The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (6-0) at Newbury Park Panthers (5-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

The Panthers are backed into a corner. Lose at home Friday night against the undefeated Westlake Warriors and Newbury Park’s hopes of claiming at least a share of the Marmonte League football championship are a distant memory. “We know we must win this game to have a legitimate shot at the title,” said NPHS senior tailback Cameron Roberson. Added Newbury […]

Critter Tails

Bond between service dog and owner remembered

My favorite pet story is not about my pet, nor a true “pet,” as most of us think of the word. It was a short glimpse into the interaction between a man and his dog which has stayed with me for many years. It happened in the early 1980s when I lived in suburban Washington, D.C., and commuted into the […]

Oak Park teen to lead Visionwalk

Jessie Wolinsky, an Oak Park teen, will lead a team of supporters in Visionwalk ’09 on Sun., Oct. 25 at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades. Jessie’s Sight Savers and other teams will walk a 5K course. Funds raised will benefit research to cure degenerative eye diseases. Jessie suffers from retinitis pigmentosis, an inherited, incurable eye disease that causes […]

Educator to speak on raising teens

National award-winning educator Dr. Bruce Powell, founder of New Jewish Community High School in West Hills, will give a talk for parents and grandparents on raising ethical teenagers in an unethical world from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 29 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas.  The program is sponsored by the synagogue’s Center for Jewish […]

Ask the Arborist

Q: A Thousand Oaks homeowner writes that a large eucalyptus tree in her neighbor’s yard was radically topped and trimmed, leaving no leaves on the tree. New leaves started to grow back but then died off. Now the tree looks dead. Is the tree dangerous? A: Having been provided the location of this tree, I decided to go look at […]


THURS., OCT. 22 Conejo Valley Moms Park Day At Borchard Community Park, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. For mothers and their children ages 1 to 6. Things to touch, gooey things. Craft and snack for kids. Bring towel, change of clothes. Open to public. Phone: 805.907.1149 Con tact: Candace Email: conejovalleymom @yahoo.com Time: 3:30 p.m. Date: 10/22/2009 Ventura County Rose […]

Weekend schedule

Simi Valley at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Webb vs. Viewpoint Friday, 7 p.m. (at Calabasas High) Oaks Christian at Carpinteria Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oak Park vs. Santa Clara Friday, 7:30 p.m. (at Hueneme High)

Pet of the Week

SPUNKY HUSKY— Lobo, a 2-year-old male red and white Siberian husky, needs a new home. Lobo can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Lobo home, ask for ID No. A4033084. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:/ /animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

A hairy subject

“A woman over the age of 40,” Mom declared á la Coco Chanel, “should always wear short hair.” Although I’m years beyond Mom’s hairy deadline, I finally decided it was time to hit the mark and connect with my inner Coco. Trying to look like Rapunzel when my hormones come in a bottle is absurd. Though I knew my husband […]

New water prices hurt the pocketbook

Oak Park residents and businesses saw significant increases in their water bills this month. The Triunfo Sanitation District earlier voted to raise water charges and change rate tiers for customers of Oak Park Water Service, the community’s provider. Under the new plan, each level of use, from basic needs to landscaping to agriculture, leads to higher charges. Triunfo didn’t offer […]