2017-02-02 E-Edition

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Agoura family flooded out of home

Rain plus seepage just too much to bear

The old saying “when it rains it pours” took on new meaning for Jennifer and Greg Dato of Agoura Hills. The family’s home on Luis Drive near Reyes Adobe Road and Canwood Street flooded badly last week, but not just because of the heavy rain. A spring beneath the home swelled and allowed water to seep through the home’s pipes […]

Sky high

STARGAZING—People view the night sky through telescopes during a Winter Star Party at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on Jan. 28. The event also had kids’ activities and a discussion about astronomy in national parks by Tyler Nordgren, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands. For more information about the National Park Service and their upcoming events, […]

Open-jury art show in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Art Association will present an open-jury show through Feb. 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Works of art by artists from all over Southern California can be seen. For more information including gallery hours, call (805) 498-4390 or visit www.toartgallery.org.

Beyond the Thunderdome: A Super soiree

Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots: The Acorn’s A-Team takes sides for Super Bowl 51 in Houston

Cue up the T.I., Ludacris and Lil Yachty tracks. The Super Bowl’s in H-Town but it’s going to be an A-Town party Sunday night when the Atlanta Falcons rise up to take down the New England Patriots. Appelbaum must have inhaled too much smoke when he was sneaking his Cade McNown jerseys into the San Diego Charger bonfire if he […]

Principal of Year is …

HONORED— Dr. Jessica Kiernan, principal at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, is named 2016-17 Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators in a region that stretches from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo and includes 47 public school districts and 500 elementary campuses. Kiernan came to Lupin Hill last August. The award recognizes exemplary performance […]

Westlake Village garden tours about to bloom

The Westlake Village Garden Club will present its upcoming 2017 Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 23. The 44th annual event will spotlight four unique gardens in North Ranch, Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Money raised from the tours will go toward scholarships for local community college students to pursue degrees in horticulture or […]

‘Dirty Dancing’ star dishes on her acting career

When the musical version of “Dirty Dancing” opens at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza tonight, Feb. 2, it will be a homecoming of sorts for actress Bronwyn Reed. She hasn’t performed on a live stage in California since high school, and she’s looking forward to having friends and family in the audience. Reed, who plays Baby, the teenage ingenue […]

Decker Canyon closed

The California Department of Transportation closed a section of Decker Road (State Route 23) from Westlake Village into Malibu until Tuesday for a $2-million emergency project to repair storm damage, including removal of loose rocks on hillsides.  The closure is in effect 24 hours a day, and is scheduled to end by 9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 7. The schedule is […]

Local burglaries on the rise

Public safety meeting organized

There’s been a recent spike in area burglaries and residents are sounding the alarm. They are fed up and on edge, and the anxiety was palpable at a crime prevention meeting last week in Calabasas attended by more than 100 people, including crime victims, who filled the community room at the Church in the Canyon and demanded solutions. “The frustration […]