October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Westlake center charges ahead

Less than three months after its first tenant, Target, opened in July, the Shoppes at Westlake Village is 98 percent leased, the retail center developer announced last week. Dan Selleck hosted a party at the shopping center Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

Make-A-Wish granted in Westlake

HAWAII BOUND—Tyler Botsford, a 15-year-old leukemia patient, meets his Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteers Dianne Sandberg and Shelby Paul who helped Tyler’s wish for a trip to Hawaii come More...

Time to review Medicare coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment is underway through Dec. 7, so it’s time for recipients to review their health and prescription drug coverage. More...

Blood drive

Agoura High School will have one of its three annual community blood drives at 8:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 29 at the school, 28545 W. Driver Ave. More...

Schools

Politics begins at a young age for these Agoura kids

The upcoming Nov. 4 elections for local, state and national offices may be all the talk among politicos, but at Yerba Buena Elementary, children had a chance to get involved in the electoral process, too. More...

School survey shows students are all stressed out

The Oak Park Unified School District board of education got a lesson about how homework overload is stressing out students. More...

Agoura High teacher takes staff consultant job with union

Andrew Staiano, a longtime educator at Agoura High who championed the International Baccalaureate program, has shifted his focus from students to teachers. Staiano accepted a new position with the California Teachers Association. More...

Pets

Our fine feathered friends

WINGED WONDERS—Below, an albino raven named Pearl is one of many creatures at the Bird Fest event held at the Gillette Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center Oct. 18 in Calabasas. More...

Raptor center’s open house is a hoot

The Ojai Raptor Center will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26 at 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai. More...

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Faith

New classes start at Jewish academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy is starting its fall semester with many learning opportunities offered to the community at large at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. More...

On the Town

Fundraiser against sex trafficking

Rock It 2 the Core, a rock music and yoga festival taking place at Calabasas High School from 4 to 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. More...

Ragtime band to perform

OLD-TIME MUSIC—The Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra, shown here in vintage costume, will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Tues., Oct. 28 at Bogie’s in the Westlake Village Inn. More...

Pumpkin art gets creative

PUTTING A NEW FACE ON—Whitney Reams, 5, of Calabasas, applies the finishing touches to a pumpkin that she painted during the Fall Harvest Festival earlier this month at Underwood Family Farms i More...

Letters

Nuclear disaster revisited

I know it was a serious article about a serious subject, but I laughed out loud when reading the front page story about John Pace and the Santa Susana disaster. More...

Letter

Scare tactics being used to try to fool people into believing a full cleanup of nearby Rocketdyne/ Santa Susana Field Lab is unnecessary. Some are going so far as to question if there was a partial nuclear meltdown. More...

Lively water board race

A few weeks back began a stream of letters, led by Ed Corridori, that are simply incorrect. Intentional or not, the information is misleading. More...

Editorials

Local candidates turn up the volume

Turnout in the Nov. 4 election is once again expected to be pitiful. More...

Political Cartoon

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Got a beef?

Please email your letter to the editor to newstip@theacorn.com, or write to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108 Agoura Hills, CA 91301. More...

Halloween a reminder about childhood obesity

The statistics on childhood obesity point to disease and early death for too many children in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. More...

Brownley, Gorell spar in 26th District

Assemblymember Jeff Gorell and Rep. Julia Brownley, candidates for California’s 26th Congressional District, debated issues of national importance in front of a standing-room only crowd Oct. 12 at Cal State Channel Islands. More...

Community

Calabasas center will cost more

The Calabasas Savvy Seniors program will have a new home for classes, programs, lectures and luncheons, serving a growing number of seniors in the city. More...

Rosen seeks second term on Oak Park school board

Allen Rosen wants to continue working with colleagues and implementing new ideas by serving another term on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education. Rosen is one of four candidates vying for three open seats on the school board. More...

Hazelton wants return to OPUSD board

Oak Park resident Drew Hazelton was appointed to the school board as a temporary replacement for Jennifer von Schneidau, who resigned the panel in May when she moved out of the district. More...

Business

Westlake company wins airline award

ProDIGIQ received the 2014 Corporate Award of Excellence from the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives at the annual banquet and awards ceremony on Oct. 7 in Boise, Idaho. More...

New dental office opens wide

MEET AND GREET—Dr. George Apelian, second from right, and Dr. Kim Zussman, right, lead the discussion at the Oct. More...

Briefs

The recently-opened Erewhon Market in Calabasas will introduce a free regular in-store event called “Erewhon Chats” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 23 at 26767 Agoura Road. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Calabasas Coyotes (3-4) vs. Agoura Chargers (3-4) Friday, 7 p.m. Agoura High The Coyotes are no longer the punch line. More...

Weekend schedule

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Marmonte League standings

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 100 in damage to the hood of a vehicle parked on Chesebro Road Oct. 14. A burglar stole $14,300 worth of jewelry from a home on Pinecrest Road Oct. 12. More...

Family

Club asks supporters to Stand Up for Kids

More than 3,600 children attend the six Boys & Girls Clubs from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks, but not a single child can enjoy the organization’s programs and activities without the support of a giving community. More...

Orange you glad you came?

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Family Men

Scareless My son, now 11 years old, used to be fearless. Then I took him into a haunted house one Halloween. I carelessly brought my wife along. More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 23 Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Happy ‘0’ Birthday! A friend of mine since I was 8 recently wished me a Happy “0” Birthday. She told me a Swiss pal of hers said that’s how her countrymen refer to decade birthdays. More...

On the Trail

Spying on spiders What appeared to be a bride’s tattered wedding veil was snagged on brittle bits of brush along a chaparral-fringed trail near my rural Agoura home. More...

Cultural Advisory Board seeks new members

The Cultural Recreation Advisory Board is taking applications for new members. The board was established in 2003 to advise the City Council on cultural and recreational programs, special events and city parks. More...