2016-12-15 E-Edition

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Holiday cheer— Boys get a kick out of undefeated season

HIP HIP, HOORAY—The Barcelona California Soccer Club’s boys U-10 team won Coast Soccer League’s Bronze Beta bracket and finished the season undefeated at 12- 0-2. They celebrate their championship here at A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas following the final game. From left to right are: Coach Melissa Fernandez, Hudson Fetner, Zachary Bergstein, Tiago Lecour, Cache Kidder, Noah Weintraub, Matthew […]

New mayor Weber promises infrastructure improvements


With the City of Agoura Hills’ government reorganization comes the requisite change of ideas and leadership, but for 2017, the new mayor, Denis Weber, said he doesn’t want to burden the city with new pet projects until other, much-needed work is completed. Weber asked his colleagues to forgo any “new or experimental projects that might burden an already busy staff” […]

‘Tis a noble message

PLEASE COME IN—An elegant storefront sign greets shoppers at the Country Mart shopping center in Malibu Cross Creek last weekend. Only 10 days until Christmas, nine days until the start of Hanukkah.

Changing of the guard puts Maurer in charge


Veteran City Councilmember Mary Sue Maurer has taken the reins as mayor of Calabasas and promises to boost public engagement during her upcoming year at the city’s helm. The new mayor and her colleagues took on their new roles at a government reorganization meeting last week. The council chambers were packed with family members, friends and representatives from other government […]

Rolling out legal marijuana not as easy as you think


As the New Year approaches and California’s recreational marijuana law goes into effect, consumers may want to keep a few things in mind. While pot has become legal beyond just medicinal use, the shops planning to sell recreational weed won’t be up and running for another year. It will take at least that long for the state to fine-tune its […]


Applause for religious article

I wanted to send my appreciation for Ms. Belmond’s article titled “Feeling support, not fear” on the front page of the Nov. 23 Acorn. It was such an uplifting and refreshing coverage of her interview with a Muslim community in Newbury Park about their feelings after the election of president-elect Trump and how that has affected them. With their sharing […]

Mountain lions were here first

Those animal rights activists who bared their fangs at the Nov. 30 meeting should consider these options for protecting and promoting healthy predators and their shrinking habitat: Donate your home to a Native American, a species we long ago pushed to near extinction. They already know how to coexist with nature. Otherwise, bulldoze your lot back to original wilderness and […]

Defend livestock by using dogs

Having just read the article about the mountain lion versus alpacas, I believe someone should get in touch with rancher Victoria Vaughn-Perling about a nontechnical way of protecting her beloved pets. Great Pyrenees and Anatolian shepherd dogs have been protecting sheep and other livestock against predators for thousands of years. If Ms. Vaughn-Perling is willing to make a call to […]