2000-11-23

Asbestos danger



From the 1930s to the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of men and women worked at shipyards, factories, power houses, construction sites and similar places, not knowing how much their lives were in danger. Many were exposed to asbestos. Decades later, a cough that won’t go away, chronic fatigue or shortness of breath could signal a serious condition such as lung […]

Students on stage



CABARET NIGHT––Agoura High students Valerie and Kassie Chamberlain appear on stage along with several other local school performers as well as other members of the community to show off their talents during an inaugural Cabaret Night. Entertainment included musicians, singers, comedians, the school’s jazz band and the Agoura High Competition Dancers.

‘Clowning around for Christ’



‘NUNSENSE’–Monsignor Peter O’Reilly (third from right) leads parishioners from St. Maximilian Kolbe’s parish in some zany entertainment at the church’s "Celebrate Our Bountiful Harvest" dinner at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza last Friday. The annual dinner featured dancing and entertainment Pictured, from left, Ralph Boulware, Joe Santoro, Joe Lynch, Leo Henggeler, O’Reilly, Ed Hanley and Len Katz. Local churches are gearing […]

Guest opinion Westlake Village mayor sets goals

Mayor of Westlake Village
Here are my goals (not in order of priority) for Westlake Village:


Guest opinion Westlake Village mayor sets goals Mayor of Westlake Village Here are my goals (not in order of priority) for Westlake Village: (1) A modern regional hospital with state of the art emergency facilities to serve parts of west San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Las Virgenes, Malibu, Malibu Canyon, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, as well […]

Live in Beautiful North Ranch



Live in Beautiful North Ranch Nestled on a prime cul-de-sac in the prestigious North Ranch area of Westlake Village is this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom tennis court/pool estate that has been listed for sale by Marilyn Brightwell of Young Realtors for $879,000. The 2-story residence is highlighted by a family room with a wet bar, a gourmet kitchen and […]

Acorn offices will be closed until Monday



Acorn offices will be closed until Monday The Acorn will be closed until Mon., Nov. 27 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from all of us at The Acorn. If you travel over the weekend, please drive defensively. If you start your holiday shopping this weekend, please remember that some people don’t handle stress very well […]

Hospice volunteers remember holiday spirit CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Hospice volunteers remember holiday spirit CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn A TIME TO REMEMBER–President of Hospice of the Conejo’s Board of Directors, Mike Mathews, left, boardmember Jean Duffy of Thousand Oaks and 8-year-old Julia Smith from Newbury Park prepare "The Tree of Life" at The Oaks. The Tree of Life is displayed throughout the holiday season and it enables participants to place […]

Talking books aid the blind



There are things in life people enjoy more and more as they grow older, including the satisfaction of reading a fascinating new book or an old favorite. Reading is something you can enjoy no matter where you are––even if you can’t hold a book, turn a page or see regular print. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically […]

Schools honor Red Ribbon Week artists



Fourteen students of Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) received awards and recognition last week for posters they drew depicting themes about Red Ribbon Week, the national campaign to raise awareness against substance abuse. Sharon Brand, a 12th grader at Calabasas High School, made a colorful, but ominous charcoal drawing of a dead end street, lined with "danger" and "do […]

Unity Center plans service



"Plenty Everywhere" will be the message delivered by the Rev. Irma Oestmann at the Unity Center Church services at 10 a.m., Sun., Nov. 26. The church meets in the community room of Old Meadows Park, 1600 Marview, Thousand Oaks. Children’s church is held during the service and childcare is available. Thanksgiving potluck will be held after the service and everyone […]


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