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Story of the Week

Gale Sayers was the most exciting and elusive running back I’ve ever seen. He played for the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1971 (he retired after two games in 1971 following a knee injury in 1970 that virtually ended his career). He was a great rusher, pass receiver, kick-off and punt returner. He was All-Pro five years. Because of his […]

Agoura Hills, Oak Park youths celebrate Bar Mitzvahs

Agoura Hills, Oak Park youths celebrate Bar Mitzvahs Logan Stein, son of Ellen and Ronald Stein of Agoura Hills, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Dec. 29 at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple and Cantor Pablo Duek will officiate. Helping him to celebrate his special day will be his grandmothers and […]

Helping hands help horses

Helping hands help horses Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Volunteers age 12 and older are needed to help during lessons—grooming and tacking horses, walking beside riders with poor balance or leading horses. Many riders need the help of three volunteers. Lessons at the Ride On facility in Thousand Oaks are […]

Pet of the Week

SOFT AND CUDDLY––‘‘My name’s Baby Kitty. That’s a pretty creative name, considering that I’m 9 years old. I’m a spayed American shorthair and I’m ready to go home with you and leave the Agoura Animal Shelter. So hurry, I’m tired of listening to all the other cats and dogs and their meowing and barking." Go to 29525 Agoura Road, just […]

CHS duo wins CIF doubles championship

Acorn Sports Writer

After a disappointing loss in the California Interscholatic Federation (CIF) semifinals with the Calabasas girls’ tennis team this fall, two players, Erin Everly, a junior, and sophomore Celia Durkin earned titles when they teamed to win the CIF doubles championship. "A minute before league finals started, they decided to go ahead and play doubles," said Coyotes’ coach Bill Bellatty. "So, […]

Westlake rebuilding strongly in girls’ basketball

Special to The Acorn

For the Westlake High girls’ basketball team (8-4) this season already has been a world of difference from last season. Second year head coach John D’Agostin couldn’t be more excited as he speaks about the prospects for this year’s Warriors. "We¹re definitely rebuilding," he said recently. "The kids have really worked hard (and) put in a lot of time over […]

For the record

Oak Park’s Taryn Brodkin and Westlake’s Aubry Medal weren’t properly identified in a photograph last week, for which The Acorn extends our apologizes.

Students explore social issues through art

VISUAL MEANS—In a recent program called youTHink, students at Agoura High School used their artistic creativity to demonstrate how they feel about problems in society. Sophomore Jordan Rippe, left, came up with a diagram that explains his thoughts on the death penalty. Sophomore Lisa Novik, below, is curious about the meaning of advertising. The program also included a discussion by […]

New edition of ‘Big Book’ is available

The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous has announced that the fourth edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous" (commonly referred to as the Big Book) is now available. This new edition reflects significant changes that have occurred in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous—its membership has quadrupled and expanded in diversity. The basic text remains the same. It is the balance of the […]

Expert says to pay attention to kids’ vision

By Howard B. Purcell Here’s an eye-opening statistic: Only 9 percent of American children have had an eye exam before they enter school. That can lead to more problems than parents may imagine. Parents should take their children to an eye care professional for a comprehensive eye exam-not simply a vision screening-by the age of three, again before starting school […]