2001-11-08

From fires to floods, it’s time to prepare The Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFD) encourages residents to prepare for this year’s rainy season by attending to the following:



From fires to floods, it’s time to prepare The Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFD) encourages residents to prepare for this year’s rainy season by attending to the following: From fires to floods, it’s time to prepare The Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFD) encourages residents to prepare for this year’s rainy season by attending to the following: Remove debris […]

Giant garage sale coming Saturday



Love going to garage sales but tired of driving around to find them? The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is hosting a conglomeration of garage sales this Sat., Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. A host of booths featuring goodies galore will be set up inside the Community Center’s banquet hall. Arrive early while the good stuff is still […]

Bicyclists encouraged to ride defensively



There is helpful news for the many Americans who have taken to bicycling for recreation, fitness and transportation. Although bicycling has become one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports an estimated 500,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries each year. That’s why it’s important for riders to follow […]

Education ignites the freedom fires

JCD, STD

In the midst of these dark days after September 11, Americans are asking themselves how they can advance the cause of freedom. Many things can be done, but one of the most important is educating our children. This is the first and best defense of freedom. Since the terrorists struck, a remarkable thing is happening across this land. For the […]

Bar, Bat, B’nai mitzvahs are celebrated



Daniel Sullivan, son of Janine and Richard Sullivan of Thousand Oaks, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Nov. 17 at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple and Cantor Pablo Duek will officiate. Sharing Daniel’s special day will be his sister, Cara, parents, grandmothers and other family and friends. An 8th grader at […]

He’s had enough Home Depot horror stories



He’s had enough Home Depot horror stories The other day while coming out of our local deli, a middle-aged woman trying to get me to sign some sort of petition confronted me. When I told her I was not interested in signing, she became very indignant and mumbled something unintelligible under her breath. Why is it that so few can […]

For the record



For the record The Acorn would like to assure its readers that no taxpayer funds were wasted delivering the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) newsletter, "School News Brief," to homes outside the school district. The insert, which was included in The Acorn for delivery within the LVUSD district boundaries, was inadvertently distributed in some papers delivered to Oak Park […]

Inside the gingerbread house MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Inside the gingerbread house MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn BARGIN HUNTERS—Shoppers flock to St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Westlake Village on Friday and Saturday for the annual Holiday Gingerbread Boutique sponsored by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club. A variety of clubs have already hosted or will soon host similar fundraisers.

Grant applications being accepted



The Alliance for the Arts welcomes applications from presenters, performers, educators and arts exhibitors seeking financial underwriting to help support their programs being presented at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza in the Fred Kavli Theatre or the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Special funding is available for educational, children’s and other groups performing in the Janet and Ray Scherr […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Sports Junkie by Irv Lippel Story of the Week Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in 1927, 74 years ago. Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, 40 years ago. Those power feats are certainly worth more than Barry Bonds’ total of 73 in 2001—actually much more. What do I mean? There have been many changes in baseball during […]


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