2015-12-23 E-Edition

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Agency scraps field lab investigation

A federal agency that was recently petitioned to study current health risks connected to nuclear contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab has decided not to move forward with a new investigation. Last year, Woodland Hills resident Abraham Weitzberg, a member of the grass-roots field lab Community Advisory Group, sent a petition to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease […]

Still time to make charitable donations

Other Side of 50

As the holidays roll around, many of us look toward giving to those less fortunate. According to a recent study, over 30 percent of all charitable giving last year occurred in December, which is why our mailboxes have been filled recently with requests for donations. There’s the practical aspect as to why most giving occurs this month: People are in […]

Time to kick out the jams

Local girls’ soccer teams battle in Marmonte, Coastal Canyon leagues

Local high school girls’ soccer teams ooze talent and deep rosters. The Marmonte League sent three teams to quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs last season. Defending league champion Oaks Christian, Westlake and Newbury Park are all top-10 squads in the Division 2 coaches’ poll. Agoura, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks are geared up to upset the favorites. “The […]

Christmas needed more than ever


Mame Dennis is in a pickle. In Act 1 of the musical “Mame,” the bohemian party girl has lost her fortune in the 1929 Wall Street crash. To cheer up her household, she sings “We Need a Little Christmas,” puts up the holly early and hands out presents. This year, in real life, we saw more than money problems. There […]


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Wegher resigns from Chargers’ post

Agoura football head coach steps down after leading team for 22 seasons

Charlie Wegher announced his resignation as head coach of the Agoura High football team on Dec. 18. Three days later, on the first day of winter, he played a round of golf at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo. He finished just before rain fell. He talked to The Acorn about his decision while driving home from the links. “I […]


Deck the halls with boughs of jolly

The Calabasas home of Jerry and Judyth Rischall is overflowing with holiday spirit, bedecked as it is with hundreds of ornaments and displays in honor of the winter festivities. Thirteen large Christmas trees are part of the decor, and each room has its own theme, including elephants, Disney characters, angels, animals and Santa Claus. The Christmas and Hanukkah displays include […]

Memorable football season in Acorn country is in the books

A high school football season kicked off on a warm August night. It ended on a cold, rainy night last weekend at Sacramento State, six days before Christmas Eve. Camarillo and Calabasas captured CIF-Southern Section championships. Thousand Oaks reached its third section final in 55 seasons. Oaks Christian and Grace Brethren went undefeated during the regular season while much-maligned Oak […]

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