Congressional candidates won’t debate

Anyone waiting to see Republican challenger Antonio Sabato Jr. debate U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) would be wise to stop holding their breath. Voters in the 26th Congressional District, which encompasses much of Ventura County, will head to the polls Nov. 6 without seeing the candidates in a single debate. Sabato, a first-time candidate, won the early backing of […]

Turn clocks back one hour

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 4. Before going to bed the night of Sat., Nov. 3, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. While the change to standard time will provide more light in the morning, the evening darkness will arrive noticeably earlier. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don’t […]

Squirrel of the Month

NOSEY NUTTER—Simi Valley Acorn editor Sylvie Belmond snapped this squirrel photo while on break and taking a stroll at Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills.

Classical violinist kicks off series

Classical violinist Niv Ashkenazi will perform the music of Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev to open the 13th season of free community concerts presented by the Epiphany Music Guild. The recital, which also features pianist Irene Kim, will take place at 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4 at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. A complimentary reception to […]

Choose the proper diet for your feline

COMMENTARY /// Cat care

Picking the right food for your pet can be as challenging as finding the right foods for you to eat. The following conversation is with Dr. Bruce Elsey, a renowned U.S. feline-only veterinarian for more than 35 years. Dr. Elsey, we see a lot of food products on the market and hear about food crazes like “raw” or “vegan.” What […]




Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Two men broke into Tavern 101 on Roadside Drive on Oct. 24. Security footage showed two men who appeared to be in their 20s enter the property and ransack the manager’s office. They stole a camera, a point-of-sale computer, a laptop and a tablet, all worth $18,000. On Oct. 23, two men broke into Fire Island Grill on […]

Eagle Scout project makes a big difference

BEFORE AND AFTER—At left, Brandon Ehrman of Agoura Hills Boy Scout Troop 127 (in uniform) and some helpers recently complete an Eagle Scout project to restore a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. With the help of more than 40 fellow scouts, family members and friends over a two-day period, Brandon removed all traces of an old horse corral, below, […]

Have a taste of Conejo eateries

The 10th annual Taste of Conejo, presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive. Food and wine enthusiasts can attend an all-inclusive evening of food, wine, beer and spirit tastings from over 60 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. New […]

Upgraded Simi Valley home with built-in media center

This two-story pool home has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Upgrades include granite countertops, crown molding, 5-inch baseboards, neutral colors, plantation shutters, Duette shades, silhouettes, upgraded flooring and lighted ceiling fans. The formal living and family rooms have fireplaces. The family room has a built-in media center. The gourmet kitchen has an oversize granite island with a breakfast bar, under-cabinet […]

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