Volunteers needed for the trails

The 11th annual Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) Trail Work Day, presented by the Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee (COSTAC), will be Sat., Oct. 20 at the Conejo Community Center, Thousand Oaks (main picnic area; use entrance for the Botanic Garden off Gainsborough Road). All participants will receive a free sack breakfast, map of the COSCA trail system […]

Oak Park football team improves to 3-0

BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE–Oak Park High School senior running back Greg Pizinger breaks through the line of scrimmage during a win over L.A Baptist two weeks ago. Last Friday, the Eagles beat Santa Paula, 25-22, to remain undefeated at 4-0.

New West concert to feature pianist Lorin Hollander

New West Symphony music director and conductor Boris Brott will lead the New West Symphony in its first Amgen Masterpiece Series concert of the 2001/2002 season at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The program will include Claude Debussy’s "Trois Nocturnes," the piano […]

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 […]

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