Election day presents multitude of possibilities

Many local races are schedule

Besides being the day when the presidential election is held, Tues., Nov. 4 also presents voters with a variety of local races for school districts, city councils, park boards and water boards. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 8 to file for the races. The following is an alphabetical rundown of the local area elections: •Calleguas Municipal Water District—three […]

Local Business Briefs

Manos PR enters Calabasas Manos Public Relations Inc. has set up new offices in the Calabasas Media Center, 4766 Park Granada Blvd., Ste. 105. The company is a PR and marketing firm specializing in health, beauty, fashion and special events. President and founder Melinda Manos was previously a talent manager who plans to utilitze her Hollywood relationships to access celebrities, […]

Tips for scrub-a-dub dog

According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, nine out of 10 pet owners said they view their pets as family members, and nearly 70 percent admit to letting their dogs sleep in bed with them—all the more reason to keep a canine clean. Yet dog bathing is often a dreaded and stressful experience, especially for those who don’t use the […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Don’t forget to share your vacation with other readers of the The Acorn. It’s easy. Take a front page of any edition of the The Acorn the next time you go on vacation. Have someone hold the front page so it’s visible in the photograph with the background depicting scenery of wherever you are. Whether you’re going to Dubuque, Disneyland […]

Branching out

Just two days ago I was stopped short by the incessant squawking of a young black phoebe bird (Sayornis nigricans) being fed an insect by its parent. This offspring was fully fledged and able to fly, yet it was still dependent on others for food. I saw the parent hop to an elderberry tree and take one of the berries […]

College grad already successful in competitive film industry

Spenser Cohen is a 22yearold college graduate determined to making a name for himself in the film industry. With a couple of short films on the independent film circuit, a completed music video for “American Idol” finalist Ace Young’s debut album and several treatments being pitched to two major record labels, Cohen is on his way to his dream job […]


The correct telephone number for West Point Design Center is (818) 5840090. The newest addition to the Agoura Hills furniture mart is at 28505 Canwood Street.

Pet of the Week

SOFT AND SWEET— Sparky, 3, a female longhair white and gray Persian cat, was surrendered by her owner. Sparky can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Sparky home, ask for ID No. A3858008. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 9910071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

A dangerous sign of summer

SNAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL—During the summer months, rattlesnakes are more likely to come out from hiding and explore residential areas. This 34-inch long diamondback rattlesnake was seen on the front porch of Stuart and June Tom’s home in Calabasas on July 26. The snake was easily agitated and flexed side-to-side in a striking position. The couple said the snake was […]

Strike three, they’re out

With summer winding down and Major League Baseball heating up (hopefully, so are the Dodgers), we’re thinking doubly hard about today’s front page story on the closing of Baseball City in Agoura Hills. The popular business has been a home away from home for youth baseball and softball players for almost 25 years. Who hasn’t had a son or daughter […]