Local teams hit the trails

The high school boys and girls who run for fun are back. Running is a punishment for most athletes, but it’s not for the rugged long-distance runners in Acorn country. Local cross country squads are ready for the elbow wars at the starting line, the steep hills of Mt. San Antonio College and the fierce league meets. Oak Park High’s […]

Born to run

Westlake boys ready to defend state title

Winning a championship is hard. Repeating is another can of worms. Westlake High’s boys’ cross country team won a Division 2 state title last year, its first in school history. The Warriors begin defense of their title on Saturday during the Fastback Shootout at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Capturing another crown, or even qualifying for the state meet, […]

Weekend schedule

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 […]

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 […]

Mouthy parrot has his sassy say

Before my hiking buddy Tiller Montalban and his Amazon parrot shipped out for new digs in Malibu, they rented a tiny garage apartment tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains of rural Agoura. Tiller made his living as a deckhand on fishing boats and racing yachts. The bird had been his first wife’s pet and, like her, had never been […]

Pet of the Week

Adventist women host conference

The women’s ministry of the Simi Valley Adventist Church will host its second annual women’s conference from 10 a. m to 4 p. m. Sat., Sept. 21 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Media Center, 101 W. Cochran St., Simi Valley. The guest speaker is Ginny Allen, author of “God’s Love Song.” The conference includes a mini- concert, drama, spoken word, fellowship […]

St Jude Faire is annual treat for community

Raffe’s grand prize will be Alaskan cruise

The St. Jude 34th annual Country Time Faire and Carnival will take place Sat. and Sun., Sept. 21 and 22 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Hours are from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The faire has rides and games for kids of all ages, door prizes, boutique […]

New Hope Lutheran celebrates 40 years