WAGS win Western National Championship

The Westlake-Agoura Girls softball teams have a long history of big victories and stellar accomplishments, but rarely do the girls win a USA Softball Western National Championship. Last Sunday, the WAGS U-10 Gold team won the coveted title and reached the end of the rainbow with a 7-0 victory over Placentia-Yorba Linda. The action took place all last week in […]

New bridge for Old Agoura

A new bridge over Chesebro Creek in Old Agoura opened Monday amid an eager gathering of equestrians, residents and officials from the City of Agoura Hills. The bridge allows horseback riders and pedestrians to safely cross the dry creek and enter Old Agoura Park. After several horseback riders tested the bridge’s footing, members of the City Council christened the structure […]

It could happen

Perennial puma opponent Paul Scrivano neglected to mention the other recent episodes of cougar crime. With their “razor-sharp claws,” I’m pretty sure they were responsible for the burglary of the community center and the theft of a backpack from the Residence Inn (Thank you, Sheriff’s Blotter). With Scrivano’s frequent and vicarious prose warning us of the dangers of the mountain […]

Upgraded Westlake home on private end of cul-de-sac lot

This upgraded Westlake home has four bedrooms and three baths and is approximately 2,500 square feet. The living room includes a fireplace, plantation shutters and vaulted ceiling. The formal dining room opens to the backyard and pool. The sunny kitchen has upgraded appliances, cabinets, tile floor and a family eating area. The family room with a fireplace adjoins the kitchen […]

Make your voice heard

The Village Voices Chorale will hold open auditions beginning Sun., Aug. 12 for its 50th concert season. The group is open to men and women singers from Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings in Westlake Village. The 70-voice chorale is directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A person broke into a car parked outside Yamato Japanese restaurant on July 29. The owner of the car, an employee of the restaurant, parked outside the business and returned several hours later to find the driver’s side door lock had been pried open, causing $200 damage. The vehicle was ransacked but nothing was taken. On July 27 […]

Regarding campaign letters

This campaign season, from Aug. 9 through Nov. 1, The Acorn will not be publishing letters written and submitted by political candidates Candidates’ supporters and family members may still submit endorsement letters, but duplicate letters and those found to be written using forms will likely not be published. The Acorn is committed to providing in-depth coverage of all local races. […]

Somis residence on more than four acres of horse-zoned property

Views include ocean, Channel Islands mountain ranges, farmland

This house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,772 square feet of living space on over 4 acres. The price on the five-star property has been reduced. Views are available of the ocean, Channel Islands and surrounding mountain ranges and farmland from the spacious wraparound deck and many of the rooms inside the house. The property has hundreds of […]

Hungry tummies go nuts for banana bread

Convectional Wisdom

Homemade banana bread is one of those things that’s always great to have in the house. It’s good for breakfast or for an afternoon snack, or to lay out on the table with coffee for guests. It’s also one of the easiest things to make; the one-bowl batter consists of basic ingredients that can be thrown together in less than […]

Woman charged with murdering her husband

A woman accused with the murder of her husband was arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday. Patricia Farran, 76, was being held on $3-million bail after allegedly shooting her husband, 75-year-old Arnold Farran at their home in the 500 block of South Westlake Boulevard, about two miles south of Lake Sherwood. The shooting occurred the night of […]