Investors look for calm following wild market week

Did financial planning go out the window?

Following the stock market’s roller coaster ride this past week, local investors are assessing the damage to their portfolios and trying to come up with a financial game plan that will provide more stability in the days ahead. As federal lawmakers continue to iron out the details of a proposed $700-billion bailout of the nation’s largest finance institutions, local experts […]

As election draws near, which candidate are you behind?

BUTTONS PUSHED—The Nov. 4 election will bring a new round of political memorabilia to the marketplace. An American Political Items Collector’s show is Sun., Oct. 12 in Granada Hills. Visit www.apic.us for more information. And today on page 8, The Acorn begins profiling the candidates in the local races.

Candidate withdraws from MAC

McReynolds sustained injuries in crash

Mike McReynolds has withdrawn his candidacy from the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council race as he continues to recover from the serious injuries he suffered in the Metrolink 111 train crash in Chatsworth on Sept. 12. “There’s a part of me that wishes I hadn’t withdrawn, but I had to do it. I have to recover,” McReynolds said. He withdrew […]

School meal prices on the rise

Students in local school districts are paying more for their snacks and meals this fall as the result of escalating food costs nationwide. Upward pressure on breakfast and lunch prices also has come from the government, which requires that cafeteria food be nutritional and, in some cities, that the food packaging be environmentally friendly. Simi Valley Unified School District raised […]

A walk of faith

  Insert Caption Here WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers OBSERVING ROSH HASHANAH—Left, Jewish congregants head towards Westlake Lake during a Sept. 30 Tashlich walk. Tashlich, which occurs during Rosh Hashanah, calls for Jews to arrive at a body of water and symbolically cast off and wash away their sins.      


The National Archives DVD set “WWII: A Filmed History” was produced in partnership with Topics Entertainment, not Discovery.

CLvFFie Awards canceled

After seven years of presenting the CLvFFie (pronounced “cliffy”) Awards, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation has canceled this year’s Nov. 22 event. The CLvFFies recognize individuals and groups who make a difference in the arts, education, healthcare, public safety, youth leadership, business and other areas. “We found that now there are many other groups in the community who are already […]

Calabasas creek restoration wins award

Calabasas received an award for the engineering involved in the city’s recent Las Virgenes Creek restoration. The project was recognized during the annual meeting and banquet of the local branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers on Sept. 18 in Los Angeles. The 2008 ASCE Metro Los Angeles Branch winners included honors for engineers, advisers and various engineering projects. […]

Emancipation Proclamation arrives at Reagan Library

“And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and henceforward shall be free.” With that executive order in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln set forward legislation to end slavery in America and ultimately define his presidency. Two years […]

Agoura Hills hosts annual Reyes Adobe Days festival

The city of Agoura Hills will host the fourth annual Reyes Adobe Days from Oct. 3 to 5. Most events will be at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills. •Fri., Oct. 3—RAD kicks off with a Fiesta at the Adobe, a luncheon for seniors offering Mexican food, Spanish dancing, live music, art displays and […]