Controversy continues over Farmers’ Market in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer About 20 growers who participate in the Calabasas Farmers’ Market showed up at last week’s Calabasas City Council meeting with complaints about the new market’s management. The city has little control over the Farmers’ Market, but it does issue permits for such organizations to operate within city limits. The Calabasas Farmers’ Market is under […]

Holiday shopping should be safe

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer As shoppers begin their holiday buying, it pays to keep a few safety tips in mind. People are more likely to be distracted during the shopping rush and become the target of thieves. Shopping safety begins upon entering the store or mall parking lot. Remember it gets dark early and that it probably will […]

Tips to understand headaches

According to recent studies, common headache triggers include the following: Alcohol. All alcoholic beverages can induce headaches, but red wine and port contain higher levels of headache-triggering chemicals. Caffeine. Caffeine constricts blood vessels, stimulates the nervous system, and interferes with sleep. Cutting back to less than100 mg. a day—about one cup of strong coffee—can help. Certain foods. Blue cheese, chocolate, […]

Oaks Chamber Singers bring Mozart to CLU

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella

When you think of Thanksgiving,

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella what comes to mind?

HOA gets $18,300 rebate for converting to low-flow toilets

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District last week presented a check for $18,300 to the Town and Country Estates Homeowners’ Association in Agoura Hills for replacing 122 toilets with ultra low-flow models. The HOA represents 91 condominiums. The rebate, the largest amount to date for LVMWD, was presented at the Nov. 11 board meeting. According […]

Seasonal decorating with pomegranates attractive, different

Ready to deck the halls? Consider the pomegranate. With its rich burgundy-red color and beautiful texture, this fascinating fruit can be used to create the most sensational and lasting seasonal displays. Here are a few tips on working with this decorative treasure: •When selecting pomegranates, look for color, size and general appearance. Fresh pomegranates, such as those from Pom Wonderful, […]

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It’s that time of year. With the holiday season upon us, dining room tables everywhere will be covered with turkey, stuffing and college applications. With the Nov. 30 UC application deadline fast approaching, many students are rushing to polish their essays. That’s assuming they have essays to polish. Even diligent students who normally finish their English papers weeks in advance […]

Reagan Library to present holiday exhibits

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will present its annual holiday exhibit "Christmas Around the World" through Mon., Jan. 5 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The exhibit includes 30 trees decorated to represent cultures and traditions from most of the countries former President Reagan visited while in office, along with toy soldiers, trains, garlands and Christmas […]

We want details before we endorse a parcel tax for schools

We want details before we endorse a parcel tax for schools We want details before we endorse a parcel tax for schools We’re almost always enthusiastic about bond issues and parcel tax measures that would put money where it’s needed in our public schools. Once again, there can be little doubt of the need. California must cut spending wherever it […]

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