2001-04-05

T.O. Rabbi participates in inmates’ Passover observance



Los Angeles County Jail inmates of the Jewish faith will be given the opportunity to celebrate the Passover holiday. The L.A.County Sheriff’s Department acknowledges the importance of this holiday that commemorates the deliverance of ancient Hebrews from slavery. "Even in custody, everyone deserves the chance to observe and practice his or her religion," said L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca. The […]

Boardmember says he worked hard to cut local water rates



Boardmember says he worked hard to cut local water rates A 10 percent reduction in customer water rates was voted by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors at its meeting of March 27. This could be done because of surpluses built up since 1996 when a 15 percent increase in rates was enacted. This rate cut […]

More streets in Oak Park will be resurfaced

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park has the image of being a sparking new community, but in reality, many of its streets were built in the 1970s and now need major repairs. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), the community’s governing body, announced last week that phase two of its street resurfacing program will get underway next year. The work will include three […]

Westlake Rotary takes to the streets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Westlake Rotary takes to the streets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A DAY AT THE FAIR ––Mindy Hobman, her daughter Kallyn, son Jordan and husband Steve enjoy fine artwork at the sixth annual Westlake Rotary Club Street Fair. Hundreds flocked to the fair last Sunday to admire the arts and crafts and enjoy the entertainment, despite a cloudy gray day.

‘Cancer Survivors Day’ in the planning process



Representatives of the Wellness Community, Valley/Ventura and the American Cancer Society met recently to promote National Cancer Survivors Day in the Conejo Valley. A family picnic with a "country" theme is being planned, with entertainment and festivities honoring those who have been touched by cancer. The picnic is provided free to cancer survivors, their significant others, family members and oncology […]

Teacher recruitment centers open



Education Secretary Kerry Mazzoni recently announced the official opening of six regional teacher recruitment centers as a part of Gov. Gray Davis’ plan to reduce California’s teacher shortage. The centers will serve as one-stop information, recruitment and job placement clearinghouses for individuals pursuing a teaching career. Prospective teachers will be provided with information on the numerous incentives currently available, requirements […]

Spreading Passover goodwill LANNON HARLEY/The Acorn



Spreading Passover goodwill LANNON HARLEY/The Acorn REACHING OUT TO OTHERS––Volunteers from the B’nai B’rith Haverim No. 5213 of the Conejo Valley prepare Passover baskets for needy families and individuals last week in Westlake. From left to right are Bernie Schiffer, Arylene Rosenbloom, Mel Lieberson, Fran Kaushansky, Joy Krieger and Eilen Kurit. The baskets help those who otherwise couldn’t celebrate the […]

Proud to have opposed the North Area Plan In response to March 15 Acorn comments made by Toby Keeler in a letter to the editor:



Proud to have opposed the North Area Plan In response to March 15 Acorn comments made by Toby Keeler in a letter to the editor: Toby, thank you very much for reminding everyone that REC (Recreation and Equestrian Coalition) opposed the North Area Plan (NAP). We are very proud of that. You just didn’t go far enough. You forgot to […]

Shadow Day at water reclamation facility LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Shadow Day at water reclamation facility LISA ADAMS/The Acorn LEARNING ABOUT WATER––Lab assistant Paul Jorgensen, left, shows Calabasas High School junior Elan Levy, 17, how to search for bacteria and microorganisms in drinking water during "Shadow Day" at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s (LVMWD) Tapia reclamation facility near Malibu. Last week, Calabasas students had an opportunity to hear firsthand the […]

High school tennis star takes the court on behalf of Special Olympics

Acorn Staff Writer

As spring blooms, so does the hope that today’s teens are on the right track with their lives. Calabasas High School senior Eric Fingleson apparently is. One beautiful weekend afternoon recently, when many local youth chose to be at the beach or with friends, Fingleson devoted his time to playing tennis with a group of special needs children. Fingleson, a […]


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