2001-05-31

‘Meals-on-Wheels’ volunteers go the extra mile

Acorn Staff Writer

David Saadati is a 53-year-old multiple sclerosis patient who’s finding it harder and harder to do the things he used to do, like working in his kitchen and preparing his own meals. Luckily, the Oak Park man heard about Westlake Village Meals-on-Wheels, a program that delivers ready-to-eat food to the homes of the disabled, the elderly and others in need. […]

Jaycees No. 1



Jaycees No. 1 At the first quarter Jaycees California State Convention held recently in La Mirada, the Conejo Valley Jaycees received numerous awards, including being voted the No. 1 chapter in California. This award is determined by membership growth and the number of events that took place during the quarter. The Jaycees is a nonprofit organization for 21 to 39-year-olds […]

Calabasas wine tasting to benefit Cancer Society



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will present the 6th annual Calabasas Wine Tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tues., June 5 at Fins Creekside Restaurant in Old Town Calabasas. Guests can enjoy fine wines from around the world and hors d’oeuvres and participate in a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the California Wildlife Center. […]

Oak Park resident graduates with honors from USC



Kara Lemma, daughter of Edward and Kathleen Lemma of Oak Park, recently graduated with honors in sociology and religion from the University of Southern California. Kara was also awarded the Extraordinary Community Service Award from USC and a $1,000 gift sponsored by the college and the estate of Grace Ford Salvatori. The award is given for dedicated work in helping […]

Worth it not to have Home Depot



Two years ago I received a promotional mailer from Worth Magazine which began, "I’m sure you’re pleased––although probably not surprised––that your town was listed among the richest 250 in America. Imagine what this will do for real estate values!" Sure enough, at No. 191 I found the listing for our town, Agoura Hills, Calif., median home price: $343,750. And indeed, […]

Topanga woman takes troubled animals under her wing

Acorn Staff Writer

Whatever the weather, Mollie Hogan does her best to provide shelter for her special friends, animals of all shapes and sizes unable to fend for themselves. For about seven years, Hogan has been a full-time caregiver living on a Topanga hillside lane where she offers safe haven for non-releasable wildlife that depend on her for their safety and well being. […]

Inspiring women to become health champions



The American Heart Association will host the annual Women’s Legacy: A Work of Heart from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thurs., June 28 at Chateau Pleasance, the home of Ed and Lynn Hogan in Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks. The luncheon and program will run from noon to 3 p.m., with exhibit booths and boutiques opening at 10:30 a.m. […]

Fundraising problems halt OPHS theater plan

Acorn Staff Writer

It appears an activity center will be built at Oak Park High School instead of a performing arts theater, but the The Oak Park Theater Building Committee still wants to find out what the residents think. The committee hasn’t been successful in coming up with $5 million needed to build a 400-seat theater with stadium seating. School officials decided a […]

Horsing around



BRING IT ON HOME––Ashlee Berner, riding "Jenny," and Katrina Livergood, on "Pazaar," race for a first place ribbon at the recent Horse Play Day at the Old Agoura Arena. Sponsored by the city of Agoura Hills, the event drew dozens of cowboys and cowgirls of all ages.

A loving goodbye to Oliver



Oliver Olsen Johnstone was born Nov. 14, 1991 and he passed away on May 7, 2001. We will miss Oliver so much, as so many of our family, friends and neighbors will. Kay and I would like the wonderful people of this community to accept our sincere gratitude for the overwhelming show of love and support in this time of […]


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