November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brownley finally wins 26th

After one of the closest political contests in the nation, the race for a seat in the 26th Congressional District is officially over. Assemblymember Jeff Gorell conceded to U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley on Nov. More...

Health & Wellness

Gingerbread Man lends his support

A SWEET EVENT—At top, the Gingerbread Man and his bakers arrive at the Family Gingerbread Event hosted Nov. 16 at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks by the regional Cancer Support Community. More...

Business

Auto Mall’s Acura is a ‘green dealer’

Acura of Thousand Oaks has earned the Acura Environmental Leadership Award as a leader in the company’s effort to reduce the environmental impact of dealerships around the nation. More...

Sassafras Skin Care opens in Thousand Oaks

Kristen Jaffe, owner of Sassafras Skin Care, has joined with Studio C at 627 N. More...

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Sports

Osuchukwu starts with ‘TD’

Calabasas star wide receiver didn’t play football last year, but he’s now one of area’s best

Emmanuel Osuchukwu doesn’t remember much from his first year playing football. There’s one moment he can’t forget. Osuchukwu, then 11 years old, broke his ankle running a slant route for the Calabasas Raiders youth team. More...

Teams struggle in postseason

Local high school boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will race on Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section finals at Mt. SAC. More...

Ramble on: Led Zeppelin songs ignite Coyote on tennis court

Hannah Arabi feels ‘Whole Lotta Love’ at Calabasas

Led Zeppelin inspires Hannah Arabi. Now she’s climbing a stairway to heaven on the tennis court. The Calabasas High freshman had a rocky start playing No. 2 singles for the girls’ tennis team. More...

Faith

The Art of Being

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1 Knowing when to hold on and when to let go More...

Volunteers bring a ray of sunshine to lives of seniors

The Evelyn Overton Sunshine Club will soon hold orientation sessions for those interested in becoming a volunteer for its outreach program for senior citizens. More...

Parish boutique rings in the season

HOLIDAY DECOR—Dee Allison of Agoura Hills helps with sales at the 30th annual Christmas Boutique at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark on Nov. 8. More...

On the Town

Science goes awry in WHS fall drama

Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The Westlake High School theater arts department explores the human condition with its fall drama “Flowers for Algernon,” playing tonight through Saturday. More...

Little Fish, big sound

GET UP AND DANCE—The band Little Fish will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21 and 28 at Bogies, adjacent to the Westlake Village Inn, 32001 Agoura Road. More...

The Acorn Epicurean

A taste of India in the Conejo Valley

For anyone who craves a taste of Indian food, head to Akash Cuisine of India in Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Testing for Alzheimer’s

I know many people who worry about getting Alzheimer’s because a grandparent, parent or sibling suffers from it. More...

On the Trail

A breath of fog

Just as a wildfire is said to generate its own weather, so it seems to be with fog. A series of vast fog banks converged on the Malibu coast recently. More...

Life in the Single Lane

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. —Albert Einstein Honestly, I think honesty in the dating world is something we seriously need to discuss here. More...

One Agoura Hills senior reaches the age of 106

Margie Green lived through two world wars and one of the worst tyrants in history to arrive at her 106th birthday last month. More...

Park district says soda is OK

Oak Park had wanted machines with water only

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District rejected the recommendation of an Oak Park planning committee to stock only water and not soft drinks in park vending machines located adjacent to Oak Park Schools. More...

Community

NASA to begin field lab demolition

Beginning this month, NASA will demolish about 40 buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory as part of its ongoing effort to clean up the former rocket engine testing site. More...

Owners get a break, but pay a fee

Calabasas officials voted to establish a new fee for Mills Act contracts, an arrangement that gives economic incentive for the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks. More...

WHS coach sues parent of former player

Rob Bloom, head coach of the Westlake High School boys’ basketball team, is suing the parent of a former player for $1 million, claiming the parent committed libel by sending out scores of emails and letters over the course of two years that so More...

Schools

Retiring employee present for growth of school district

Petrash managed construction, lawsuits during her tenure

Kathy Petrash warned her coworkers at Las Virgenes Unified School District that she did not need—or want—a retirement party. But her colleagues didn’t listen. They tried to masquerade a retirement party as a Halloween bash on Oct. More...

Water district donates money to science program

MANY THANKS—Las Virgenes school officials accept a $107,000 check from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in support of water education programs for fourth- andfifth-graders. More...

Veterans transition to student life at university

Cal Lutheran provides funds, resources

Sara Bergeron will graduate from Cal Lutheran University with a degree in biology this year. But the U.S. More...

Pets

Dog whisperer

TALK TO THE ANIMALS—Above, Francesca Wolff of Santa Barbara practices canine contact skills on Spirit, Carol Gurney’s dog, during a two-day workshop on animal communication taught by Gurn More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills Copper pipes valued at $10,000 and a $1,000 lock box with a key pad were stolen from a business in the 30000 block of Agoura Road on Nov. 13. Calabasas More...

Family

Good manners include cell phones

We’ve all seen it. A group of friends sitting at a nice restaurant who are strangely silent. They are not speaking to each other as they pick at their meals. The reason? They are busy on their phones: texting, playing games, or surfing the web. More...

A California Christmas opens at Reagan Library

This year, the annual Christmas Tree Exhibit at the Reagan Library showcases the state of California. More...

Family Men

Houston, we have a piece of candy

Candy! Glorious, magnificent Halloween candy! More...

Calendar

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THURS., NOV. 20 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland HiIls Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Program with students from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminars. Open to all women. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP requested. More...

Letters

Seems funding is never enough

As a parent and teacher here in the district, I was happy to see The Acorn’s editorial on LVUSD’s ability to refinance its bond issues, thereby saving the Las Virgenes area taxpayers over $4 million. More...

Ballot box blues

I was shocked at the letter of Steven Greenfeld last week regarding his difficulty in reaching his polling site to vote because my voting experience in Agoura Hills was eerily similar. More...

Right to die

What a grim and perverse irony that a “holy man” with the temerity to call himself “the head bioethicist of the Catholic Church,” Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, calls the late cancer victim Brittany Maynard’s choic More...

Editorials

Look elsewhere if you need an affordable apartment

Because the economy has improved and prices are rising, residents once again find it difficult to buy homes in the area. More...

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