February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Washburn takes long shot at CC district

If he’s elected to the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees on March 3, Dennis Washburn said, he will strive to bring change and accountability to the district to make sure taxpayers are getting their money’s worth. More...

Health & Wellness

Express shunt surgery for glaucoma management

NP When it comes to proper glaucoma management, there are different treatments available which can reduce or eliminate the condition. More...

Seniors aging gracefully

IN GOOD HEALTH—Dorothy Drilich, 87, and Evelyn Howard, 83, are eager to begin the 11th annual Senior Congress on Feb. 4 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village. More...

Open house

The Ventura County Chapter of Hearing Loss Association will have a Meet and Greet Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., March 7 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Schools

Jazzy fundraiser at Lindero

LEADER OF THE BAND—Matt McKagan conducts the band during Lindero Canyon Middle School’s Jazz Nite fundraiser on Feb. 18. The event included food, a silent auction and a raffle. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 27: ComedySportz/ PAEC/6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Feb. 28 and March 1: SAT/1:30 p.m. Wed., March 4: Parent education night/A1/7 p.m. More...

Yerba Buena acclaimed for gifted education program

Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills has achieved top status as a model school for gifted education. More...

Pets

WHO’S WALKING WHOM?

STROLLER KIDS—Jeannette Mendez, 7, and Avery Smith, 5, of Agoura Hills take pups Riley and Kenzie for a walk at Forest Grove Park in Agoura Hills on Feb. 1. More...

Pet of the week

EYE LOVE YOU—Bentley is a male Labrador retriever mix about 1-year-11 months old. He likes to play. If you would like to adopt Bentley, ask for ID No. More...

New book on America’s war horse

Robin Hutton will host a signing for her new book “Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse” from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 28 at the Costco Warehouse, 2660 Park Center Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole about $250 worth of alcoholic beverages from the Ralphs market in the 5700 block of Kanan Road Feb. 15. More...

Family

Family Men

Bad stuff

Aaaah-choo! I knew right then I had the flu. Maybe it was just a sneeze, but bad stuff happens all the time, so I knew what to anticipate. Then I wondered if my negativity was attracting the bad stuff. There I go being negative again. Eeeee-uck! More...

Students go round the world with International Festival

The inaugural International Festival at Oak Park High School will combine the best of two former programs that celebrated diversity. More...

Great Race seeks volunteer helpers

The annual Dole Great Race of Agoura appears to run seamlessly year after year, but according to volunteer service coordinator Jodi Regan, scores of helpers are needed to orchestrate the race that has been an annual community event for 30 years runni More...

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THURS., FEB. 26 Portuguese Fraternal Society of America 11:30 a.m. at a private home. Lunch and viewing of documentary “Portuguese in California.” Address and directions given upon RSVP. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. More...

Letters

Secondhand smoke debate

Agoura Hills City Councilmember Denis Weber said in last week’s Acorn editorial: “I wish cigarettes would go away and kids wouldn’t smoke, but I can’t and won’t control someone else’s life.” More...

Slow down on the fast food

I was saddened to see “Fast food crawl for teens” in the Briefs sections of the Feb. More...

Oak tree demise

Yesterday, a valley oak tree stood on a hillside not more than a quarter of a mile from my home. Its gnarled branches grew at odd angles as it struggled against gravity for untold decades. More...

Just another teen prank, or something more serious?

Monkey business in Agoura Hills

Teens, at least presumably they’re teens, are playing a dangerous game in Agoura Hills. During the past month, some Agoura Hills residents have been startled out of a deep sleep by the sound of banging on the their home doors and windows. More...

Schools power up the laptops

This year, all sixth-graders in the Las Virgenes Unified School District have their own laptop computers to use at school and at home as part of an educational initiative called Forward Learning. More...

Community

Signage not enough, business owners say

Calabasas businesses need signs to attract customers, yet residents don’t want a cluttered city. The Calabasas Planning Commission is looking for a middle ground in the city’s sign debate. More...

Waste Management agrees on cleanup deal

After reaching a settlement with a Ventura-based environmental nonprofit late last year, Waste Management must now create a plan to reduce the amount of pollution seeping into the ground from its trash hauling facility in an effort to protect local w More...

Calabasas cyclists on board for Milt Olin memory ride

IN REMEMBRANCE—Louise Olin, Milt Olin’s widow, next to a sign of her late husband during a Feb. 22 gathering at Pedalers Fork restaurant in Calabasas. More...

Business

Business of the Month

Presented regularly by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce

Lovi’s Delicatessen The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce congratulates Lovi’s Delicatessen on being chosen as the Chamber’s February Business of the Month. More...

Send us your business brief

If you have news to announce regarding your business, such as an award, a promotion or a new location, please email the information to newstip@theacorn.com. Certain promotional information may not be accepted. More...

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Sports

Chargers embark on four-peat quest

Agoura High’s baseball team has a new identity this year. More...

Eagle girls’ basketball team soars, stumbles

ELEVATION—Oak Park High girls’ basketball freshman guard Emily Burnison soars for a shot during the Eagles’ 56-41 loss to visiting Atascadero on Feb. More...

Who will step up on mound for Lions?

The Oaks Christian High baseball team is competitive on the field . . . the Wiffle ball field. Riley Helland, a senior shortstop and right-handed pitcher, has a Wiffle ball field in his backyard. More...

Faith

Woman will share her adventures as a Jewish spy

Marthe Cohn, 94, who served as a Jewish spy in Nazi German, will tell her story at 8 p.m. Mon., March 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. More...

Baptist church celebrates 28 years

In the early days of Simi Valley Second Missionary Baptist Church, roughly four decades ago, the congregation hopped from shared space to shared space. Finally, in 1987, it moved into a small house on the corner of First Street and Pacific Avenue. More...

Purim comes alive at interactive festival

Chabad of the Conejo will host Purim Live, an interactive Purim festival, at 6:30 p.m. Wed., March 4 at the Chabad Community Campus, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

On the Town

The Acorn Epicurean

Authentic Mexican flavors at two superb spots

Stepping into Casa Escobar in Malibu is like visiting a beautiful Spanish mansion or castle with an amazing bonus: an expansive ocean view. More...

What’s new in home theater

The first batch of home entertainment titles for the new year includes the final season of the multi-Emmy winning series, “Boardwalk Empire.” Also available on DVD from the small screen are a pair of classic hit series from the ’70s More...

Gilbert and Sullivan musical on stage

The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical “Iolanthe, or the Peri and the Peer” from March 6 through 29 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Columns

The OTHER Side of 50

Seven facts about old age

Think you know a lot about the senior population? The social change website for young adults, www.dosomething.org, has an “11 Facts About . . .” series on topics as diverse as cyberbullying, blizzards, recycling and even old age. More...

Editorials

Had your fill of the plastic bag controversy?

It seems that California’s plastic shopping bags just won’t go away. We love our little polyethylene friend— functional and versatile and serving faithfully since the 1960s. More...

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FOR THE RECORD

A recent article incorrectly said the Latigo Kid restaurant moved from Whizin Market Square to the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center in Agoura Hills in December 2013. The restaurant moved in March 2014. More...