2001-10-18

Agoura native dies in plane crash

Acorn Staff Writer

The Scandinavian Airlines System airliner that crashed in Milan, Italy Oct. 8 due to heavy fog and defective ground radar took a person raised here, Jessica King, 30, down with it. After visiting her fiancé in Milan, the aircraft in which she was returning home crashed into small business jet during takeoff and then careened into a baggage hangar and […]

Lupus affects more than 250,000 in U.S.



Lupus affects more than 250,000 in U.S. October is National Lupus Awareness Month, and the Arthritis Foundation is placing the spotlight on this disease that affects more than 250,000 American children and adults. What is lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which antibodies react against the body’s own tissue. Nine out of 10 people with lupus are women. […]

Coyotes defeated by Valley Christian, fall to 1-5 on season

Special to The Acorn

Ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? If you answered yes, then you know exactly how Calabasas head football coach Larry Edwards must have felt after his team was thrashed by the Cerritos Valley Christian Crusaders, 48-6, last Friday night at Calabasas High School. The Coyotes (1-5) move on to face the Aliso Niguel Wolverines […]

Wachs, Corridori, Reinhardt will get his vote



Wachs, Corridori, Reinhardt will get his vote As a 26-year resident of Agoura Hills, I have seen many changes. In 1985, a new city council was elected which was led by Fran Pavley and dedicated to slow, careful growth. For 15 years subsequent councils have done a magnificent job of keeping those that have personal business interests counter to the […]

Local schools receive praise



I have lived in Los Angeles for over 60 years. My children all attended Los Angeles schools. I sadly watched our schools decline from some of the best to some of the worst. Because of that I have not been a supporter of public schools. When my daughter and son-in-law moved to Agoura because of the schools, I was skeptical. […]

Yacht Club going ‘trick or treat’



Westlake Yacht Club will present the fifth annual Trick or Treat Regatta on Sun., Oct. 21 on Westlake Lake, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. This is the first of three holiday series of regattas sponsored by Young Realtors of Westlake Village. The event is open to affiliated members of the Southern California Yachting Association and is popular with small […]

Children also suffer from heart disease



On March 28, 1990, Ali Sandoval of Thousand Oaks was born with congenital heart disease. Only hours old, Ali underwent her first surgery to insert a balloon so that she would breathe. At 5 months old, a "shunt" (tube) was inserted to relieve the pressure around the heart. At 22 months old, Ali underwent her most intense procedure. At 8 […]

Words of Hope



Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson The never-ending stream of headlines over recent weeks have told a story of incredible crisis and tragedy. Every one of our lives has been touched by the crisis of events around us. There’s no escape; none of us are immune. To be alive and to be human is to know crisis and tragedy. […]

Doesn’t trust Crisafulli, prefers two incumbents and Wachs



Doesn’t trust Crisafulli, prefers two incumbents and Wachs In just three weeks, Agoura Hills voters will select three councilmembers to carry the city forward for the next four years. While the incumbents have voting records that are public for all to judge, Dan Crisafulli has been a frequent correspondent to The Acorn. A look at the letters from citizen Crisafulli […]

Pets should have identification



I met a friend the other day who was sad. Why? Her son and daughter-in-law’s dog got out and the couple is devastated. My first comment to my friend: "Did the dog have a tag on?" She replied, "No." It would be difficult to tell how may times our dog has been returned because we had her tags on her […]


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