Election in Calabasas begins to take shape

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer It’s a New Year and several candidates are challenging for seats on the Calabasas City Council. Voters will also decide the fate of the city’s utility tax. The upcoming Tues. March 4 election will decide two open city council seats for registered Calabasas voters to fill and a measure that will retain or repeal […]

Fun in the sun at Surfrider


ALL ABOARD—A surfer rides a wave at Surfrider beach in Malibu on Sunday. The frequent Pacific storms, unusually warm temperatures and offshore winds have made for some good wave conditions up and down the coast. But cooler weather is returning.

Understand symptoms of depression

Depression is treatable, but only one-third of people with the affliction seek treatment

Julie Totten lost her brother to suicide. Although her family didn’t know it at the time, Mark suffered from depression. The basic emotional symptoms of depression are generally well known: hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in people and things and a general sadness. But many of the most obvious symptoms––or clues––are seldom associated with depression. Physical symptoms such as […]

Chargers above .500 as league begins

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Chargers above .500 as league begins By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn After finishing the pre-league season with three consecutive losses in the Chaminade Tournament and a 7-6 record into the Marmonte League boys’ basketball season, Agoura head coach Joe Riccio has instructions for his team. "Step up, play hard," he said, adding, "I hope it’s out of our […]

Dance presented

The Channel Islands Ballet will present "Winter, Music and Dance" at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18 and at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 19 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. "Valse Fantaisie" will feature the choreography of George Balanchine while "Diana and Acteon" will feature the choreography of Agrippina Vaganova. […]

Heschel West supporters are mostly outsiders

I’m writing in response to the full-page advertisement in the Dec. 26 edition of The Acorn paid for by Heschel West. According to the ad, "We, members of the community," sign their names in support of building a new campus at the east end of Old Agoura. Of the names listed, only about 100 are from Agoura Hills and over […]

Santa Ana gusts impede firefighters


WINTER WINDS FUEL FLAMES––Flames engulf a sports utility vehicle that was parked on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) during Monday’s Malibu fire. The blaze was driven by Santa Ana winds and it caused road closures on Kanan and PCH. It was eventully brought under control.

Chabad takes solidarity trip to Israel

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Chabad of Agoura hosted a media brunch recently, just one day before departing for a journey to Israel, led by Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski along with 30 faithful members. The purpose of the 10-day solidarity mission to Israel was to show Israelis that Chabad is standing with them, to ensure that Israel remains a Jewish state. "The nation of Israel […]

Alternative healthcare to be discussed

Alternative healthcare to be discussed UCLA professor Michael S. Goldstein, Ph.D., author of "Alternative Healthcare: Medicine, Miracle or Mirage?" will discuss the core beliefs and practices of alternative medicine and why it’s becoming such a major force in American life. The event will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 13 in room 13-105 Center for the Health […]

Coyotes 10-5 as Marmonte League tips off

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As the winter break tournament season drew to a close, the Calabasas boys’ basketball team lost to Division II opponent Bishop Montgomery, ranked fifth by the Los Angeles Times. The Knights of Torrance defeated Calabasas (Division III), 74-43, to grab the Chaminade Christmas Classic championship. "We weren’t really able to run our offense against their pressure," said Coyote sophomore point […]