2016-10-27 E-Edition

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County wants sales tax for park improvements

Upgrading L.A. County’s parks and recreation is the goal of the Measure A parcel tax that voters will be asked to decide on Nov. 8. Lofty goal, but it comes at a cost. If approved by two-thirds of the voters, the tax would impose a 1.5-cent per square foot levy on all residential and commercial properties within unincorporated L.A. County […]

Creepy clowns all around

Unnerved residents report sightings of the scary characters

Creepy clowns have come to the county. Following a flash fad nationwide, Ventura County residents have reported seeing people dressed as clowns walking or standing on streets in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard well in advance of Halloween. The current clown phenomenon— there have been others— began over the summer when news of people dressed as clowns and trying […]

CSUCI accepting applications

California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo is accepting admissions for fall 2017. High school seniors and transfer students can apply early at www.csumentor.edu. The deadline for admissions is midnight Wed., Nov. 30. The university experiences an increase in student applications every year, with fall 2017 applications expected to go above 10,000. Admissions officials encourage applicants to apply to more […]

Eagles capture league championship

PARTY CENTRAL—Oak Park High girls’ volleyball players, including No. 4 Amanda Kristensen, celebrate a point during the Eagles’five-set win against Camarillo on Oct. 20. Oak Park completed the regular season 16-12 overall, including a perfect 8-0 in the Coastal Canyon League. The Eagles open the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs on Tues., Nov. 1.

Story contest draws to a close

The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling competition works. Write a 100-word fiction tale using sci-fi, drama, adventure, romance or any other genre and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry per person […]


The Calabasas Library will offer the following free events at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Fri., Nov. 11, and Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 24 and 25. Also, tutoring programs will be limited in November due to the holidays, and Pumpkin Patch Storytime will return to its regular programming at 11 a.m. Fridays for kids ages 0 […]

Award-winner ‘Pippin’ on stage

The Newbury Park High School Panther Players will present the Tony Award-winning Stephen Schwartz musical “Pippin” at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 in the NPHS Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road. The director is NPHS drama teacher Marilyn Strange. This production features choreography in the style of Bob Fosse, and the songs “Corner of the Sky,” […]

Wild ride continues for local squads

Football teams will wrap up regular season on Nov. 4

Whew. Everyone is off the schneid. Agoura High’s football team was the last local squad to win a game, pulling out a 21-8 victory against Royal on Oct. 21. The Chargers started the season with an 0-7 record. Royal, who looked completely lost after losing the first two games of the season by a combined 68-0 tally, picked up its […]

Don’t let talked of ‘rigged’ election keep you from polls


Well, there’s been all that talk recently about voter fraud, but many say the issue is overblown. The conservative Washington, D.C.- based think tank The Heritage Foundation compiled a report listing only 400 documented cases of voter fraud in the United States dating back to the 1940s. That’s out of approximately 8 billion votes cast between 1940 and 2012 in […]

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