2001-08-23

Early deadlines



Deadlines for the issue of Sept. 6 will be advanced by 24 hours because of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 3. Space for real estate ads must be reserved by noon next Thurs., Aug. 30. The display advertising deadline is noon Fri., Sept. 31. All other deadlines also move forward by 24 hours. Thank you for your cooperation.

Event to help cancer patients



Walkers and runners will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in the Conejo Valley. Teams of Conejo Valley residents will gather at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 29 in Newbury Park High School’s Panthers Stadium for a 24-hour relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where […]

Mobilizing schools for kids’ education



Parental involvement is the single most accurate predictor of a child’s academic success, according to 30 years of ongoing research cited by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Yet, despite being one of the best investments that can be made in a child’s education, parental involvement is still one of the most often overlooked. The long-term effects of involvement in education […]

Jewish service group provides job training to people with disabilities



Jewish Vocational Service, a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that helps people find work or redirect their careers, will host the grand opening of CoffeeWorks, a program that mainstreams people with disabilities by training them with the necessary skills to secure and retain sustainable jobs in real-world commercial enterprises, from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thurs., Sept. 6 at the Bernard Milken […]

Kiwanis of Calabasas deserve credit, too



Kiwanis of Calabasas deserve credit, too Thank you for publishing the article "Local franchisers fight autism" in your Aug. 9 issue. We truly appreciate the acknowledgment, but your recognition should be given to the Kiwanis Club of Calabasas (of which I am a member) for their enormous efforts in producing this event. Every member of the group, especially my co-chair […]

Landscaping with natural plants MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Landscaping with natural plants MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn SOKA UNIVERSITY EVENT––Tom Kaye, right, shows some of the native plants that can be found locally and will grow here during Soka University of America’s recent Landscaping with Native Plants seminar. Several events were featured on the recent Campus Recreation Day.

Volunteering A Passion for Sharing



Volunteering A Passion for Sharing By Kathy Gilbert Meet Paula Adams, a resident of West Hills and for 35 years the owner of Adams Specialty Shop, a store in Northridge that sold bras to mastectomy patients. Paula made lifelong friends through her business and, in particular, with many breast cancer patients in Thousand Oaks. During those 35 years, she learned […]

Cheer teams ready to go



The national champion Agoura High School (AHS) Spirit Team cheerleaders, songleaders, pep squad and stuntmen have completed their summer practice schedule. Under the direction of coach Eileen McGrew, advisor Vicki Koch and assistant coach Heather Thompson, the team returned from U.S. Spiritleader Camp at the campus of Long Beach State University where they were honored with a Unity Award. Competing […]

Houses of worship that serve Acorn readers



ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE-One of the newest churches in the Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes is St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, located on the corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads in Oak Park. St. Maximilian Kolbe opened its doors on March 19, 2000. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11a.m. For more information about the services and activities, […]

Reader likes Sports Junkie



I want to thank you for putting in the new sports trivia column written by Mr. Lippell. This is a very enlightening twist to an already pleasant reading publication. The answer to his question is Chicago Stadium, but I don’t remember the year. I think it was the ’40s. Please pass my comments on to Irv and tell him to […]