Tennis on tap

The USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas is being held throughout this week at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Singles and doubles championship matches will be held Sun., March 26. Matthew Barton of Australia won the singles title, while Eric Quigley and Nicolas Meister shared the doubles crown last year.

Bowling for dollars

Failed Conejo Valley entertainment venue costs investors dearly

When news hit in August 2013 that Thousand Oaks would be getting an indoor skate park and bowling alley at the Janss mall, Jenell Smith thought it was exactly what her hometown needed. “It seemed like a great idea and a great opportunity,” said the 44-year-old. She wasn’t the only one who thought so. Smith, head bartender at Boney Mountain […]

‘Know & Tell’ app a fun and revealing icebreaker for daters

Single Files

It’s been a fun and informative foray into the world of online dating over the past few weeks. And the subject got even more interesting recently when Patricia McTague-Loft of California Psychotherapeutic Resources Inc. in Westlake Village contacted me regarding the columns. Before you start wondering what the heck I’d gotten myself into now, McTague-Loft, who’s been a licensed marriage […]

Volunteer at the Stagecoach Inn

The Stagecoach Inn Museum is seeking new volunteers and docents to help with giving museum tours, school and special tours, exhibit planning and set up, special events organization and planning, fundraising, office assistance and publicity as well as recording oral histories and maintaining collections, archives and grounds. Free volunteer training will be offered in two sessions, from 9:30 a.m. to […]

Anarbagh takes Conejo Valley by storm

RESTURANT REVIEW /// Anarbagh Indian restaurant

After more than two decades in business, a restaurant serving “ultimate” Indian fare is taking the Conejo Valley by culinary storm. Brothers Zohir Uddin and Matab Ahmed have been running their successful Anarbagh family restaurants for 20 years, starting with the first one in Woodland Hills, and when that was a hit, they followed with locations in Encino, Beverly Hills […]

Wild colors greet local women’s hiking group

FLOWER POWER—Adrienne Jauregui of Ojai, in front, and Denice Stouffer, behind, lead a group of 11 women on a March 19 hike into Zuma Canyon near Malibu. Third in line is Susan Pourzia of Oak Park. The group hikes every weekend on a variety of trails in the Simi Hills and Santa Monica Mountains, and on this outing they were […]

Magic therapy

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE—Top left, The Great Omar, a magician and comedian, dazzles the audience during the annual Daniel’s Day of Magic event March 19 at the Cancer Support Community in Westlake Village. Left, volunteer face painter Mare Moore, 17, does her own magic on Simi Valley resident Dominic Brown, 4, during the festivities. Below, Omar’s magic trick wows […]

Wig and Stache Party raises $20,000 for worthy causes

Club gives charities financial support

In the spirit of charity, 200 people donned colorful wigs and fake mustaches to raise funds for local causes during the third annual Wig and Stache Party presented by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club. “This event funds several important programs in our community,” said event co-chair Jessica Davis of Newbury Park, who wore a waist-length purple-and-blue wig for the […]

Making haircare available to all

For most people, getting a shampoo and a haircut is a simple, relaxing routine that’s easy to take for granted. But for 65-year-old Lisa Montoya of Van Nuys, who’s been using a wheelchair for more than 20 years, going to a salon has not been a pleasant experience. Lisa’s husband, Richard, 66, said a series of wrong medications in the […]


The bird shown in last week’s Acorn at a Feb. 4 Oak Park High School fair was incorrectly labeled as a turkey. The bird pictured at event was a turkey vulture.

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