What’s a day without politics

It’s nothing short of Darwinian that there is an entire political party that is willing to vote against the well-being of our nation in order to prevent President Joe Biden from appearing successful. Bridges are literally falling down. Roads are in disrepair and replete with potholes. Many third world countries have faster internet and better healthcare than we do. Computer […]

Oak Park to remain with T.O. on new map

After reading 890 pages of public comment and looking over more than 90 community-submitted redistricting proposals, Ventura County’s supervisors have narrowed their choice down to one map. The map, approved after a five-hour meeting on Nov. 16 meets all of the supervisors’ demands and most of constituents’ wants, said Supervisor Kelly Long after submitting map 82042 for consideration. The map […]

Man accused of setting fire to two people inside tent

Two people living in the wash between the 101 Freeway and The Oaks mall had to scramble for their lives last week when another homeless person doused them with gas inside their tent and tried to light them on fire, police said. “He opens the tent, throws a flammable liquid on the two inside and then lights it,” Sgt. Tim […]

Gallegly lawsuit targets CLU

A dispute between a longtime U.S. congressman and the university he chose to archive his papers and host his fellowship program may be headed to court. Attorneys representing retired U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly have filed a complaint in Ventura Superior Court seeking unspecified damages against Cal Lutheran University for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The complaint, which […]

Wind damage

CRASH LANDING— Last Sunday’s big wind event created a bit of havoc in the region. Besides the numerous trees that took a beating, these two signs at the Ford dealership at the Thousand Oaks auto mall apparently blew over during the Nov. 21 Santa Ana blast. Acorn reader Stan Berkowitz of Westlake was passing by and photographed the damage.

Paper, rock, scissors—and polymer clay

A child of the ’70s, Shelley Kommers remembers the days when crayons, scissors and paper were the tools of her creative enjoyment, before the internet took over much of that role for many children. Shelley recalls her artistic mom encouraging her to engage in artful endeavors as early as age 3. “We created our own fun,” says the now 52-year-old […]

OP student is top fundraiser

Help the boosters; donate gift cards

The athletic booster club at Oak Park High School is collecting unwanted gift cards to raise funds for supplies and equipment for the winter sports program. Student-athletes who collect the most gift cards will receive gifts and prizes. OPHS freshman volleyball player Olivia Melendez recently won a trip to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights as well as dinner from Bubba Gump […]

Motor4Toys revs up for holidays

Porsche Woodland Hills will present the 18th annual Motor- 4Toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive Sun., Dec. 5 at Pierce College, 6201Winnetka Ave,, Woodland Hills. Attendees must use the entrances at Victory Boulevard or Mason Street; only these two entries will be open. Motor4Toys will be in the main lot, No. 7, off Victory Boulevard. The Motor4Toys Charitable Foundation, […]


The Calabasas City Library will be closed for Christmas from Fri. to Sun., Dec. 24 through 26. Library hours on New Year’s Eve, Fri., Dec. 31 will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is always closed Mondays. For the links, dates and times of story times as well as information on all events, go to www. calabasaslibrary.org […]

Chipping in, sorting out for America Recycles Day


Nov. 15 marked the 25th annual national America Recycles Day, and this year’s theme was “I want to be recycled.” That may sound more like the promotional slogan for an all-natural funeral services provider, but it actually built on a curious phenomenon first discovered through focus group studies conducted by the California Department of Conservation (now part of CalRecycle, the […]