County officials disagree on possibility of fires

Acorn Staff Writer

A couple days of rain earlier this month helped decrease the likelihood fires here, but the season isn’t over yet, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) assistant fire chief Michael Dyer. A week of Santa Ana winds could quickly create, he said, very hazardous conditions. Some people think fire season dries up in October. But it doesn’t, Dyer […]

Tips suggest new life after divorce

Divorce and remarriage both demand definitive changes in legalities, emotions and finances. The sooner you deal with these adjustments, the sooner you’ll be on track with your new life. When getting divorced, you may find a lawyer through bar associations, law school clinics or your local Legal Aid Society. But another avenue for divorce is mediation—an alternative designed to help […]


THURS., NOV. 22 FRI., NOV. 23 Holiday Lighting Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village: Tree lighting ceremony, carolers, holiday reading, refreshments and Mr. Claus himself at 6 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots Foundation. Free. (818) 889-0230 Helpful Health Fair Health Fair sponsored by Sears Health & Nutrition Center from 10 a.m.-5 […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

L.A. is a great city, and I love it, but it’s a lousy pro sports town. Now that I have your attention, let’s take a look at why I feel this way. With but one exception, the Lakers, we L.A. pro sports fans have little to applaud. The Dodgers: They sell lots of tickets; great attendance. They spend lots of […]

Reader’s advice

First, I would like to express my excitement at the opening of the new Agoura Hills library and city center. I think that the design of the building will set a new standard for Agoura Hills and it is something to be very proud of. My congratulations to our planning department and everyone involved. Secondly, I have just finished reading […]

At-risk youth complete L.A. County program

At-risk youth complete L.A. County program L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca recently awarded diplomas to at-risk teenagers who completed the Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (V.I.D.A.) program. The program is specifically designed to reach at-risk youth by utilizing proactive, innovative techniques for positive redirection. Among the program participants was the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Under the guidance of sheriff’s deputies […]

Food bank conducts holiday drive LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Food bank conducts holiday drive LISA ADAMS/The Acorn HELP FIGHT HUNGER—Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) North Ranch Station No. 37 Capt. Mark Taillon, firefighter Kevin White (in the "Sparky the Firedog" costume) and engineer Bob Montgomery stand behind a brightly colored red barrel adorned with "Help Fight Hunger in America" poster. The VCFD has joined forces with Food Share of […]

Oak Hills raises a flag MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Oak Hills raises a flag MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn GETTING READY—Counterclockwise from top left, Luke Karasiuk, 8; Danielle Rosoue, 9; Jon Kramer, 8; Luka Mentzer, 10; and Kyle Delgado, 9, all help to hoist a new flag for the school earning a Blue Ribbon (with emphasis on technology) during a ceremony on Friday at Oak Hills Elementary School.

Oak Park’s cross country runners make history with double win

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park boys’ and girls’ cross country teams achieved a rare feat when both teams came home with a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship at the finals at Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) last Saturday in Walnut. Despite having its top three runners run slightly sub-par performances, the boys captured their second straight CIF title when they defeated […]

Acorn Editorial Submission Policy

The Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” should be no longer than 300 words, although The Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. Hand-written letters are acceptable only if they are legible. Letters must contain the writer’s telephone number and address, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be accepted and […]