2015-10-15 E-Edition

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See the slithering show

SNAKES ALIVE!— At top, animal wrangler Karl Miller of Film Fauna International presents Angelina, a 90-pound Green Anaconda snake, at the Sept. 20 Live Reptile and Amphibian Show at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center in Calabasas. At right, 5-year-olds Aurelia Reid and Madison Fishman- Edmonds of Thousand Oaks seem mesmerized.

Teacher helps save dogs from pit bull onslaught

Attack unfolded while she was on her way to work

Jodi Loomis, a special education teacher at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, was on her way to work Sept. 18 when she stopped to help save a pair of small pooches under attack by angry pit bulls. Calabasas residents Roslyn and Simeon Peroff were walking two dogs down Thousand Oaks Boulevard around 7:45 a.m. when a pair of pit […]

In the pink

Firefighters do their part to raise awareness for breast cancer

Ventura County firefighters are donning pink throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Firefighters, dispatchers, chiefs, mechanics and hand crews will wear pink T-shirts, even under their uniforms to raise awareness about the disease and the fight for a cure, Chief Mark Lorenzen said. “Many people’s lives have been touched by various types of cancer. The pink T-shirts worn by […]

Piano Teacher in Tune with Community

Business Spotlight is a special promotional section reserved for Acorn advertisers only. Wouldn’t it be exciting to walk over to any piano, sit down and play song after song with accomplishment, and maybe one or two that you have composed? Wouldn’t it be fabulous if your child could do that, especially your special needs child? When you become one of […]

Pet of the Week

SWEETIE—Oreo is a female black and white rabbit about 2 years old. She is very sweet and should be in an adult only home. If you would like to adopt Oreo ask for ID No. A4852747 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Eye On Local Area Stocks

Politics pack a big punch in Calabasas

City Council race the talk of the town

The Nov. 3 vote is approaching and in the City of Calabasas, election fever is running high. Whether it’s two candidates or 20, the city never shies away from a good old-fashioned ballot-box brawl. With three seemingly likeminded candidates running for two seats, the battle lines in the 2015 City Council race are still being drawn, but it’s clear that […]

Mayor Martin praises all who pitched in this year

2015 Calabasas State of the City address highlights community achievements and the contributions of many

Mayor Lucy Martin chose “Pitching In” as the theme of her 2015 State of the City address in recognition of the people who work hard throughout the year, often without pay or recognition. “It is truly your efforts that make Calabasas such a great place to live, work and play,” said the mayor during her speech at Founders Hall Oct. […]

Sounds good

PERFECT TIMING—At left, Malani Bydalek of the Westlake High School Regiment taps a tune on the xylophone during the eighth annual Sounds of Conejo event at Thousand Oaks High School Oct. 3. Above, Miles LeBlanc of the regiment plays the wind chimes during the performance. The regiment’s field show was titled “Nature Speaks.” Several other local high school marching bands […]