Telecommunications benefit businesses

The Bush administration, responding to pressure to clean up the environment, has launched a pilot program that will benefit employers who allow some of their personnel to work from home. Under the program, companies in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and Washington, D.C., can begin tracking auto-emissions reductions from telecom-muting to receive government credits. Companies can then sell those credits […]

Kids learn firsthand it’s better to give

Special to The Acorn

Unfortunately, many children in underprivileged neighborhoods don’t get new school supplies every year. Consequently, their markers and pens are faded and worn out, their folders are torn and their glue bottles go dry. Luckily, people like Jody Schneider are now donating school supplies to needy children. Her 8-year-old daughter, Allison Schneider, and her younger sister, Monica, who both attend Bay […]

Drama students perform children’s theater

Cal State Northridge’s 44th annual TeenAge Drama Workshop (TADW) will present three children’s theatre productions through Aug. 4. The three shows will feature the talents of 83 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18, as well as TADW’s professional production staff. The shows are "Alice in Wonderland," "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." and a "10 Minute Play Festival" featuring […]

Robert Hanley swings into Canyon Supper club

Entertainer Robert Hanley will perform with his 17-piece orchestra from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 1 at the Canyon Supper Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Hanley’s singing style and comedy together with his big band’s swing and Latin dance music have been known to inspire audiences to "crowd the dance floor." Hanley sings the best of Sinatra, Bobby […]

Parents unhappy after field trip to Sacramento ends in illness

Acorn Staff Writer

Parents unhappy after field trip to Sacramento ends in illness In mid-June, 11 fourth graders from Chaparral Elementary School got sick on a field trip and parents still haven’t heard from public health officials, Las Virgenes school district or field trip organizers regarding details of the problem or who will be held responsible for medical bills. Many parents are upset […]


FOR A GOOD CAUSE–– Monica Schneider, 5, left, and her sister Allison, 8, will be donating slightly used and new school supplies left over from Bay Laurel Elementary School’s academic year to help Pacific Lodge and Haven Hills in the San Fernando Valley.

Pierce offers robotics, electronics classes this summer

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a new all-day summer science camp experience for young adults. Techno Fun 2001 provides participants with an opportunity to design and build their own motorized KNEX Techno-bot while uncovering the latest robotic science. Students will explore EXTREME electronics as they build their own walkie-talkies. The camp is offered July 30 to Aug.3. The […]

Gospelfest seeks ‘sing-off’ entrants

McDonald’s Gospelfest, an amateur gospel competition, will return for its 17th year with a series of "sing-offs" to be held in Los Angeles and San Bernardino. During the sing-offs, participants in the adult choir, youth choir and group categories perform for an opportunity to advance in the competition’s semi-final round. The 2001 sing-offs will be held Sat., Aug. 11 and […]

Westlake councilmembers give final approval for Foxfield Park plan

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake councilmembers give final approval for Foxfield Park plan By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Last week, Westlake Village approved the Foxfield Park master plan. The park will be built on Foxfield Drive near Lindero Canyon Road with an anticipated completion date in November. After two community workshops and numerous city council meetings, councilmembers said last week the park plan […]

Conejo Valley Jaycees host special events in August

Conejo Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) serves the communities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. They’re a nonprofit organization for people ages 21 to 39 who are interested in meeting new people for professional development and to serve their community. Among their August events are: The Conejo Valley Jaycees District Mixer is planned for […]

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