2012-09-20

Local girls’ golf teams hit links



By Gilberto Manzano gmanzano@theacorn.com High school girls’ golf has hit the fairways—and the competition is heating up. Thousand Oaks, arguably the deepest team in Ventura County, will try to continue dominating the Marmonte League. Westlake is in the mix for a Marmonte crown. New head coaches at Agoura and Royal hope to challenge Thousand Oaks and Westlake. Moorpark and Calabasas […]

Vacation memories



It’s inevitable. School is back in session and autumn is almost here. But if you’re already longing for another vacation, don’t worry. You can extend your summer reverie by participating in the annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. Visit www.theacorn.com and click on the Vacation Photo Contest button at the upper right corner. You’ll be given a choice […]

Cities lauded for finance reporting



For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Calabasas and its chief financial officer, Gary Lysik, have been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award is the association’s highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. An […]

Thunder shakes at the Quakes



Make a SMART recovery



SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free sober social support group that meets every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 30101 Agoura Court, Ste. 103, Agoura Hills. SMART Recovery is a “crosstalk” process group that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to empower individuals struggling with addiction to take charge of their own recovery. The goals are to build […]

She’s a saint

. Topic of talk is St. Katharine Drexel

Colleen Cason will present a talk on “St. Katharine Drexel: Mother Superior of the Civil Rights Movement” at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 3 at the Serra Center, Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. The American saint was a religious sister, heiress, philanthropist and educator who dedicated her life and fortune to helping Native Americans and African Americans. Cason will […]

Be aware of buses



It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its red flashing lights on, regardless of whether you are traveling in the same direction and same lane as the stopped school bus or whether you are traveling in the opposite direction and are in the opposite lane. It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its red […]

Pavley-Zink debate Sept. 30



The Calabasas Park Homeowners Association is hosting a debate on Sun., Sept. 30 for the two candidates running in the state’s newly formed 27th Senate District. Incumbent Sen. Fran Pavley, a Democrat, is being challenged by Todd Zink, a Republican. Calabasas City Council members James Bozajian and Fred Gaines will serve as moderators. The 4 p.m. event at Founders Hall […]

At The Library



The Agoura Hills Library will host several programs at 29901 Ladyface Court. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. Richard Wade will present “Astronomy: the Biggest and the Farthest” at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22. School-age children can learn about planets, the sun and stars. The NASA Mobile Planetarium will feature half-hour shows at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and […]

Twenty tons of trash removed during coastal cleanup



Despite last weekend’s stifl ing heat, Southland volunteers collected and removed nearly 20 tons of ocean-bound trash from Los Angeles County watersheds as part of Heal the Bay’s 23rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15. Locally, the volunteers helped clean up Las Virgenes and Medea creeks. More than 9,300 participants scoured beaches, inland waterways, regional parks and urban neighborhoods […]