AYSO settles volunteer referee dispute

Acorn Staff Writer

Following an uproar from parents and coaches, Region 4 AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) has reversed a controversial decision to ban teams from the playoffs that didn’t meet certain volunteer requirements. Two dozen angry parents attended last week’s regional board meeting and protested a new league rule specifying that teams failing to provide volunteer referees during the regular season wouldn’t […]

Mystic Day generates money in cancer fight

FUTURE SHOCK—Card reader Ed Helin, above, points out what’s in store for Rhonda Kiff during a Mystic Day reading at the Hyatt Westlake on Saturday. Below, Beedee Meyer browses at one of the many vendor booths. Proceeds from the annual event go to the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation.

If you didn’t change batteries with the time change, do it now

The Ventura County Fire Department is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms on an annual basis. An average of three children a day die in home fires and 80 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. […]

But netters lose to Newport Harbor

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake girls’ volleyball team advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) semifinals when it recorded a second round shutout over Chaparral High School at Westlake Saturday night. The Warriors were then defeated, however, by Newport Harbor in the CIF semifinals, Tuesday. Westlake held on to win Game 3 vs. Chaparral, 17-15, after winning the first two games 15-12 and […]

Boardmember says ‘Thank you’

I would like to thank the community for the honor of serving another term on the Las Virgenes School Board. I deeply appreciate the confidence you have placed in me. Some organizations were particularly helpful to all the candidates during this recent school board election. The League of Women Voters, in addition to moderating its fair and objective candidates’ forums, […]


Moms and their kids have a special place to go

The Westlake Village MOMS Club invites moms and their kids for get-togethers to enjoy fun and friendship including play groups, activities and Mom’s Night Out events. For more details, please call Jennifer at (805) 494-8152.

Tips on removing holiday food stains

It won’t take a detective to tell what the family feasted on this holiday season. Take one look at Grandma’s heirloom tablecloth: red wine, turkey, dressing with gravy, cranberries, broccoli with cheese sauce, pie and coffee. And the linen napkins feature the latest shades in lipstick. Ask any hostess what the down side of holiday entertaining is, and she’s sure […]

Westlake keeps Agoura out of postseason

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake keeps Agoura out of postseason By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura Chargers ended their football season on a dramatic note for the second year in row, but disappointing nonetheless. In a game decided by a controversial call as the clock wound down, the Chargers lost to visiting Westlake, 20-16. The loss brings Agoura’s season to an end, […]

Council challenger still on the attack

I would like to congratulate all of the candidates who participated in the Nov. 6 election. The election certainly confirmed that low voter turnout and incumbency were, and always will be, the bane of Agoura Hills. But there certainly were some remarkable revelations and lessons to be learned. First and foremost is that Home Depot certainly was the issue, and […]