2015-03-26 E-Edition

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Not so fast

I was disappointed in The Acorn’s March 12 editorial supporting the Canyon Oaks and Weintraub Rondell Oasis developments, albeit with a cautionary note. As a resident living on Las Virgenes Road, I am surprised that The Acorn would jump the gun and come out in favor of these developments without hearing from the community and without even waiting for a […]

Five gardens to appreciate

The Westlake Village Garden Club will present its 42nd annual Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 19. Guests can conduct a selfguided tour of five residential gardens as well as meet bird, bee, butterfly and rose experts. Each garden is unique in design with elements such as birdhouses, koi ponds and garden art. A rose garden […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 27: Third quarter ends Dance marathon/G building/5 p.m. Sat., March 28: ACT course/9 a.m. Mon. and Wed., March 30 and April 1: ACT course/3 p.m. Parent education night/A1/7 p.m. Thurs., April 2: ComedySportz/ PAEC/6 p.m. Dodgeball tournament/ gym/6:30 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 27: Third quarter ends Sat., March 28: Saturday school/8:30 a.m. Tues., March 31: […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Soccer squad wins gigantic trophy

Says developer not forthcoming

I am torn between anger and laughing out loud at the weekly baloney contained in developer Benjamin Efraim’s shameless advertisement for the so-called Agoura Equestrian Estates. It starts by saying “it is consistent with the wishes of the Old Agoura Community,” which is like saying Mary Todd Lincoln enjoyed herself at Ford Theater. Efraim states that the meadow is “not […]


Strawberry festival poster winner Needlepoint illustrator Sandra Gilmore’s high-flying strawberry design soared to top honors in the 2015 California Strawberry Festival Poster Contest. The Woodland Hills native was awarded the $2,000 grand prize and will see her original design on festival posters, T-shirts and collectible merchandise. This is a repeat performance for the artist whose image of a little girl […]

Family Men

Man of the sea

I come from a long line of stubborn Picarella men. If we craft an argument (and it’s most definitely a form of craftsmanship), then we can’t back down whether we’re right or . . . . We’re right, so we’ll leave it at that. It all began one sunny afternoon when a friend asked, “Have you taken your son fishing […]

Pet of the week

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