Project Vote Smart brings election information to local students

Many high school seniors will cast their votes for the first time this November

The bus that pulled into Calabasas High School’s parking lot last week didn’t hold a visiting sports team or outofdistrict students. Instead, the motor coach- painted in bright red, white and blue- served as a mobile voter information unit, helping high school seniors gear up for the first election in which they’ll be allowed to cast a vote. Project Vote […]

Food dangers to be addressed

A free community workshop will be held 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 19 in the Oak Park Library Conference Room, 899 N. Kanan Road. The workshop, titled “How to Save Your Family’s Life,” will be presented by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Guest speaker Dr. Lindsay Erickson, D.C. will talk on family health and nutrition. Seating is limited to 20 people. […]


Agoura High’s Pascal Combes-Knoke pinned Royal’s Logan Sandoval in the 173pound division at the Marmonte League Wrestling Finals, not the other way around, as reported. The Acorn‘s sports department apologizes to CombesKnoke and the AHS wrestling team for the error.

Polling place felt right at home

For the past several years, my precinct has voted at Rivers Community Church on Corsa Avenue in Westlake Village. From the first time I voted there, I have wanted to publicly thank the good people of that church for their extraordinary welcome to those who cast their ballots there. The first thing voters see when they enter the church is […]

Limited Service Yields Limited Results

Competitive pricing is not a ground breaking marketing strategy. From soup to nuts, from pork bellies to real estate, pricing that undercuts the competition is always effective to some degree. ForSaleByOwner.com, an East Coast based internet start-up, has repackaged the concept of competitive pricing, selling a do-it-yourself listing service for $249. The ForSalebyOwner.com program suggests that rather than hire a […]

Farmers’ market offers winter harvest

Avocados, apples now in season

Tasty fruits and ripe avocados can be found at the Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers’ Market this winter season. Mike and Mary Shore of Santa Paula continue to bring tangerines and Clementines to the market, and will soon have the Dancy variety, a mandarin orange commonly known as a tangerine, available. The Shores also offer Fuerte and Haas avocados throughout the […]

Separating fitness fact from fiction

The first step to a toned and firm body may be figuring out which fitness tips really work. After separating the myths from the facts, getting in shape is a lot easier than one might imagine. Here are a few myths and the facts to counter them. Myth: A firm, tight midsection can only be attained through 90minute abs classes […]

New breeds make debut at show

One of the country’s longestrunning sporting events is due for a change. Four newly recognized breeds made their debuts at a dog show that has thrilled fans since 1877. The Plott, Tibetan mastiff, beauceron and Swedish vallhund all recently graced the iconic “green carpet” in New York City at Madison Square Garden. They were part of the 132nd annual Westminster […]

Down with voting machines

I want to thank Secretary of State Debra Bowen for decertifying voting machines that might be faulty. Touchscreen machines are vulnerable to tampering. That’s what computersecurity experts concluded in the “toptobottom” review she convened. I’m glad they won’t be used to count my vote. Our Founding Fathers didn’t use electronic voting machines and many democracies around the world still use […]

Jeb Adams

Re/Max Olson and Associates congratulates Jeb Adams for his December production totaling over $1.7 million in sales. Adams is a consistent member of the Top 100 Agents, out of 11,000 agents in the California/ Hawaii region in production. He can be contacted at (818) 338-9296 or at www.jebadams.com.