Supervisor explains why cross was removed from Los Angeles County seal

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Although the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in September to remove a tiny cross from the county seal, the issue remains open for some citizens. Others wonder why people worry about this detail while trauma centers are closing down in L.A. The county replaced a tiny cross and the oil derricks of Signal […]

Film festival secures location

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The seventh annual Method Fest Film Festival is slated for April 1 through 8 at Edwards Grand Palace Stadium 6 Cinemas at The Commons shopping center on Calabasas Road in Calabasas. The festival, which features American and foreign feature films and short films, is named after the naturalistic "Stanislavski Method" of acting. Many of today’s top […]

Wellness Community to host workshop on makeup grooming for cancer patients

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 6 about looking good and feeling better during chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The workshop, only for women with cancer, will feature makeup, hair styling and grooming techniques to help cope with appearance changes that may occur. This is a public service program sponsored by […]

Testing assures kids with disabilities the chance for a quality education

There’s a new concept in education. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, schools and districts are required not only to include students with disabilities in state- and district-wide assessments, but they also have to report how these students are doing. While there is still variability in the percentage of students with disabilities being tested, the average rate of participation […]


"Sideways" Directed by: Alexander Payne Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh Rated: R (for frontal nudity, adult situations and strong adult language) Running time: 116 minutes Best suited for: the sophisti- cated comedic palate Least suited for: lighthearted sit-com rompists At last, a buddy movie that isn’t about rogue cops or secret agents battling to save […]

Standoff closes Reyes Adobe on-ramp for hours

A grand-theft-auto suspect held sheriffs at bay for almost five hours at the Reyes Adobe and 101 Freeway on-ramp in Agoura Hills last week. Neil Louie, a Los Angeles resident who allegedly carjacked a 1996 Acura Integra from the South Pasadena area, was eventually taken into custody. "He was arrested for grand theft auto and assault with a deadly weapon […]

Foundation salutes those who make a difference

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLvFF) recently held its fourth annual awards event at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village to recognize exceptional acts of citizenship in the arts, business, community service, education, government, public service and public safety. The foundation is a nonprofit "think tank" that studies local issues in the area situated between the Calabasas and Conejo […]


THURS., DEC. 2 Holiday Chamber Mixer Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hosts a Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Holiday cheer, business networking, door prizes. Attendees asked to bring a new unwrapped $10 gift for distribution to AbilityFirst, a facility treating adults and children. (818) 222-5680 AHS Lacrosse Club The Agoura High […]

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With college football’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) barreling toward another date with defectiveness, thanks to those pesky teams from Auburn, Utah and Boise State who just don’t have the courtesy to lose a game, prep football fans can relish in the fact that at least our titles will get decided on the field of play and not by a mathematic […]

Bands battle it out in Agoura

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