Two candidates headed for runoff in 45th Assembly race

Democrat Matt Dababneh and Republican Susan Shelley prevailed in a crowded field of 11 candidates in Tuesday’s election for the 45th Assembly District. Los Angeles and Ventura counties held the special election on Sept. 17 to fill a vacancy in the district that includes most of the western San Fernando Valley, including Calabasas and Hidden Hills and the Ventura County […]

Calabasas green lights new senior center

The older residents of Calabasas will soon have a place to call their own. City officials approved $4 million to pay for the design and construction of a new senior center that will offer new opportunities for the over-50 set. The facility will be built behind City Hall and the library. A Savvy Senior task force has been working with […]

Self-defense experts show citizens how tofight against crime

Awareness, avoidance, prevention and execution are tools people can use to protect themselves from potential aggressors, said three self-defense professionals during a personal safety seminar in Oak Park. Everyone, regardless of size or physical ability, can learn some simple self-defense strategies to stay safe. “Make yourself a harder target,” said Westlake Village resident Michael Johnson, an armed forces veteran. “If […]

RAD parade looking for entries

Adobe weekend starts Oct. 4

The City of Agoura Hills invites organizations, groups, businesses and individuals to join the ninth annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) parade on Sat., Oct. 5, as part of the Reyes Adobe Days weekend festival. The approximate mile-long parade begins at 10 a.m. at Yerba Buena School, 6900 block of Reyes Adobe Road, and ends at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site, […]


THURS., SEPT. 19 Pleasant Valley Garden Club 9:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Suzanne Ingram gives horticulture guidelines. Potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Free to attend. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at the Tower Club, 22ndfloor penthouse, 300 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Membership drive, luncheon and rafle. Proceeds go to […]

Water districts sue EPA over clean water standards

   Two local water districts have filed suit in federal court seeking to block the new clean water standards imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Malibu Creek and Lagoon.   The Las Virgenes–Triunfo Joint Powers Authority, a joint venture of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District, seeks injunctive relief from the EPA’s July 2 “total maximum […]

Spouting off in the park

WET ‘N WILD—A vehicle strikes a water line in the median on Kanan Road near Oak Park High School last Friday, allowing water to shoot more than 40 feet into the air. With temperatures in the 90s the big spray provided some unexpected relief for passersby, although costly in water. The incident was fftting for a Friday the 13th.

Seminar addresses sexual assault

The Thousand Oaks Police Department and California Lutheran University will present “Empowered: Take Charge of Your Health and Safety,” a free event to educate to women on the dangers of dating violence and sexual assault, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at CLU in Thousand Oaks. Organized in […]

How vertigo was treated with surgery

A mother, teacher and City Council member, Mary Sue Maurer had just been sworn in as the mayor of Calabasas when she suffered her first attack of Meniere’s disease in March 2012. Meniere’s is a disorder of the inner ear that affects hearing and balance. The symptoms can include spontaneous vertigo (a sensation of spinning) and fluctuating hearing loss, along […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Calabasas Coyotes (0-2) at Oak Park Eagles (2-1) Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oak Park High The Eagles are climbing faster than Apple stock. The Coyotes are careening like Wile E. Coyote’s Acme Corporation jet-propelled unicycle. Oak Park High’s football team, with impressive victories against Channel Islands and Simi Valley, trots out a big-play offense. Calabasas has been out-scored 99-28 in blowout […]

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