WAGS win Western National Championship

The Westlake-Agoura Girls softball teams have a long history of big victories and stellar accomplishments, but rarely do the girls win a USA Softball Western National Championship. Last Sunday, the WAGS U-10 Gold team won the coveted title and reached the end of the rainbow with a 7-0 victory over Placentia-Yorba Linda. The action took place all last week in […]

Hot days, cool water

Officials in town to examine delivery capability

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year amid one of the hottest summers on record. How the district keeps the tap open and manages the resource that allows every person to stay alive has become a topic of utmost concern. Last week, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and state Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) […]

Understanding the Jewish eruv

Though I do not belong to the Jewish community and did not even know what an eruv was, I set out to find what, why, where and by whom it was desired. I was happy to take the time to educate myself on why there is such passion on both sides of the issue. Their religious expression should be respected, […]

Growing the seed of faith with Bible heroes

Roots of Faith

One of my favorite movies is “Galaxy Quest,” about the real-life actors of a canceled sci-fi TV series. On the show, whenever the situation looked dire, Commander Peter Quincy Taggart (Tim Allen) urged his crew on with the words, “Never give up! Never surrender!” The Bible likewise encourages believers with hope. Hebrews chapter 11 is a Faith Hall of Fame […]

Pigskin Preview arrives next week

MAD WORLD—Casey Webb of Oak Park High gets flipped after being tackled by Agoura’s Sean Tarnowski during the alumni football game between the rival schools in May 2015. Webb has bounced back: He’s the head coach of the Eagles’ football squad. Local prep football teams will be featured in the Pigskin Preview, a 24-page special section that hits driveways next […]

Voting on Cornerstone

This letter is to set the record straight regarding the letter “Not happy with Cornerstone” that appeared in The Acorn on Aug. 2. The letter may have had a tendency to misrepresent Councilwoman Illece Buckley Weber’s opinion concerning her position on the Cornerstone project. She did vote against the approval of this project. Allow me to explain. In March 8, […]

Kids dig Chumash archeology

LEARNING THE PAST—Above, Stephanie Steiner, left, helps Sophia Slack, 2, and Claire LeBlanc, 3, dig for puzzle pieces during the second annual Archaeology Day on Aug. 4 at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks. At left, Eden Nikiforakis, 6, and her father, Andrew, measure the size of a mammal bone. Kids learned about excavating techniques and how to catalogue […]

Take you Acorn on vacation

Calabasas incumbents seek return

In 2015 Calabasas moved its municipal election from March to November to stay on the same election calendar as neighboring city councils and school boards. The purpose of the change was to maximize voter turnout. This year, the move expects to pay off as the November Calabasas ballot will coincide with the U.S. midterm elections and other key state and […]

Support for park service biologist

Last week’s “bully babble” letter to the editor, spewing contempt for one of our most admired good-guy biologists and the incredible work of the National Park Service, is not going to stand. And fear-mongering is so old and so tired and so passe. Keep up the great work Jeff Sikich and NPS. We support you 100 percent. For 38 years, […]

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