rider.” Thanks to the 1978 Cheech & Chong comedy “Up in Smoke,” the latter tune […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 20: ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21: Cheer competition Wed., Jan. 25: Finals through Fri., Jan. 27 Calabasas Coyotes Wed., Jan. 25: Finals through Fri., Jan. 27 Oak Park Eagles Fri., Jan. 20: ComedySportz/ pavilion/7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 22: AP English language review/G9/2 to 4 p.m. Tues., Jan. 24: Spring sports preliminary clearance/student store/2:30 to 3:30 […]

Stern sworn in to office

State Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) will be sworn in to office at a community event from noon to 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29 at Agoura High School’s performing arts education center. Stern will provide information on some of the issues he plans to tackle. According to Jeremy Wolf, Stern’s Conejo Valley field deputy, the senator will also answer questions from […]