Rare plant puts Ahmanson Ranch opponents back into court

Acorn Staff Writer

A coalition of environmental groups joined the city of Calabasas last week in filing a lawsuit that seeks to protect the rare San Fernando Valley spineflower from the Ahmanson Ranch development. The small, white flower that once flourished throughout Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange Counties and was thought to be extinct until rediscovered two years ago in the Laskey Mesa […]

Open house at Wellness Community today

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house and display of cancer patients’ art from noon to 4 p.m. today, Thurs., June 21, at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The Wellness Community provides free programs of education, hope and emotional support for people with cancer and their loved ones. "The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura truly exists […]

Scholarships awarded CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Scholarships awarded CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn B’NAI B’RITH HAVERIM––Second Annual Scholarship Awards were presented to four area high school seniors Monday evening by B’nai B’rith Haverim’s Conejo Valley Unit 5213. Checks for $500 were presented to each student by President Bernie Schiffer, left, and Scholarship Chairperson Helen Rosenfeldt, right. Receiving checks (from left) are: Avi Rushman, Oak Park High; Gil Katz, […]

Oak Park girls basketball team enjoys that winning feeling

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park girls’ basketball team, coached by Lindsay Strothers, earned the school’s first-ever California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship in 2001, the crowning achievement in local sports this past year. Oak Park finished the season at 25-6, two of the wins coming against Morro Bay, whom the Eagles beat in the CIF finals at The Pyramid in Long Beach and […]

Time to let bygones be bygones

Time to let bygones be bygones Enough is enough! Let us talk about behavior… reading all the articles in my local Acorn newspaper, it seems to me that Sumac Elementary School parents have published hostile responses toward one fifth-grade boy that they are calling a "Bully." These last few articles are well out of line. To think that these are […]

United Chamber honors local small business

BIG THINGS, SMALL PACKAGES––The United Chambers of Commerce recently presented its Small Business of the Year Awards during ceremonies in Van Nuys. Above, left to right, Jim and Lisa Rule, publishers of The Acorn, received the award from the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce. Also shown are chamber board members Maureen Fried, Dave Smith, Susan Harris, Chamber President Alex Soteras […]

Early detection is key in curing testicular cancer

When found early, testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, with an overall cure rate of 90 percent. Testicular cancer can occur in males of any age, including infants and elderly men. However, it is most common in males 15 to 40 years old. The main risk factor for the development of testicular cancer is undescended […]

Kids discover science at Pierce

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class designed to explore a new scientific concept daily for children ages 7 to 11. Participants will find out how a circuit works, what makes a rocket lift, explore the wonders of a bubble, the ocean, colors, atoms, molecules and more. In addition, students will enjoy hands-on experiments and make-and-take activities. Instructor […]

Oak Park cross country team finally hits the finish line first

Acorn Sports Writer

A pre-season goal for the Oak Park boys’ cross country team last fall was to win of a CIF championship. And when it came to pass that the Eagles did in fact capture the title, it meant that senior standout Mark Nevers-who has established himself as one of the top age group runners in the country, along with his fellow […]

Concerned about the responsibility of parents

Concerned about the responsibility of parents I’m writing in response to the parents who are concerned about the lyrics their daughter heard at her middle school dance. I was absolutely shocked upon finishing this letter. Children are first taught morals and values at home. If parents do their job correctly and present a strong foundation, then these lyrics should in […]