2017-11-02

Serene scene

SERENE SCENE—Kids play soccer at Agoura High with Ladyface Mountain in the background. Triangle Ranch lies at the foot of the mountain, and open space advocates want the property permanently protected.

Calabasas resident fidgets for a living



Jason Burns has never been able to sit still. The 45-year-old Calabasas resident doesn’t consider it a problem, though. In fact, he’s made a business out of his need to fidget. Burns owns Fidgetland, a company he founded to sell fidget devices to people who, like him, have trouble sitting still. “I made my first fidget in 2007. I have […]

A big hunk o’ love to Elvis

play review /// ‘All Shook Up’


In the wake of the success of “Mamma Mia” in 2001, a tidal wave of “jukebox musicals” came on the scene. Based on the catalogs of rock-era icons, they included hits like “Jersey Boys” (the Four Seasons) and “Movin’ Out” (Billy Joel). One that got lost in the mix was the 2005 Elvis Presley musical “All Shook Up,” playwright Joe […]

Bird Fest returns to Santa Monica Mountains

The fourth annual Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4 at the SMM Interagency Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Thi s year, a California Condor named Dolly from the Los Angeles Zoo will make a special appearance and guests can get a close look at her. The […]

2017-11-02 E-Edition

Rural Agoura Triangle Ranch could remain open space

Conservancy eyes $35-million property


The Triangle Ranch property that was once destined for a custom home development at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in rural Agoura is being looked at by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy as a possible permanent open space purchase. The 320-acre property in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County at Kanan and Cornell roads near Ladyface Mountain […]

Cross-country road trip for the Red Cross

Resident volunteers to drive trucks to U.S. disaster sites


When she volunteered for the Red Cross, Marcia Tysseling thought she would be serving food to the hungry residents of flooded Houston. Instead, she spent a week driving boxy, 29- foot trucks across the country. “It turns out Houston is wrapping up and they’re down to just the casework,” Tysseling said. “So I had a choice. They pointed to the […]

Restaurant in Thousand Oaks offers eager diners aflavor infusion

Acorn Epicurean

Fusion Grill is the perfect name for an exciting, creative concept in dining that features an infusion of inspirations from other culinary cultures, including French, Asian and Italian. Husband-and-wife co-owners Chef Jorge and Boroka Soriano are all about creating an excellent dining experience they call “new American cuisine” for their customers, many of whom moved with them when they expanded […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (7-2) vs. Westlake Warriors (7-2)
Friday, 7 p.m. at Westlake High School


Westlake took a stroll down memory lane last week. Head coach Tim Kirksey walked his players through the football team’s hall of fame building days before beating Camarillo 23-19 on quarterback Jake Kaplinski’s Hail Mary touchdown pass to receiver Michael Carner on Oct. 27. The Warriors looked at helmets of former Westlake stars who went on to play in the […]

Spook-tacular Halloween

NOT FOOLING AROUND—Creepy clowns wait for the arrival of guests at a spectacular Halloween night haunted house at the home of Matt and Crystal Alexander on Ridgebrook Drive in Agoura Hills. Holiday Lighting by John Williams provided the inspiration for the always popular Alexander home decor.


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