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Desirable? No Legal? Yes

The controversy over the new tobacco, cigar and hookah shop in Agoura Hills came to a head last week when a group of residents went before the City Council and charged the store owner with being a corrupting influence in the neighborhood and trying to tempt children into using drugs. The shop lies several blocks from Lindero Canyon Middle School […]

Surfers win big in San Clemente

Three surfers from Agoura Hills competed in a Western Surfing Association contest at San Clemente Pier this past weekend. Chance Lawson, 17; Skylar Lawson, 15, and Sebastian Mendes, 7, all took top spots in the finals.  The event was the fifth stop in a 10-event surf series that showcases the best surfers from Santa Cruz to San Diego. Chance finished […]

Oak Park girls’ hoops squad blows past La Reina

These firefighters saved the day

We have just returned to our home in New York City after visiting our Agoura Hills family. Unfortunately, while we were there their house burned. Thankfully, despite severe damage, nobody was injured. New York’s firemen are called New York’s Bravest, and so should your firemen. They risk their lives for strangers, with bravery in the face of unknown dangers. On […]

Send them a love note

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to steal your heart. Do you remember the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

Retired Marine continues to serve others

While former Master Sgt. Wallace Garwood might be retired from the Marines, he’s not retired from duty doing what he loves most—lifting morale. Every day, Garwood wakes before dawn and drops to do 15 push-ups, followed by 50 sit-ups and a one-mile walk within 15 minutes. After a light breakfast of fruit, the retired Marine spends time creating an esprit de […]

Warriors enjoying program’s finest season

Young coach has players believing they can succeed

Farhad Ghaemi thinks highly of his Westlake High girls’ water polo team. “This is probably the best Westlake water polo team (in school history),” said Ghaemi, the Warriors’ head coach. “We don’t have one go-to player. But we have a good team with balance throughout the starting lineup. Every single player in the starting lineup is a threat. They trust […]

Something smells funny in Calabasas

In regard to the recent article about the city of Calabasas’ wastewater crackdown, I can only say I hope that the city gets to the bottom of whatever is causing the malodorous stench that is distinctly noticeable along the 101 Freeway from Parkway Calabasas to Las Virgenes Canyon. If it is true that most of the septic tanks are in […]

My favorite movies of the decade: A personal perspective Part II

While computer-generated technology may have been the technological phenomenon of the decade (see Part I), one could also revel in the refreshing lack of CG technology in films where a solid script and fine performances (and lack of zombies, aliens or talking dinosaurs) heralded a gifted effort the “old-fashioned way.” While somewhat avant-garde films like “No Country for Old Men” […]

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