School district rewards ‘Fine’ art LCMS teacher inspires children There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to creating art. Marilyn Fine, who was recently named Las Virgenes Unified School District Teacher of the Year, goes by the philosophy that everyone has a masterpiece inside just waiting to come out. "I feel that every student is capable of […]
There’s a "paper trail" that charts the U.S.’s road to freedom, from the scribbled notes of revolutionary thinkers, to newspapers, pamphlets and a monumental document that gave birth to a new nation—the Declaration of Independence. "Freedom’s Journey: The Declaration of Independence and Beyond," a new exhibition designed and staged by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, follows that trail. […]
Native plant popularity is growing MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn HERE’S ONE––Jay Donnellan of Woodland Hills looks at the flora for sale on Saturday at Soka University during a native plant sale. For information on the next plant sale, please call (818) 878-3763.
THURS., OCT. 4 Fashion for the Cure A fashion show to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness will be held at 7 p.m. at the i-Zone hair salon at Sebastian International, 6109 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills. $50-$100. (818) 227-8022 Wellness Worthies Co-founders of the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, Marty Nason and Beth Hill, and national founder Harold H. Benjamin […]
A GOOD SAMARITAN–Westlake Village resident Kelly Polk, 13, poses for a picture with her pet dog, Mady. Her love for dogs and the Sept. 11 tragedies in which many animals were left homeless spawned her interest in creating dog calendars for 2002. Kelly has put the calendars up for sale and a portion of the proceeds will aid the homeless […]
Continuously building on innovations and design, Mercury has announced three new limited edition vehicles: the new 2002 Mountaineer Premier Edition, Cougar XR and Sable Platinum vehicles. The vehicles made their debut September 23 at the Mercury Cycling Classic of Irvine. "The Mountaineer Premier Edition, Cougar XR and Sable Platinum illustrate Mercury’s dedication to distinctive style," said Jennifer Moneagle, Mercury Group […]
Young council candidate says he’s ready to tackle public office George Thomas, a 24-year-old candidate for Agoura Hills City Council, believes his age can be an asset rather than a liability. Thomas is the only candidate young enough to experience firsthand the crowded conditions at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills. As a result, he understands how important it […]
In response to the tragedies of Sept. 11, young people in Oak Park have organized a benefit concert to raise funds for the Red Cross. About 10 bands will perform 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. accompanied by a bake sale this Sat., Oct. 6 in the quad at Oak Park High School (OPHS). All proceeds will go to the Red […]
Good ideas begin at home MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn PIECES–April Nickserson of Imagine Nations Mosaics works on a bench with an American flag on the top during the Home Show at the Hyatt Westlake last Sunday. Around 160 vendors showcased their merchandise.
After seeing shows like "Emergency Vet," "Total Zoo," "Wild Rescue" and "The Keepers" on the Animal Planet channel, Agoura High School freshman Jessica Young, 14, said she wants to be a veterinarian. "I said, ‘That would be so cool to do that,’" she said. Jessica is no stranger to animals, having owned a dog since she was 2, (who just […]