2016-03-24 E-Edition

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News about diabetes turns sour


We knew that an addiction to sugar and other bad foods was causing Americans to put on weight faster than ever, and now researchers have found that diabetes, one of the fallouts of poor diet and lack of exercise, has reached alarming new levels, too. A recent study by UCLA says more than half of all residents in Ventura and […]

Proposed hotel merger: pros and cons

Travelers can save if they book direct

The Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Newbury Park is about to take over the Sheraton Agoura Hills. Well, not exactly. But the parent companies of these two hotel giants appear ready to consummate an arrangement in which Marriott International will acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts for $13.6 billion, pending shareholder approval of the deal. The combined entity would become the […]


Will this sequel sizzle?

Defending Marmonte League softball champ Agoura relies on scrappiness

The Chargers stormed to their first Marmonte League title in 2015. This year, the road to the top will get tougher for Agoura High’s softball team. The Chargers are pragmatists. They’re not lollygagging in fantasy land, floating on rainbow bridges of cotton candy and feeding unicorns candy apples. Oaks Christian, the only private school in the Marmonte League, is ranked […]

Political Cartoon

Rocking America

Top 10 ‘Idol’ singer to perform shows in hometown Agoura

Olivia Rox sang her way through weeks of competition that landed her in the top 10 in the final season of “American Idol.” Now that the 17-year-old is back in her hometown of Agoura Hills, she is ready to begin her career in earnest. A singer, songwriter, actress and musician who plays guitar and piano, Olivia is slated to perform […]


THURS., MARCH 24 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in Portuguese culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Refreshments […]

Moving on up

Calabasas boys’ volleyball team wants to reach postseason for first time since 2013

Jacob Colson grew up playing baseball. Colson, now a Calabasas High senior, played for 10 years on Little League and travel teams as a pitcher and first baseman. During a winter ball game in his freshman year he suffered a partially torn tendon in the right elbow, a devastating injury for a young pitcher. He barely played during the regular […]

Very poignant Nancy tribute

Dear Acorn publisher, staff and friends, I speak from the heart when I say thank you for the beautiful and meaningful tribute you wrote about former first lady Nancy Davis Reagan (March 17). Writer Melissa Simon wrote so movingly about Mrs. Reagan’s life, her family role, her inspiration to and for her beloved husband, “Ronnie,” and the community of Simi […]