This year’s winner of ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

$100 RICHER––Karl Olson of Westlake Village took the photograph above of Riley Olson, right, watching his sisters, Renee and Natalie Olson, as they whitewash Tom Sawyer’s fence in Hannibal, Mo. If you look closely, you’ll notice that Natalie has a copy of her hometown newspaper, The Acorn, in her hip pocket. See page 31 for second and third place and […]

Oak Park firefighter pitches in to help New York disaster effort

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park resident and West Hills firefighter Rick Denning, 41, recently returned home from New York after 10 days of search and rescue. Denning has been a firefighter for 21 years and said he started "packing his bags" once the second airline crashed into the World Trade Center. About 11 years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created a […]

Good businesses help others MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Good businesses help others MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn SOMETHING GOOD–Above, Nadine Sing, left, of Agoura Hills checks out the patriotic merchandise being sold to raise money for the American Red Cross. Taylor, 13, and Samantha Block, 12, came up with the idea to sell retail items to generate funds with the help of their friends Allison Tercher and Julie Pinchak. In […]

‘Street proof’ your child

"Street Proofing Your Child," a free community lecture for parents and their children, will be hosted by Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center and the National Missing Children’s Locate Center in Valley Village from 10 to 11 a.m. this Sat., Oct. 6 in the hospital’s auditorium, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. The hour-long lecture is a combination of role-playing, video and question and […]

Oaks Christian football remains unbeaten

BACKFIELD STRENGTH–The Oaks Christian football team has three premier running backs (left to right): junior Adam Richter, sophmore Johnny Giangregorio and freshman Aaron Ware.

Cocktail band will perform Wednesday nights

The Canyon Club’s new Swinging Soul Café on Wednesday nights offers the fundamentals of a modern-day version of a true supper club: good American food like thick juicy steaks, huge baked potatoes and great music, a stiff martini and dancing. Entertainment is provided by Irby’s Cocktail Band, a young, hip Rat Pack-type Las Vegas-style act that performs soul, rhythm and […]

Las Virgenes names new administrator

Acorn Staff Writer

Longtime educator and former collegiate basketball champion Jim Nielsen has been named the new director of secondary education for Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Nielsen, 54, will oversee the district’s three high schools and two middle schools. A third middle school in Calabasas is under construction. Nielsen replaces Joe Nardo, who was promoted to assistant superintendent for education. "The […]

A day to remember The students and staff of Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills came together dressed in red, white and blue in observance of the

A day to remember The students and staff of Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills came together dressed in red, white and blue in observance of the nation’s Day of Prayer and Remembrance. A student from each class was asked to carry the flag outside to the field where the student body had gathered. The Pledge of Allegiance was […]

More women make strides

According to the U.S. Census, between 1992 and 1997 the number of businesses owned by women rose by 16 percent. Research also indicates women comprise the fastest growing population of entrepreneurs, many of whom open small businesses. However, small business start-ups can find it difficult to get the funding they need. Often, one of the best sources of funding for […]

Parent/child class opens

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a parent/child (ages 2 to 4) class designed for the first-time student. In a comfortable environment, with upbeat music, children will be made to feel at ease while learning basic movement skills and developing coordination. Instructor Susanne Haymaker has been teaching dance since 1964. She has a secondary teaching credential from UCLA. "Movin’ […]

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