January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Cancer patients learn selfcare tips

Diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that forms in bone marrow, Gwen Huffer knows acceptance doesn’t come easy for those with her type of diagnosis. More...

Business

Calabasas Chamber of Commerce fetes local business leaders

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce introduced its 2015 board of directors at a gala dinner installation Jan. 24 in Woodland Hills. Installed as the new board chairperson was Jacqueline Souza of Souza and Associates, Inc., a Calabasas accounting firm. More...

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Sports

Blue line special: California Titans heat up

Local players thrive for ice hockey team based at Simi Valley’s Iceoplex

California is known for its warm weather, clear skies and year-round sunshine, but it’s always winter for the California Titans. More...

Chargers’ defense never rests

Osiris Nalls doesn’t sugarcoat the laborious nature of Agoura High girls’ basketball practice. It’s about defense. Relentless, tough, smart defense. “It’s not easy,” the first-year head coach said. More...

Warriors want to three-peat

Westlake High’s boys’ basketball team knows how to win. The Warriors (17-5 overall, 4-1 in the Marmonte League) are in the hunt for their third straight league title. They’re hungry for a CIF-Southern Section crown. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $150 purse containing a wallet with a driver’s license and $500 in cash from a vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Chesebro Road Jan. 18. The culprit caused $500 in damage shattering a window to get into the car. More...

Contact your local sheriff’s office

Residents who live in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Hidden Hills, West Hills or Westlake Village may contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills Station at (818) 878- 1808. More...

Faith

Modern calendar dates back to Roman times

Pope Gregory revised the keeping of time

On Jan. 1, in the blink of an eye, computers and cellphones all over the world switched to the year 2015. Roll back the clock about 2,000 years, though, and determining which day started the New Year was far from simple. More...

On the Town

Awards show puts on the glitz

‘Tis the season. No, not Christmas, that was last month. January begins the regular parade of awards shows, which continues throughout the winter and spring. More...

Music with an Hispanic influence

Camerata Amistad, a chamber ensemble, will perform music with an Hispanic influence as part of the Artists and Speakers Series at 6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the California Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. More...

Cabrillo puts on intimate show

As a positive byproduct of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s financial crisis last year, the company now gets to produce one show per season in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s 400-seat Scherr Forum. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Rewarding travel

“What’s in your wallet?” No, this isn’t a pitch for the credit card company that popularized this question. But it is a good question to ask, especially if you’re a traveler. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Hoping ‘Still Alice’ inspires action

Movies about human afflictions make for juicy acting roles and great returns at the box offi ce, but movies about disease can sometimes do an amazing job of changing the national conversation. More...

Sheriff gets new opportunity

Former Lost Hills captain assigned to Marina del Rey

The nation’s law enforcement community fell under heavy scrutiny following the polarizing Ferguson, Mo., case of 2014. More...

Mansion in Old Topanga has Calabasas planners in quandary

A plan to build a house on top of a ridgeline in a scenic area near Old Topanga Road in Calabasas came under attack by neighbors at a recent city planning commission hearing. More...

Community

PCH will be shut down longer than expected

A stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway between Los Posas Road near Camarillo and Yerba Buena Road near Malibu will continue to remain closed until the end of February, the California Department of Transportation says. More...

Oak Park resident leads special districts

Michael Paule of Oak Park was recently chosen to be president of the Ventura County Special Districts Association. Paule is a member of the Oak Park Advisory Council and the Triunfo Sanitation District. More...

Spell love

Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. More...

Schools

Librarian connects with aquarium

When Joann Fritzen spotted a story in The Acorn about the grand opening of the Aquarium Connection in Simi Valley, she clipped it and set it aside for future reference. It turned out to be a serendipitous decision. More...

Items for bid at online auction

The Calabasas High School music program will host its second annual spring online auction to support music education for over 300 students from Tues., Feb. 17 through 23. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Sat., Jan. 31: Mock ACT Sun., Feb. 1: SAT course/1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4: Parent education night/A1/7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. More...

Pets

Squirrel of the Month

CAUGHT IN THE ACT— Louisa Jacobs of Westlake Village captured this cute photo of one of our furry friends in the process of gathering nuts. More...

Cats set their own agenda in busy world

There is a cat in our rural Agoura community that leads a charmed life. A lean and handsome orange-and-white tabby, he is capable of roaming far and wide from his owner’s home without calamity befalling him. More...

Pet of the week

FULL OF PEP—Crunchy is an male black terrier mix about 8 years old. He is full of energy and eager to please. To adopt Crunchy, ask for ID No. More...

Family

Family faces health hurdles with strength

A series of life-threatening medical diagnoses has pushed one Ventura County family to the brink—but the love of friends and supporters is working to bring them back. More...

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Find out how to self publish e-books

Smashwords exec will cover all aspects of publishing, distribution

The Westlake Village Library will host a presentation of “EBook Self-Publishing” with Jim Azevedo of Smashwords from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. More...

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THURS., JAN. 29 Oxnard Ballroom Dance Club 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way. Free dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. with admission. Live band plays Latin, swing music. Admission: $10. Contact: Charlette. More...

Letters

Defending Jim Benkert

I’ve worked with Jim Benkert at Westlake High School for 16 years. He is a man of class and integrity and his No. 1 priority has always been the kids. More...

Letter

Shame on The Acorn for allowing an opinion piece taking low blows and uninformed and untrue shots at a successful coach who has just made a very difficult choice (“Benkert leaves brilliant, flawed legacy at Westlake,” Jan. 22). More...

Westlake overpass redux

I want to commend the City of Westlake Village and the construction people who worked very hard to design, implement and complete the freeway bridge widening at Lindero. More...

Editorials

The case for vaccinations gets a shot in the arm

The world is flat. The sun revolves around the Earth. Dinosaurs and humans once lived together. Time and again, science has disproved the wild theories that some people once held dear. More...

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