2016-11-17 E-Edition

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In a pickle

Popular court game introduced to Oak Park

With its dinks, drop shots and overhead slams, pickleball is a quirky, fast-moving game that tests a player’s ability to react in a flash. Easy? You try it. On a recent Friday, we saw group of senior players shuffling about quickly on the reconfigured tennis courts at Deerhill Park in Oak Park as they played a few rounds of pickleball, […]

Business start-ups go head to head

Google. Facebook. GoPro. Uber. Like the men and women who started these great American companies, other entrepreneurs and inventors have their own ideas they believe are ready for takeoff. They are part of the country’s next technology wave, and locally we got a glimpse of some of what’s to come. Business-minded and tech-savvy individuals from the Conejo Valley took part […]

CHS students sound off


About 150 Calabasas High School students left class 20 minutes before lunch on Monday to protest the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Principal C.J. Foss said she did not sanction the walkout, but defended the students’ right to peacefully protest on school grounds. Foss said she had heard rumblings on the campus that […]

Local drug rehab owner accused of sexual assault

Bathum operated Calabasas facility

Agoura Hills resident Christopher Bathum, owner of numerous residential rehabilitation and drug treatment centers in Orange and Los Angeles counties, including a center in Calabasas, was arrested at his home on suspicion of sexually assaulting several women being treated at his facilities. Bathum, 55, was taken into custody during a Nov. 10 raid by Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s detectives. […]


Agoura Hills A resident on Chesebro Road reported Nov. 4 that three pistols, one assault rifle, two shotguns and 600 rounds of ammunitions all together valued at about $14,000 were stolen from his home. He later told police he recovered all the goods. The report does not specify how the weapons were recovered. A thief caused about $2,000 worth of […]

Early holiday deadlines

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Acorn will be delivered Wed., Nov. 2 3 . The Acorn offices will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 24 and Fri., Nov. 25. The deadline for real estate advertising is today, Nov. 17 and Fri., Nov. 18 for all other advertising and community notices. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



The 2016 presidential election is history. “Get over it and move on,” is the way many people tend to view the whole thing. Not so fast, say the voters on the losing side of Nov. 8 (the majority). Just like the disgruntled voters who were on the losing side in 2008 and 2012 and exercised their right to dissent, the […]

Political Cartoon

Doris Rufener applauded

Congratulations on the outstanding story “In war and peace” about Westlake Village’s WWII WAC Doris Kincaid Rufener that was written by Sylvie Belmond and appeared in the Nov. 10 issue. Doris is a true blue American who has successfully given 100 percent of her talent and heart to every endeavor she has ever become involved in during her exceptional lifetime. […]