2013-09-12

Equestrians saddle up to join new Lost Hills posse unit




As they patrol local beaches, shopping centers and neighborhoods from their unique vantage point, deputies and civilian volunteers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse have an air of approachability. “ This is a softer side of policing. Horses are what we use as a tool to introduce kids to a different side of law enforcement,” Dep. Michael Selnick […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (1-1) at Agoura Chargers (2-0)


Thursday, 7 p.m. Agoura High The Chargers are feeling super. Agoura High’s football team is 2-0 for the first time since the 2006 season. The Chargers started the year by defeating Oak Park in the Battle of Kanan, then toppled Ventura 13-0 in their home opener. “We’ve had some tough seasons and this winning start feels nice,” junior strong safety/kicker […]

School board candidates at forum



The League of Women Voters and Westlake Revelations will present an election forum with the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education candidates at 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 in the board room, Las Virgenes Unified School District office, 4111 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Neil Ticktin of Westlake Revelations will moderate the forum. Residents can submit questions to […]

Nonprofits are well-intentioned, but sometimes miss the mark



I’m sure that Andrea Gallagher, author of The Acorn’s “Other Side of 50” column, has seen both the good and bad of nonprofit leadership. I know I did as an employee of a nonprofit for 14 years. Nonprofits sometimes make the same mistakes as public forprofit companies. They hire senior staff and management without completely vetting them and then fail […]

At the Library



September is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court. Kids and teens who visit the library this month and show their library card or apply for a new card may choose a free book. Fall Storytime resumes at 11 a.m. Wed., Sept. 25 for children ages 1 through 4 years, with stories, music, fingerplays and […]

Other local football matchups



Simi Valley (2-0) at Oak Park (1-1) Outlook: Justin Green has fond memories of Simi Valley. Green, a defensive end for Oak Park, blasted the Pioneers last season. The Eagle returned two interceptions for touchdowns, forced a safety, recovered two fumbles and had four pass deflections against Simi Valley in 2012. He also added a sack and seven tackles. The […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura ChargersSat., Sept. 14: Senior test review/ 9 a.m.Wed., Sept. 18: PFC meeting/Agoura Hills Library/9 a.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Sept. 13: Pep rally/11:05p.m.Fall play callbacks/3 p.m.Sat., Sept. 14: Saturday schooltutoring/8:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 18: Blood drive/7a.m.Coyote Connection/7:50 a.m.Habitat for Humanity/12:30p.m.Cabaret auditions/3 p.m.School Site Council meeting/ 3:30 p.m.Thurs., Sept. 19: School tour/9a.m.FBLA meeting/9 a.m.Cabaret auditions/3 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Sept. 13: School […]

Water board director goes back on word



Len Polan ran for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water Board on a platform with a major plank of opposition to building a water tank in the Three Springs district of Westlake Village. The strong support he received from residents of that community contributed greatly to his winning the election over incumbent Joe Bowman. At the Aug. 27 water board meeting, […]

Contest accepting nature photos



The National Park Service is accepting entries from amateur photographers for the annual Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest through Sept. 30. The annual competition features a variety of subjects captured throughout Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and adjacent venues. The categories are Plants, Animals, Scenic Shots and People in Parklands. The challenge category this year is Shadows and […]

Weekend schedule




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