We have low crime rates but we’re not always safe

We have low crime rates but we’re not always safe By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com It’s just a couple of quiet, suburban blocks from our home in Oak Park to the local elementary school, but something frightening still occurred not long ago. My own children, ages 12 and 10, were riding their bikes on the route when they noticed a car […]

Professor to lead book discussion group

Professor to lead book discussion group Lynn Batten, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of English at UCLA, will lead a series of lectures/discussions on select novels from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. The group will meet once per month to explore a novel "about big ideas." The upcoming […]

Achieve wellness

by taking a few steps Take the first step toward better health: get out and start walking! Walking is one of the best ways you can counter obesity and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of death in the U.S. The Alliance for Affordable Services, an association dedicated to helping members live better and save more, offers these tips […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Calabasas Coyotes (0-1) at
Oak Park Eagles (1-0)

Calabasas Coyotes (0-1) at Oak Park Eagles (1-0) Friday, 7 p.m. By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Regardless of what the scoreboard said, the Calabasas Coyotes concluded their season-opening loss to El Camino Real with quality performances from which they can build. In addition to a 233-yard two-TD rushing performance by senior running back Alex Henderson, Calabasas saw good things from the […]

Chabad observes Tashlich Walk today

A Tashlich Walk will be observed during the Rosh Hashanah services the Chabad of Conejo has scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village. The tradition of Tashlich consists of visiting a body of water containing live fish. A special prayer is recited at the water at which Jews symbolically "cast away" […]

Exotic dance lessons available

For those who have always wanted to "shimmer and shake" on the dance floor, opportunity has arrived. "Belly Dancing with Kamilla" will be presented from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 27 through Nov. 15, at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. The fee is $99 with an optional $30 sash/cymbal fee. Participants may bring their […]


a good Republican? This letter is in response to Gov. (Arnold) Schwarzenegger’s speech at the recent Republican National Convention. If you are proud of a healthcare system that maintains its hefty profit margins by closing hospitals, fostering homelessness and denying medical service, you are a good Republican. If you are proud of an energy delivery system that, when deregulated, engaged […]

Remembering Sept. 11

Remembering Sept. 11

Former resident now steps up to mike at CNN

By Claire Vereczky Malis Special to The Acorn "Local boy makes good" could be the story of Drew Griffin, a newscaster from Southern California who has hit the big time on CNN-TV. Griffin and his family are former residents of Westlake Village. "I admit I had a slight panic attack when facing CNN cameras for the first time," said Griffin, […]

Are your relationships suffering from your anxieties?

Are your relationships suffering from your anxieties? A job interview. A first date. A deadline. These experiences make all of us "anxious."  Imagine experiencing this feeling, uncontrollably and unprovoked, nearly every day for months or even years. This is a reality for more than 4 million Americans with generalized anxiety disorder. GAD is characterized by excessive worry about everyday events […]

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