2001-03-15

Agoura Hills student makes Dean’s List at TCU



Agoura Hills student makes Dean’s List at TCU Tara Sherwin of Agoura Hills has been named to the Dean’s List at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth for the fall semester. To earn this honor, students must post at least a 3.4 GPA.

Outsiders: Mind your own business



It’s troubling to once again see writers who don’t live in Agoura Hills attempting to dictate what’s best for Agoura Hills. Such was the case in last week’s Acorn. It’s easy to dictate from across the border and leave our citizens to deal with the consequences. One writer, from a neighboring city that enjoys huge income from a "big box" […]

Pavley convenes hearing



Pavley convenes hearing State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills), chairwoman of the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, convened the first hearing to begin the review of Gov. Gray Davis’ budget proposals. California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Winston Hickox and Resources Secretary Mary Nichols presented their budgets to the subcommittee. Over the next two months the […]

Telecommuting receives mixed reviews from execs



When it comes to permitting employees to work from home, executives are decidedly undecided, suggests a new survey. While 36 percent of those polled see no difference in productivity levels between telecommuters and on-site workers, more than a quarter (26 percent) feel the arrangement can compromise job performance. Senior manager agreed overwhelmingly that the best candidates for telecommuting programs are […]

Conference topic will address technology, disabled students



Two-time Peabody Award winner and "Dateline NBC" correspondent John Hockenberry will give the keynote address at 7:30 a.m. Wed., March 21 at Cal State University’s (CSUN) 16th annual international "Technology and Person with Disabilities" conference. The conference will be from March 19 to 24 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport and Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotels near LAX. "The event […]

WELCOME TO 1900––Dressed as immigrants, more than 100 White Oak Elementary School third graders reenact entering the United States of America through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Above are (clockwise from right front): Morgan Press, Bryan Quintanilla,



WELCOME TO 1900––Dressed as immigrants, more than 100 White Oak Elementary School third graders reenact entering the United States of America through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Above are (clockwise from right front): Morgan Press, Bryan Quintanilla, Aaron Fisher, Scott Slomann, Benn Rieder and Austin Sears. After a simulated arrival by ship, arduous medical exams, money exchanges, ticket purchases […]

Students should learn the ‘Seven’ Commandments



Regarding your editorial "Lessons from San Diego" referencing the high school shooting tragedy, I agree that we need to take verbal threats more seriously and that children should not ridicule or taunt fellow students. However, I believe that there is a bigger issue––the need to teach our children right from wrong. This should be done in the home. Unfortunately, with […]

City Council reorganization scheduled for Calabasas



The Calabasas City Council will swear-in its new and returning members at a special meeting at 7:30 p.m., next Tues., March 20. During that meeting, the council also will reorganize, appointing a new mayor and mayor pro-tem. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the ceremonies.

Open house slated for SCORE



March is the annual national membership month for SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. SCORE is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that assists small businesses and startups with free counseling and low-cost business education workshops. As part of its participation, Ventura County Chapter 255 is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mon., March 26 at […]

Some seniors can use friends



Friends to the Elderly, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, serves seniors of all faiths by recruiting volunteers, training and matching them with a resident of a long-term care facility who’s in need of friendship. Volunteers are currently being sought to visit lonely seniors living in Conejo Valley nursing homes and Board and Care facilities. These seniors […]


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