Morans named Penland Award winners

Acorn Staff Writer

Vance and Pat Moran of Agoura Hills have been named winners of the 2001 Penland Award, a recognition given each year by the Agoura/Las Virgenes/Oak Park Chamber of Commerce to local residents who demonstrate outstanding community service. The 78-year-old Moran and his 61-year-old wife are residents of Thousand Oaks and longtime owners of Whizin’s Mall in Agoura Hills. The award […]

Beginning crafters are recommended to start with the necessary tools

The more knowledgeable and creative that hobbyists become, the more discerning they are about tools. If you’re becoming a crafter, here’s a list of the basic tools you’ll need: (1) Good scissors. Make sure they have sharp, clean blades that aren’t too loose or too tight. You’ll need sewing scissors, pinking shears, dressmaker’s shears, embroidery scissors, cuticle scissors and electric […]

Bicycle shop rallies to support great cause

Bicycle shop rallies to support great cause Sundance Cycles, Agoura Hills, is organizing a team to ride the Santa Barbara MS Bike Tour on Sat., Oct. 20. Their goal is to raise $30,000 to help the Channel Islands chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With support from local corporate sponsors, cyclists, friends and customers, they’re confident their goal can […]

Oak Park improves to 2-0, beats Coyotes, 49-28

Oak Park improves to 2-0, beats Coyotes, 49-28 Oak Park’s football team beat regional rival Calabasas, 49-28, last Saturday night in a game played in Calabasas. Eagle senior quarterback Brendan Anderson, who ran for four touchdowns and threw for another, led Oak Park, now 2-0 on the young season. The Coyotes dropped to 0-2 despite the passing of senior quarterback […]

‘Inflatable Theater’ leaves you buoyant

The Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company sails onto the stage of the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza at 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29. This two-person international performance features pneumatic wizard Fred Garbo and Brazilian ballerina Daielma Santos. Their show features original, fantastic suits of all shapes and sizes, juggling, dance, visual comedy, mischief and art. […]

Down with Home Depot, up with Adams

Down with Home Depot, up with Adams What’s best for Agoura Hills? Do you know? Maybe none of us know for sure, but we are faced with an important decision. Yes, I’m talking about "big box stores." Hopefully, the citizens will make the final decision, but failing that, the city council has the duty. If you stop and consider the […]

Spirit of community is alive and well

Many young people across California are working to make their communities better places to live—by helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, assisting senior citizens and taking part in other volunteer activities. A search is underway to identify those who have made the greatest commitment and impact over the past year, in the seventh annual Prudential […]

Chabad to host ‘triple header’ dedication

Chabad will have a "Triple Header Dedication Day" at 5 p.m., Sun., Sept. 23. The festivities will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony and appetizers at the Chabad Shtibal, 5998 Conifer St., Oak Park, where construction is set to begin on the community’s first Mikvah. The Mikvah is being dedicated by Dr. David and Gisella Scharf in memory of their mother, […]

Blood donations still sought back east

Blood donations still sought back east In response to the increased need for blood on the East Coast due to last week’s terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region, has extended hours at Southern California blood donor centers to facilitate individuals who wish to donate blood. As part of […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Sports Junkie By Irv Lippel Story of the Week Under the circumstances that presently prevail in our country, I can think of no sports subject that I’d rather feature in my column this week than Jesse Owens. James Cleveland Owens was born in Danville, Ala. in 1913, the son of a sharecropper and the grandson of slaves. After his family […]