Brookside drives home traffic safety

Innovative program works

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Students arriving every morning at Brookside Elementary School are now a little safer thanks to a new traffic program initiated by the school’s PTA. The Safety Traffic Awareness Reward program has been successful in cutting down on dangerous driving habits, such as double parking and dropping off children in areas where there is no crosswalk or […]

Dogs still man’s best friend, survey says

For as long as anyone can remember, dogs have been deemed man’s best friend. But what truth lies in this old adage, and how deep does the bond between people and their four-legged friends run? The makers of one popular food for dogs surveyed 1,500 dog owners and lovers from across the country to find out more about these beloved […]

Waste Management gives to Habitat for Humanity

Thanks to Waste Management’s $50,000 donation, Habitat for Humanity is expanding the marketing of its Cars for Homes™ program in major cities throughout the western U.S., including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. The Cars for Homes™ program, which supports Habitat’s goal of eliminating poverty housing, accepts tax-deductible donated cars, boats, RVs and other vehicles to generate funds that are […]

Making up for lost time

Westlake team back in stride

By Stephen Dorman Special to the Acorn Over the last half decade they’ve taken their lumps, been consistently dominated by superior competition and have had only limited success in Marmonte League play. But this season the Westlake girls’ basketball team has begun doling out some long overdue payback on the hardwood. The Warriors (10-4, 4-0 in league), who prior to […]

“The Life Aquatic

with Steve Zissou" Directed by: Wes Anderson Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston and Willem Dafoe Rated: R (for partial nudity, adult language, some drug use and mild violence) Running time: 117 minutes Best suited for: those who liked Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" Least suited for: those who didn’t like "Lost in Translation" Acorn’s Rating […]

Mayor to deliver State of City

address Jan. 26

address Jan. 26 Mayor Michael Harrison will deliver the seventh annual State of the City address at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26 at Calabasas City Hall, 26135 Mureau Road. The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Harrison, whose first term as a city council member expires in March, will review […]

Don’t let kids play with foot pain

Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young children and adolescents to "play through" foot and ankle pain. Playing with pain is risky. It can lead to chronic and painful foot and ankle conditions and later problems with the knees and lower back. To help avoid injuries, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons suggests parents should follow […]

All the right moves

Westlake girls’ soccer squad finds itself on solid footing

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Having regained some stable footing in the Marmonte League after an uncharacteristically shaky start, the Westlake girls’ soccer team (7-2-1, 3-2 in league) is looking to get fully in stride this week with two pivotal matches against Agoura and Simi Valley. The Warriors faced off against the Chargers last evening at 6 p.m. and will take […]

Planetarium explores skies

The mysteries of a winter sky will be explored during the January offerings of Cal State University Northridge’s Bianchi Planetarium. The planetarium offers two shows every Friday night to give the public an opportunity to view different aspects of the evening skies. The first show, from 6 to 7 p.m. each Friday, is an examination of the night sky during […]

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