2017-03-09

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Clock change



The Acorn reminds readers that daylight saving time begins this weekend everywhere in the U.S. except Arizona and Hawaii. Don’t forget to set clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. Sun., March 12. While no daylight is actually saved, the shifting of clocks does allow for more hours of sunlight in the evening. Remember this daylight saving clock-changing tip: Spring […]

Calabasas environmentalist pens magical novel for adults




When I met with Calabasas resident Melina Watts, a former watershed coordinator for the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, I had a preconceived idea that her first book was meant for children, and would center on environmentalism. I expected whimsy, maybe a bit of sentimentality in the book she aptly named “Tree” because, after all, Watts is […]

Agoura kids prove artistic



Several local students were honored by the California State PTA in the Reflections Art Program. Agoura High School ninth-grader Wyatt Jackson received the Award of Excellence in Visual Arts-Special Artist. Wyatt’s 3-D acrylic piece is titled “The Colors of My Mind.” Wyatt works with his mom raising money for kids with autism. Cecilia Bellissimo, an Agoura High freshman, received an […]

Kick it up a notch

Moorpark College football team lures local players in 140 characters or less



There’s a buzz surrounding the Moorpark College football team. Call it a hashtag revolution. The Raiders have made a splash on the team’s social media accounts, including Twitter and Instagram—and local high school football players are paying attention. In the past 18 months, head coach Mike Stuart and his staff have helped 23 players find new homes at four-year programs. […]

Two women join MAC

Chosen from a field of seven


Seema Chandra and Jane Nye, the newest members of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, say they look forward to bringing new ideas to the panel and working with their colleagues on behalf of the community. The two MAC newcomers took their oath of office at a meeting last week. No candidates ran for the two open seats on the […]

We think it’s a sign of the times

Hot Flashes

Once upon a time, a Roman fabulist named Phaedrus coined the idea of “adding insult to injury.” Seems fabulous Phaedrus smelled what we’re cookin’ here on Camino de Chaos. Because this year, we finally took the surly rabbit by the tail and decided to trade in our aged, water-sucking lawn for a landscape that doesn’t readily identify us as “home […]

Diverting food waste




Green waste now includes food waste. Residents in Agoura Hills soon will be given the option of recycling their discarded food as part of a green waste initiative by Waste Management, the city’s trash hauling contractor. An organics collection program was discussed at the Feb. 22 Agoura Hills City Council meeting. According to Louis Celaya, deputy city manager, residents can […]

Helping the forgotten of Ukraine




When Thousand Oaks resident Nita Hanson visited a Ukrainian orphanage for the first time in 1996, she entered a dark room where bumper to bumper cribs lined the walls. She looked into one and saw an infant whose head was as large as the rest of his body. She reached into his crib. The baby grabbed her finger tight. “That’s […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole $2,700 worth of men’s and women’s fragrances from the CVS store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road Feb. 16. Calabasas A thief stole a $1,600 purse containing a $400 pair of sunglasses and an $800 wallet with $200 in cash and a driver’s license from a vehicle parked on Old Topanga Canyon Road Feb. […]


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