2014-11-06 E-Edition

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Dababneh beats Shelley in 45th Assembly

Democrat Matt Dababneh reclaimed his place in the California Assembly 45th District with 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for his Republican opponent, Susan Shelley, whom he had beaten twice before. “I feel very honored to be able to return,” Dababneh told The Acorn. Dababneh (D-Van Nuys) will continue to represent portions of the San Fernando Valley, Bell […]

Film on therapeutic horsemanship Nov. 8

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship and California Lutheran University will host a free screening of “Riding My May Back,” an award-winning, short documentary about the healing of therapeutic riding for a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, at 4:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8 at CLU, 60 E. Olson Road, Thousand Oaks. The film chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of […]

Keep kids safe with 911 education

Parents can do much to ensure their family’s safety. Adequately preparing the home and teaching children how to use 911 properly from an early age may, one day, save a life. Here are ways for parents and guardians to ensure that their household is prepared should a call for help is ever needed. Post the home address clearly and prominently […]

Canine heartworm detected in Westlake

Recently, a pet- owner brought his dog into my Westlake Village office because the 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier had been experiencing labored breathing for about three weeks. Despite having almost no contact with other canines—the dog stayed mostly indoors aside from trips to the backyard, and rarely visited a dog park—the pooch was diagnosed with heartworm disease. This infection is […]

Week 9 scores

• Calabasas 47Oak Park 13• Westlake 45St. Bonaventure 28• Oaks Christian 35Moorpark 21• Simi Valley 49Agoura 24• Sierra Canyon 42Viewpoint 10

Deputy killed by DUI driver laid to rest in Westlake

Dep. Kostiuchenko touched many lives

Ventura County Sheriff ’s Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko was memorialized Nov. 4 as a selfless man whose brilliance, passion and professionalism touched many—until he became the victim of a fatal hit-and-run last week at the age of 41. Family, friends and law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village to remember the fallen deputy. Flowers lined the […]

Tree sales benefit baseball team

The Agoura Baseball Foundation is running its fifth annual Christmas tree fundraiser to support the Agoura High School baseball program through Nov. 14. Players are canvassing at neighborhoods and malls to sell a variety of Christmas trees, wreaths, swags and garlands supplied by Wood Mountain Christmas Trees. All items are freshly cut to order by growers in the Pacific Northwest […]

Sweet shopping at Gingerbread Boutique

VIP event is tonight, Nov. 6 at St. Max

The Westlake Village Juniors will kick off the 33rd annual Gingerbread Boutique tonight with the VIP Shopping Event from 5 to 9 Thurs., Nov. 6 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Shopping, appetizers, cocktails, champagne and raffle prizes are included in the cost of $30 per person. Pumpkin pie bars and Neiman Marcus brownies will be […]

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