2013-09-05 E-Edition

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Calabasas council considers strict rules for door-to-door solicitors

City alarmed over increase in home burglaries

During a pair of meetings last month the Calabasas City Council considered an ordinance aimed at regulating door-to-door solicitation in the city. Among other things, the Public Safety Commission recommended that solicitors should register with the city. It also suggesting limiting hours for canvassers from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Individuals seeking money or goods, and commercial and nonprofit groups […]

Casual hikers take Santa Monica Mountains seriously

With 100 trailheads, 500 miles of trails and more than 150,000 acres that stretch from the sea to north of the 101 Freeway, and from Point Mugu in the west to as far east as the Hollywood Hills, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area can be an overwhelming place for the casual visitor. The best place to start is […]

The Other Side of 50

Making connections that can help Last year, five of the women on my block were caring for a surviving parent. The conversation at our neighborhood Halloween party and the chitchat while walking the dogs held a mix of frustration, concern and fear. “We are on month six of waiting for my mother-in-law’s Medicaid application to be approved.” “My dad in […]

Melodrama kicks off new season

‘The Shame of Tombstone’

Fall brings the end of summer vacations, the start of school, football mania and the beloved tradition of Moorpark melodrama at the High Street Arts Center. Kicking off the arts center’s 2013-14 season is “The Shame of Tombstone, or Dirty Work in the Lucky Cuss,” a script by Tim Kelly written for the 100th anniversary of Tombstone, Ariz. The play […]


Acorn contest has all the write stuff

Today The Acorn reveals the winners of its sixth annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. It’s not easy to write poignant prose in just 100 words, but the talented men, women and children who entered the contest proved they were equal to the task. We received more than 70 submissions to this year’s contest; they were stories that piqued our […]

Getting started at the visitors center

Where to begin: Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The center is operated by four agencies: the National Park Service, California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. When to go: The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New […]

A day for horses

E.T.I. Coral 37 will present the ninth annual Day Of The Horse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 at Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. All proceeds will go to California Coastal Horse Rescue and Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship. The Fox Field Drill Team, Camarillo White Horse Association, […]

Clint Black makes only SoCal appearance

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present “An Evening with Clint Black” at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 in the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Singer-songwriter Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs and sold 20 million albums worldwide. His 1989 album, “ Killin’ Time,” released five No. 1 hits and won awards including […]

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