Medea Creek student shines at young scientist challenge, visits Washington, D.C.

Medea Creek student shines at young scientist challenge, visits Washington, D.C. By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Medea Creek Middle School eighth-grader Benjamin Steele, 13, returned last week from the 2001 Discovery Young Scientists Challenge in Washington, D.C. after being nominated as a top 40 finalist chosen from 1,751 young scientists throughout the country. As part of having one of […]

It’s time to check trees’ health

Fall is one of the best times to examine the safety and health of your trees, according to experts in tree care at the National Arborist Association. Why? With the leaves off, cracks, defects and deadwood are easier to see. With winter storms approaching, hazards should be removed now—before they damage property. "Most trees can be pruned year-round," said Robert […]


THURS., NOV. 1 Workers in Wood Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assn. meets at 7 p.m. at Redwood Intermediate School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 987-9979 Mike Shakespeare, Y’all Agoura High School Department for the Performing Arts presents a Southern style-rendition of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" at the school tonight and Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 […]

Temple Etz Chaim to offer classes on Jewish life

Temple Etz Chaim will present its fall semester of adult Jewish studies from 7:30 to 9:40 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Nov. 7. Each class will run for five weeks. The first hour will offer the following classes: The Book of Job: A Lens on Sept. 11; The Jewish Life Cycle Experience; Beginning Hebrew; and Israeli Dancing. The second hour of […]

Incumbent seeks your vote

Incumbent seeks your vote Please accept my sincere thanks for the editorial endorsement from The Acorn. I also thank the hundreds of residents who have opened their doors to my campaign. I wish there were time to knock on every door and chat with each resident. Nevertheless, the warm reception from those residents I visited speaks well of the voters […]

Speed humps are needed on Adamor Road in Calabasas

Speed humps are needed on Adamor Road in Calabasas Regarding Bruno Schmidt’s letter in the Oct. 18 Acorn, Mr. Schmidt apparently does not live on Adamor Road or he would see, and sometimes even hear, the cars speeding on a stretch of Adamor that I call "The Adamor Speedway." This is the straight stretch that runs fairly level, above the […]

Celebrating life

GREETINGS––Members of local Junior GIrl Scout Troop No. 1433 cheer the women of last month’s Avon Three-Day Breast Cancer Walk near Pacific Coast Highway. The girls met up with the Agoura Hills contingent at Point Magu Rock, the 50-mile half-way point, amid hugs and tears.

Cancer survivor makes the cut by donating hair to Locks of Love

Acorn Staff Writer

A cancer survivor who lost 40 percent of her right lung grew her hair for more than two years and had it cut off recently to donate to less fortunate cancer victims. Susan Lee of Thousand Oaks was diagnosed two years ago with lung cancer during a routine examination. "I was just in for a checkup," Lee said. "But they […]

Woodcrest Preschool to host concert

Woodcrest Preschool will host children’s entertainer/recording artist Dan Crow in their first family concert at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 9 at the school, 107 Teardrop Court, Newbury Park. Crow is the star of the Emmy Award-winning "Just for Fun," and is a three-time Gold Parents’ Choice winner seen regularly on Nickelodeon and The Learning Channel. He has composed more […]

Methodist services planned

Pastor Rob Calderhead will speak at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Nov. 4 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Stephen Hansted Meadors, associate pastor, will speak at the casual 8 a.m. service. The Praise Singers lead music at 9 a.m., the Chancel Choir, Melody Makers and Karenjo Crump, soprano, will sing at 10:30 a.m. […]