Benefit picnic set for Calamigos Food, fun to help victims of 9-11-01

Benefit picnic set for Calamigos Food, fun to help victims of 9-11-01 Local police and fire department members and their families are sponsoring a family picnic from noon to 5 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 25 at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, to commemorate and benefit their fellow fire fighters and police officers lost in the Sept. 11 acts of terrorism in New […]

Local golfer gets hole in one

On Oct. 8, Westlake resident Burt Sacks, formerly of Agoura, shot a hole in one on the 14 th hole at Robinson Ranch Country Club in Valencia. Sacks won a yellow Volkswagen beetle and two sets of golf clubs. Only by shooting a hole in one on the 14th hole, out of 18 holes, would Sacks have won the prizes. […]

A fresh look at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving memorializes the first victory in the New World of individual effort over communism. When the Pilgrims formed their Body Politick in 1620, they also established a common storehouse into which each contributed according to his ability and from which each received according to his need. Naturally, people goofed off. They slacked. And they starved. Despite the farming and fishing […]

Officials, celebrities push for Ahmanson Ranch to be preserved as open space

Acorn Staff Writer

A group of local elected officials wants the parent company of Ahmanson Ranch place the proposed 3,050-home development in southeastern Ventura County under public ownership. A letter written last month to Washington Mutual CEO Kerry Killinger doesn’t outline a specific plan for the transfer of ownership, but says, "We would welcome any opportunity to meet personally with you or your […]

Kids collect a cornucopia of food

FOOD DRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING—On the right, Michael Blonsky, 13; Jason Cordova, 12; and Michael Elfenbein, 12; load food donations into a truck Tuesday morning at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. The school’s students collected more than 10,000 pounds of food on behalf of Manna, the food bank in Thousand Oaks. At left, 9-year-old David Sandler pushes […]

Motorcyclists to collect gifts

The ABATE motorcycle club will complete its annual toy ride in support of the children and families of the Working to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect division of Interface, when they drop off toys and gift donations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 15 at the Interface office, 1305 Del Norte Road, Ste. 130, Camarillo. This annual […]

Lions win first-ever postseason playoff outing

Acorn Staff Writer

It wasn’t the steamrollering you might expect from the collision of undefeated Oaks Christian with humble Pasadena Polytechnic last week at Thorsen Stadium. Sure, the Lions won 27-21 in their first California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoff game, but the undermanned 4-5 Panthers, ranked last in CIF polls, battled them into double overtime and turned much of the game into a […]

City councilman is thankful

City councilman is thankful I just want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and give thanks to the many people that supported me in the recent election. To give your name, your hard-earned money and your time to help a candidate is the most sincere gesture you can imagine. All of us who just went through this process can attest […]

Acorn closed until Monday

The Acorn will be closed over the four-day holiday weekend until Mon., Nov. 26. We hope you enjoy Thanksiving. Please drive defensively and don’t drink and drive.

Serving in Uniform

Navy Ensign John E. Thoe, son of Linda D. Patton of Westlake Village and Robert E. Thoe of Long Beach, recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. Thoe is a 1989 graduate of Agoura High School. Army Pfc. Austin M. Storms has graduated […]