Local, state officials want cleaner water in Malibu Creek

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The season’s first rain fell two weeks ago. It swelled the local creeks and purged months of stagnated water from the Malibu Creek watershed. In addition to the start of the rainy season, November also marks the beginning of a five-month period each year when the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility in Calabasas is permitted […]

Put old cell phones to use

Domestic abuse victims need them

Interface Children Family Services, in partnership with The Wireless Foundation and Recellular, Inc., is collecting cellular and PCS network phones until Dec. 31 to benefit survivors of domestic abuse. Rather than discard your phone, you can put it to good use by bringing it to the Interface office at 1305 Del Norte Road, Ste. 130, Camarillo. Newer, smaller and digital […]

Healing Arts Institute Now Open in T.O.

Healing Arts Institute Now Open in T.O. The Thousand Oaks Healing Arts Institute offers a 5,600 sq. ft. clinic and teaching facility all within a comfortable and relaxing environment at 2955 Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Conveniences include an on-site chiropractor, massage school programs and a complete supply store. Initial physical exams and chiropractic consultations are available upon request. Current […]

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

If you’re pregnant, the decision to drink alcohol can have lasting negative effects on your baby. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), a disability that begins before birth and lasts a lifetime. Unfortunately, too many women put their unborn babies at risk when they […]

Warriors win Marmonte League championship

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake football team defeated Moorpark, 20-14, last Friday night before a capacity crowd at Moorpark High School, giving the Warriors their third Marmonte League championship in the last four years. Westlake (8-2, 7-0) finishes unbeaten in league for the third time in those four years, the only loss coming last year when Thousand Oaks beat the Warriors and finished […]

Heschel West a ‘mini

Ahmanson Ranch

Heschel West a ‘mini So the 4-inch-thick environmental report for the Heschel School acknowledges there will be some problems, but they could be mitigated if certain precautions are taken. Adding 2,640 vehicle trips a day into a residential neighborhood accessed by freeway, a two-lane freeway overpass and a residential street will simply not be a problem for anyone because they […]

Bogus solicitors collected cash for DARE, cops say

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer You may have given money to the sheriff’s department’s DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and actually fed the pocketbooks of illegal solicitors. The Thousand Oaks Police Department has received several reports of bogus solicitors canvassing local neighborhoods, asking residents to donate money to the program that tries to keep kids off drugs and […]

Cartooning comes to Calabasas

Help is Available for Children with ADHD

Problems of attention, learning and behavior are common among school-age children and some adults. These problems are most commonly diagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Because of the complex nature of this disorder, most leaders in the field of ADHD now recognize that it’s best addressed by a variety of approaches. These may include parent support, family therapy, individual […]

Candidates take out papers to run for Calabasas City Council

Several Calabasas residents have pulled papers to run for the city council election on Tues., March 4. Incumbents Janice Lee and Dennis Washburn, who are completing four-year terms, have officially announced their intentions to seek reelection. If either incumbent hadn’t filed for reelection, the filing period for candidates would have been extended. That extension appears to be unnecessary. The deadline […]