Father, daughter team up for triathlon

Doug Gould and his daughter, Morgan, have always shared a love of sports, but this year dad and daughter are teaming up to participate in a triathlon for the first, and perhaps the last, time. Doug, a 21-year resident of Agoura Hills, said he and Morgan, now a Santa Monica resident, decided to tackle the challenging competition together even though […]

Top-flight tale of heroic airline pilot


Three miracles have graced the life of Chesley Sullenberger. The first, of course, was the pilot’s miracle landing on New York’s Hudson River more than seven years ago, when he lost power in both engines at a lower altitude than any plane in the history of commercial aviation. The second and third came when Clint Eastwood was hired to direct […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Alemany Warriors (0-3) vs. Oaks Christian Lions (2-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian School

A one-touchdown victory over Paraclete last weekend was too close for comfort for Oaks Christian High football fans. The Lions, who endured numerous injuries throughout the week heading into the matchup, barely snuck out of the Antelope Valley with a victory. Head coach Jim Benkert said he’s just glad his team was able to stay afloat. “We needed to survive […]

No place for vicious dogs

How safe are the streets of Oak Park? On June 2 my wife took our dog Buddy for a walk. Our worst nightmare was realized when Buddy was viciously attacked and killed by a German shepard/ akita. Gwen was also bitten trying to save Buddy. Imagine what it was like seeing a member of your family brutally killed in front […]

Comedy with a motherly twist

‘Mom-O-Palooza’ show to highlight the funny side of parenting

Edgy comedians bring the hilarious side of mom life to the Scherr Forum at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Starring a trio of nationally known headliners, Mom-O-Palooza gives single and married moms and the men that love them a night of sharing challenges and hitting back with laughter. Lisa […]

Tavern 101 cooks up top chili kudos

BEST CHEF—Marco Gonzalez (front row, fourth from left), the head chef and owner of Tavern 101 restaurant in Agoura Hills, celebrates his first-place win at the Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-off over the Labor Day weekend. He won the $500 first-place prize with his Smoked Prime Rib Chili recipe. With him are members of the Los Angeles Rams NFL team who […]

Other local football matchups

Agoura (0-3) vs. Golden Valley (3-0) Outlook: The Chargers play Golden Valley today (not Friday— please note your calendars) at 7 p.m. at Canyon High in Canyon Country. Agoura and first-year head coach Kamran Salem seek their first win of the season after opening the schedule with losses to Calabasas, Newbury Park and El Camino Real. West Adams (0-3) at […]

Supergirl Graff makes ‘Ninja Warrior’ history

But falls just short in finals

Jessie Graff is a real-life superhero who can defy gravity and leap tall obstacles in a single bound. The professional stunt-woman from Calabasas became the first female ever to complete Stage 1 of the “American Ninja Warrior” national finals course. The popular television show requires competitors to navigate punishing obstacles in the hopes of completing all stages and winning a […]

War on drugs

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with statistics showing 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2014.5 With that number—47,055 deaths per year—in mind, let’s recall some other historical events and their […]

Free water-wise gardening workshops in Oak Park

County residents can learn how to transform their gardens into drought-resilient landscapes by attending the following watershed friendly garden workshops offered by the Watershed Protection District. The free, five-part, interactive series will take place at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Oak Park High School, 899 Kanan Road. Workshop One: Get the Basics on Sept. 24. Workshop Two: Site Evaluation on Oct. […]

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