2001-01-11

City council challenger wants transportation a Calabasas priority

Acorn Staff Writer

Karmen Brower, a 35-year Calabasas resident, feels it’s time that Calabasas had a better public transportation system, especially if the Ahmanson Ranch development (which she opposes) goes through. "To force Ahmanson on us without a public transportation system would bring the freeways to a halt," she said. Even without Ahmanson, Brower wants more public transit. Currently the city has only […]

Interface seeking volunteers



Court Appointed Special Advocates, a program of Interface Children Family Services, will conduct a training for volunteers who wish to make a significant difference in a child’s life. Afterward, each volunteer will be matched with a child who’s been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect and is a dependent of the court. The role of the volunteer […]

Study shows new perspectives on use of caffeine and headaches



In one form or another, the average American consumes about 200 to 300 mg of caffeine per day, and many say caffeine helps energize them and perform at their peak. What many people may not know is that caffeine has been used to help treat headaches for many years. Caffeine has also been added to prescription and over the counter […]

Agoura boys’ soccer is on the rebound this year

Acorn Staff Writer

Success in soccer has been the girls’ domain at Agoura High, but not anymore. The boys’ team wants to build a winning tradition, too, and judging by this year’s start, the Charger boys are on the right track. Under first-year varsity coach Andrew Staiano, Agoura finished fifth in the competitive 12-team Lompoc Tournament over the holidays and improved their record […]

Symphony to showcase young musicians



Soprano Sara Jean Ford, cellist Andrew Janss and violinist Elise Goodman will represent Thousand Oaks when six young classical musicians of Southern California will be featured during the 2001 New West Symphony Discovery Artists Concert scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 20 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Each soloist will be accompanied by the New West […]

Triunfo YMCA says thank you for tree purchases



On behalf of the volunteers and staff of the Triunfo YMCA, I would like to thank our wonderful community for their support of the first ever Triunfo YMCA tree lot. The tree lot was a huge success, thanks to you, the community. The Triunfo YMCA was privileged to receive over 1,000 hours of volunteer help on the tree lot. Over […]

A Beautiful Home that Features Panoramic Views Across a Valley of Lush, Green Grass



A Beautiful Home that Features Panoramic Views Across a Valley of Lush, Green Grass Panoramic views across a valley of green mountains highlight this home in a gated community offering community pool, spa, kids pool, tennis courts, security patrol and mini park. This gorgeous home has 5 bedrooms (the fifth is a media room), 3 baths and a 3-car garage. […]

Youngster makes strides in fight against autism

Acorn Staff Writer

Lori Kulstad had much to be thankful for over the holidays. Her 7-year-old son Nicolas, for one, showed great improvement in his first semester of school, a sure sign that he might be gaining control over the neurological disorder of autism. More than half a million people in America today have autism, but Nicolas is proof that the condition isn’t […]

Franchise Tax Board makes life less taxing



Good news rings in the New Year for Californians this tax season in the form of tax credits, simplified tax filing, and plenty of help, according to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). "There are a lot of state tax incentives available this year to help many Californians with diverse backgrounds and economic means," said Kathleen Connell, state controller and chair […]

Help offered for daytime sleepiness



More than 40 million Americans have some type of sleep problem, and more than 40 percent report feeling so sleepy that it interferes with their daily activities. If you feel tired or fatigued and you don’t know why, you may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness or EDS. EDS is a condition associated with the central nervous system, and is […]


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