2011-09-08

Agoura, Calabasas football teams set to kick o’



Opening night has almost arrived for the football programs at Agoura and Calabasas high schools. At 7 p.m. Friday, Agoura plays host to Ventura while Calabasas is at home against Granada Hills. Agoura defeated Ventura 35-34 during last year’s season-opening thriller at Ventura. In other local action Friday, Viewpoint (0-1) plays host to VillanovaPrep(0-1)fora4p.m.kickoff.OakPark(0-1)isat home against Channel Islands (1-0) at […]

Give to community through CASA



I volunteered to be a CASA, (a court appointed special advocate) because my kids were away at college and I had a hole to fill. That was four years ago, and I could never have known what a fulfilling and wonderful thing it is to be. There are 90 children on the waitlist for CASAs in Ventura County, where I […]

How to reduce impact of consumerdriven society

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: I don’t hear much about the environmental impacts of our consumer culture any more, but it seems to me that our “buy, buy, buy” mentality is a major contributor to our overuse of energy and resources. Are any organizations addressing this issue today? — M. Oakes, Miami, Fla. It is no doubt true that our overly consumerist culture […]

Meters discussed



A town hall meeting to address the installation of residential smart meters is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 19 at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Opponents say the smart utility reading devices lead to health and safety concerns, higher bills, electrical fires, problems with privacy and security, and they create electronic interference with […]

Wellness Community announces board members



Lorne Label, Jim Martin and Vinca Russell were recently elected to The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Board of Directors. The nonprofit organization is an independently governed and funded affiliate of the international cancer support community, serving more than 3,000 community members affected by cancer each year with programs in the San Fernando Valley as well as Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. […]

Send us your surf photos



The Acorn wants to see your surf photos from last week’s alltime south swell. Email your best surf shot to sports editor Stephen Dorman at sdorman@theacorn.com for possible publication in our papers. Please provide as much information as possible in the email, including the name of the photographer and day the photo was taken (only photos from last week, please). […]

Your turn to speak



Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter— which […]

Seminar to help parents relax



The public is invited to hear psychologist and parent coach Timothy Smith present his seminar “The Relaxed Parent: Helping your Kids Do More as You Do Less” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 1 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. The seminar will address the challenges of parenting children from infancy to responsible independence and adulthood. […]

College wins stem cell grant



Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo recently won a $1.86 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to help prepare graduate students for careers in stem cell research. The CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Training Grant will support training for 45 graduate students enrolled in the master’s degree program for biotechnology and bioinformatics with an emphasis in […]

‘Working’ based on interviews

Play Review


In these times of dwindling funds for the arts, there is cause for celebration whenever a new theater company is born. Panic! Productions is the latest unit, formed by Paul Panico and Robert Weibezahl, two local actors and singers whose lengthy credits prove that they are no novices when it comes to theater. With ties to many other performers in […]


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