2001-05-24

Agoura toddler survives rattlesnake bite



A rattlesnake near her Agoura home bit a 21-month toddler around 5 p.m. last Tuesday, officials report. Two fire engines, paramedics and a helicopter were dispatched from nearby Fire Station 56, close to the toddler’s home, off Cornell Road on Crags Drive in Agoura, according to fireman/paramedic Steve Bernau, one of the people to stabilize the little girl before she […]

Agoura Hills girl is appearing in new magazine



Kara Thackston, 9, of Agoura Hills is featured in the May/June issue of New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. The issue, called "25 Beautiful Girls," celebrates girls "who are beautiful on the inside." An essay detailing Kara’s "wonderful qualities" appears in the magazine, chosen from more than 150 essays submitted. The bi-monthly international magazine is edited by […]

Support group gives help to those separated or divorced



Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ Conejo Valley office is offering a support group for men and women who have separated or recently divorced. In a supportive and confidential setting, group members can address issues raised in this difficult transition period. The group is facilitated by a licensed therapist. A nominal fee will be charged. The group will meet from […]

White Oak Elementary Cub Scouts show empathy for those less fortunate



White Oak Elementary Cub Scouts show empathy for those less fortunate PACK 3785 IN ACTION–Third grade Cub Scouts of Pack No. 3785 at White Oak Elementary School are making sandwiches to be delivered along with potato chips, cookies and fruit for some of the area’s homeless. Scouts from Den 4 are left to right: Austin Sears, Aaron Fisher, Julian Robaire, […]

Nevers, Kessler, Hermes shine for OPHS track in postseason

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park boys’ track team’s core of talented athletes, Mark Nevers, Chad Kessler, Josh Walker and Taylor Hermes made the decision for coach Kevin Smith. Originally the plan was to run Nevers in only one race, the 3200-meters, a concession that the Eagles had no chance to beat St. Bonaventure in the Southern Section Division IV track finals, which […]

Here we go again -more tire problems

Acorn Automotive Editor

It seems as if we are seeing two magnificent companies commiting the equivalent of corporate suicide. Ford and Firestone have a relationship that goes back almost a century and it looks as if nothing can prevent it coming to an end. We may never know what or why these tires had the problems they have. Ford blames the tires, Firestone, […]

Judges hear Ahmanson appeal

Acorn Staff Writer

Ahmanson Ranch opponents are asking the Ventura County Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court decision that reportedly gives developers permission to usurp water rights for the 3,050-home development. Save Open Space, the Agoura Hills organization doing battle with Ahmanson Ranch, lost a 1999 lawsuit on the water rights’ issue in Superior Court. SOS charged that Ahmanson didn’t complete […]

It’s a beautiful place LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



It’s a beautiful place LISA ADAMS/The Acorn CHAMBER OFFICIALS SAY ‘CONGRATULATIONS AND MUCH SUCCESS’––Store owners Rachel Bowne (holding scissors), and Donna Bowne, right, store supervisor Brittiany Franklin, left, and the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce cut a ceremonial ribbon for Terra Bella. Specializing in home and garden accents, Terra Bella is at 3320 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in […]

Music Center hosts low cost children’s programs on Saturdays The Music Center Education Division’s low-cost Saturday morning family program, the Family Series, has scheduled the following event:



Music Center hosts low cost children’s programs on Saturdays The Music Center Education Division’s low-cost Saturday morning family program, the Family Series, has scheduled the following event: From 11 a.m. to noon on Sat., June 16, families with children ages 7 to 12 can enjoy the last of the Young Arts series at Zipper Concert Hall of the Colburn School […]

Westlake High School cheerleaders clean up with benefit car wash LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Westlake High School cheerleaders clean up with benefit car wash LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A LITTLE CHEER GOES A LONG WAY––Working with a huge group of supporters comprised of friends and family, the Westlake High School cheerleader squad conduct a car wash on a recent Saturday. The monies raised will go to support cheerleading activities and to fund a set of […]


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