The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Moorpark Musketeers (9-0) at Westlake Warriors (9-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

This is what everyone’s been waiting for. Moorpark vs. Westlake. The battle between undefeated Marmonte League heavyweights in the regular-season finale is more than a big game—it’s the most anticipated matchup in the county this week, and perhaps all of Southern California as well. That’s no exaggeration, at least for the players. “This is the biggest regularseason game of the […]

Pet of the Week

BIG GIRL— Tiki is a female one-year-old black and white domestic shorthair cat. She is declawed in the front and needs to live indoors. Tiki can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Tiki home, ask for ID No. A3985846. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 9910071 first or visit […]

Hart honored for distinguished service

KUDOS— Karin Hart, PsyD, is recognized by Los Angeles County Psychological Association for her distinguished service to the organization. Hart, a Malibou Lake resident, practices in Agoura Hills and is also a clinical instructor in the psychiatry department at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Join whisky tasting club

Ventura County residents are invited to join Whisky Business, a whisky tasting club. The club will provide a place where drinkers can taste and compare a variety of whiskies in a relaxed atmosphere. Membership is $30 and is open to anyone age 21 or older. The fee covers the venue, whisky and light appetizers. Call (805) 415-9177 or e-mail to […]

Annino is hooked on giving back to community

Toy drives underway at local banks, businesses

George Annino of Oak Park is hooked on giving. After 29 years, Annino turned over the full operation of the Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive to the Westlake Junior Women’s Club, but he couldn’t help getting involved in spreading some holiday cheer by organizing toy drives around town. “Now that I’m away from the food drive I […]

Meyer steps down

After 54 years as a Farmers Insurance agent, Don Meyer is retiring from his Agoura-based business. His daughter, Cheryl Meyer, will continue the agency. Don Meyer moved from Nebraska to Santa Monica in 1955, hoping to be a firefighter. Instead, he found work as a fire inspector for Farmers and later became an agent for the company. Meyer was the […]

Weekend schedule

Calabasas at Agoura Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7 p.m. Royal at Simi Valley Friday, 7 p.m. Bishop Diego at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oaks Christian at Nordhoff Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Squirrel of the Month

HOUSEGUEST— Helen Hartel of Agoura Hills shares this photo of one of two squirrels who have been trained by a friend, 93-year-old Elvin Taylor of Newbury Park. The photo was taken in Taylor’s kitchen. Each day, the squirrels enter the kitchen and help themselves to a peanut or two from a bag Taylor leaves near the door for them. “It […]

It’s almost that time again

BIG HOUSEPLANT— A 65-foot-tall Mt. Shasta white fir tree is hoisted into position in the parking lot of The Promenade. The annual tree arrival signals the start of the shopping center’s holiday season. Hurry, there are only 42 shopping days left until Christmas. Hanukkah begins Dec. 11.

FOX Sports Grill

I was invited to represent The Acorn at a press dinner hosted by FOX Sports Grill in Westlake Village. As often happens, the evening I showed up was, in fact, not the evening of the press dinner. It was, however, Monday Night Football and the Green Bay Packers were playing the Minnesota Vikings. A full house of sports enthusiasts cheered […]

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