September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Was Lawrence politicking?

School board member unduly influenced campaign, union says

The Las Virgenes Educators Association has accused Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education member Dallas Lawrence of using undue influence in campaigning for a candidate in the state school board race. More...

Health & Wellness

A safe way to dispose of old medications

In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the sheriff’s office will set up disposal bins from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at the Thousand Oaks Police Department, 2101 E. Olsen Road. More...

Keeping the elderly on their feet

The Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition of Ventura County will present a free event titled “Healthy Aging: How to Prevent Falls” from noon to 3 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

The dangers of osteoporosis

10 million people suffer bone loss

Elvira Lindwall, MD, a rheumatologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will explain the risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis at a free seminar from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Sept. More...

Schools

Kids get a break from homework

Finals over before winter vacation

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education approved a measure to keep the winter holiday free from homework. More...

Seminar on gifted education to explore new activities

Parents to learn at-home support

The fifth annual Gifted Conference in Las Virgenes Unified School District will focus on the depth and complexity of the curriculum through the new Common Core state standards. More...

Oak Park High students reach scholarship semifinals

Oak Park High School seniors, Devika Chandramohan, Kevin Lu, Irena Yang, Jesica Ji, Justin Liu and Audrey Pham were recently honored as semifi- nalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship program. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Calabasas Coyotes (3-0) vs. Pacifica Tritons (3-0) Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas High The Coyotes have undergone an extreme makeover. They went from Medusa to Kim Kardashian, an ugly duckling to a graceful swan, Joan Rivers to Joan Rivers. More...

Other local football matchups

Sierra Canyon (3-0) at Agoura (1-2) More...

Weekend schedule

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Faith

The Art of Being

What kind of a mark will you leave? “We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. More...

Minister cycles miles for malaria

FUNDRAISER—Mark Witman, left, and the Rev. Andy Mattick, lead pastor of the Simi Valley United Methodist Church, stop for a meet-and-greet in Simi Valley on Sept. 8. More...

Pianist tickles the ivories

The Ladies’ Society of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County will present pianist Alan Roubik in concert at 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 18 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Pierpont Inn, 550 San Jon Ave., Ventura. Social hour 11 a. m. Raffle to support local charities. Lunch costs: $25 prepaid. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. More...

Letters

Former leaders operate behind the scenes

Does anyone else realize what’s going on in Agoura? A group of former City Council people have joined together into a “former mayors group” to affect policy in our area. More...

Wants Renger to be reelected

Visitors to my Calabasas home often remark on how good the tap water tastes. No surprise there. The Las Virgenes Water District has long been known as one of the best water agencies in the state. More...

A vote for Lewitt

I have known Jay Lewitt for many years and am supporting his campaign to represent Agoura Hills on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water Board. More...

Editorials

Smile . . . you’re on candid newspaper!

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Attention, travelers: Voting begins today for the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. More...

Breaking News - 9/18/2014 3:43 PM

Case of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Ventura County

Respiratory illness has been sickening kids across the U.S.

A case of enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has been affecting children across the United States, has been identified in Ventura County, the California Department of Public Health announced Thursday. More...

Lights, camera, Calabasas

The inaugural Calabasas Film Festival held last weekend at theaters in The Commons and at Viewpoint School gave local residents, actors and industry insiders a chance to revel in all things Hollywood. More...

Community

Augmentation of lake under scrutiny

As the drought drags on and calls for conservation increase, residents are more sensitive than ever as to how water is being used. More...

Agoura candidates face off in LVMWD

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors. More...

Starbucks robbed

Starbucks at the Agoura City Mall on Kanan Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Agoura Hills was robbed at about 5:30 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 16, sheriff’s deputies said. More...

Business

Business of the Month

Presented regularly by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce

Silverado Memory Care has been named the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for September. More...

Chamber offers just a ‘Taste’ in Westlake

Annual event provides samples from restaurants, wineries and breweries

The sixth annual Taste of Conejo presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 9 to the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Pet of the week

PLEASANTLY PLUMP— Georgia Girl is a declawed female, brown tabby domestic shorthair cat about 7 years old. She is sweet and loveable and has to stay indoors. More...

Support your local woodpecker

It’s been coming to a critical stage for some time now, this struggle between a mighty sycamore and my postage-stamp-size deck. More...

Humane society hosts Italian dinner

Ventura County Humane Society will present its seventh annual Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 outdoors on the lawn at Boccali’s Restaurant at 3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 400 in damage smashing a window and denting the door of a car parked in the 30100 block of Agoura Road Aug. 31. Someone caused $ 300 in damage puncturing the tire of a car parked on Strawberry Hill Drive Aug. 28. More...

Family

New twist on golfing makes sport fun for the whole family

They’re playing on a golf course, but they’re kicking a soccer ball? How is that possible? More...

Concert presents Chinese music

California Lutheran University’s Department of Languages and Cultures, as well as the Pacifi c Pearl Music Association and the Center for Asian Performing Arts, will present a free Chinese Moon Festival concert at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. More...

On the Town

The Movie Nut

“The Drop” is the patient person’s crime thriller. It’s slow, deliberate, measured, fragmented in its approach to the story it tells. Characters emerge from the shadows, surrounded by silences. More...

What’s New On DVD?

Sizzling romance and comedy episodes made their way to viewers this month. More...

New Cronies puts game face on

TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATION—Dave Rea of Ventura, one of four owners of the newly-opened Cronies Sports Grill in Agoura Hills, gets the crowd pumped up for Monday Night Football on Sept. 15. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

O, solo me, oh

As much as I enjoy my single life, there are just some things about it that frustrate the heck out of me. For instance, there’s a little black dress in my closet that I can’t wear because it zips up in the back. More...