Former Cowboy Tarik Smith, three others join Oak Park Hall of Fame

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Former Dallas Cowboy running back Tarik Smith, UCLA track & field All- America John Knight Jr., and community leaders Rick Chivaroli and Roger Jones will be inducted into the Oak Park High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Sat., Feb. 8.     An All-CIF performer in football, track and basketball, Smith is considered one […]

Backers say that Boys, Girls Clubs will reduce crime

Statistics from the FBI and Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) show that during the hours of 3 to 8 p.m., the rate of juvenile crime triples and there’s a significant increase in crimes committed against young people. Statistics from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas show that more than 60 percent of thefts and burglaries between […]

Conejo Valley man is America’s top black belt

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Mel Pralgo is an English teacher at Newbury Park High School who reminds his students every day to study hard and do their homework. The same message hits home when he teaches karate class at his studio in Thousand Oaks. "Even though you’re tired, you still have to try hard," Pralgo tells the students […]

Air travelers should watch for blood clots

If your next trip involves a long flight, you should be aware of a medical condition dubbed "economy class syndrome." This condition may better be referred to as flight-related deep-vein thrombosis—and it may affect certain flight passengers regardless of where they sit on a plane. Deep-vein thrombosis refers to the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein, commonly […]

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Mayor says utility tax in Calabasas most certainly doesn’t pay for frills

Mayor says utility tax in Calabasas most certainly doesn’t pay for frills Each year Calabasas presents a "State of the City" report to citizens that lets them know just how their city has provided for their safety and services. I would like to invite the editorial staff of The Acorn to join us on Wed., Jan. 29 at city hall […]

Westlake hosts cheerleader clinic

Historical Society goes on the road

The Calabasas Historical Society will participate in a free group tour of the Nethercutt Auto Collection in Sylmar on Wed., Jan. 22. Those interested in attending must RSVP by tomorrow, Fri., Jan. 17 to the Nethercutt Collection at (818) 367-2251. The trip to Sylmar will depart 9:30 a.m. Tour participants should meet to carpool at the Kinko’s located at Mulholland […]

Tips to avoid blood clots

To help avoid a blood clot, remember these tips on your next flight:
Get up to walk around

To help avoid a blood clot, remember these tips on your next flight: Get up to walk around periodically. Stretch your legs. Flex your leg muscles and move your feet and toes. Do not wear anything that may impede circulation. Stay hydrated. For more information about blood clots, please call (800) CLOT-FREE.

Sheriff’s blotter


Agoura A computer was stolen from a home (no signs of forcible entry) on Malibu Drive. The $500 loss occurred between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 25 and a possible suspect was named. Agoura Hills A fight broke out between 20-30 males (18-21) and five local males (18-21) at a party in the 30100 block of Amelia Street at […]

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