2016-02-25

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In defense of SOAR



Last week The Acorn reported on a conference organized by opponents of SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources). It’s important to note that the organizer, the California Economic Forecast, is a private consulting firm not associated with any university or nonprofit, with clients that include Exxon, Newhall Land and Farming, and the Building Industry Association. The conference included speakers […]

Discusses history of lynching in U.S.



Historian William D. Carrigan, an Organization of American Historians distinguished lecturer, will present “Why Ordinary People Lynched” at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 3 in Ullman Commons 100/101, 101 Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. Carrigan will explore why and how ordinary people came to think that lynching was an acceptable means of maintaining social order. […]

Lions will ride four horses this spring

Oaks Christian’s baseball team, Division 4 champ in 2013, hopes to rekindle glory with deep pitching staff



Great combos often come in four. Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen. The Fantastic Four of the Marvel universe. The John Coltrane Quartet. At Oaks Christian High, the Lions trust four pitchers to elevate the baseball team to great heights this spring. Carson Rudd, Dane Morrow, Holden Christian and Jack Aldrich form the core of the pitching staff. “They all can start. […]

Date auction supports cancer patients



MAKE A BID—Derrick Razo of Simi Valleyr puts himself up for auction to raise funds for UCAAN (United Cancer Advocacy Action Network) at the ninth annual Charity Date Auction at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center Feb. 21. UCAAN provides funds to help cancer patients and their families cover their living expenses during treatment.

Home repair grants available for some



The cities of Calabasas and Westlake Village will make federal grant money available to certain homeowners who need repairs on their property. The housing rehabilitation program provides loans and grants to low- and moderate-income residents for improvements to substandard properties, corrections for code violations, seismic retrofits and removal of lead-based paint and asbestos hazards. The City of Calabasas expects to […]

Luncheon to feature authors

Proceeds will support neurodengenerative disease research

Brandeis National Committee- San Fernando Valley Chapter will host Words, Wit and Wisdom books and authors luncheon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues., March 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Jonathan Kirsch, book editor at the Jewish Journal, will moderate an authors’ panel comprised of the following writers: Cheryl Cecchetto is the producer […]

Down and out

Season ends in second round for Marmonte League girls’ soccer champs



Soccer is the only sport in which a team can dominate every aspect of a game and walk away with a loss. That was the case Tuesday night when the Westlake High girls’ soccer team succumbed 1-0 to Corona del Mar in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs at home. The Warriors (12-2-3) controlled the pace […]

Take your Acorn on vacation



City hosts catwalk workshop



The City of Calabasas will host a free public workshop titled “The 101 Wildlife Crossing: How Does it Benefit You, Your Business, and the City?” from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 25 at Founders Hall, behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Wildlife crossings, such as the one being constructed across the 101 Freeway, allow animals to safely […]


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