2001-07-12

Be snakeless Rattlers humanely caught are then set free -Page 2



Be snakeless Rattlers humanely caught are then set free -Page 2

St. Paschal Baylon hosts festival LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



St. Paschal Baylon hosts festival LISA ADAMS/The Acorn PILOT TO CO-PILOT––Lauren Sacha, 19 months, left, and her 3-year-old sister, Katie, take to the skies during a family festival at St. Paschal Baylon Church. The event featured carnival rides and various other attractions. Proceeds from the festival will benefit various local charities, the parish school, scholarship funds, youth basketball, Easter and […]

Local insurance agency captures awards



Becker Agency of National Life Insurance Company was recently honored for its numerous achievements in performance excellence during 2000. During an awards ceremony held at this year’s President’s Club aboard the Radisson’s Seven Seas Mariner, General Agent Gordon Becker accepted the prestigious Welman Award for excellence in overall agency operation. Membership in President’s Club designates an agent as one of […]

Church members go to Kenya



A group of 30 people from the congregations of Moorpark and Westminster Presbyterian churches are traveling to Kenya this month to explore the opportunity for expanded educational and cultural understanding "in the land of the Maasai, the Samburu and the Kikuyu tribes." Moses Pulei, a Maasai warrior and an intern pastor at Westminster Presbyterian, is serving as the tour leader. […]

Ahmanson Ranch endorsed



Change is synonymous with Calabasas, Agoura and the surrounding area. When my dad first purchased a partial homestead in Calabasas 60 years ago, there were two classes of people in Calabasas: the "Hill Billies" and the "Foreigners." A "Hill Billy" was anyone whose car was recognized and a "Foreigner" was everyone else. The "Hill Billies" all took pride in the […]

Rattlesnake wrangler makes a killing while keeping reptiles alive

Acorn Staff Writer

Rattlesnake wrangler makes a killing while keeping reptiles alive Snakes are frequently depicted in movies as poisonous and vicious. If someone gets too close, the slithering creature inevitably attacks and endangers the life of its victim. Snakes do to foothills and open space what "Jaws" did to the ocean; they create fear. Bo Slyapich is the hero of this story. […]

American Airlines selects Oak Park resident as children’s poster contest winner



American Airlines selects Oak Park resident as children’s poster contest winner American Airlines had its seventh annual "Kids’ Poster Contest" in honor of Earth Day and 6-year-old Jenna Bock of Oak Park was one of 14 winners selected for her creativedrawing. Hundreds of children between the ages of three and 18 submitted posters with drawings pertaining to this year’s theme: […]

Heart defect death rates decline



During the last two decades, the number of children dying from congenital heart defects has decreased dramatically, according to a report in Circulation: Journal of The American Heart Association. The study, which compiled records for specific congenital heart defects from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1979 to 1997, found […]

Conejo Jewish Academy to host summer session



The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer the following adult education classes this summer. There are no fees to attend these courses. "Crash Course on Jewish History" is presented at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18 to Aug. 15. Participants will "travel" from the days of Abraham through modern-day Israel. "Going Mystical" is offered at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18 to Aug. […]

This parent is fearful of scooters



When a son (perhaps a daughter) says, "Dad/mom, I would like a motorized scooter," what goes through a parent’s mind? Do they ask themselves or him, where do you expect to ride it or even why? Yes, it is a rather exciting vehicle for a youngster. It doesn’t need a great deal of learning to steer it. It has a […]


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