Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Weekend schedule

Webb vs. Viewpoint Friday, 7 p.m. (at Calabasas High) Calabasas vs. St. Bonaventure Friday, 7 p.m. (at Ventura College) Oaks Christian at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Carpinteria at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Project Holiday Stockings drop-off points

Acorn Bits

Merrill Lynch, 2815 Townsgate Rd, Ste. 300, Westlake Village. Prudential Realty, 1155 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, 101 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Meridians Cafe, 2417 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. North Ranch Cleaners, 3825 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Newbury Park Martial Arts Center, 1111 Rancho Conejo Blvd., unit 503, Newbury Park.

Sumac bowls for dollars

Merritt Jones leads retreat

Award-winning author and teacher Dennis Merritt Jones will present “Absolute Abundance: A Fall Mindfulness Retreat” from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30 at Tierra Rejada Farm, 3370 Sunset Valley, Moorpark. The event will include mindfulness practices and meditation. According to Jones, attendees will learn how to “tune in to the natural abundance of the universe that is always […]

Gala to raise money for Women’s Resource Center

Paul Reisser, M.D., and his wife, Teri Reisser, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will be honored for their years of service to the Women’s Resource Center in Thousand Oaks at the center’s 25th annual fundraising gala on Sat., Nov. 6 at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Paul Reisser serves as the medical director for the clinic, and Teri […]

Pet of the Week

Marmonte standings

Abandoned as a baby, Westlake woman devotes herself to helping other orphans

Tasha-Nicole Terani was abandoned as a newborn in 1974 in Tehran, Iran. Terani’s birth mother dumped her in an alleyway, leaving her to die. Terani didn’t even have a blanket to shield her against the elements, something that has haunted her for most of her life. But she was blessed with healthy lungs. Her loud cries summoned the attention of […]

Whitman’s last-minute push

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