2001-09-20

Community meeting on Home Depot hears from pro and con

Acorn Staff Writer

Community meeting on Home Depot hears from pro and con Citizens for Responsible Growth (CFRG), a group fighting Home Depot in Agoura Hills, says it has three-fourths of the signatures needed to force a referendum next year that would curb "big box" retailers in the city. The group needs 1,878 signatures for the zoning referendum. A spokesperson said they have […]

Here’s advice for dealing with tough economic times



Here’s advice for dealing with tough economic times With the stock market fluctuating and the pundits still debating which way the economy is heading, two Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) professors offer families some financial advice for these uncertain times. "Families need to employ some anticipatory management," said Allen Martin, a professor of Family Environmental Sciences and director of CSUN’s […]

Managers should react to tragedy How managers should respond



Managers should react to tragedy How managers should respond 1. Be tolerant to a wide range of individual responses and emotions among employees and each other. Encourage acceptance and sensitivity among individual members. 2. Be visible and available to employees. 3. Allow for continuing need to talk, share and compare events. Encourage employees to communicate about their feelings and what’s […]

Free coin, stamp appraisal



The International Stamp & Coin Collectors’ Society, established 1970, has a worldwide membership and members are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the general public. The group’s executive director is Israel Bick, who will provide a free appraisal or opinion on any stamps, coins or collectibles without obligation. Those interested should write Bick at: International Stamp & Coin […]

Give three barks, it’s National Dog Week



The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles wants to remind dog owners to learn Pet First Aid during National Dog Week, Sept. 23 to 29, so they can respond to any emergency. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid program is designed to teach dog owners the importance of being prepared. Knowing how to respond in an emergency can […]

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle comes to Oak Park



GET A TOWEL––Christy Henzgen, right, plays Mother and watches Jillian and Megan DeGennaro dunk their heads into a bowl of cereal during a production of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle at Oak Canyon Community Park on Sunday. The play, written by Annna and Sam Hollinger, was performed to raise money to fight Batten’s disease. Oak Canyon, a popular place for outdoor activiites, […]

Gratitude shared



A group of parishioners from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church recently got together to help a very special person in Oak Park. The group cleaned, did yard work as well as planted flowers. Much thanks to Do-It Center and Tom Jacobillis of G.I. Rubbish for their generous contributions. We wish to thank all who participated, especially Ms. Cinderella, who organized […]

Conejo-Las Virgenes reacts to terrorism Photos by MICHAEL COONS



Conejo-Las Virgenes reacts to terrorism Photos by MICHAEL COONS REMEMBERING VICTIMS––Donna Distefano of Westlake Village, right, shares her feelings in written words on a memorial that’s been erected at the corner of Triunfo Canyon and Three Springs roads in the city of Westlake Village. Above, Agoura Hills residents Robbin Serco, left, and Elizabeth Goldbeck take a closer look at the […]

Celebrating their Scandinavian heritage MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Celebrating their Scandinavian heritage MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn ROUND AND ROUND––Heather Larson, center, dances around Matthew Greenlees during a performance at the Scandinavian Autumnfest at Vasa Park in rural Agoura. Hundreds of Nordic descendents attended Sunday’s event, enjoying activities that emphasized their heritage.

Transportation service renamed



Durham Transportation, Inc., will begin the new school year as "Durham School Services." Since being acquired in 1999 by National Express Corp. (NEC), Durham Transportation has operated as a separate sister company within NEC’s Student Transportation Division. A new name and new logo were conceived as a way to create a unified brand presence for the consortium, which has been […]


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