2001-11-08

On the Trail

Camping with Kvetchie

Occasionally a Yiddish-speaking acquaintance will refer to my finicky, persnickety personality as being that of a "kvetch," a polite euphemism for "pain in the tush." There is no situation where this is more evident than when I go camping. For an outdoorsperson, one who logs more time out under the open sky than at my job (sorry, boss) or in […]

Councilman in Calabasas says city should stop squandering tax dollars in Ahmanson fight

Special to The Acorn

Councilman in Calabasas says city should stop squandering tax dollars in Ahmanson fight By Gregory Koteles Special to The Acorn The well of funds to oppose Ahmanson Ranch development may be drying up in Calabasas. During its Oct. 17 meeting of the Calabasas City Council, City Councilman Michael Harrison balked at the legal and consulting fees on the bimonthly expense […]

Just horsing around at Old Agoura park MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Just horsing around at Old Agoura park MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn NOT SO SURE—Apprehensive, to say the least, 3-year-old Emily Stratton from Agoura Hills tries simultaneously to keep her seat in the saddle and her egg on the spoon (above left) during competition last Sunday at Fall Horse Playday in the Old Agoura Equestrian Park. Above, 14-year-old Allie Gold struggles to […]

Soka to host botanical research



poster contest; kids, adults can enter The Calabasas campus of Soka University of America is holding a Poster Art Competition to promote its Botanical Research Center and Nursery’s annual sales of plants native to the Santa Monica Mountains, which are propagated on site at 26800 W. Mulholland Highway. The winning artist will receive $150. All ages may enter. Poster entries […]

Lions finish regular season undefeated at 9-0-1 Bric Barad Special to The Acorn



Lions finish regular season undefeated at 9-0-1 Bric Barad Special to The Acorn Lions finish regular season undefeated at 9-0-1 Bric Barad Special to The Acorn No seniors. No varsity experience. No problem. The Oaks Christian Lions took care of business yet again last Friday night and by doing so finished its first season of varsity football undefeated. The Lions’ […]

Chamber singers, orchestra schedule concert



The Oaks Chamber Singers, joined by the newly formed Royal Oaks Chamber Orchestra directed by Annette Murphy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 2 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Robert West will serve as narrator and master of ceremonies. Featured artist Paul Fagundes (piano), Jean Sudbury (violin) and John […]

more ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’ photos



Thank You for Participating in our Annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. Every Entry is a Winner. We’ll Print Photos Through August, so Watch for One of Your Entries or That of Your Friends. And Don’t Forget to Take The Acorn with You During This Year’s Vacation.