September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tense quarrel at studio

An armed man was taken into custody Sept. 6 in Calabasas after reportedly threatening a recording studio co-worker with a handgun. The arrest came following a long standoff with sheriff’s deputies, a source said. More...

Health & Wellness

Turn back the hands of time

Every day, I speak to people who have taken all the right proactive steps to benefit their health. More...

Business

Pizza in, pizza out near Albertsons

A new Pieology Pizzeria franchise will occupy the space vacated by Zpizza at the Westlake Village Marketplace shopping center, The Acorn has learned. More...

Chamber hires membership manager

Jill Lederer, president/CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, has announced that Heather Macaulay of Newbury Park has been hired as the Chamber’s membership sales manager. More...

Hotel managers on board

Michael Murphy, general manager of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, and Jason Williams, general manager of the Sheraton Agoura Hills, have both joined the 28-member board of directors for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week Weekend schedule

The Panthers’ homecoming game features a very familiar foe. More...

Other local football matchups

Van Nuys (1-1) at Calabasas (2-0) More...

Ain’t that a kick in the head

Westlake football star kicker Kevin Robledo is a U.S. Army All-American

Kevin Robledo enters a state of serenity when he steps onto the football field. He visualizes his kick. He propels his right foot to the ball. The football sails through the uprights for another three points. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole three watches valued at $18,000 from a home on Dovetail Drive Aug. 26. Someone stole a $650 iPhone from the backpack of a student at Agoura High Aug. 20. Calabasas More...

Family

Young patients able to become fit

On a recent Friday afternoon, the California Lutheran University soccer team welcomed its newest and youngest member: 8-year-old Dylan Roslauski. More...

Flying high in Oak Park

UP IN THE AIR— The wind is light so Eric Lepin of Oak Park, right, gives his kite a little boost while enjoying the day Aug. 30 at Deerhill Park in Oak Park. More...

On the Town

County inspectors put food trucks to the test

A roast brie melt on black peppercorn bread, lobster tacos, and pancake beef curry are just a few of the mouth-watering items top chefs are serving from gourmet food trucks rolling into town. More...

‘Same Love’ singer to appear in T.O.

Mary Lambert, the featured vocalist and songwriter on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ award- winning song “ Same Love,” makes her only Southern California appearance at 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. More...

Teen appears in Brittany Murphy’s last movie

Psychological thriller opens this Friday

Angelique Perrin was a second grade student at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills when she nabbed a role in an upcoming psychological thriller, “Something Wicked,” starring Brittany Murphy. More...

Columns

The Flying Squirrel

Checking into hotels There’s an old joke about hotels that goes something like this: More...

Hot Flashes

Beautiful dreamer “Yaya, tell me a story.” The time? 3 a.m. Like most people, I was asleep in Yayaland when the aroma of tootie-fruity Pepsodent suggested a 6-year-old was sitting on my bod. “Yaya, wake up.” More...

Fall soccer season kicks off

HEADS UP—Above, Harrison Novak of the Agoura/Westlake Gladiators team in the AYSO soccer league competes at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park on the season’s opening day, Sept. 6. More...

Candidates square off in congressional race

33rd District debate will be Sept. 21 in Calabasas

The candidates in the 33rd Congressional District race—Democratic Ted Lieu, a state senator, and Republican Elan Carr, a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office—will face off at a political forum on Sun., S More...

Community

Brownley, Gorell tussle in 26th District

The campaign for the 26th Congressional District is in full swing, and incumbent Julia Brownley (DThousand Oaks) recently released her first television ad touting herself as a champion for women. More...

Ssssnake’s owner still not known

A beautiful, all-white cobra snake cast fear into the heart of local residents last week. More...

More 101 lane closures

The California Department of Transportation will close all lanes of the southbound U.S. 101 Freeway at Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village from 1 to 5 a.m. today, Sept. 11. More...

Schools

Calabasas High to host campus tours

School to highlight its speciality programs in the arts, sciences

Calabasas High School will offer tours of its campus for parents and families of prospective students beginning Fri., Sept. 19. More...

Hazelton joins OPUSD Board of Education

SWORN DUTY—Oak Park resident Drew Hazelton is sworn in as a temporary Oak Park Unified School District board member last month. He was appointed to the post when Jennifer von Schneidau resigned after moving out of the area. More...

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Sept. 12: Battle of the Bands/performing arts center/7 p.m.Sat., Sept. 13: ComedySportzUsical/8 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

A HOME FOR PEGGY—Peggy is a female, blonde terrier mix about 2 years old. She is a lovable pet that needs some oneon one time. If you would like to adopt Peggy, ask for ID No. More...

Make that a double, please

TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE—Richie, a 3-year-old mix terrier, shares a drink with his owner, Sophia Vamvakas of Calabasas, during a visit at the Bark Park dog park in Calabasas on Sept. 9. More...

Meet a wildlife photographer

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund invites the public to an evening campfire event to meet award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter from 5:30 to 9:30 Tues., Sept. 30 at Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu. More...

Faith

Local Jews, Muslims pray for peace

Violence between Israel and Hamas during the 50-day war in Gaza killed more than 2,000 people and injured at least 10,000 more before both sides agreed to a ceasefire Aug. 26. The tension spilled into the Conejo Valley. More...

Faith, family become one during High Holidays

Synagogues throughout the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys are preparing for the High Holidays, the holiest days of the year in the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, will be celebrated from Sept. 24 through 26. More...

Family and food a big part of celebration

Family, food and traditions make the Jewish holidays special for Bonnie and Craig Kronfeld of Oak Park. Each year, the Kronfeld clan collaborates on menus featuring recipes that have been passed down through the family for generations. More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 11 Independent Writers Of Southern California 10 a.m. to noon at offce of Supervisor Linda Parks, 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Casual, no fees. Contact: Sharon Schnell. Phone: 805.388.0260. Email: sharon_ schnell@yahoo.com. More...

Letters

Rodent poison reaches far and wide

The bobcat featured in your Sept. 4 issue appears to be suffering from mange disease. Mange is a microscopic skin parasite that causes severe skin lesions and pruritus. More...

Word leaks out about school

Last week’s Acorn article about the water shortage in Oak Park coincided with the arrival in the mail of a notice from the Oak Park Water Service informing Oak Park residents of restrictions being placed on landscape irrigation and a series of More...

Readers think deputy should be punished

The deputy who ran over a cyclist in a bike lane and is not facing charges is abhorrent. Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another without malice aforethought. In a simpler term, that just means you killed someone accidentally. More...

Editorials

The do’s and don’ts of campaign letters

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Social media and the Internet as a whole have forever transformed how thoughts and opinions are disseminated, a phenomenon that can have particular punch in an election year. More...