2018-05-31

Closing time for Coyotes

Calabasas makes deepest postseason run among Acorn teams

Prep baseball season’s come and gone. Calabasas High made the deepest playoff run of any Acorn team in the CIF-Southern Section postseason. The Coyotes (21-10 overall, 10-5 in the Marmonte League) reached the Division 2 quarterfinals, falling to Beckman 7-2 on May 25. Calabasas, which won its final four league games to share the Marmonte title with Newbury Park, beat […]

Morrison Estates home with pool, spa

This single-story, four-bedroom home is in Morrison Sutton Valley Estates. The manicured landscaping and a brick walkway lead to an open floor plan with volume ceilings and spacious entertainment rooms. Numerous windows allow for natural lighting. The kitchen and breakfast area have wood flooring. The cook’s kitchen includes GE stainless steel double oven, a center island with storage, abundant cabinetry […]

Triunfo backs wise water use

In Leigh Haikin’s letter to the editor (“Help with water”) in the May 24 edition of The Acorn, the writer makes the assumption that Oak Park Water Service does not plan to participate in the new lawn replacement program to be offered by the Metropolitan Water District and that OPWS “is not doing all they can to promote conservation and […]

There’s always something fun brewing in Westlake

Acorn Epicurean

If you want a whale of a good time and some great brews and grub, head over to what locals are calling the “Beermuda Triangle” in Westlake Village and sample the goodies offered by Westlake Brewing & Libations. Owned by the husband-and-wife team of Larry and April Moisan of Simi Valley, this spot is spot-on for local craft-beer lovers who […]

Track & field stars gear up for state meet

The CIF State Track & Field Championships will have a local flair. Fourteen athletes from Acorn high schools will compete at the state meet this weekend at Buchanan High in Clovis. Kyla Robinson-Hubbard, a junior at Calabasas High, became a Masters champ in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles by crossing the finish line in 41.82 seconds last weekend at El Camino […]

Custom North Ranch residence with three-car garage, hobby area

This North Ranch custom home has a grand foyer with spiral staircase leading to the second floor. The foyer opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings, natural light, custom crown moldings and views of the pool and oak tree. The first floor has a huge family room with a built-in unit plus a fireplace, wine bar and refrigerator. The […]

Day to remember

HONORING THE TROOPS—Above, Nick Dean, 11, of Boy Scout Troop 761, places an American flag on the grave of a veteran at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on May 26. At right, photographer Kevin Park of Agoura Hills trained his camera on this Navy Corsair fighter plane that was part of an aircraft-flyover at the Pierce […]

Foreign policy

Anyone who thinks president has a strong, in executing foreign only look at the North Korean realize how he is to lead our country. A high school class with a mock project to do the negotiations could have come up with a better plan, and they wouldn’t have awarded themselves the Nobel Peace Prize before finishing their work. David HurwitzCalabasas

Free concerts, thrilling rides at the fair

The 2018 Ventura County Fair will run from Aug. 1 through 12 at the county fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The fair will have exhibits, contests, farm animals and entertainment, all free with fair admission. Special admission days offer opportunities to enter the fair for free or at low prices. Wed., Aug. 1: Dollar Day. $1 admission until 3 […]

Keep these animals from taking a bite out of your favorite pet

ACORN SERIES /// Pets, pests and predators


This is the last in a three-part series about critters big and small that can threaten your pet. Whether you live in the country or the city, there are predators looking for a meal. They don’t hunt for sport; they’re just hungry. If they find a small animal in your yard it doesn’t matter to them if it’s a pest […]


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