2017-04-27 E-Edition

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Special district would impose new tax for the purchase of open space

Will open-space advocates put their money where their mouth is?

Residents who want to preserve open space in the region might have an opportunity to put up their own money. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is considering the formation of a special district that would use tax dollars to buy vacant land targeted for development in the Agoura and Calabasas, and designate the property as open space. But […]

Fun at the library

Oak Park Library will present Fun, Two, Three, an early literacy class, at 10:30 a.m. Sun., May 7 in room 102, Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. The class is a way for parents to introduce their child to early literacy through stories, poems, music, movement and a simple craft for kids up to age 5 and their parents […]

Dignitaries dedicate Grossman Club in Calabasas

FOR THE KIDS—Above, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley Board of Governors and members of the Dr. Grossman Community Foundation Board gather outside the newly named Dr. Richard Grossman Boys & Girls Club during a celebration April 24. The new club is at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas. From left: Denis Weber, Rock y Morton, Elizabeth Grossman, Mark […]

Pet of the week

OLD BLUE EYES—Ace is a male Siamese cat about 13 years old. He is good with small children and gets along with other cats. He is declawed, so he must be an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Ace ask for ID No. A5049168 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been […]

Write a letter and stand up and be counted

The Acorn takes great pride in the articles and editorials we publish, and the comments that circle back in the form of letters to the editor make us proud, too. To everyone who takes time to voice an opinion and write a letter, we say thank you. Communication is a two-way street, and our weekly community forum would not be […]

Stay fit on your travels

Flying Squirrel

If you’ve ever packed for a trip—be it vacation or business— you may have faced one question when deciding what to put in your suitcase: Should I bring exercise clothes? My default answer to that question was always, “Absolutely!” Packing the running shoes and gym wear would make me feel, well, virtuous. I planned to find time every day on […]

Hallelujah! Musical is lively and full of fun

PLAY REVIEW ‘Sister Act’

What is it about nuns and Broadway? First you had “The Sound of Music,” the sugary sweet Rodgers and Hammerstein confection that became a classic. Then came the hilarious hijinks of Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” franchise. And most recently there’s “Sister Act,” a 2012 updating of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film that had been marinating in regional tryouts around the world […]

Last dance

Westlake captures Marmonte League title for outgoing Coach Magorien

Win one for The Doug. Westlake High’s boys’ volleyball team has already wrapped up the Marmonte League title, its 10th league championship since head coach Doug Magorien took over the program 17 years ago. The Warrior legend, who has coached the sport for 35 seasons, including 18 at Taft, has captured 12 total league titles at Westlake. He won league […]