As Election Day approaches, debate heats up for two Triunfo candidates

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com As Election Day draws closer, the race for the member-at-large seat on the Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) Board of Directors has two of the four candidates in a tizzy. Opponent Wayne Blasman accused TSD Chairman Ron Stark in a letter to The Acorn of being an appointed board member rather than an elected official who purposely […]

Skirball to show photos

"Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land," an exhibition of more than 30 works by American photographer Neil Folberg, will be on view at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles from Nov. 3 through Jan. 30. Appealing to the scientific, spiritual and artistic eye simultaneously, the images capture the timeless beauty of the land and sky […]

Flu shot helpline available through First Five LA Connect

With a major supplier of the flu vaccine shut down due to manufacturing problems in Europe, many people are wondering where they can go to get a flu shot. The First Five LA Connect, a nonprofit service, offers a free confidential helpline to assist in that search, locating healthcare providers who are offering the needed vaccines. First Five provides information, […]

Other local football matchups

Thousand Oaks (4-3) vs. Calabasas (0-7)

Thousand Oaks (4-3) vs. Calabasas (0-7) Last week’s results: Thousand Oaks lost in the final seconds to Agoura, 24-21. Calabasas was shutout for the second straight week, falling to Westlake, 36-0. Outlook: Following two very disappointing league losses, look for the Lancers to tee up on the struggling Coyotes, who haven’t scored a point in two consecutive weeks. The backfield […]

Fall fishing fun

Keep OPUSD incumbents

Keep OPUSD incumbents I am writing this letter in support of the reelection of Jan Iceland and Jim Kalember to the Oak Park Unified School Board. When I first moved here in 1990 from Northern California, one reason I chose Oak Park was because of its reputation for having good schools. Since that time, Oak Park schools have gone from […]

Midwest Differences

Before attending the recent National Association of College Admission Counseling conference in Milwaukee, I visited colleges in Wisconsin and Minnesota that illustrate some of the tradeoffs students need to think about as they consider different schools. At Beloit, a small liberal arts college, the largest class has 40 students and most have fewer than 30. A professor who teaches a […]

Calabasas, school district to make play fields available for kids

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas residents can now use the park grounds at Chaparral Elementary School during specified hours for free play. The city of Calabasas and Las Virgenes Unified School District have joined in a five-year partnership to make the campus play area accessible to residents. "The parks master plan notes that there’s a shortage of parks on the […]

Equestrians to ride in Old Agoura

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host a "Fall Horse Play Day" beginning with registration at 8 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 7 at the Old Agoura Equestrian Center, 5301 Chesebro Road. Contests will get underway at 9 a.m. Horses and riders will participate in a series of challenges, including several Gymkhana-like events. Age divisions are 12 […]

Women’s Sports Foundation launches special program for girls

Did you know that girls who exercise between the critical development ages of 8 to18 lower their risk for teen pregnancy and depression and have shown improved academic performance and career success? In fact, many of the physical and psychological health issues facing young women today, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, can be avoided through regular physical activity, […]

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