Skunk’s demise

On the Trail

While ambling along a momentarily calm stretch of the usually perilous Mulholland Highway “raceway” in rural Agoura, I chanced upon a scene at once grotesque and tender. The odor struck me first—there was roadkill nearby. It was on the brushy roadside, a rather sizable dead skunk, its mouth frozen in what appeared to be a vicious snarl. The dead creature […]

Make a date

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly On the Town Calendar section. The types of items we welcome include club meetings, service club activities, amateur/nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events and school-related activities such as plays, concerts or fundraisers. Listings must include event description, time, date, street address […]

New tutorial service for children

A new academic tutorial service for young children has opened in the community. Calabasas Early Academics provides one-on-one instruction to young children in the areas of literacy, numeracy and school-readiness skills. “I teach young children how to read, write and do math to give them a strong academic advantage heading into today’s highly competitive scholastic environment,” said Michelle Freeman, owner […]

Legal pros advise on ethics, harassment

The Conejo Valley Legal Professionals Association will offer the following seminars from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Jim Lingl will discuss the topic “Is That Ethical? If Not, Why Not?” Legal continuation credit will be 1.5 hours. Constance N. Zarkowski will discuss “The Real Ten Worst […]

Fix Cal WaterFix

So the water district wants us to back a project called California WaterFix. For those that aren’t paying enough to our local water delivery districts, Cal WaterFix is an infrastructure project that will address the efficiency of delivery from northern California. Rate-payers will foot the bill for a pair of four-story pipes that travel 30 miles at an estimated cost […]

Youth orchestra instrument drive

Families of Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras joined together recently to help young musicians from the Houston Youth Symphony and surrounding school music programs affected by Hurricane Harvey. An instrument drive produced 13 to donate. As several of them were in less-than-ideal condition, Nick Rail Music in Agoura Hills offered to fix them at no charge. Cheryl Marvin, CVYO executive director, […]

Creepy benefit for boos and ghouls theater

Will Sweeney Todd raise his razor high? Could a “Wicked” witch defy gravity? Or maybe Dr. Jekyll will undergo a scary onstage transformation. All of these scary situations are possible when Hillcrest Center for the Arts presents “Bloody Bloody Cabaret” on its patio stage at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 13 at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. This Halloween-themed cabaret […]

Teen rewarded for Russian study abroad

Lindsay Wu, a high school student from Westlake Village, was recently awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship for 2017-18 by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Lindsay studied the Russian language in Russia for the summer. While in Russia, she received formal instruction and informal language practice as part of an immersion environment. […]