2008-11-13

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The Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Acorn will be delivered a day early because of Thanksgiving. Both papers will be distributed on Wed., Nov. 26 instead of Thurs., Nov. 27. This makes it necessary to change deadlines for the Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 editions. Letters to the editor and press releases for the Nov. 26 editions must be received […]

Silverado in Calabasas offers free memory screening



The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, in conjunction with Silverado Senior Living, will offer free memory screening from noon to 6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 18 at the assisted living center at 25100 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The event is part of a nationwide effort to promote the need for early detection in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. According to […]

Curling rocks the house at Simi rink



On Saturday nights at the Iceoplex in Simi Valley, after the hockey players have hung up their skates, players of a different sport take to the ice in jeans and sneakers, wielding brooms and 40-pound stones. The sport is curling, which grew in popularity in the United States during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, when the U.S. men’s […]

Musical in Malibu celebrates Advent



The Malibu United Methodist Church will celebrate the beginning of Advent with a presentation of musician/composer Howlett Smith’s musical “The Carpenter” at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at the church, 30128 Morning View Drive, Malibu. The two-act play depicts the life of Christ in words and music, using gospel, jazz, spiritual, and traditional musical stylings. Performers include the 20-voice Harmony […]

Where’s the farmers’ market?



As a 15-year resident of Oak Park, I believe that a farmers’ market would be a good thing for the city. Whatever we can do to strengthen the ties between people and build a viable local community, we should consider. I’ve visited other cities like Seattle with its Pike Market Place and Vancouver with its Granville Island and the value […]

A Veterans Day salute



MILITARY HONORED—A.E. Wright Middle School students address the crowd at an assembly last week to honor veterans. The assembly was led by the school’s social studies teacher, Art Borgquist, a Vietnam veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7799. The program including patriotic songs and war stories, as well as the ringing of a 21-bell salute and the […]

Get flu shots



For the second year in a row, Calabasas will be home to a drive-thru flu shot clinic. From 8 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. 16, Calabasas residents can drive to A.C. Stelle Middle School and receive their shots for free. Unlike last year, the event is open to Calabasas residents only. Shots will be offered on a first come, first […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (6-3) at Moorpark Musketeers (8-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

The Moorpark High football team can win a Marmonte League championship with a victory over Westlake in its regular-season finale at home Friday night. Sound familiar? It should. Similar situations took place during the 2005 and ’06 seasons. In 2005, Moorpark won at Westlake 29-0 to capture the program’s first Marmonte title. The following year, the Warriors went to MHS […]

Meet the author



The New JCC at Milken will present a Meet the Author evening on Wed., Nov. 19 at 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Mary Mustard Reed will discuss her book “Oceans Apart: A Voyage of International Adoption.” In it, Reed discusses her life, including a nearfatal bout of smallpox, her abusive childhood with an American family and a reunion with her […]

Reader says something smells funny in Calabasas



The roomful of concerned local homeowners approached open revolt at a recent meeting convened by the city of Calabasas over an unprecedented attempt to impose harsh inspections and operating permits on a small number of Calabasas residents. Citing a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in the words of a city official, “the powers that be” believe that Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems […]


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