2015-12-30

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Your take on Calabasas football



Glenn Littman wrote an interesting letter in reaction to The Acorn’s editorial on Calabasas football. He concludes his letter with the following: “. . . and will have the knowledge that they won the first CIF Sectional Championship in the history of the school and the district.” Unfortunately, he omits the recent successful sectional title run by the 2014 basketball […]

No excuses for ailing hikers

Hints for remaining active— despite the travails


Hiking with a mini-supply of useful stuff in your daypack isn’t burdensome. In fact, it can provide great peace of mind. Being human, there are times when even the hardiest hikers can log an off day—yet remaining active is the best way to recuperate. So it’s helpful to pack for whatever may be your prevailing condition. Got the sniffles? Don’t […]

Hints for enjoying a rosy parade day

Flying Squirrel

The Tournament of Roses parade returns New Year’s Day for its 127th installment. This year’s theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Might I recommend some possible alternatives: “Find Your Parking Spot” or “Find Your Alarm Clock (so you can wake up at 3 a.m.).” “Find a Tiny Patch of Sidewalk (from which to view the parade)” also has a nice ring […]

Warriors to honor Yelich

Westlake baseball team will retire jersey of Miami Marlins outfielder before alumni game


The No. 25 didn’t hold any significance to Christian Yelich before he joined the Westlake High baseball team in 2006. A decade later, the number given to a scrawny freshman with big league aspirations will go down in Warrior history. Westlake will retire the high school jersey number of the Miami Marlins’ Gold Glove Award left fielder during a special […]

Farewell card



Departing Feb. 15 will be Arlene’s Hallmark Shop in Agoura Hills after a decade of serving the public. We will miss owners Arlene and Ken Mars and their sales staff, most notably the long-serving Jeannie, whose effervescent smile and sweet greeting (often by name) enhanced the shop’s sparkle and brightened our mood. Another casualty: the time-honored tradition of sending greeting […]

Motor 4 Toys



REVVED UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS—Motor 4 Toys, billed as the world’s largest car-themed toy charity for kids, returned for its 12th year at a Dec. 5 show in Woodland Hills. Some 60,000 toys were collected. On Dec. 16 the cool cars arrived at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas to deliver more toys and show off more chrome . At top, […]

Mexican family restaurant where everyone knows your name

Acorn Epicurean

Named after the family that has owned and operated it since 1999, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant and Take Out offers fresh, homemade fare in Camarillo, Santa Barbara and Montecito. Tony Arroyo said he came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 13 years old and worked his way up the restaurant ladder, from cleaning windows and prepping to owning […]

BBQ and baseball



Westlake High’s baseball team will retire former standout Christian Yelich’s No. 25 jersey before the school’s fourth annual alumni game. The alumni defeated the varsity squad during last year’s showdown, but varsity owns a 2-1 edge in the series. This year’s event is Sat., Jan. 9 at Westlake’s varsity baseball field. Here’s what you need to know: • Gates open: […]

Chemtrails



I, too, have observed chemtrails in the sky crisscrossing and creating the look of clouds, only to completely disappear several hours later along with real clouds. These chemtrails seem to make real clouds completely dissipate. If you go online, there are many chemtrail websites giving detailed explanations. Scientists are saying that a very toxic mix of chemicals are being sprayed. […]


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