2001-08-23

Field set for Las Virgenes board of education election



Five candidates will vie for three open seats on the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education when voters go to the polls Tues., Nov. 6. The filing deadline was extended from Aug. 10 until Aug. 15 because two of the incumbents, Charlotte Meyer and Amy Berns, decided not to run. Judy Jordan, the 61-year-old board president who’s served […]

Calabasas policy on Ahmanson Ranch may be illegal

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas policy on Ahmanson Ranch may be illegal The Calabasas City Council may have overstepped its authority in attempting to uphold a policy of boycott against the proposed Ahmanson Ranch development. A policy resolution adopted in June states that the city council will not "lend the city’s name, provide endorsements, donate funds and/or offer any other form of support" for […]

Five to run for Westlake City Council

Acorn Staff Writer

The field is set for the Nov. 6 city council election in Westlake Village. Five candidates will compete for three open seats on the council. The list includes two incumbents, Mayor Mark Rutherford and City Councilman Iraj Broomand. Incumbent Kris Carraway-Bowman announced she wouldn’t to seek reelection. Parks, open space, property taxes and a new hospital for the city are […]

Try a ‘Family Night’–– it can enhance togetherness



When is the last time you saw "Family Night" penciled in on your calendar between soccer practice and ballet class, business meetings and trips to the vet? Most families wish they had more time together. A national survey confirmed that more than 50 percent of Americans said they’re looking for ways to spend more time together. Not only do families […]

Rotary Club golf tourney to benefit cystic fibrosis



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise has announced that its 15th annual golf tournament on Mon., Sept. 24 at North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village, will benefit the fight against cystic fibrosis and some other local and international charities. Co-sponsoring the event with Sunrise Rotary Foundation is Warner/Electra/Atlantic Corporation. Currently, new approaches in drug and gene therapy have increased […]

Diabetes controlled by knowing



Diabetes has become an epidemic. As many as 2,186 new cases of the disease are diagnosed every day. Add that to the 16 million cases of diabetes in this country, and the concern multiplies. Diabetes knows no boundaries. Its complications occur in Americans of all ages, races, and ethnic groups. Those suffering from diabetes are at risk for complications that […]

Cancer therapies topic at convention



Cancer therapies topic at convention The latest breakthrough information towards the prevention and control of cancer through nutrition, tests and non-toxic alternative therapies will be highlighted at the 29th annual Cancer Convention from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 through 3, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City. Sponsored […]

Shyness can mask anxiety disorder



Diabetes has become an epidemic. As many as 2,186 new cases of the disease are diagnosed every day. Add that to the 16 million cases of diabetes in this country, and the concern multiplies. Diabetes knows no boundaries. Its complications occur in Americans of all ages, races, and ethnic groups. Those suffering from diabetes are at risk for complications that […]

Breast-saving cancer treatments may be suitable for more patients Women may be unaware of treatment options, including lumpectomy, radiation



Breast-saving cancer treatments may be suitable for more patients Women may be unaware of treatment options, including lumpectomy, radiation Breast-conserving treatment — lumpectomy and radiation therapy — is an option for more than 50 percent of women with breast cancer, according to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). Numerous studies have shown that removing the cancerous lump […]

Get a handle on stress, feel healthier



Get a handle on stress, feel healthier What is stress? Stress refers to the body and mind’s reaction to everyday tensions and pressures. Too much stress can increase pain and make it harder for people to deal with the challenges of arthritis or other chronic diseases. Stress is a normal part of life. Many things can be stressful, such as […]