Landscaping push underway on Agoura streets

Major thoroughfares in the City of Agoura Hills are scheduled for new landscaping that will include colorful trees, groundcover and shrubs. The city’s arterial streets— Agoura, Kanan, Reyes Adobe and Liberty Canyon roads—have been earmarked for the new plants. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, from the westerly city limit to just east of Carell Avenue, will also be replanted. A native plant […]

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs

Single Files

Most times when I’m sitting down to write this column, subject matter comes easily to me. I guess it’s because I am single, so anything that happens to me that I share is bound to strike a chord with some or, hopefully, many readers. Alas, there are some weeks when I’m at a total loss for something to talk about. […]


THURS., OCT. 26 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon at noon. Open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Westlake Hills Elementary Fall Boutique 6 to 9 p.m. today in school multipurpose room, 3333 Medicine Bow […]

The Acorn Power Poll, Week 9

1. Rio Mesa (9-0) Spartans are one step closer to perfect 10-0 regular season after toppling Hueneme, 48-21. 2. Calabasas (7-1) Coyotes bounce back from loss by defeating Newbury Park. Calabasas has pieces to win a CIF-SS Division 2 title this fall. 3. Oaks Christian (6-2) Lions scrape by spry Camarillo with field goal from Ajay Culhane in final 80 […]

5 tips to redesign with kids’ safety in mind

commentary /// Home improvement

Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to […]

Keep your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

Halloween is Tuesday and costumed kids will spend the evening hunting and gathering their prized bounty of toothsome treats, a variety and abundance of candy to satisfy princesses and supervillains alike. Holidays evolve over time, and Halloween is no exception. How did it come to be that kids tote pillowcases and jacko’ lantern-shaped buckets to collect those Skittles, Snickers and […]

At the library

Calabasas The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will present the following free programs. For more information, call the (818) 225-7616 or go to www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. The library will not be open Sat., Nov. 11. Also, it will close early for the Thanksgiving holiday at 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 22 and remain closed Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 23 and 24. […]

A hot spot for fresh, affordable food

Acorn Epicurean

Imagine the relaxing, laid-back feeling of island living—a warm breeze in your hair, the hot sun blazing and the ocean lapping on nearby shores as you listen to tunes from the 1960s. Then, when your tummy tells you it’s time to eat, you might throw on your flip-flops, shorts and a Hawaiian shirt and head to the Fire Island Grill […]

Weekend schedule

Simi Valley at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Camarillo at Westlake Friday, 7 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Oaks Christian Friday, 7 p.m.

Church members help to rebuild Houston

While Hurricane Harvey emergency response teams were leaving Houston last month to aid other areas hit flooding, eight members of Newbury Park First Christian Church were making their way to the swamped Texas town. The Rev. Ken LaMont and his congregants didn’t know what they’d face when they set out Sept. 24, but what they found after their 28-hour drive […]