Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole a $3,000 iguana from a home on Jon Dodson Drive Aug. 23. According to the pet owner, the 17-year-old reptile is 3 feet long with black stripes on the tail. Vandals caused $1,000 in damage spray-painting the door of a car parked in the 29100 block of Medea Lane Sept 18. Someone stole $1,000 from a […]

Carter’s remarks not off base

I have long admired former President Carter’s quiet intellect and devotion to causes that benefit our most needy citizens. He impressed me again this week when he had the courage to address the “elephant in the room,” race.  “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African American should not be president,” said Carter. Sadly, I feel it, too. Many […]

St. Bernardine’s festival Oct. 9

St. Bernardine’s of Siena School will host the 13th annual Fall Festival on the school grounds, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9; 1 to 11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10, and 1 to 9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11. The event will have carnival rides, silent auction, entertainment, games with prizes and a $5,000 […]

Plethora of pies

EAT YOUR HEART OUT— The 20th annual Malibu Pie Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 10 on the green of the Malibu Country Mart on Cross Creek Road. The festivities will include performances by The Melvin Eddy Blues Band, children’s activities, an auction and, of course, lots of fresh pies. Malibu civic and […]

Author to discuss his book about William F. Buckley Oct. 5

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will host Richard Brookhiser for a lecture and book signing of his latest book, “Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement,” at 1 p.m. Mon., Oct. 5 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The book is a portrait of Buckley, a 40-year slice […]

Pet of the Week

BEST FACE FORWARD— Two Face, a 15-year-old female gray and white domestic shorthair cat, was surrendered by her owner. Two Face can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Two Face home, ask for ID No. A4028961. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov/

Inspired by Seeger

I just witnessed The Pete Seeger Band last weekend at the Monterrey Jazz Festival delivering song after song of the utmost simplicity and clarity. At 90 he still plays, handling all his own instruments as he proceeded to inspire the crowd. I was deeply moved to watch the sophisticated jazz set, many with tears and obvious emotion standing and singing […]

Vote online to decide the winners of ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

We have the greatest readers in the world. That’s why we’re asking you to decide the winners of this year’s “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” photo contest. Help us determine the winners of this edition of The Acorn and its other four editions. The procedure is simple. Go online to www.theacorn.com. Click the Vote box for Take Your Acorn on […]

Family fall fun on track with vintage train rides

The Fillmore & Western railroad provides a variety of vintage train rides for all ages. All trips depart from the station in Fillmore’s Central Park. For more information and reservations for any trip, call (805) 524-2546 or (800) 773-8724 or go to www.fwry.com. •Saturdays and Sundays in October. The “PumpkinLiner” travels to a private pumpkin patch “Ichabog” for a two-hour […]

Walk a dog for Wellness Community

PALS— Bob Ferber mugs with a canine friend to promote the Paws 4 Hope walk to benefit the Wellness Community’s cancer support programs. Ferber, one of the event’s co-chairs and an animal rights prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Animal Protection Unit, is cancer-free 10 years after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. The Paws 4 Hope […]

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