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Local experts weigh in on heavyweight debate

In today’s polarized political landscape, at least there’s consensus on one thing: The 2016 presidential election season has been unlike any other. More...

Health & Wellness

Breakfast fuels the school day

COMMENTARY /// Nutrition

You’ve got the new clothes and shoes, the backpacks and supplies. You’re finally ready to send your kids back to school. But have you taken time to think about how you’re fueling them for the year ahead? More...

Author of best-selling book on autism to speak at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran University will celebrate the opening of its Autism and Communication Center with a free public presentation by Steve Silberman, author of an award-winning book on the history of autism, at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Business

Calabasas business leaders endorse Pamela Kissel as president

Chamber of commerce news

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce completed a swift leadership transition last week with the departure of one CEO and the immediate selection of a new one. More...

Rams on the search for permanent practice site

Demoff eyeing the Conejo Valley

Two days before the Los Angeles Rams registered an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks in their first game back at Memorial Coliseum, one of the team’s top executives achieved a victory of his own, albeit on a much smaller scale. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

El Camino Real Conquistadors (3-1) vs. Calabasas Coyotes (4-0) Friday, 7 p.m. at Calabasas High School

Zack Boyle, a Calabasas High lineman, grew up playing football with El Camino Real players on Valley West Ravens and Calabasas Raiders youth squads. More...

Other local football matchups

Saugus (4-0) at Agoura (0-4) More...

Welcome home

L.A. Rams win first home game in memorable, strange return to Coliseum

The earth and the air started to shake, but this was no earthquake. This was the Rams’ first home game in Los Angeles since 1979. This was the region’s first NFL game since Christmas Eve in 1994. More...

Faith

Three ‘tails’ of special animal servants

Roots of Faith

In concluding my series on animals, I’d like to share some favorite Bible stories involving wildlife and domestic beasts. More...

Temple to screen Genesis film

Discussion, Q&A with writer to follow

Temple Adat Elohim will screen the documentary “Roadmap Geneis” at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, thousand Oaks. More...

Sacred scroll at home in Calabasas

DAY OF JOY— Chabad of Calabasas celebrates the completion of its new Torah scroll Sept. 18 with a ceremony and a parade through the streets of the city. More...

On the Town

Murder mystery musical is magical

Tragic story brought to life with powerful music

The grim subject matter of the 1998 musical “Parade,” based on the real-life 1913 killing of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old Georgia pencil factory worker and the subsequent targeting of her boss for the murder, is not something you’d ex More...

Local artists on stage in free concert

The City of Agoura Hills and Tiny Porch Concerts will present a free, outdoor concert featuring the Americana sound of The Show Ponies at 4:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. More...

Clint Black with country revival at KavliTheater

Country music and multiplatinum selling star Clint Black will bring his classic hits to the Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. More...

Columns

You can’t keep a wild blackberry down

On the Trail

If a hiker chanced to take a Rip van Winkle-type siesta in a shady glade fringed in native California blackberry, a squad of rescuers armed with machetes would be required to free the poor soul from the vining stems’ grip. More...

After booking the trip, read the book

Flying Squirrel

After traveling to Hawaii recently, I decided to learn more about the place I’d just visited. For me, the best place to start is in a book. More...

But I thought you wanted a burrito

Hot Flashes

Summer is kaput. And our sycamore trees look like props for “Nightmare on Elm Street” along with those beefsteak tomatoes that got no beef. Yet, there is one place where beef is king. In the world of Grumps. More...

Lake at Westlake hits record low level

Wells aren’t productive enough

The scenic, 125-acre lake in the heart of Westlake Village has long been a source of pride in community, but as the drought drags on and calls for conservation increase, the water level in the lake has dwindled to a record low 17.5 inches below norma More...

Calabasas mentor Ed Edelman dies at 85

Ed Edelman, a longtime Los Angeles County supervisor and human rights visionary, died Sept. 12 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 85. More...

Community

New law legalizes lane splitting

California motorcycle riders score big victory

California is the first state in the nation to legalize lane splitting, a controversial practice by motorcyclists that advocates say decreases the likelihood of a fatal accident. Gov. More...

Agoura nixes street art once again

Famous image returns to water tank

It was back. And then it was gone. More...

Oak Park forum highlights Senate race

Democrat Henry Stern and Republican Steve Fazio, who are competing for Fran Pavley’s seat in the state Senate, will square off in a debate at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 in lecture hall G-9 at Oak Park High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Schools

La Reina brings modern look to T.O. campus

La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks recently completed a $2.5 million project to renovate and modernize the oldest classroom building on its campus. More...

Program on transportation careers

The Ventura County Transportation Commission invites Ventura County college students to a Transportation and Environment Summit from 3 to 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 28 in Malibu Hall at Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo. More...

Music van rolls into Brookside

NOTE-WORTHY—Students of Brookside Elementary School gather at New West Symphony’s newly commissioned “Make Some Noise”Music Van Sept. 13 in Oak Park. More...

Pets

No grieving over this butterfly

CRITTER TAIL

Bearing a common name that suggests sorrow and grief, the mourning cloak butterfly is actually very much a spirited creature. More...

Pet of the week

READY TO PLAY—Tessa is a female black Bombay mix about 10 years old. She is really sweet and playful. If you would like to adopt Tessa ask for ID No. A3501492 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills A resident on Hempstead Drive reported that someone broke into her home and ransacked through some drawers and other areas while she and her family were away Sept. 9. More...

Family

Festival with a Nordic touch

Family fun and celebration of the old country

AUTUMNFEST—At top, Andre Conchelos, left, and Maya Stainfeld of SimiValley watch Gial Halverson of Santa Monica play the nyckelharpa at the Scandinavian AutumnFest and Marknad (market) in Agoura Hills on Sept. 18. More...

Park sparks a kite-flying nostalgia

COMMENTARY /// Family fun

On a recent Saturday afternoon at Triunfo Community Park in Thousand Oaks, a remarkable array of athleticism was on display. Kids were playing baseball, football and soccer, riding scooters and going gaga over the playground equipment. More...

Healthy women, happy kids

Remedy Skin + Body will host the following two free events at 3723 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Thurs., Sept. More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 22 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 1:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host lunch and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. More...

Letters

Opposed to District of Choice

Our school district is a model of successful education in California, but that education only applies to the well-to-do surrounding communities. More...

Frisbee golf?

Congratulations to the Rancho Simi Park District, you’ve ruined the nicest, quietest little community park, Chaparral Park, we had in Oak Park. Disc (Frisbee) golf? Seriously? More...

Views on Canyon Oaks project

The Canyon Oaks project in Calabasas should never have been approved by the City Council. More...

Editorials

Take the new lane-splitting law in stride

The number of registered motorcyclists in California continues to grow at a steady pace, and anybody who’s ever driven a street bike, a sport bike or a cruiser knows the flat-out thrill that goes along with it. More...

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Vote in Acorn photo contest

Online voting is underway in the 2016 Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest, a tradition that dates back nearly two decades. Pick your three favorites from the finalists in all five Acorn newspapers at www.theacornonline.com/2016photocontest. More...