Miniature horse is sheriff’s new volunteer

Valor, a miniature therapy horse, and her trainer and handler, Victoria Nodiff-Netanel, are the newest volunteers at the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Valor and Nodiff-Netanel belong to Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, a nonprofit organization that assists children suffering from extended illnesses as well as survivors of natural disasters. Volunteers from the organization take the horses throughout the nation […]

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Raising Arizona: Pats, ’Hawks collide in desert

Newcomer Jonathan Andrade and undisputed champ Eliav Appelbaum take sides in Super Bowl XLIX

It’s simple. Defense wins championships. Appelbaum, a die-hard Chicago Bears supporter, should know the importance of a solid defensive unit, but perhaps Da Bears’ fans have forgotten what a real defense is capable of doing. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks each won Super Bowls in the last decade because of their ability to keep opponents out of […]


The Jan. 22 Acorn letter to the editor “Overpass doesn’t live up to hype” exposed the gaps between prior representations and the reality of the Lindero Canyon overpass across the 101 Freeway. In summary, the writer correctly points out that the delivered overpass is aesthetically improved with no material traffic-flow improvement. My additional contribution to this discourse is that the […]

A bird, a plane, the Blue Angels back in local skies

Squadron returning to Ventura County after 16 years

“Smoke on. Off brakes now. Burners ready now—and the Blue Angels diamond is rolling.” With those words from the air show’s narrator, the famed squadron of F/A-18 Hornets— piloted by a team of officers from the Navy and the Marine Corps—takes to the sky. Best known for high-flying aerobatic demonstrations, the Blue Angels will return to the air show at […]

Find out how to self publish e-books

Smashwords exec will cover all aspects of publishing, distribution

The Westlake Village Library will host a presentation of “EBook Self-Publishing” with Jim Azevedo of Smashwords from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. This talk will offer information for everyone who wants to self-publish an ebook or has already done so and wants to become more successful. Azevedo will cover how to publish, distribute, […]

Gladiators rule the soccer pitch

Calabasas roller hockey dispute

The story on the mismanagement of the Tri-Valley Roller Hockey League didn’t have anything to do with the youth leagues. It’s the only aspect of the business that is run without controversy. But once these kids grow up though, they see the program for what it really is. We received over 60 letters in four days from disgruntled players, both […]

Event goes full STEAM ahead

OPHS hosts sustainability fair and recycling on Saturday

A solar car derby and new electric-car test drives are just some of the activities planned for Super Saturday at Oak Park High School on Saturday. The Jan. 31 sustainability fair and recycling event is also a showcase for Oak Park Unifi ed School District’s focus on STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. The annual event […]

Cemetery offers new mausoleum, garden

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park has completed phase 2 of the Oak Knoll Mausoleum and the approximately 360-square-foot expansion of the existing cremation garden. The two areas combined provide nearly 600 new interment spaces, which are now available. In addition, a new cascading 65-foot-long fountain surrounded by flowers has been added to the Tranquility Garden. The 3,868-square-foot Oak […]

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