2001-04-12

California is being overrun by non-native plant life

Acorn Staff Writer

Spring is back, and so is Arundo Donax, the fast-growing, bamboo-like weed that badly chokes the area’s rivers and streams and often leads whole communities to fight against it. Agricultural experts estimate more than 90 percent of Southern California’s riparian habitat has been lost to Arundo Donax, a reed that can grow several inches a day during the warm weather […]

Free forum to take place in honor of administrative professionals



Free forum to take place in honor of administrative professionals The Westlake Village OfficeTeam location invites administrative staff members to join the OfficeTeam Career Club, a forum for office support professionals to discuss career management and job search topics, and share success strategies. In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (April 22 through 28), they will present a forum from 6 […]

Local author on Internet



After enduring the disappointment of hundreds of rejections, 66-year-old author Mark Lichterman of Westlake Village is celebrating the publication of his first novel, a Dickensian tale called "The Climbing Boy." The novel has been published by an Internet publishing firm called Electric Bookworm. Lichterman’s two additional novels, "The Becoming" and "The Hole Digger," will also be published by the same […]

Camps set for new thespians



Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in a rustic setting in the Santa Monica Mountains of Topanga Canyon will offer its 22nd Summer Youth Drama Day Camp for ages 8 through 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., three days per week, June 26 through July 26. Participants will learn classical theater techniques. Also available this summer: Young People’s Drama Camp […]

Brazilian captures Calabasas tourney



Sixth-seeded Andre Sa of Brazil captured the $25,000 USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Challenger last weekend in Calabasas with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Michael Russell of Ponte Vedra, Fla. Russell, who was unseeded, beat Ota Fukarek of the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the 32-man field. Sa beat seventh-seeded Ronald Agenor of Haiti to reach the finals. Sa, […]

Acorn staff gets early praise



As I read the current issue of The Acorn, I was pleased to see the various articles penned by Michael Picarella (pages 7, 12 and others). Michael is a delightful addition to the already fine editorial staff. In doing an interview on me a few months ago on the phone reflecting on my husband, Bob, it was evident that he […]

Funny author Oak Park comedy writer has fun with organized crime -Page 19



Funny author Oak Park comedy writer has fun with organized crime -Page 19

Women-owned firms continue dramatic growth, survey says



The Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), welcomed the release of Census Bureau data showing that the number of women-owned firms totaled 5.4 million in 1997, with 7.1 million employees and $819 billion in receipts. According to the data, women-owned firms made up 26 percent of the nation’s 20.8 million non-farm businesses and 4.4 percent of the $18.6 […]

Fun Easter egg event coming to Calabasas



The city of Calabasas will present "Egg"Stravaganza, a fun-filled event that includes an egg hunt, prizes, candy, food and more for children of all ages from 10 a.m.-noon, Sat., April 14 at Grape Arbor Park. Children 1 to 2 years old will begin their egg hunt at 10:20 a.m.; 3 to 5 years at 10:40 a.m.; 6 to 8 years […]

Ventura Museum offers art scholarships



The Ventura County Museum of History & Art is accepting applications for the Bonita McFarland Scholarships to be awarded to Ventura County residents who are pursuing studies in fine art. The scholarships are funded by the Bonita McFarland Trust, which was created to sponsor art exhibitions, acquisitions and scholarships for "deserving art students, irrespective of age, in furtherance of their […]


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