Sure signs of the season CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Sure signs of the season CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn WISH LIST––With a sweet face like Oak Park’s Kylee Boldroff, she easily convinces Santa that she’s been a good girl all year and that bringing her all the toys on her Christmas list shouldn’t be a problem. This well-groomed Santa made his appearance during the culmination of this year’s "Santa Comes to […]

Chamber salutes outstanding teachers

Acorn Staff Writer

Lynn Coleman, a teacher at Indian Hills in Calabasas, keeps a "bad day" folder at the school that she likes to peruse whenever she thinks things are going bad. Inside the folder are letters of commendation from students and parents praising Coleman’s work as a teacher at the alternative high school. Like everybody else, Coleman gets a lift when she […]

Brownies do the right thing

TROOP DONATES FOOD–Brownie Troop 653 from Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills uses their dues money to buy food for the needy this holiday season. The girls here donate spices and other items to Manna Food Bank. It helps feed hungry people throughout the area.

Folk remedies work on common colds

Increasingly, doctors and researchers are finding that, when it comes to treating a cold, many of the homespun or "folk" remedies that have been used for generations actually have a strong basis in science. For example: At least half of the saying "Feed a cold, starve a fever" is true. Researchers have identified certain foods that can help combat colds, […]

The Oaks to host entertainers The Oaks shopping center has scheduled the following holiday entertainment in the Robinsons-May Men’s and Home Store Court at the east end of the mall:

The Oaks to host entertainers The Oaks shopping center has scheduled the following holiday entertainment in the Robinsons-May Men’s and Home Store Court at the east end of the mall: Fri., Dec. 15: Simi Valley Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16: Suzuki children’s violinists at 11 a.m.; Aspen Elementary School choir at 1 p.m. and Camarillo Men’s Choir […]

Etz Chaim’s ‘Ner Tamid Center’

UNDER CONSTRUCTION––Rick Newberger, vice president of Temple Etz Chaim’s development and co-chair of the building committee, stands at the site a $4 million project to construct buildings that will house 14 classrooms, a multipurpose room, adult lounge, art room and library are currently under construction next to the main sanctuary. The project broke ground in August 1999, and is expected […]

Suzuki’s 2001 Grand Vitara XL-7 The future of SUV’s?

Acorn Automotive Editor

A few months ago some of my colleagues in the automotive press were forecasting the end of our love affair with the SUV. My feeling has always been that although the passion might be waning, the vehicles are just evolving. This year we have seen a trend to smaller, more fuel-efficient SUV’s that have more in common with the good […]

Real Estate Advisor

Attorney at Law

Real Estate Advisor Q. I only recently started to read your real estate column and find it to be of great value. I am president of our homeowners association and would like to distribute copies of past questions and answers to our Board of Directors. Are they available? A. Yes. They can be found on the following Web site: www.HOAQandA.com. […]

Calabasas may have a New Year extravaganza

Acorn Staff Writer

The city of Calabasas may try to re-create last year’s Paris millennium fireworks display with a 55-foot Eiffel Tower of its own this year. The French monument is one of many famous structures that could be featured in an outdoor exhibit on the site of the new civic center, across from The Commons, for the two years before the complex […]

Westlake’s Mickey Rooney still looms large

Acorn Staff Writer

Tireless Mickey Rooney returned to his Westlake Village home after a recent tour abroad with his wife, Jan, his batteries recharged and ready to restart. After 70 years of life on stage and screen, you’d think America’s most lovable actor would be ready to hit the pause button. For the 80-year-old Rooney, not a chance. In a recent road show […]