Party planner primer is a success

I’LL TAKE IT––Peter Giagni tries on a yarmulke for size at Temple Beth Haverim’s "Party Planning Primer" last Sunday in Agoura Hills. Thirty different vendors were prepared to solve any and all party planning problems for those that attended. The event was free and enjoyed by many.

Calabasans should

fly their U.S. flags While helping me to put up our American flag the day after the darkest day in American history, my 8-year-old daughter asked, "Mommy, where are the other people’s flags?" And so I’m asking you, the good people of Calabasas, "Why is my home one of only a few in our city displaying our symbol of national […]

Pesticides in schools cause concerns

Acorn Staff Writer

Some parents are worried about pesticides being sprayed at public schools because pest control chemicals can pose serious health risks for children. Last year, Gov. Gray Davis approved the use of pesticides including herbicides, insecticides and other chemicals at schools. "There are black widows all over the place (in Southern California)," teacher Linda Kern said. She said she’s seen the […]

Los Robles celebrates National Rehab Week

Acorn Staff Writer

The Acute Rehabilitation Program at Los Robles Regional Medical Center East Campus joined with more than 6,500 similar programs recently to observe National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week. The medical facility recognized its staff and tried to bring awareness to the rehabilitation needs of disabled people during the event. On hand to celebrate and bring comfort and moments of pleasure to […]

Temple Etz Chaim youth help needy

Members of Temple Etz Chaim United Synagogue Youth (USY) and students from the religious school recently collected food and other items to be distributed to Manna, Sova, Valley Storefront, Interface, Family Violence Project and other agencies in an annual food drive. "Operation Isaiah," a USY-sponsored social action project, has been an annual event at the temple for 15 years. Each […]

We must stop ignoring God

The older I get the more confused I become. On Sept. 11, a terrible event occurred on American soil and affected the whole modern world. After and during the shock the American people and people from all countries lifted their eyes and prayers with candles and masses to ask for guidance and help. As it states on all our money, […]

New student representative on OPUSD Board wants to serve all students

Acorn Staff Writer

Most school boards like to have representation from district students, usually someone from high school. Each year a new student in Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) assumes that role and acts as a liaison between students, teachers and the board of education. This year, Alex Conner, 17, was recently introduced as student member of the OPUSD Board of Education. […]

Conference brings together cancer researchers and survivors

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the nation’s third largest cancer charity and one that focuses exclusively on the link between diet and cancer, will host a conference on Oct. 18 in Santa Monica that will bring researchers, physicians, activists and cancer survivors together. The aim of the "Nutrition After Cancer" conference is twofold: to provide survivors with the […]

St. Maximilian’s parish enjoys fall festival

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Oak Park, hosted a Fall Festival recently with a focus on fun and fellowship. The event also honored the parish’s patron saint, Maximilian Kolbe, known as the "Saint of Auschwicz" because he died a martyr in the Nazi death camp at Auschwicz. Numerous parishioners brought families and friends to the parish grounds to enjoy a […]

Former teacher salutes student who recently died

Michael G. Beher, Ph.D., was born April 8, 1955, and died Sept. 10, 2001. He graduated from Agoura High School, and the following was written by his former AHS science teacher: Two things struck me right away about Michael Beher, a thin, gangly sophomore in my Agoura High School biology class. First of all, he was a marvelous student, the […]

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