Ladies at The Landing

Acorn Staff Writer

It was a beautiful Thursday evening last week as a group of women, clad in colorful tropical outfits and flowers in their hair, gathered on a dock in Westlake Village. No, they were not preparing for an exotic vacation – just a cruise around the lake and dinner at a dockside restaurant. And they had the time of their lives. […]

Hearing program for newborns sounds good

A safe, non-invasive and inexpensive procedure has been developed to test the hearing of newborns. It may save children years of developmental problems. According to the National Campaign for Hearing Health, less than 35 percent of all newborns in the U.S. are currently being screened for hearing problems at birth. Yet 12,000 infants are born with some degree of hearing […]

Latina Women of the Year nominations sought

California residents are invited to nominate candidates for the 4th annual "Outstanding Latina Women of the Year Awards" presented by Mervyn’s California, Target Stores and Univision, the country’s leading U.S. Spanish-language television network. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 1. Candidates are sought for recognition in the following categories: outstanding teacher/coach; mother; volunteer; business leader; creative artist. English and Spanish ballots […]

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Is this the best looking Volvo yet?

Acorn Automotive Editor

Last week, Volvo unveiled simultaneously in Stockholm, Sweden and New York their S60 sedan. This vehicle completes the company’s transformation to a range of vehicles of completely new designs and image. With the introduction of the S60, and production ceasing on the S70, the transformation of Volvo that started about 36 months ago is now completed. The sporty and compact […]

Buckles and Bows taps fundraiser

Acorn Staff Writer

Buckles & Bows, a non-profit organization that teaches square dancing and round dancing, welcomed 266 guests at a fundraising dance Sunday at Cabrillo Elementary School in Malibu. For a $10 fee, the sold-out dance included lunch and dancing with nationally known caller, Ken Bower. "Ken is one of our favorite callers," said Buckles & Bows president Shirley Gibford. Several golf […]

Addiction counseling offered

The Family Guidance Clinic of Interface Children Family Services has begun a program for individuals dealing with addiction issues. Treatment specialists will provide educational and therapeutic treatment services for drug and alcohol addictive disorders. Services include direct recovery interventions, recovery support, relapse prevention and sponsorship. Basic underlying issues such as attitudes, self-esteem, internal and external pressures, as well as identifying […]

Stuffed bears bring comfort

The Assistance League of Conejo Valley’s Share-A-Bear program provides a stuffed toy bear named Casey to medical staff and fire departments for distribution to young trauma victims of fire or traffic accidents, and those suffering from a severe illness. More than 3,000 bears have been donated to children in crisis situations since the program’s inception in 1997. Acknowledging that sometimes […]

Koppel cross-county races scheduled

Plans are underway for the fifth annual Justin Koppel Memorial Cross-Country Races Aug. 26 at Agoura High School. Koppel, a former co-captain of the Charger cross-country team, died in a 1995 traffic accident while attending the University of Pennsylvania. The races are held each year in his memory and to raise funds for the school’s cross-country team. The running takes […]

Firestone • Ford • Fiasco Commentary

Acorn Automotive Editor

Firestone • Ford • Fiasco Commentary Every one makes mistakes. I make them everyday. It’s part of life. It’s just that when the mistake is made by a multi-national corporation we read about it everywhere and it becomes the type of story that TV news magazines feed on. It seems that back in 1994 one Firestone factory in Decatur, Ill. […]

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