Dear Mr. or Ms. Easter Bunny

Hot Flashes

So, are you the chosen one? I’m just wondering. If you auditioned out here in Rabbit Valley, you had some stiff competition. I mean, after all, our army of seasoned bunnies with chain-saw teeth, able to destroy lawns faster than Cal American Water, don’t dress for work. Not like you do, carrying a basket with pink satin ribbons or wearing […]

Soulful R&B band grooves over to Westlake

GOOD SOUNDS—Larry “Fuzzy” Knight and his Blowin’ Smoke Revue featuring the Fabulous Smokettes makes its Bogie’s Lounge debut tonight, Thurs., April 6. Together for over two decades, this 11-piece revue presents an energetic blend of R&B, soul, blues and rock. Band leader Knight was a former member of the SoCal rock band Spirit. Before that, he fronted several groups in […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., April 7: Comedy Sportz/G building/6 p.m. Mon., April 10: Spring break no school through Fri., April 14 Calabasas Coyotes Mon., April 10: Spring break no school through Fri., April 14 Oak Park Eagles Fri., April 7: ASB elections Life skills retreat through Sat., April 8 PFA/library/8:30 a.m. Junior class college advisement meetings/G9/2:25 p.m. Mon., April 10: Spring […]


In the March 27 issue, the start date for the Adventures in Art event at the Assistance League Conejo Valley Thrift Shop was listed as April 29. The correct dates for the event are April 18-29. Also last week, a story about Senate Bill 807 incorrectly stated that Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly. […]

It’s time for an Eggstravaganza

Ventura County Animal Services will host its seventh annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 8 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. During the event, fees will be waived for dog and cat adoptions for pets 8 months and older. Activities will include Easter egg hunts, face painting, henna tattoos, food trucks, music, kids’ […]

Her past comes alive with music

Caterina Calandra of Calabasas, who turned 106 on April 2, uses music to bring her memories to life. Even though she has Alzheimer’s disease, the centenarian still remembers the songs she sang in her childhood, including religious melodies and Italian tunes. “She does this spontaneously, nothing planned; she could be walking down the stairs, at dinner, watching TV, it doesn’t […]

Greater Conejo Chamber announces 40 Under Forty award honorees

Young professionals making their mark at work and in the community

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced its honorees for this year’s 40 Under Forty recognition. The young professionals will be recognized for their career and community contributions at the Chamber’s 40 Under Forty awards banquet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., April 27 in the Redwood Room at Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu. The honorees: […]

‘Freedom of information isn’t just a press issue’

The Acorn was a bit remiss in failing to acknowledge Sunshine Week last month. Sunshine Week—held March 12 to 18 this year—is a nationwide initiative to promote the public’s right to government records and the transparency that access creates. Started in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors and in partnership with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the […]

Free tax preparation for seniors

April 18 is rapidly approaching, and members of the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program tax-preparation group are working diligently to help those who need it and keep hard-earned dollars in the community. As they’ve been doing since the 1970s, the group is offering free services to all residents 60 years and over and to others who are income-eligible. Members have been […]

Mosquito season can spell trouble

Mosquito season is here and the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises residents to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites and remove standing water sources from in and around their homes. Although the VCEHD monitors and controls mosquito breeding throughout Ventura County, it relies on the public to report mosquito activity and report new breeding sites. The division also […]

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