Autumn’s in the air MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Autumn’s in the air MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn GOLDEN MOMENT—Leaves throughout Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes are turning to autumn hues as this one at Hyatt Westlake Plaza colorfully shows. With rain earlier this week and fireplace temperatures at night, it’s abundantly clear: Thanksgiving is only a week away, and Hanukkah, winter and Christmas quickly follow. Next week’s Acorn will be distributed on […]

New teen center fills community need

New teen center fills community need The opening of Chabad’s new Chai Teen Center has filled a void in the community, according to Rabbi Yitzchak Sapochkinsky, the center’s director. "We haven’t just created a program. We’ve created a real ‘home away from home’ for these kids." The teen center offers weekly classes and activities plus one special lecture per month. […]

This Item Can Keep Baby Warm

This Item Can Keep Baby Warm As the mother of two young children, Kim Brody was always concerned about the possibility of one of her babies kicking off a blanket at night and getting cold, and about potential disruptions to an infant’s sleep during a 3 a.m. diapering. Now as the founder of Babycakes International, Brody has developed the "Warm-n-Toasty" […]

Changes made to GED high school exit exams

Adults in California who are working toward their General Educational Development (GED) certificate have until December to successfully complete the GED tests. In January 2002, the GED Testing Service in Washington, D.C., will release new tests to replace the current edition. Any GED candidate who has not successfully completed the GED tests by that time must start again with the […]

City councilman says Calabasas should stop pouring money into a lost cause

Our city’s finance director has confirmed the numbers I used in your Nov. 8 article on wasteful spending in Calabasas. We have exceeded our Ahmanson battle’s annual budget in six weeks. In fact, since July 1, 2001, Calabasas has squandered an astounding $171,500 on the Ahmanson battle, and we have not even been involved in any litigation during that time! […]

Oak Hills to celebrate a Blue Ribbon

Acorn Staff Writer

Representatives of Oak Hills Elementary School attended an awards’ ceremony in Washington, D.C. late last month recognizing the school’s achievements as a Blue Ribbon achiever with a special emphasis award in technology. A celebration at school tomorrow will honor students and teachers for their hard work. The celebration is to begin at 9 a.m. at the campus flagpole, and according […]

Ride share program offered

Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated is initiating a ride-share program called "Unite," for any Republican women interested in riding with other Republican women to monthly meetings or other Republican functions. For more information on this program as well as membership, please call Suzanne Dryden at (805) 381-0071.

Here are Creative, Inexpensive Gift Ideas

If you’re out of inexpensive ideas for holiday gifts, try this one. Create your own books on tape for friends and family. That’s what the Anderson family of Brighton, Colo. does. They check out children’s books from the public library and assign a part or sound effect to each family member. Their only expense is the cost of the cassette […]

Sports Junkie

Sports Junkie by Irv Lippel by Irv Lippel This column normally appears each week in Sports. Story of the Week The most prolific rusher of all-time is Jim Brown. The former great Syracuse U. star gained 12,312 yards before retiring in his prime after nine seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns after the 1965 season. His average yards […]

Ahmanson Ranch proposal defended

It seems to me that, when it comes to housing, three of our biggest problems are: (1) a growing shortage of both low income and middle income homes, (2) urban sprawl (Webster defines sprawl as "to spread out or distribute irregularly" and (3) preserving pristine habitat. Doesn’t Ahmanson Ranch (offering the only concrete protection for the red-legged frog) satisfy all […]