A family vegetable garden can blossom for you this summer

The Arboretum of Los Angeles County is offering a "Family Gardening" program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2. Participants will be able to start their own family vegetable garden at the Arboretum. Each family will receive their very own plot in the Roots and Shoots Garden. They will learn how to take their […]

OPHS dance team washes for funds

AT THE CAR WASH––Oak Park High School’s brand new fall of 2001 dance team takes a brief break to pose for a picture during their kickoff fundraiser car wash to prepare for next season.

Bible lesson planned for Sunday

The subject of the Bible lesson-sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., July 15 at Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks, is "God." The keynote text is from Ezekiel 28:22. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Wednesday testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Child care is provided both days. For […]

Calabasas woman starts serving 4-year child endangerment sentence

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas woman starts serving 4-year child endangerment sentence A Calabasas mother began serving a four-year sentence last week for abducting her own 5-year-old son in a bungled kidnapping attempt that also involved three of her husband’s employees. Rajvinder Kaur, 42, pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges June 29 at Malibu Superior Court along with Tajinder Singh, 37, Balwinder Singh, 26, […]

Local singer/songwriter might go big

Rachel Diggs, 22, of Agoura Hills has been selected as one of five finalists in the Pantene Pro-Voice music competition, a national contest designed to recognize, celebrate and honor young women age 14 to 24 who use their voice as a tool for positive self-expression. Diggs, who enjoys playing live, whether it’s performing her original work at coffeehouses throughout L.A. […]

Local families sought for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Program (ASSE) is seeking local host families for students ages 15 to 18 from Scandinavia, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries who are coming to the U.S. to attend the upcoming high school year. These students speak English and "are anxious to learn about this country through living as part of […]

Shakespearean play opens in T.O.

Shakespearean play opens in T.O. LISA ADAMS/The Acorn THE BARD IS COMING TO CONJEO VALLEY/LAS VIRGENES––From left to right, Palmer Scott as "Apemantus," Mary Carrig as "Flavius," Elyse Ashton as "Timon," Teresa Secor as "Lord Lucullus" and Michael Jordan as "Alcibiades" rehearse a scene from the Shakespeare classic "Timon of Athens." The show continues at the Arts Council Center, 482 […]

No easy task: Getting kids to read in summer

Getting kids to read on week-ends is hard enough, but motivating them during the summer can be even harder. "Summer isn’t the only barrier between youngsters and reading. The other is to make sure kids have access to books," said Kyle Zimmer, president of First Book, a national nonprofit children’s literacy organization. Low-income children have, on average, four children’s books […]

Internet-connected prefer regular mail

The lure of electronic mail draws headlines, but recent surveys show that many consumers still prefer traditional mail. According to a pair of surveys ––conducted in March 1999 and February 2001––the preference for traditional mail has not been affected by e-mail, even though the number of households with electronic access jumped from 34 percent to 53 percent in the two-year […]

Scholarships support educational dreams

For a child born today, one year of college is estimated to cost $36,000. That’s why students and their families need scholarship support to help defray this cost if they are to pursue their educational dreams. During National Scholarship Month last May, Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America (CSFA) led a nationwide effort to focus attention on the need for increased […]