Red Cross online course, app for pet first aid

The American Red Cross has provided a Cat and Dog First Aid online course and Pet First Aid App for pet owners, pet sitters and dog walkers to help provide emergency care until veterinary help is available. “Pet lovers will learn what to do if their cat or dog is choking, has a wound or needs CPR,” said Russ Huge, […]

Squirrel of the month

NO RESPECT—This little guy was caught standing on a statue of St. Francis of Assisi in order to steal a drink of water from the bird bath in Ginny Ryan’s Agoura Hills back yard. Of all the nerve. Send your favorite squirrel photo to newstip@theacorn.com

Coyotes seize CIF

Calabasas wins first section title since 1994

Noah Jordan understood the magnitude of the situation. After an hour-and-a-half rain delay, Calabasas High’s boys’ tennis team was finally playing Poly of Pasadena for the CIFSouthern Section Division 2 championship on May 10 at the Claremont Club. A senior in his fourth season with the program, Jordan cheered every Calabasas point as if each one would decide the championship. […]

Eagles fall in CIF finals

Oak Park’s postseason journey continues in SoCal Division II tourney

When juggernauts collide, a giant is bound to stumble. Oak Park High’s boys’ volleyball team played in its eighth CIFSouthern Section championship match since 2006. Saddleback Valley Christian made its sixth appearance in a section finale in seven seasons. Saddleback Valley Christian defeated the Eagles 25-19, 25-22, 13-25, 25-14 for the Division 2 crown on May 11 at Cerritos College […]

Higher ground

Local stars continue to advance this postseason

Look closely at De’Anna Nowling’s spikes. The names “Kyla” and “Bella” are scrawled on her New Balance shoes. Nowling’s Calabasas High girls’ track and field teammates Jade McDonald and Tierra Crockrell also have Kyla and Bella written on their respective kicks. Kyla Robinson-Hubbard, a senior, and Bella Witt, a sophomore, were disqualified for this postseason after competing in too many […]

Playoff corner

Oaks Christian High’s baseball team lost 5-3 to Redondo Union in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoff quarterfinals on May 10. The Lions, who finished with a 17-16 overall record, made the deepest postseason run of any Acorn baseball team this spring.

Second time around with IRS

commentary /// Income taxes

Taxpayers who discover an error after filing may need to amend their tax return. Taxpayers should file an amended return if there’s a change in filing status, income, deductions or credits. The IRS may correct mathematical or clerical errors on a return. They also may accept returns without certain required forms or schedules. In these instances, there’s no need to […]

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Following the light away from temptation

Roots of Faith

The Lord’s Prayer, used by believers for centuries, has the line “Lead us not into temptation.” Wait a minute. Why would a loving God draw his followers into sin? He doesn’t. The wording can be traced back to the Anglican prayer book of the 1500s. While modern Bibles have translations more accurate to the original text, believers still use the […]

Barbecue and family fun

Lag Ba’omer on Thurs., May 23 is a festive day on the Jewish calendar that celebrates the anniversary of the death of the sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. Jews across the globe celebrate by expressing community unity and solidarity at outdoor communal events. The Chabad Jewish Center of Moorpark will host an event for […]