2012-08-16

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Send us your top fiction story



If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work and take part in our upcoming “Fiction in a Nutshell” contest. Here’s how The Acorn’s popular annual competition works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail to […]

On the Trail



Buggy adventures The study of nature doesn’t always need to be validated by some rarefied destination. Interesting stuff happens just about anywhere. On a recent Friday night I was sprinting across Gelson’s parking lot in Westlake Village, hoping to buy bread from its half-price bargain rack. As it was five minutes before closing time, I was running like an Olympic […]

Sleight of hand at Calabasas Library



IT’S MAGIC—Top, Lucas Sanson, 8, of Calabasas watches the magician. Above, 5-year-old Noah Postelle of Woodland HIlls juggles scarves. Left, Simone Sarfayt, 7, of Woodland Hills tries to balance a feather on herfinger during the magic show.

Park service names new superintendant



The National Park Service this week named David Szymanski as the new superintendent for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. Szymanski replaces Woody Smeck, who recently transferred to Yosemite National Park after serving as the local superintendent for 10 years. “David excels in maintaining and developing sophisticated partnerships with all entities, which […]

Library docents wanted



The Reagan Library seeks outgoing individuals to share historical information and conduct tours of the museum. The next training class will begin in late September. This opportunity is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. For more information or an application, call Lisa Doyle at (805) 577-4060 or email lisa.doyle@nara.gov.

The race is on to rule the airwaves

Play review ‘The Farnsworth Invention’


Turn off the boob tube and head to the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse for “The Farnsworth Invention,” a play about the invention of television that’s more entertaining than a reality show. Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “A Few Good Men”) transforms dry historical facts into two hours of riveting drama. Sorkin originally wrote the story as a screenplay, but when the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Police arrested two people who possessed counterfeit currency and heroin in a hotel room on Aug. 3. Authorities were called to the Homewood Suites in the 28900 block of Canwood Street because the culprits refused to pay their $340 bill. Approximately $1,300 in counterfeit cash and several hundred dollars in authentic U.S. currency were recovered in the hotel […]

Safe ride



Calabasas doctor advocates for patients and physicians




The best part of Dr. Samuel Fink’s job as a primary care physician: the day-to-day interaction with patients, addressing their medical problems and keeping them out of the hospital. “I love doing primary care. It gives me a close personal relationship with my patients and it means I’m on a front line and get first crack at making a diagnosis,” […]


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