Activist dispels myths about aging

Ageism expert and activist Ashton Applewhite will present a talk titled “This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life” at 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 1 at California Lutheran University in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive. Applewhite is an expert on the social, psychological and medical barriers associated with aging. She is writing a […]

Teens take over for Yom Kippur service

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (2-2) at Crespi Celts (2-2) Friday, 7 p.m. Crespi High Jim Benkert and Troy Thomas go way back. Benkert, a former Crespi offensive coordinator, coached Thomas, a then-defensive back, with the Celts in the late 1980s. Crespi won a CIF-Southern Section Big Five Division (now Pac-5) championship in 1986. Thomas, a first-year head coach for the Celts, joined […]


The rush to be first in line invites danger

Mornings and afternoons in front of local schools can be a frustrating time for parents who drive their kids to class, but the snarled traffic can also affect communities at large. Although cities and school districts have tried to deal with the issue of traffic congestion, it’s a problem that just never seems to go away. From Calabasas to Oak […]

At The Library

The Calabasas Library will present the following programs at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Starting Thurs., Oct. 3, Pumpkin Patch story times will take place on most Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. for 3- to 6-year olds, and on most Fridays at 11 a.m. for ages 0 to 3 years. Sat., Oct. 5 […]

Pets receive a blessing

In celebration of Francis of Assisi

Ascension Lutheran Church will host “A Blessing of Our Pets” service at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 in the church’s upper parking lot at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The community is invited. This brief outdoor worship service will give thanks to God for animals and ask God’s blessings on pets and people alike. Attendees can park in the […]

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (0-3) at Simi Valley (3-1) Outlook: This game is D-Day for the 2013 Coyotes. If Calabasas can’t beat Simi Valley, then the Coyotes will be hard-pressed to win a game this fall. After this weekend, Calabasas will be heavy underdogs against Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Oaks Christian and Agoura. CHS beat the Pioneers 29-10 last year. Simi Valley […]

Triunfo upset about cost overrun

Directors shocked at price of meter station installation

Changes and cost overruns that more than doubled the expense of a new underground metering station at Kanan Road and Falling Star Avenue in Oak Park have angered local water district officials who had to dig into their reserves to pay for the extra charges. The metering station regulates and measures the flow of water going into the new reservoir […]

Students help Manna stamp out hunger

The community-based Manna organization has started its Students Stamping Out Hunger food drive program. The program provides an opportunity for young people to meet school-required community service hours while helping Manna receive food items. Students register their food drives, distribute fliers, and collect food. The items can then be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Students will […]

Free concert at St. Mel’s

Francesco AlleRuzzo will celebrate his 10th anniversary as director of the music ministry at St. Mel Catholic Church with “A Concert of Poems, Prayers and Musings” event at 8:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 at the church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. AlleRuzzo will share his knowledge of the language of music to lead listeners to an appreciation of the beauty […]