Youth tree-planting programs new accepting applicants

State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) has announced a tree-planting grant program aimed at public and private nonprofit kindergarten through 12th grade classes. Administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the program distributes funds for community school tree-planting projects initiated and undertaken by students in partnership with school volunteers. Eligible applications must feature student initiated projects, under […]

Photo exhibit documents terrorism’s aftermath

Three freelance photojournalists —Cal State University Northriddge (CSUN) student J. Jason Warner and former students Ringo H.W. Chiu and Agustin Tabares—drove 44 hours straight to New York City after learning of the events of Sept. 11 to document what happened. They spent three days taking pictures of what remained of the World Trade Center as well as the response of […]

It’s time for new faces

It’s time for new faces It’s unfortunate Mr. MacGregor’s letter on Oct. 18 doesn’t get it right. If he’s going to praise the council, then Denis Weber has to be included. Mr. Wachs had no impact. Yet the truth is the writer is part of an agenda to remove Councilman Weber for a slow growth android that will do what […]

On the Trail

The Vanity of Knees

When I was a child my very vain mother would say, in response to an impertinent child’s query as to her age, "I’m 21-plus!" For years "21-plus" was a factual age to me, until a middle-aged friend told me on her birthday that she was "Jack Benny’s age again—39." So "Jack Benny’s age again" became the new standard for me. […]

City hosts grand opening

Acorn Staff Writer

Elyssa Woods, 4, isn’t reading quite yet, but the way her eyes danced across the Dr. Seuss pages it may not be long. Elyssa thumbed through every red, green and yellow illustration as she sat with her book inside the children’s section of the new Agoura Hills Library. Lots of hubbub going on last weekend, but little fazed her; the […]

Caruso names Kingsley as local veep

Caruso Affiliated Holdings, a developer of retail centers, has named Shirlee Kingsley as vice president and general manager of the Ventura County/West Valley region in California. In this position, she will oversee the center operations throughout the area that includes six of Caruso’s award-winning community and lifestyle centers including the Promenade at Westlake, The Commons at Calabasas, the Courtyard at […]

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen slips, but beats forecasts

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen reported third-quarter net income fell to $329.9 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $358.9 million, or 33 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Although net profit slipped, last week’s results beat Wall Street’s expectations of 29 cents per share. Worldwide product sales from the No. 1 biotechnology maker increased to $880 million in the […]

Westlake beats Royal to tighten its grip on second place

Acorn Sports Writer

Royal head football coach Gene Uebelhardt was blunt after his team’s 28-10 loss vs. Westlake last Friday night in Westlake. He said it could have been worse. "I thought if we played the way we played at Newbury Park that they would beat us 60-0." Newbury Park upset Royal 34-28 the previous week at Royal. Meanwhile, Westlake battled through some […]

Nothing small about ‘big’

"big the musical" (sic) based on the Tom Hanks film that explored the struggle to accelerate the passage of time and the desire to slow it all down and live every moment, will be presented by the Conejo Players from Nov. 9 to Dec. 8 at their theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thurs. to […]

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