2015-02-05 E-Edition

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When the offer is too good to be true

Consumer scams come in all shapes and sizes. In the mail, on the telephone and through the Internet, they fool people and trap them into giving up their valuable personal information and hard-earned money. We’ve all seen our share of pitches, and you have to admit you’ve probably come close to falling for one: the message from overseas that says […]


What papers to take in an emergency A free seminar titled “What Documents Should You Take in Case of an Emergency?” will be offered at 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 7 at The Reserve at Thousand Oaks, 3575 N. Moorpark Road. Attendees will learn how to organize documents they should have with them if they have to leave their homes in […]

Walking the dog with the magnetic personality

At Deerhill Park in Oak Park, a youngster cuddling with my mellow blue-eyed dog asked me why I had nicknamed him “Magnet” if the dog’s ID tag read “Sky.” The little boy had overheard me addressing the dog about a minor disagreement we were having. “I don’t get it,” the boy said. He’s not the only one. I don’t understand […]

Coyotes’ new era

Calabasas girls’ soccer teamfinding identity with coach Brian Collins, staff

A new era has dawned at Calabasas High. Brian Collins, the first-year head coach of the Coyote girls’ soccer team, has shaken up the status quo. “Brian has brought new life to our team,” senior Talia Plachta said. “He’s given us hope.” Calabasas entered this week with a 4-9-1 overall record, including 0-5-1 in the Marmonte League. The Coyotes ended […]

Political Cartoon

Life in the Single Lane

Languages of love

Love is definitely in the air. Maybe it’s because we’re nearing the dreaded-by-many-singles Valentine’s Day and stores are rife with romance-related paraphernalia. I can almost see myself as part of the couple walking hand in hand along a sparkling, moonlit beach on a greeting card with the words “You light up my life” etched inside. And wouldn’t it be fun […]

Eye see you

Calabasas stars sign scholarships

Lost, but found

I’d like to thank The Acorn for providing a free lost-and-found service and to congratulate Mary in The Acorn office for implementing it very efficiently. Yesterday I found a car key in the bike lane on Triunfo Canyon Road. Knowing that these modern “keys” with push buttons to operate their electronics cost several hundred dollars to replace, I called The […]

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