Pressure grows for students with college plans

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com College application time can be very stressful for high school students, according to a University of Southern California educator. At a recent parent education meeting at Calabasas High school, USC professor Mark Stevens, PhD presented his thoughts on college education to concerned parents. Some of the moms and dads were concerned that their teenaged sons and […]

Westlake Village purse-snatching suspect sought

Authorities are searching for a male Hispanic in his 20s who grabbed a woman’s purse and fled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Village Glen and Instone Court in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks. The victim, 54, was removing items from her car when the suspect grabbed her purse. She resisted and the robber then sprayed her (possibly […]

Friendship Circle celebrates year of growth

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The rain on Sunday didn’t dampen the plans of extraordinary kids who visited Chabad of Agoura Hills for the second annual Friendship Fair to celebrate one year of a successful relationship-based program. The Friendship Circle, a program offered at Chabad of Agoura, reaches out to Jewish families with children who have special needs such as autism […]

SUN., OCT. 24

SUN., OCT. 24 A Faire to Remember Calabasas Fall Family Faire from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas, features Halloween carnival games, costume contest, inflatables, hands-on kids’ arts and crafts, local entertainment, business showcase, car exhibit and food plus actor/musician David Carradine performing with Soul Dogs, an alternative band blending funk, jazz, […]

The Play

With less than five seconds left on the clock and Agoura leading Westlake 27-24—all the Warriors’ hopes lay in one last kickoff return. What transpired next will certainly go down in Marmonte League football lore. Here, the Acorn tells the unbelievable story of "the play" through the camera lens of Acorn photographer Patrick Shelby.

Gladstone’s Malibu: A short drive to fantastic seafood

Gladstone’s Malibu opened its doors 32 years ago and has since become "L.A.’s Place at the Beach." It is a landmark known for its fresh seafood, live lobsters, live crab and its famous Mile High Chocolate Cake. Huge portions, a casual atmosphere, an oceanfront location and "all the peanuts you can eat" are among Gladstone’s features. Among the dishes diners […]

Abortion dehumanizes the entire nation

Abortion dehumanizes the entire nation Mr. David Ross’ allegations that a "fetus" (a formerly respectable scientific word, but now an obscenity) which is not breathing is not a human being so doesn’t have to be accorded any recognition or treatment as such are basically illogical. This is because Mr. Ross is actually taking the position that as the autonomous, godlike […]

Early season storm hits the Southland

Reyes Adobe officially opens

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com After a 10-year struggle, the Reyes Adobe historic site in Agoura Hills reopened last Saturday and the community celebrated with a fiesta. Visitors got a taste of early local history and culture through docent-led tours of the renovated house and barn, which included rancho period activities, exhibits and entertainment. "We’ve been working on this for a […]

Public invited to Stamp Fair

Thousands of free stamps and a chance to play electronic games related to stamps will be featured at a Youth Stamp Fair sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club. The 14th annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30 in the cafeteria at Anacapa Middle School, 100 […]